Upstream Dry Fly

Dry Fly Fishing

Longparish Estate, River Test, Hampshire.

Longparish (upper river Test) 5 or 6 rod days available. The ultimate chalkstream experience. Three-quarters miles of gin-clear, fast, shallow water with some pools, and wading over weeded gravel runs. Mainly double bank. The perfect dry fly beat. This is an idyllic location on a totally private estate. Formally the home of famous sportsman Lt Col Peter Hawker, who in the 19th century fished from horseback. (Option to include exclusive use of The Chapel for dining, catering can be arranged at corporate package rates) and two hexagonal thatched fishing huts.

Longparish House Estate. Intrepid anglers

Unhooking a wild river Test brown trout

Beautiful fishing and thatched huts at Longparish

The Chapel fly fishers' lodge at Longparish

Exquisite markings on the wild brown trout of the upper Test at Longparish Estate

Crystal waters

A super fall of mayfly spinners at Longparish