Holbury Lakes Trout Fishery covers 40 acres of Test Valley countryside, and has been described as "the best-kept secret in Hampshire". It includes four lakes totalling 7.5 acres, each with its own character. It also has about half a mile on both banks of The River Dun. The average lake depth is 2+ metres (around 7 feet), and they are kept well stocked with rainbow and blue trout. The River Dun is stocked with brown trout only, and has a good head of wild fish.
The waters and banks are all lovingly cared for, and the mature trees around the waters make this one of the most attractive fishing spots you'll find anywhere. With the fishery office (by the car park) and the fishing lodge, there's shelter & facilities readily available. Free coffee and tea are available at the fishery office or the fishing lodge.
Holbury is noted for the quality of its fish, and we are very mindful of the need to preserve its unique ecology. It is a peaceful, scenic place to fish; with abundant wildlife to be seen—from buzzards to bank voles; frequent kingfishers to rare water rails. So we always endeavour to manage the lakes, the river, and the surrounding land with an eye not only to the fishing, but also to the natural history and ecology aspects which make Holbury Lakes what they are.
Fly fishing tuition is available by arrangement for fly fishers of all abilities.
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We look forward to meeting all customers, old and new!
Corporate booking of the river and lakes can be arranged and is welcomed. On such days the river and lakes are closed to others. The character and quality of corporate days will be arranged to meet individual requirements. FIND OUT MORE
Disabled access, but not disabled facilities, is generally practicable. One golf buggy can be provided for the disabled.