Fly fishing on the River Test at Wherwell Estate provides access to one of the most well-known locations on this famous river. There are seven beats in total and they may be booked for one or two rods sharing a beat.

Wherwell Estate is located on the Upper Test, so the river width is of a manageable size for casting and the majority of the fishing is by overhead casting.

The river is well stocked and with Browns and the occasional Rainbow but there are also a good number of wild Trout and Grayling throughout the season.

This is sight-fishing with clarity of water, good weed growth and gravel beds and the fish lying in pockets waiting for fly life.

Each beat has a small hut with a table and chairs so it is ideal for taking a small picnic.

  • Upper Test fly fishing for Brown Trout
  • Easy casting and sight fishing
  • Beautiful location
  • Beats may be taken for one rod or two
  • Beautiful Hampshire countryside and less manicured than some chalk stream beats

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 five-minute drive from the beats.

Please contact us for more information.

The beat opens for fishing from 9:00am and you may stay until dusk.

The season opens on 1st May and closes on 10th October.

There are stocked Brown Trout from one and a half pounds in weight upwards, wild Trout, Grayling and the occasional Rainbow.

The seven beats all slightly differ with deep pools, shallow gravel beds, wide and narrow sections. Please contact us for details on each beat and your own particular needs and abilities.

The fishing huts have tea and coffee making facilities and basic table and chairs.

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

  • Prices: from £215 per single rod. Please contact us for details.
  • Includes: Trout fishing on the beat.
  • Excludes: Guide services, travel expenses, food and beverages, equipment hire, EA fishing licence.

Wherwell Estate 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.


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