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 2021 season, see the full date breakdown below.

River Itchen Weed Cutting Dates 2021

Sector A: Above Durngate Sluice (Winchester)

Sector A Cutting DaysSector A Clearing off Days
Monday 3 May – Wednesday 6 May (midnight)Saturday 8 May
Sunday 6 June – Friday 13 June (midnight)Monday 14 June – Tuesday 15 June
Monday 5 July – Sunday 11 July (midnight)Monday 12 July – Tuesday 13 July
Thursday 13 August – Thursday 20 August (midnight)Sunday 22 August – Monday 23 August

Sector B: Below Durngate Sluice (Winchester)

Sector B Cutting DaysSector B Clearing off Days
Tuesday 4 May – Saturday 8 May (midnight)Sunday 9 May
Monday 7 June – Monday 14 June (midnight)Tuesday 15 June – Wednesday 16 June
Tuesday 6 July – Monday 12 July (midnight)Tuesday 13 July – Wednesday 14 July
Sunday 15 August – Sunday 22 August (midnight)Monday 23 August – Tuesday 24 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.