Coarse Fishing

Above, Roach glide past Hugh Miles’ camera, unperturbed © Hugh Miles

We have two fisheries: Bisterne and Winkton. Bisterne has three beats, Winkton two.
To fish at Winkton, you have to be a member of the Christchurch Angling Club. There are two stretches: Upper Winkton and Lower Winkton
The coarse fishing there is spectacular and a 3.2lb roach, over 20 years old, has been landed. The fishery features frequently in Angling Times.

To coarse fish at Bisterne please buy tickets from the River Keeper’s house at 28 Bisterne, Bisterne BH24 3BN. For Christchurch members, here is some detail for the Bisterne Fishery


One of Winkton’s “smaller” pike

The Bisterne water is open to the public for coarse fishing:
1st February – 14 March
1st August –  NEW! OPEN to end October 2021

Please always enter the estate by first calling into the River Keeper’s house at 28 Bisterne.