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All Beats can be booked for you - all rates per rod & day



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River AVON - Avon Springs


  • Description: This lovely stretch of the River Avon is renowned for good brown trout and grayling. Immaculately cared for by the owners it has a high proportion of wild fish, plus fish reared on site that were the progeny of the original Avon native fish. 

There is an abundance of insect life providing a varied food source with fly hatches that include mayfly, damselfly, sedge and many others. The ‘dry fly only’ rule is in force until June 1st after which traditional nymphs may be used. 

The beat is shared by up to four rods. There is the option of the sporting ticket that allows you to swap between the lakes and river at will.


  • Price: From GBP 45 per rod day

River AVON - Upavon Farm

  • Description: Upavon Farm is in the heart of that part of the Avon valley that Frank Sawyer, river keeper extraordinaire and inventor of the Pheasant Tail Nymph, made his own.

This all wading beat is the perfect place to follow in his footsteps where sight fishing, with both dry and nymph, is the only way to go. Never stocked, this is an all wild trout fishery that holds a good head of grayling as well.

Upavon is ideal for one person or two friends sharing


  • Price: from GBP 45 / rod day

River NADDER - Compton Chamberlayne


  • Description: Generally regarded as the finest stretch of the Nadder these beats here – seven in all – are part of the Compton Chamberlayne Estate, which winds through lovely, sheep-grazed water meadows.

Each beat is for one or two rods, and is well stocked with brown trout reared on the Estate and rotating daily to offer plenty of variety.


  • Price: from GBP 147 / rod day

River WYLYE - Fisherton de la Mere


  • Description: This is a lovely beat on the River Wylye between Salisbury and Warminster in the tiny hamlet of Fisherton de la Mere and has been in the same ownership for many years. 

Fisherton has plenty of variety, which starts with the fast, shallow gravelly section that leads to the big Hatch Pool; you’d be advised to take your waders. Above the hatches the river is slower and deeper as you might expect, mostly fished from the bank.

This beat is ideal for one rod or two friends together. There is a comfortable rod room and car parking adjacent to the river.


  • Price: from GBP 79 / rod day