The New Forest officials have decided to introduce a complete ban on picking fungi for the 2016 season. It is believed that this will be reviewed again in 2017. There has been a ban on COMMERCIAL picking for many years but they have now decided that NO ONE can pick.

This has indeed been updated in August 2017 stating that the FC now advise people not to pick, so they have relented somewhat. Commercial picking is however still totally banned.

You can find more information here . . . . . 

New Forest Total Picking Ban.