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Chalk streams are among the rarest habitats in the world. We are blessed to have over three miles of river access for water that can only be found in southern England and northern France. Choose your beat from among a wide variety, knowing that each has been lovingly cared for by our dedicated and knowledgeable river keepers.


  • For bookings to be confirmed, full payment must be made at time of booking, unless pre-arranged with the Estate Office.


  • Booking cancellations are allowed up to 60 days before the booking date free of charge. Within 60 days, no refunds are given. However, with your permission, we shall offer the day for re-sale and if sold, 90% of the fee received will be refunded to you.


  • Booking modifications are allowed up to 30 days before the booking date. If you need to change the date of your booking or modify the booking, please contact the Estate Office to see if a mutually acceptable alternative is available.

  • Please note that date changes may incur a price change depending on dates chosen. If the price increases, you will need to pay the difference to secure the date.

  • If you would like to change the names of the people fishing on the booking, please contact the Estate Office.


  •  If the Estate has to cancel your day due to adverse weather conditions preventing fishing (e.g. flooded banks), you will be entitled to a full refund. However, if you unilaterally decide to cancel your day, you will not be entitled to any refund.


  • All rods must be in possession of a valid E.A. Rod Licence.

  • Catch limit up to 4 trout in good condition at least 12 inches / 30cm long may be killed.  With a further 4 trout of this size, which may be caught using barbless hooks and released.

  • Any trout under 12 inches / 30cm to be returned to the water.

  • For Trout fishing on the river, which commences at 10am each day, dry fly only may be used until August, when small upstream nymphs may also be used.

  • For Trout fishing on the lake, which commences at 9am each day, dry fly and small nymphs may be used all year round.

  • For Grayling fishing on the river, which commences at 9am each day, dry fly and small nymphs may be used, both to be fished upstream with all Grayling to be released.

  • Any diseased trout should be removed and reported to the River Keeper.

  • Dogs must be kept under control at all times.

  • Please do not leave any litter, be sure to shut all gates and avoid any damage to the agricultural interests of the Estate.

  • The River Keeper will initially show you the water, but will then be busy on their other Estate duties.

  • The catch returns folder (provided in each fishing hut) must be completed, even if no fish have been caught.

  • The Owner, Agent, and Keepers are not liable for any damage or injury by or to any person fishing on the Wherwell Estate or accompanying any person fishing, caused in any manner whatsoever.

  • All persons taking a rod on the water are wholly liable for any damage or injury to themselves or third parties caused or received in the course of their activities connected with this fishing.

  • Anyone found contravening these rules, fishing in an unfair or unsportsmanlike manner, or taking more than the permitted limit of fish, will be ordered from the water and will forfeit his/her Fishing Permit without refund.

  • There will be no refund for drought or any other Acts of God which adversely affects the fishing.

  • Tackle, property or clothing left on the river bank or in the hut is the responsibility of the owner thereof.

  • The Estate has no responsibility for damage to vehicles belonging to fishermen or those accompanying them, however caused.

  • All persons and equipment must be off the premises by 8.30 pm sharp, as the electronic gates close promptly at 9.00 pm.

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