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All Beats can be booked for you - all rates per rod & day
River ANTON - Upper Clatford
The Upper Clatford beat is the perfect opportunity for classic sight fishing with the dry fly. A tributary of the River Test the Anton has a natural head of brown trout and large grayling, which are supplemented by carefully selected locally reared brown trout.
Mostly fished from the bank, the beat does however have a wading section from the weir to the top boundary. Please note this is dry fly only until the end of July and restricted to two-rod bookings. There is a fishing hut and parking.
River DUN - Dunbridge
If you don’t have a car, the train station in Dunbridge village connects to London in around two hours.
River DUN - School Farm
School Farm is one of the most immaculately maintained estates in the river valley, with five-star facilities for the fisherman. The beat is very well stocked with both brown and rainbow trout, the fishing offering a variety of glides, weirs and a hatch pool in a peaceful setting.
River ITCHEN - Avington
The facilities are second to none with a comprehensive tackle shop, run by the ever helpful fishery manager Sam, plus a café and smokery. The carriers are part of the famous Avington Lakes Fishery, home to many British trout records.
This is all bank fishing where it is best to use a rod of around 8ft in the 3 weight range with dry fly or nymph, the latter allowed all season provided they are traditional chalkstream patterns. There are two beats; the Lower is suitable for one rod or two friends. The upper is for a single Rod.
River ITCHEN - East Lodge
With a nod to tradition this is all dry fly with a great variety of water to cover. The main river is open and easy to fish, whilst Rosemary’s Leat, a fast following side stream that cuts across the water meadows, is the very essence of a chalkstream. It is all under the care of full time keeper, Rob Rees.
There is an impressive fishing lodge with every facility. The fishing is available for single rods or parties of up to ten. Take four rods or more for exclusive use.
River ITCHEN - Kanara
This is a true wading beat. Yes, there are a few sections to fish from the bank but once you are in with your chest waders you will not want to get out. There are deep slow sections, fast riffle, plenty of overhangs and undercuts, plus weirs and a huge hatch pool.
The fish are both wild and stocked, with both salmon and sea trout often seen. This is a beat for one or two Rods.
River ITCHEN - Qing Ya Xi Lodge
This is really three beats within a single beat: the leat, the navigation and the main river proper. The fast, tumbling leat has a host of wild fish, the slower flowing navigation the big, fussy fish and the main River Itchen ideal for sight fishing.
With great variety, a lovely fishing room and plenty of scope to wander this is ideal for a single Rod or parties of two or three.
River ITCHEN - Shawford Park
The private estate employs full time river keeper Pete Glyn-Jones who has looked after the fishing for a decade with great care. There are two beats, both of which you will fish, one on the main river and the other a fast carrier. In total they provide close to a mile of water in wonderful surroundings.
There is the option to wade the carrier of you wish, but you’ll have no problem if you want to stay on the bank. The fishing is available for single rods or parties of up to four. There is a simple fishing hut and easy parking.
River MEON - Exton Manor Farm
This is an all wild trout, all catch and release beat that rewards delicate presentation and careful fly selection. It is best fished with speculative casting in the riffles alongside the weed beds or waiting for a fish to peck the surface. Dry fly accounts for 95% of the fish caught or risen.
Wading is essential, but hip/thigh waders are sufficient.