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Fishing on the Isle of Wight


Fishing on the Isle of Wight is a popular leisure activity. There are many great places here on the Island to fish and as the Isle of Wight is surrounded by water, many people visit for the superb choice of locations for sea fishing.

There is a huge variety of sea fishing on the Isle of Wight to be enjoyed from either shore or boat, with bass being the major species of fish to be caught by the beach angler. Other fish to be found in the waters around the Isle of Wight include cod, conger, flatfish, mackerel, pollack, thornback rays, tope and wrasse. If you are fishing on the Isle of Wight from a boat, you can add black bream, skate and shark to the list.


In addition to sea fishing, there is also a good choice of inland waters for the visitor to enjoy. See below for a good selection of places to fish on the Island.

Gunville Pond
Nr Newport
Isle of Wight
Tel: 01983 529617

Gunville Fishing

A very picturesque pond in a delightful setting covering approx 2 acres. It contains common bream, common & mirror carp, perch, pike, roach, rudd and tench.

Hale Manor Lakes
Hale Farm
Hale Common
Isle of Wight
Tel: 01983 529617

Two lakes, one is day ticket and the other is syndicate which contain the best fish. The day ticket lake has many small carp and other coarse fish.

Island Fish Farm & Meadow Lakes
Muggleton Lane
Isle of Wight
PO30 4PL
Tel: 01983 740941

This is an ideal location for game fishing, with clear shallow water in a stream-fed lake containing rainbow and blue trout, which are restocked weekly. Disabled friendly.

Nettlecombe Farm
Nr Ventnor
Isle of Wight
PO38 2AF
Tel: 01983 730783

Nettlecomb Fishing

There are three lakes close to the farmhouse covering an area of 1.5 acres. Fishing is free for guests staying at the farm and the waters are well stocked with carp, roach and tench.

River Yar
Isle of Wight
Tel: 01983 811528

A nice peaceful location where you can fish for common bream, dace, gudgeon, roach and tench as well as the odd carp, perch, roach/rudd hybrid and roach/bream hybrid.

Rookley Country Park
Isle of Wight
PO38 3LU
Tel: 01983 721606

Rookley Fishing

There are two well-stocked coarse fishing lakes to be found in the grounds of Rookley Country Park. The contents of the smallest lake which is around ¾ of an acre includes common, crucian & mirror carp, golden tench, perch, roach and rudd. In the larger specimen lake, which is around two acres, you will find common & mirror carp to over 30lbs as well as perch, pike, roach and rudd.

Somerton Reservoir
Newport Road
Isle of Wight

Approx 2 acres of deep reservoir water containing mainly carp up to 20lbs (9k).

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