VHF Channel 66
call sign, Lymington Harbour (office hours)

Section 4: Commercial & Leisure Activities


4.1 Fishing: No person shall cast or drift, trawl or other net in any part of the Harbour so as to be or likely to become an obstruction or danger to the navigation of the harbour or an obstruction to property, vessels or moorings. Nets or lines are not to be left unattended.

4.2 Except for immediate recovery of small personal items lost overboard, no person shall drag or grapple for any materials or article, nor remove the same from the bed of any water area of the Harbour, without the written consent of the Harbour Master and then only in compliance with any reasonable instructions or conditions stipulated.

4.3 No person shall intentionally or recklessly set fire to, detonate, destroy, break up or remove any vessel, wreck or structure within the Harbour without the prior written consent of the Commissioners and then only in compliance with any reasonable instructions or conditions stipulated by them.

4.4 Regattas: All races and similar events shall, when within the Harbour, be conducted in accordance with conditions previously approved in writing by the Commissioners.

4.5 Personal Water Craft: No person shall engage or take part in any activity involving personal water craft within the Harbour except with the written permission of the Commissioners, given either specifically or generally, and only in such areas as may be designated and in compliance with such reasonable conditions as may be imposed.

4.6 Water skiing/Parascending: No person being the Master of any vessel shall permit such vessel to be used for the purpose of water skiing or parascending within the Harbour north of a line indicated by the Cross Boom navigation beacon in transit with the No.1 navigation beacon and no persons shall engage or take part in water skiing or parascending within the Harbour north of a line indicated by the Cross Boom navigation beacon in transit with the No.1 navigation beacon except with the written permission of the Commissioners, given either specifically or generally, and only in such areas as may be designated and in compliance with such reasonable conditions as may be imposed.

4.7 Board sailing/Kite surfing: No person shall engage or take part in board sailing or kite surfing within the Harbour north of a line indicated by the Cross Boom navigation beacon in transit with the No.1 navigation beacon except with the written permission of the Commissioners, given either specifically or generally, and only in such areas as may be designated and in compliance with such reasonable conditions as may be imposed.

4.8 Hovercraft: No person shall engage or take part in any activity involving hovercraft within the Harbour north of a line indicated by the Cross Boom navigation beacon in transit with the No.1 navigation beacon except with the written permission of the Commissioners, given either specifically or generally, and only in such areas as may be designated and in compliance with such reasonable conditions as may be imposed.

4.9 Recreational swimming: Recreational swimming is prohibited in the main fairway, the fairway approaches, and in mooring areas.

4.10 Tomb stoning: No person shall jump or dive into the water from any structure, pile, pontoon, jetty, pier or buoy within the Harbour.

4.11 Underwater diving: No person shall undertake any underwater or diving operations within the Harbour without a written permit to dive from the Harbour Master.

4.12 Wildfowlers' shooting boundaries: No person shall at any time use, permit or assist another person in using a shotgun or firearm of any description within the Harbour, north of a line indicated by the low leading light in transit with the lookout tower of the Yacht Haven Office.