Upstream Dry Fly

Fly Fishing Days

Gift Vouchers

Fly Fishing gift Vouchers All of our fishing days may be purchased as an open-ended gift voucher, the perfect Christmas or birthday gift.

For further details please contact us to discuss your particular requirements.

Rod Rental

We use the finest Hardy and Greys fishing tackle.  If you do not have a suitable rod for chalk stream fishing, we can hire you the complete outfit at very reasonable rates.

For further details and information please contact us.

Fly Fishing Days

WE SPECIALISE in the best chalk stream fly fishing available anywhere in the world.  Bespoke days can be arranged for the individual or a group on a number of superb rivers, all within 90 minutes of London.  These include the famous river Test, the Itchen, the Dever, and the Hampshire Avon.

Whether you are a beginner, an improver or an accomplished fly fisherman, we have the water and professional guides and instructors to ensure you get the most out of your day.

Chalk Strem Fly Fishing

These chalk streams wind through beautiful country estates and are divided into ‘beats’.  Each beat takes a fixed number of rods for the day.  Most are for two rods, but some for up to five.  This traditional method ensures you have complete privacy on your beat for the duration of your stay.  You will rarely bump into another fisherman or anyone else for that matter, allowing one to totally relax and unwind.

Book a day on the river with one of our experienced guides.  We will pick you up from your hotel, the airport, or arrange a meet in nearby Stockbridge.  Your guide will ensure you have a memorable day with his excellent knowledge of the river, the surrounding natural history and the local area.  Learn how to fish effectively at various times of year.  He’ll teach you techniques, show you the fish holding lies, the best flies and how to fish them and all being well, make sure you have several fish under your belt at the end of the day!

Fly Fishing CatchAlternatively, take an un-guided day with our personal touch.  We’ll meet you locally and put you on the riverbank of the particular private estate water you have booked for the day. We will ensure you are familiar with your beat, the fishery rules and the associated etiquette.  As well as giving you an update on hatches, flies and techniques before leaving you to your own devices for the day.

Aside from rivers, we have a spring fed, private estate lake in the Test valley to which you will have exclusive access for your day – the crystal clear water is super for 'stalking' trout and the lake is ideal for the tuition of a party (up to six) of varying abilities.  It has a fishing lodge and picnic tables.

Whether on a river bank or lake side, we can arrange on site fully catered luncheons or suppers, superb picnic hampers, refreshments or simply recommend you to a super local inn or restaurant. Please see our gallery for an idea of previous fishing days we have enjoyed.

Hampshire Chalk Streams

  • River Test
  • The Bourne Rivulet
  • River Dever
  • River Anton
  • Wallop Brook
  • River Dun
  • Little River Test (salmon and sea trout)
  • Testwood Pool (salmon and sea trout)
  • River Meon
  • River Itchen
  • River Alre
  • Candover Brook
  • Cheriton Brook
  • Elm Stream
Wiltshire Chalk Streams
  • River Avon
  • River Nadder
  • River Wylye
Berkshire Chalk Streams
  • River Kennet
  • River Lambourn
Dorset Chalk Streams
  • River Frome
  • River Piddle

Our private lakes in the Test Valley

Upper Test Valley Lakes. These two private estate lakes offer over 3 acres of water to explore. They are very well stocked with brown and rainbow trout to double figures. The dry fly sport is also very good here. The beautiful thatched fishing lodge offers the angler all facilities. The perfect location for a group, corporate or family day. Thursdays and Fridays are available for exclusive use bookings. Individual day rod bookings sometimes available too.

Upper Test Valley Lakes

Lake near Longstock. Part of a beautiful nature reserve in the river Test valley, this secluded private estate lake has very clear water. It's linear 2+ acres are lined with reed beds and woodland as well as ample access to the water for the fly fisherman. This gives a very secluded feel and offers some sanctuary to the wildlife. It flows slowly and is comparable to fishing a meandering stretch of river due to its shape.

Upper Test Valley Lakes

It is very well stocked with both brown a rainbow trout to double figures and has an amazing fishing lodge on the bankside. This lake offers very good sport on the dry fly. Available for exclusive use bookings of the lake and facilities for up to 6/8 rods. from including instructors, tackle, breakfast, lunch. Blast and Cast packages (fly fishing and clay pigeon shooting) also arranged for a minimum of 8 people. Day and Half Day bookings available too.

Lake near Longstock

Bossington private estate trout lake. The Horsebridge Lake. This private trout lake is set in the river Hampshire countryside a short cast from the river Test. Stocked with rainbow trout and arctic char. Perfect for the novice, an introduction to fly fishing with an instructor, or a family day. Use of fishing lodge and facilities included.

Bossington private estate trout lake

Are you looking for a fly fishing day nearer to London? Our trout lake days just a short cast from London on the Duke of Northumberland's Estate at Albury, Surrey and Syon Park near Twickenham.

Please see 'Corporate events' page for further details