Fishing in the New Forest of Hampshire

A Luxury Relais and Chateaux Hotel in England UK

Fly Fishing in Hampshire and the New Forest Area

Chewton Glen is situated in fly fishing 'Mecca' - Nestled in its enviable New Forest location between the world's three most famous English chalk streams; the river Test, the river Avon and the river Itchen.

This is the birth place of this noble sport and fly fishers the world over dream of casting a line on these hallowed waters, located in some of England's most beautiful countryside. Filtered by the unique chalk bed rock, the gin clear water is home to large native brown trout, grayling, Atlantic salmon and sea trout. All within a short drive of the hotel.

Through our fishing representative, Howard Taylor, founder of Upstream Dry Fly, we are able to offer exclusive access to some of the most sought after private estate fly fishing in the world. Our extensive portfolio offers fishing on over 20 named chalk streams, with over 70 beats to chose from.

Whether a beginner, improver or dry fly purist, we will make you feel welcome and build a bespoke day to fit your needs precisely. This variation gives the perfect environment for every angler's ability and favoured piscatorial quarry.

Get the absolute most out of your precious time on the water with one of our professional fly fishing guides who will collect you from the Hotel after breakfast and spend the day with you on the riverbank giving you access to years of local knowledge and experience.

Enjoy an introduction to fly fishing with private tuition and exclusive use of our spring fed private estate lake near Stockbridge. Perfect for a family day where you may enjoy a superb Chewton Glen fisherman's hamper on the lake or riverside at lunch time.

Price guide: Rates from around £150 / rod (person) inclusive of VAT. Professional fly fishing guides £275 / day.

Typical chalk stream fly fishing day itinerary

  • 8.30am. Your friendly fishing guide collects you from the hotel after a hearty breakfast
  • 9.15am. Tackle up and begin fishing the beat of your choice.
  • 1.00pm. Relax on the lawn of the estate 'fishing gardens' in the shade of thatched fishermen's huts and the trickle of crystal clear water. Your lunchtime treat is a superb fishermen's hamper specially prepared by our chef.
  • 2.00pm onwards. Enjoy some dry fly action as the evening rise approaches.
    Evening. Return to the hotel for a well earned pint and some tall fishing tales at the bar. Followed by dinner.

Hampshire Chalk Streams

  • River Test
  • The Bourne Rivulet
  • River Dever
  • River Anton
  • Wallop Brook
  • River Dun
  • Little River Test (salmon and sea trout)
  • Testwood Pool (salmon and sea trout)
  • River Meon
  • River Itchen
  • River Alre
  • Candover Brook
  • Cheriton Brook
  • Elm Stream

Wiltshire Chalk Streams

  • River Avon
  • River Nadder
  • River Wylye

Berkshire Chalk Streams

  • River Kennet
  • River Lambourn

Dorset Chalk Streams

  • River Frome
  • River Piddle

Corporate Entertainment Fly Fishing Days.

The water's edge of our chalk stream beats is the most beautiful and quintessentially English setting for a corporate event. Thatched fishing huts, teak picnic tables, barn owls hunting over adjacent water meadows and the crystal clear water running by. As fly fishers ourselves, we specialise in catering for the individual client as well as larger corporate groups. Allow us to build a bespoke day around your particular requirements. Thus, allowing you and your guests to relax and focus on this fascinating and most traditional of country sports - fly fishing.

Blast and Cast days and Clay Pigeon Shooting.

How about a morning's simulated game shooting followed by the afternoon and evening fly fishing? We arrange a morning of clay pigeons launched from various stands to mimic the different wild game in the UK. You can test your marksmanship with a shotgun in complete safety with our shooting instructors on hand to help you with your swing. After a leisurely and relaxing lunch you will be greeted by our fly fishing instructors who will transport you to the river bank to spend the best part of the day fly fishing. Shooting and fishing - the perfect combination of country sports for your guests to exercise their competitive streak.

For Reservations please contact: Tel: 01425 275341
Email:
reservations@chewtonglen.com

For specialist fly fishing advice, please speak to Howard direct at howard@upstreamdryfly.com
Tel: 07748 832968

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