Compton Lock
Compton Lock

Fishing at Compton Lock

is for local residents only.

Fish and Fishing

The River Itchen, together with The Itchen Navigation and some of the larger carriers, are home to a number of fish species particularly brown trout, grayling, pike, eels and minnows.

Twyford Parish Council own the fishing rights on the east bank of that section of the Itchen Navigation that is adjacent to Twyford Meads. In an effort to protect the fish stocks and reduce environmental damage to the river and banks, the parish council have now restricted angling on this stretch to local residents of the parishes of Twyford, Shawford and Compton. All anglers must abide by national Environment Agency laws and must carry a valid fishing licence which can be obtained from any local post office.

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These regulations came into effect on 1 March 2009 and apply to the stretch of river from the road bridge at Shawford upstream to Compton lock. Above the lock both banks of the river are completely private fishing. Local information signs are posted.

The land to the west of Compton Lock is administered by HCC Farm Estates and the angling is let to the Portsmouth and District Fly-fishing group.