Compare the beats

Use this page to compare the various beats by price, wading, dogs, distance from a train station, WC or whatever parameters are important to you.
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BeatRiverCountyMin. no
Max. no
Wading DepthFlow RateLength% WildBank
OutfitTake home
catch limit
Dry Fly
Broadlands HouseRiver TestHampshire141BT32Optional3ft - 6ftFast1155 yds30EasyModerateHeavy2& nymphYesYesNo£ 195Romsey 1mMay 4Jul 14
HolmewoodRiver FromeDorset121ST S43Optional1-3 ftStandard1 m100ModerateRestrictiveHeavy0& nymphNoNoNo£ 100Corfe Castle 6mMar 15Oct 31
Exton Manor FarmRiver MeonHampshire111BT42Yes1-2ftFast555 yds100All wadingn/aLight0& nymphYesNoNo£ 75Petersfield 12mApr 3Sep 30
AvingtonRiver Itchen Carrier & LakesHampshire121BT G23No1-3ftStandard782 yds50StandardModerateLight0& nymphYesYesYes£ 55Winchester 6mApr 3Feb 28
Deans CourtRiver AllenDorset121BT G22Yes1-3ftFast762 yds85Moderate with wadingModerateLight0& nymphYesYesNo£ 55Poole 7mApr 15Dec 31
Shawford ParkRiver ItchenHampshire141BT G32Optional1-3ftStandard1500 yds35EasyEasyLight2until mid JuneYesYesNo£ 195Shawford 0.25mApr 16Oct 2
Qing Ya XiRiver ItchenHampshire131BT G S22No1-3ftFast900 yds35EasyEasyLight2until 5 JuneYesYesYes£ 159Eastleigh 3mApr 16Dec 31
Abbots Worthy River ItchenHampshire231BT G31Optional2 - 4 ftStandard773 yds100Moderate with wadingEasyLight0& nymphYesNoNo£ 108Winchester 2.50mApr 3Nov 30
Mulberry WhinDriffield BeckYorkshire151BT G22No2-4ftStandard1555 yds50ModerateModerateLight2& nymphYesYesNo£ 85Nafferton 3mMar 24Feb 28
Hill DeverillRiver WylyleWiltshire121BT G43Yes1-3ftstandard1300 yds100Moderate with wadingModerateLight0& nymphNoNoNo£ 75Warminster 4mApr 15Jul 31
Whitchurch Fulling MillRiver TestHampshire121BT G31Yes1-3ftFast998 yds65EasyEasyLight2until AugustYesYesYes£ 195Whitchurch 1mMay 1Sep 30
Wimborne St GilesRiver AllenDorset135BT43Yes1-2ftFast1.65 m75ModerateRestrictiveLight0& nymphNoNoYes£ 85Salisbury 12mApr 16Sep 30
Wrackleford EstateRiver FromeDorset167BT G32Optional1-3ftStandard4.75 m75ModerateRestrictiveLight1& nymphYesNoNo£ 75Dorchester South 3mApr 1Jan 31
Cotton's Fishing TempleRiver DoveDerbyshire131BT G33Yes1-3ftStandard1.55 m100ModerateModerateLight0& nymphYesNoNo£ 65Buxton 12mApr 1Feb 28
Fisherton de la MereRiver WylyeWiltshire121BT G22Optional1-3ftStandard445 yds50ModerateModerateLight1& nymphYesYesYes£ 65Warminster 9mMay 1Sep 30
Upper ClatfordRiver AntonHampshire221BT G21Optional1-3ftFast400 yds50ModerateModerateLight2until AugustYesNoNo£ 83Andover 3mMay 1Dec 31
Bullington ManorRiver DeverHampshire164BT G32No1-3ftFast2.1 m75EasyModerateLight2& nymphYesYesYes£ 175Andover 5mApr 22Jan 31
Donnington GroveRiver LambournBerkshire121BT G31Yes1-3ftFast1181 yds75All wadingn/aLight1& nymphYesYesYes£ 75Newbury 4mApr 1Feb 28
Upavon FarmRiver AvonWiltshire121BT G33Yes1-3ftStandard519 yds100All wadingn/aLight/Medium0until 30 JuneNoYesYes£ 55Pewsey 4.60mApr 15Dec 31
Avon SpringsRiver Avon & LakesWiltshire141BT RT G13No2-4ftStandard909 yds25EasyEasyLight/Medium2until 1 JuneYesYesNo£ 73Salisbury 9mApr 14Feb 28
Middleton EstateRiver TestHampshire131BT G32No1-3ftStandard1.08 m50ModerateRestrictiveLight/Medium1until 22 June YesNoYes£ 204Andover 3mMay 1Sep 30
