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FREELANDS BEAT, ON THE RIVER TEST

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We are pleased to announce a new beat on the river Test situated downstream of Wherwell Priory and upstream of Fullerton.

This delightful stretch of water is guaranteed to become very popular with fishermen and it is situated within the grounds of a charming period property.

The beat is approximately 800 yards and available for two fishermen to enjoy its charms. The water has deep sections holding good sized browns and some lovely riffled water as you head towards the top end of the beat. The top section allows wading also so you are able to cover more fish hiding in the edges and the water is crystal clear with weed beds but also some fabulous gravel sections.

There is a fisherman’s hut with table and chairs and even a sofa overlooking the river and the beat is secluded and private. It has everything that a good day on the River Test should provide.

  • Charming location and easy access
  • Well stocked with decent sized browns and plenty of wild browns and grayling
  • Easy casting and gentle wading in the top section
  • Mayfly fishing late May and early June
  • Available for 2 to 4 rods
  • Basic toilet facilities

Bed & Breakfast is available in the village of Longparish, at Yew Tree Cottage which is a ten-minute drive from the beat.

There is a range of accommodation options in the delightful town of Stockbridge which is about a fifteen-minute drive from the beat. Lainston House Hotel is an exclusive hotel situated on the outskirts of Winchester. It is fabulous for a luxury weekend away.

For lunch, we highly recommend the White Lion pub in the village which is a two-minute drive from the beat.

The beat opens from 9 am till dusk

The season opens on 20th April till 15th October

Mayfly dates are 14th May to 5th June

There are stocked brown trout, wild trout and grayling

The hut has table, chairs and sofa and there are basic toilet facilities.

Single rods may be bought during September and October and on weed-cutting days

As per all Fly Odyssey bookings, you will be provided with a comprehensive and detailed pre-trip fly fishing guide.

  • Prices are £325 during mayfly and £250 per rod at all other times

Freelands is approximately a one-hour and forty minutes' drive from central London with easy access from the main motorways.

The rail service from London Waterloo to Winchester is continuous throughout the day an takes just over an hour.

A taxi service from Winchester to the beat takes about twenty minutes. Guides can also collect you from Winchester train station.

OVERSEAS BOOKINGS

Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305
Email: enquiries@flyodyssey.co.uk

CHALK STREAMS BOOKINGS

Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 01730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232
Email: g.bate@flyodyssey.co.uk

AUSTRALIA BOOKINGS

Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816
Email: j.laverty@flyodyssey.com.au