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11.02.17 – Flyfishing on Hants / Dorset Border
February 11, 2017Free
First trip out with a fly rod in 2017 will be to Rockbourne Trout Fishery at Fordingbridge, Hants.
Rockbourne Trout Fishery is located in the New Forest just on the edge of the picturesque village of Rockbourne. The six lakes are spread over 55 acres of unspoilt woodland and pasture land with the river Sweatford Waters running through the valley and on into the Avon. The lower reaches of the river are classed as an area of outstanding natural beauty and indeed Rockbourne is one of the most peaceful, secluded and beautiful spots to fly fish in the country.
Each lake has its own individual character and requires particular fly fishing tactics. Each lake has variations in depth ranging from 3 meters to 5 meters. Lakes are bordered by mature trees and in part by reeds, all providing excellent sport.
Spring fed, crystal clear water provides abundant natural fly life and excellent opportunities for stalking trout. The springs feeding the lakes ensure near constant temperature and thus year round sport.
The lakes are always very well stocked with excellent quality, fighting fit, rainbow, brown, blue, liliac and sandy trout in addition to arctic char in winter. Fish are held in stock ponds with fast flowing water before being stocked in the lakes and are supremely fit and lean, weights generally run between 2 ½ and 10 lbs, with stock fish up to 20 lbs, and the fishery record currently stands at 19 lbs.
Brekky lunch and tea supplied.
Space for 6 rods. RSVP to Tony please.