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FLY FISHING IN HAMPSHIRE AND THE NEW FOREST

Lime Wood is nestled in heart of English fly fishing country. Our New Forest location is just a short cast away from the famous river Test, Itchen and Wiltshire Avon.

These chalk stream rivers are the birth place fly fishing and anglers the world over dream of casting a line on these hallowed waters.

Filtered by the unique chalk bed rock, the gin clear water is home to large native brown trout, grayling, Atlantic salmon and sea trout..all within a short drive of the hotel!

Through our fishing representative, Howard Taylor, founder of Upstream Dry Flywe are able to offer exclusive access to some of the most sought after private estate fly fishing in the world. Our extensive portfolio offers fishing on over 20 named chalk streams, with over 80 beats to choose from.

Whether a beginner, improver or dry fly purist, we will make you feel welcome and build a bespoke day to fit your needs precisely. This variation gives the perfect environment for every angler's ability and favoured piscatorial quarry.

Get the absolute most out of your precious time on the water with one of our professional fly fishing guides.

Enjoy an introduction to fly fishing with private tuition and exclusive use of our spring fed private estate lakes near Stockbridge. Perfect for a family day. 

Price guide: Rates from around £250 / rod (person) inclusive of VAT. Professional fly fishing guides from £295 / day.

A TYPICAL DAY IN THE LIFE...

8.30am. We can arrange for your friendly fishing guide to meet you at Lime Wood after a hearty breakfast and drive with him to the river or lake.

9.15am. Tackle up and begin fishing the chalk stream beat of your choice.

1.00pm. Relax on the lawn of the estate 'fishing gardens' in the shade of thatched fishermen's huts and the trickle of crystal clear water. Your lunchtime treat is a superb fishermen's hamper specially prepared by the Lime Wood kitchen.

 

2.00pm onwards. Enjoy some dry fly action as the evening rise approaches.

Evening. Return to the hotel for a well-earned cocktail and some tall fishing tales at the bar. Followed by dinner.

CORPORATE ENTERTAINMENT FLY FISHING DAYS

The water's edge of our chalk stream beats is the most beautiful and quintessentially English setting for a corporate event. Thatched fishing huts, teak picnic tables, barn owls hunting over adjacent water meadows and the crystal-clear water running by. As fly fishers, Upstream specialises in catering for the individual client as well as larger corporate groups. Allow them to build a bespoke day around your particular requirements. 

BLAST AND CAST DAYS AND CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING

How about a morning's simulated game shooting followed by the afternoon and evening fly fishing? Upstream arranges a morning of clay pigeons launched from various stands to mimic the different wild game in the UK. You can test your marksmanship with a shotgun in complete safety with our shooting instructors on hand to help you with your swing. After a leisurely and relaxing lunch, you will be greeted by our fly fishing instructors who will transport you to the river bank to spend the best part of the day fly fishing. Shooting and fishing - the perfect combination of country sports for your guests to exercise their competitive streak.

HOW TO BOOK...

Please contact us on 02380 287177 or email info@limewood.co.uk to find out more.

For specialist fly fishing advice, please speak to Howard or Anna direct at howard@upstreamdryfly.com or 07748 832968.