Each season the River Itchen and its tributaries undergo several weed cutting periods. This is necessary to help manage water flow and height as well as keeping the rivers open to anglers. The dates have now been confirmed for the 2018 season, see the full date breakdown below.

River Itchen Weed Cutting Dates 2018

Sector A: Above Durngate Sluice (Winchester)

Sector A Cutting Days Sector A Clearing off Days
Wednesday 2 May – Sunday 6 May (midnight) Monday 7 May
Tuesday 5 June – Tuesday 12 June (midnight) Wednesday 13 June – Thursday 14 June
Wednesday 4 July – Wednesday 11 July (midnight) Thursday 12 July – Friday 13 July
Monday 13 August – Monday 20 August (midnight) Tuesday 21 August – Wednesday 22 August

Sector B: Below Durngate Sluice (Winchester)

Sector B Cutting Days Sector B Clearing off Days
Thursday 3 May – Monday 7 May (midnight) Tuesday 8 May
Wednesday 6 June – Wednesday 13 June (midnight) Thursday 14 June – Friday 15 June
Thursday 5 July – Wednesday 11 July (midnight) Thursday 12 July – Friday 13 July
Tuesday 14 August – Tuesday 21 August (midnight) Wednesday 22 August – Thursday 23 August

View the River Test weed cutting dates HERE.

View our latest Chalkstream Fishing Brochure HERE.

For more information about fishing on the chalkstreams please contact Alex Jardine or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.