Royalty Fishery

South West Lakes has been appointed by Bournemouth Water as the new manager of the Royalty Fishery from Friday 1 April 2022.

We are an independent charity that cares for over 40 inland waters in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset including 13 trout fisheries and 14 coarse fisheries. We already manage Christchurch Harbour, including the Lower Avon and Stour, on behalf of Bournemouth Water. We are a member of the Angling Trust.

We are honoured to have been appointed to manage this special and unique fishery, with its long and distinguished history, and we’d like to reassure anglers that we’ll be working hard to ensure a smooth transition.

You can contact us via email [email protected] or telephone us on 01202 581411 or 01566 771930.  

Tickets can still be purchased from Davis Tackle, 75 Bargates, Christchurch, BH23 1QE, telephone 01202 485169. All salmon and sea trout catches must be reported to Davis Tackle or via email to [email protected].

Click here to see the Royalty Fishery rules or here to see a map of the fishery.