Coln St AldwynsRiver ColnGloucestershire131BT G23No2-4ftStandard2.4 m25ModerateModerateLight/Medium2All yearYesNoNo£ 125Swindon 17mApr 1Nov 30
Benham EstateRiver KennetBerkshire131BT RT G32No2-4ftStandard3.5 m25EasyModerateMedium2& nymphYesYesNo£ 173Kintbury 2mMay 1Sep 30
River Aire with Phillippa HakeRiver AireYorkshire111BT, G43Yes3-6ftstandard3 yds100All wadingn/aMedium0& nymphNoNoNo£ 200Keighley 2.50mMar 25Sep 30
Barton CourtRiver KennetBerkshire161BT RT G22No2-4ftStandard2.1 m25StandardEasyMedium2& nymphYesYesYes£ 130Kintbury 0.70mApr 15Sep 30
Breach FarmRiver ItchenHampshire231BT G S ST21No3-6ftStandard1450 yds35ModerateModerateMedium2& nymphYesNoNo£ 125Eastleigh 2mApr 16Dec 31
River Calder with Phillippa HakeRiver CalderYorkshire121BT G32Yes3-6ftStandard2.27 m100All wadingn/aMedium0& nymphNoNoNo£ 200Sowerby Bridge 2.50mMar 23Feb 28
West Wycombe ParkRiver Wye & LakesBuckinghamshire161BT RT23No1-3ftSlow1200 yds10EasyEasyMedium0& nymphYesYesYes£ 225West Wycombe 2.50mApr 1Sep 30
School FarmRiver DunHampshire131BT RT23No2-4ftStandard755 yds30EasyEasyMedium1& nymphYesYesYes£ 175Mottisfont & Dunbridge 1mApr 23Oct 9
KanaraRiver ItchenHampshire121BT G ST S32Yes1-4ftFast850 yds50All wadingn/aMedium2& nymphYesNoNo£ 153Shawford 3mApr 16Nov 30
Ilsington River FromeDorset161BT S ST G43Yes1-4ftFast6 m100ModerateRestrictiveMedium0& nymphYesYesYes£ 135Dorchester South 3mApr 1Feb 28
DunbridgeRiver DunHampshire121BT G23No1-4ftStandard604 yds30EasyEasyMedium1& nymphYesNoYes£ 195Mottisfont & Dunbridge 0.30mMay 4Sep 30
Compton ChamberlayneRiver NadderWiltshire167BT RT23No1-3ftStandard2.7 m30EasyModerateMedium2until JulyYesNoYes£ 153Tisbury 7mApr 23Oct 8
Wherwell PrioryRiver TestHampshire182BT G23Optional1-4ftFast1.4 m25EasyEasyMedium2until JulyYesYesYes£ 247Andover 4mApr 22Oct 9
The ParsonageRiver TestHampshire161BT G ST S22No3-6ftStandard1.02 m35EasyEasyMedium/Heavy2& nymphYesYesYes£ 175Romsey 3mMay 1Sep 30
Timsbury 5River TestHampshire351BT G ST S22No3-6ftStandard950 yds35EasyEasyMedium/Heavy2& nymphYesNoNo£ 225Romsey 3mMay 1Sep 30
Mottisfont AbbeyRiver Test & DunHampshire184BT RT G33No2-4ftFast1.97 m40EasyModerateMedium/Heavy2until 22 JuneYesNoNo£ 226Mottisfont & Dunbridge 1mMay 1Oct 13

Difficulty rating is based on casting precision required,stealth, spookiness of fish and bank vegetation.

Tranquillity rating
1 score for major road noise or footpaths.
2 indicates there is infrequent intrusion like a train line or shared bank.
3 is total bliss.

Species: Game fish present in the river but with no account taken of numbers or catchability.
BT=Brown trout
RT=Rainbow trout
ST=Sea trout S=Salmon

Yes: indicates wading required.
Optional: wading not required but you may wade parts if you wish.
No: wading not permitted

Depth is average depth excluding shallows and deep pools

Flow compares chalkstreams only

Length is the linear length of the fishery i.e from start to finish along one bank. No account is taken of single/double bank rights or fishing capability

Percent Wild: Estimate based on personal observation and stocking history

Bank terrain: Based on 75% of beat length

Bank vegetation: Based on 75% of beat length

Light #2-3 outfit
Medium #4-5 outfit
Heavy #6-7 outfit

Fishing Cabin: The facilities vary widely. Check the star rating.