If you are looking for a reasonable price for chalkstream fishing then the Kanara Beat on the River Itchen would be top of your list. This beat is superb value for money and offers a long and varied stretch suitable for two rods.


The fishing can be divided into two sections with the top half of the beat the perfect place for wading where you can find decent sized stocked Browns and a multitude of spotty wild Browns and grayling flitting around over the ranunculus or grubbing around on the clean gravel bed.

The bottom section of the beat has a small fishing hut and the river changes in character with much deeper, slower water with plenty of sport for the serious fisherman. It is a beat that will have you totally immersed in the fishing and sighting feeding fish.

The bottom section is best fished over the left shoulder or using side casting/rolls and this section may prove difficult for a beginner. This is lovely fishing on the glorious River Itchen and really good value for money.

The beat is about 10 minutes south of Twyford and easily accessed off the M3 motorway at Junction 12.

We have availability now until the middle of October for Trout and then it is available for grayling fishing throughout the winter months. Please, contact Gilly Bate or call for more information on 07817 304232.

  • Low cost for chalkstream fishing
  • Crystal clear fishing on the river Itchen
  • Excellent sight fishing with good fly life
  • Lovely length of beat with varied water
  • Wading
  • Fishing upstream with dry fly or nymph
  • No dogs allowed
  • Day rods, season rods and half season rods available

There is a bed & breakfast in the village of Twyford which is around a 5 - 10 minute car journey with 3 pubs/restaurants within a short walk.

The Bugle Inn in Twyford is a great place to eat, drink and relax. Situated near the historic city of Winchester in Hampshire and 5 -1 0 minutes form Kanara. Great locally sourced food and lovely rooms.

Please contact us for more information.

The trout season opens on 1st May and closes on 14th October.

Grayling fishing opens on 23rd October until the end of February.

The beat opens from 9 am and you may fish until dusk. The top section of the beat is perfect for wading with great stalking water and clear visibility for spotting fish.

The bottom of the beat is not advisable for wading and due to the vegetation, left handed casting, roll casting or side casting is necessary so this section may prove difficult for those with little experience.

There are some large sized Browns so suitable strong leaders may be necessary, however there are plenty of wild Browns and Grayling spread throughout the beat and a light rod would be best for fishing this beat.

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

  • Special rate of £150 for the remainder of trout season 2017
    (August to October 2017)
  • Mayfly: 7th May to 10th June, £215 per rod.
  • Rest of season: £165 per rod.
  • Grayling fishing £60 per rod
  • Rates include Trout fishing on the beat
  • Rates exclude guiding services, travel expenses, food and beverages, equipment and EA fishing licence.
  • Season rods are available for one day specified per week or half season rods for one day every other week. Please contact us for more details.

Kanara Beat is easily accessed from London by travelling south down the M3. Approximate travel time would be around an hour and a half from London.

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

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


Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305


Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 (0)1730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232


Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816