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Chalk stream Fishing

River Itchen

For some the River Itchen is the ultimate chalk stream. Much shorter than its counterpart the River Test (17 miles vs. 39 miles), the Itchen is formed by the Alre, Tichborne and Candover Brook, which come together just below Alresford.

For seven lovely miles it flows westerly through the now mostly defunct water meadow pastures until it reaches the ancient capital of England, Winchester. Heading south it flows almost beneath the shadow from the tower of the Cathedral, alongside the playing fields of Winchester College and on into open country again.

Eventually, fourteen miles into its journey the river reaches the conurbation of Southampton, turning brackish at the Woodmill salmon pool before spilling into the ocean.

EAST LODGE


 

East Lodge has over 2 miles of fishing in meadows that are just a few miles downstream of Winchester.

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.



Difficulty Tranquilty Bank fishing Book
Map  

No. RODS
1-4+

 

COMPARE

dogs
No Dogs

Cabin rating
5 stars

Rail Station2m

Acommodation 2.5m

Pub0.6m

“All good.”   “Clear, classic chalkstream fishing.”   “A joy to fish."

Aternatives to consider Ratings explained

April 3 - April 24

£200 per rod

April 25 - July 4

POA

July 5 - October 3

£200 per rod

Corporate parties of 10

£3600

Minimum booking April 3 – July 4 is 4 Rods.

 

AVINGTON


 

The River Itchen carrier at Avington is the perfect example of a small, gin-clear chalkstream where sight fishing is very much the order of the day. The fast flowing stream has plenty of small wild brownies, supplemented by brown trout that are reared at 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.


Difficulty Tranquilty Bank fishing Book
Map  

No. RODS
1-2

 

COMPARE

dogs
No Dogs

Tackle shop
& facilities

Rail Station6m

Acommodation 4m

Pub1.2m

“Proverbial gin clear water.”   “Beautiful setting, well kept river and lakes. Plenty of fish.”    “Great day. ”

Aternatives to consider Ratings explained

Trout river ticket : April 3 - September 30                       

£55 per rod

Trout river & 2 fish lake ticket : April 3 - September 30

£95 per rod

Grayling river ticket : October 1 - March 14      

£35 per rod

Grayling river & 2 fish lake ticket : October 1 - March 14

£75 per rod

 

SHAWFORD PARK Fishing Breaks Exclusive

 

 

Shawford Park is a hidden gem in the grounds of the magnificent Shawford Park House that dates back to the fifteenth century.

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.


Difficulty Tranquilty Bank fishing with wading option Book
Map  

No. RODS
1-4

 

COMPARE

dogs
No Dogs

Cabin rating
3 stars

Rail Station 1/4m

Acommodation 1m

Pub1/8m

“Beautiful location.”   “I would go there again.”

Aternatives to consider Ratings explained

April 16 – May 8

£225 per rod

May 9 – June 5

£300 per rod

June 6 – October 2

£195 per rod

Minimum booking 2 rods May 9 - June 5.

 

QING YA XI LODGE 


 

Formerly known as Kingfisher Lodge, Qing Ya Xi, which roughly translates as 'tranquil water' from the original Mandarin, is a truly delightful fishery.

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.




Difficulty Tranquilty Bank fishing with wading option Book
Map  

No. RODS
1-3

 

COMPARE

dogs Cabin rating
3 stars

Rail Station3m

Acommodation 3m

Pub0.8m

“Good clear water. Well kept bank. Friendly owner and keeper. Good hut. Perfect day really.” “One of the best beats we have fished.”

Aternatives to consider Ratings explained

April 16 – May 8

£180 per rod

May 9 – June 5

£245 per rod

June 6 – September 30

£155 per rod

October 1 - December 31 (grayling)

£100 per rod

Minimum booking 2 rods May 9 - June 5.

 

KANARA NEW


 

Kanara has one of the longest histories of any day rod fishery, dating way back to the late 1960’s when the late ‘Scrappy’ Hay of the Rod Box almost invented the concept at a time when most of the best water was impossible to access.

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.


Difficulty Tranquilty Bank fishing with wading option Book
Map  

No. RODS
1-2

 

COMPARE

dogs
No Dogs

Cabin rating
1 star

Rail Station3m

Acommodation 3m

Pub0.8m

NEW

Aternatives to consider Ratings explained

April 16 – May 8

£165 per rod

May 9 – June 5

£225 per rod

June 6 – September 30

£150 per rod

October 1 - December 31 (grayling)

£85 per rod

 

For further details, please complete our enquiry form or e-mail info@fishingbreaks.co.uk

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