These are the fisheries currently covered by the postponement/rollover policy that allows you to choose as follows:

come fishing from 1/May onwards on the original date if government policy allows it. The fishing huts will be out of bounds and observe all the usual social distancing rules.
postpone until a date later in the season TBA. If the value of the new date is less than the original date a credit will rolled forward to be used later in 2020 or the 2021 season. Likewise if the new date is more expensive the difference will be paid.
rollover the date to the 2021 season

Barton Court (Kennet), Craven Fishery (Kennet) and Donnington Grove (Lambourn)

Andy Buckley (Middle Dove) and Cottons Fishing House (Dove)

Deans Court (Allen), Holmewood (Frome), Ilsington (Frome), Wimborne St Giles (Allen) and Wrackleford (Frome)

Abbotts Worthy (Itchen), Avington (Itchen), Bullington Manor (Itchen), Dunbridge (Dun), Middleton Estate (Test), The Parsonage (Test), Timsbury (Test), Upper Clatford (Anton), Wherwell Priory (Test), Whitchurch Fulling Mill (Test), Kanara (Itchen), Qing Ya Xi (Itchen), Shawford Park (Itchen), Exton Manor Farm (Meon) and Nether Wallop Mill.

Avon Springs (Avon), Coombe Mill (Avon), Compton Chamberlayne (Nadder), Fisherton de la Mere (Wylye), Steeple Langford (Wylye) and Upavon Farm (Avon)

If your fishing is not listed here please email me for the latest update.

A River Walk with Simon Cooper

This is an opportunity to join me to visit some of the iconic chalkstream locations, see traditional weed cutting in action, examine what is left of the historic water meadows and take a look into the secret life of a chalkstream.

We’ll meet for my Life of a Chalkstream talk over morning coffee at The Peat Spade in Longstock before heading off for a trip around my favourite parts of the River Test. The first stop will be the Leckford eel traps which we have special permission to visit. Then it is on to Wherwell Priory to examine the last remnants of water meadows before we head down the valley to the famous Oakley beat at Mottisfont Abbey, the birthplace of dry fly fishing.

Here National Trust Neil Swift river keeper will demonstrate weed cutting, show us the great restoration and conservation work they are carrying out on this famous river, ending with the chance to step inside Halford’s famous Oakley Hut. It will be the height of summer when the valley looks at its most glorious and we’ll end up back at The Peat Spade for a drink and late lunch.

The next river walks are taking place on Monday 15 June 2020 and Monday 20 July 2020. We will meet at 9.30am with lunch at 2.30pm. The cost is £85 for one or £145 for two. Morning coffee, luxury minibus transportation and a two-course lunch are included.

To book call Diane on 01264 781988 or email Or to buy as an open dated gift voucher click here.

Location: The Peat Spade, Longstock

 Season: June 15 (full) & July 20 2020

One person    £85
Two people    £145



Price includes welcome coffee, two course lunch with coffee and transportation.













Fishing Breaks
The Mill
Heathman Street
Nether Wallop
Hampshire SO20 8EW

01264 781988
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