Many people don’t realise that Sandy Balls is perfect for fishing in the New Forest making it the ideal destination for fishing holidays!
You can stay in a range of charming lodges or caravans as you prepare for a fishing adventure in the Forest.
As we head into the winter months our cosy lodges and caravans are the ideal base camp from which to venture into the forest and go fishing. All our lodges and caravans have central heating to keep you warm when you return from a day by the Avon.
At the end of each day you can head over to the Woodside Inn where you’ll find a choice of hot and cold drinks and food available to order. Why not reminisce about the days catches over a hearty meal and your favourite drink.
As for the fishing you don’t even have to leave the Sandy Balls estate as you can head down to the beautiful River Avon which borders the site.
The fast flowing River Avon is perfect for experienced anglers who enjoy a challenge in the idyllic setting of the New Forest. Make your way through the Forest to find the perfect spot to base yourself on the Avon as you indulge in a day of fantastic fishing.
For new anglers, children or if you’re looking for something different we can direct you to one of many local fisheries that will suit your needs.
Don’t worry if you don’t have everything as you can head over to our Cycle Centre where they will be able to help you.
We stock a small range of fishing equipment and you can purchase rods, reels and a variety of accessories. You can also hire a basic kit that includes a 10ft match rod, reel and line as well as a landing net.
You will need to obtain both a Rod Licence and a permit. If you don’t already have one you can get a licence from any Post Office and a permit can be purchased from our Cycle Centre. The permit is free for all guests staying in a lodge or caravan! If you have a rod license don’t forget to bring it with you – you’ll need it to be issued with a permit.
One child under the age of 11 can fish for free if accompanied by an adult.
With everything you need why not book a short break and enjoy a fishing holiday in the New Forest!
UK holidays, weekend breaks and short breaks at Sandy Balls Holiday Centre set in the New Forest National Park. We provide high quality holiday accommodation in luxury lodges and caravans and we also cater for tourers and campers. We have a range of facilities including a restaurant, pub, beauty suite,cycle centre and two swimming pools. There is also fantastic activties for all from archery and laser clay pigeon shooting to team games, arts and crafts and much more!