Longham River, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9AP 

This river fishery is a three quarter mile stretch of the River Stour, including weir pools, and is open from 07:30 until one hour after sunset.

Here you’ll find roach, barbel, chub up to 8 lbs, pike up to 25 lbs, dace, bream up to 9 lbs and carp.

For season permit holders and Ringwood and District Anglers Association only.

Fishery Information:

Address: Longham Water Treatment Works, Ringwood Road, Bournemouth BH22 9AP

Fishery Size: Three quarter mile stretch of the River Stour, including weir pools

Species: Roach, barbel, chub, pike, dace, bream and carp

Fishing Times: Longham River Stour OPEN 16 June to 14 March (Day Fishing Only) from 7.30am – 1 hour after sunset. CLOSED 15 March to 15 June. Longham Lakes is open throughout the close season.

Season Permits: Bournemouth Team of South West Lakes

Contact: 01202 581411

Click here for Longham River and South West Water Rules



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Whenever you leave the lakes, remember to Check, Clean, Dry

Invasive plants and animals can carry diseases that kill fish. Protect the environment and sport you enjoy by cleaning your kit before and after using the water.

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Longham River facilities include; toilets and car park. Wheelchairs can access the the fishery, the nearest accessible toilet is at the Longham Lake study centre.