The Mill
Heathman Street
Nether Wallop
STOCKBRIDGE
Hampshire SO20 8EW
T: 01264 781988
F: 01264 782590
info@fishingbreaks.co.uk
www.fishingbreaks.co.uk


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Mottisfont Abbey


 

The Mottisfont Abbey Estate has four magnificent beats on the River Test. All these beats are managed by the National Trust and the Mottisfont Fly Fishing Club with the goal of providing the highest quality chalkstream fishing in a natural setting on the most historic dry fly water.

The River Test sweeps in stately fashion down The Main beat, whilst the Rectory is as pretty a piece of fishing as you will find anywhere in the world. But hold your breath for the Oakley Stream, a part of the living history of dry fly fishing and every bit as magical today as it was when F W Halford held court to his Victorian dry fly disciples.

The Oakley Stream: The spiritual home of English fly fishing with the famous thatched Oakley Hut built for Halford himself. Long, fast deep beat for the first half, with a slightly slower, deeper second half. Double bank the whole way, with sections where you may switch banks. The Rectory Beat: Not dissimilar to Oakley, though is does have the chicane bend where the water flows just about faster than anywhere else on the Test. Often holds very, very big fish at the junction with Wallace’s Ditch. As ever double bank, but the fishing confined to just the one bank on some parts of the beat. Lovely hut at the beat mid-point. The Main Beat: Majestic, wide section of the River Test, so wide it takes a good cast to reach the midpoint. Single bank fishing from the left side as you look upstream, so not a recommended beat for a left hander. The rotunda oak and thatch cabin is quite the place to dawdle away the day.

     

TICKET PRICES

25 April - 12 May

£245.00

13 May - 6 June

£395.00

7 June - 31 July

£295.00

1 August - 16 October

£215.00

  • The true and historic home of dry fly fishing

  • Choice of four beats, including the famous Oakley Stream

  • Fish in the footsteps of F W Halford

 

FACT FILE

Fishery:

River

Primary
Species:

Brown trout

Others:

Grayling

Open:

25 April - 16 October

No. Anglers:

1-8

Facilities:

Fishing Cabins. Car parking.

Post Code:

SO51 0LP

Email:

info@fishingbreaks.co.uk

Website:

www.fishingbreaks.co.uk

 

 


 



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The Mill
Heathman Street
Nether Wallop
Hampshire SO20 8EW

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www.fishingbreaks.co.uk

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