Chalk stream Fishing on The River Test
About The Beat
Timsbury Fishing can offer you a unique opportunity to book a day ticket to Fly Fish in the heart of the Test Valley, fishing the ultimate in English Chalk streams on The River Test. We can offer approximately 1000 yards of main river on The Test Beat 6 and carrier, Dry Fly and Upstream Nymph Fishing. This has the added attraction of shallows where some large wild fish have been taken. The chalk stream and gravel bottom makes it ideal fishing for the purist.
We can put you on the best private water in Hampshire. You can sample chalk streams at their finest. Timsbury Fishing waters are renowned amongst anglers and if you choose to use one of our local guides, he will introduce you to the waters a make your days fishing an experience you will cherish.
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We invite you to visit us in the heart of The Test Valley, chalk stream country, to fish the world famous waters of the Rivers Test, on one of the finest dry fly fishing beats in the UK.
Chalk stream dry fly fishing is the ultimate fishing experience and the prime beats of these rivers are highly coveted. Much of the fishing is in the hands of private syndicates with very little 'day ticket' fishing available. At Timsbury Fishing we are fortunate enough to be able to share our Beat with you. We can also offer the service of one of the very best local guides to help make your days' fishing much more enjoyable.
Chalk streams have the unique quality of rarely flooding or drying out. During the heavy rains or sudden thaws, the water is absorbed by the valley into the underlying chalk and later distributed through springs to the streams & carriers. This means the trout's habitat is very rarely disturbed, and scouring floods do not deplete his food. This freedom from flooding is also very important to the fisherman, as chalk streams are almost always fishable regardless of weather conditions.
What to expect - 2 April - 30th September
Beat 6 is a 5 Rod beat. Should you require the beat exclusively please do not hesitate to contact us. We can also offer a guide for your days’ fishing. They are very experienced on the water and will help you set up your tackle and generally advise you of what flies are most suitable for your particular days’ fishing. Your guide will be there to assist you as much or as little as you may require. Costs of your guide and instructor will be charged extra. It is essential that you book and pay for your guide in advance. Tuition is available (min 3 Hours).
A selection of hand tied flies are available to purchase on the day. Arrangements can be made for the hire of fishing tackle should you need it. Your day should be that good that you will want to spend all day on the river bank, we can arrange a packed lunch, please order in advance. For larger groups a corporate BBQ banquet can be arranged & served to you on the river bank.
All optional extras must be booked and paid for in advance.
If unforeseen circumstances lead to complete cancellation on your part, then you will be offered an alternative date if available. For this to take place cancellations of at least 4 weeks notice must be given. This applies to the booking as a whole. Not an individual of the party. No Refunds can be given.
Your days fishing may commence at 8.00 am - sunset.
Season & Cost - 2 April - 30 September
Game Fishing Beat 6
An 8' or a 9' a 5 or 6 weight rod with floating line in weight forward or double taper will suffice.
Flies that will provide the best catches are: Mayfly, Hawthorn Pale Morning Duns, Adams, Blue Winged Olives. Flies are available to purchase at the fishery if required.
Please phone and order any required flies and they will be bought to you on the river bank. There is a two fish take and then catch & release policy.