Lloyd's Flyfishing Society

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Fishery grading- by difficulty of fishing & wading where allowed

Grading   1-5  with 5 being the most challenging
Essentially refers to the difficulty of casting due to proximity of trees in front and behind rather than a grading of how easy the fish are to catch.

Fishery

Rods

Access fromĀ  car park

Fishing Grading

Wading Allowed?

Wading tips

Narrative

Avon, Bickton Barty

2-4

Good

1

No

 

Open banks,ideal for beginners or youngsters, Stocked regularly.

Avon, Northend

2

Good

5

Yes

See narrative. Dangerous in some places

Specialist salmon fishery with trout & grayling . Nymph, sink & draw technique.

Avon, Woodford Valley (Salterton)

2

300 yd walk

3

Yes

Some like to wade the bottom stretch though its not necessary.

Plenty of different waters on this scenic and private fishery.

Itchen Abbas

2

Good

2

Not nec

Wading permitted only if it is necessary to enter the water to better cover a fish. Exit water at point of entry and do not wade up river.

Left bank only with trees behind which can make casting more challenging. Very difficult to cast accurately in a downstream wind.

Itchen, Easton Carrier

2

250 yds walk

2

Yes

Requires wading and is quite enclosed in places.

Small wild trout which are skittish. Bank very uneven due to escaped cattle.

Dun, Hungerford

2

250 yd walk

4

No

 

Small river tucked away near Hungerford. Good head of fish though easily spooked hence subtle river craft needed - keep low by the water, few false casts trying to make each cast count.

Kennet, Denford

6

Good

2

No

 

Delightful stretches of river and carrier. Well stocked with fish who can be skittish if you approach too close or loom over the water. Take it slow, study the water and try and spot your fish so you can cast appropriately.

Lambourn, Weston

3

100 yds

4

Yes

Wading advised especially on the middle stretch.

Some difficult fishing with shy fish - keep low.

Ebble, Salisbury

2

Good

2

Yes

Wading advised.

This is a work in progress as this stretch hasn't been fished for years.

Test, Houghton Lodge (Lower)

3

Good

1

No

 

The more open and easier water of the two. Seth the Waterkeeper will be around from time to time to offer advice and encouragement. A short water holding plenty of large fish. All right bank.

Test, Houghton Lodge (Upper)

3

Good

2

No

 

A stretch for hunting fish. All right bank so suits the right hander. Runs, deep pools and riffles - go slow and watch the water. Seth does many video updates on the whatsAp

Test, Mottisfont

3

Good

1

No

 

Left bank only which is mostly open so presenting little trouble for the back cast. Stocked with fish up to 4lbs. Track up the river bank can get waterlogged so fishermen may have to leave car by the gate and walk to the hut.

Test, Nursling

2

Good

1

No

 

Mainly open banks with little trouble on the back cast. Easy access. Both banks for much of beat.

Test, Testwood

3

Good

5

No

 

Specialist sea trout fishing at night. No lights on the water and great care needed Recommend arriving whilst still light to study how and where to fish and land them. Not recommended to novices.

Test, Park Stream

2

Good

1

Yes

Fishers can wade the bottom stretch below the hut, thereafter too deep.

Right bank only.