Bossington Estate comprises some 2 miles of main River Test, 2 miles of the Wallop Brook, a tributary of the Test and Horsebridge Lake, stocked with rainbow and arctic char. The water meanders through traditional ridge and furrow water meadows, and is a mixture of fast riffles and deep sweeping pools. Its gin-clear water and abundance of weed make it ideal for wild and stocked brown trout, and it is rich in the terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates on which trout feed.
The Bossington Estate lies between the villages of Houghton, Broughton and Horsebridge; the Houghton Club Fishing Club is immediately upstream and Compton Estate, Pittleworth and Mottisfont to the south, a catchment that is well known as the birthplace of dry fly fishing.
Wallop Brook a Test carrier extends for nearly 2 miles of double bank, running from the confluence with the River Test to the village of Broughton. The Wallop Brook fishes like any true chalk stream, rewarding patience and stealth and has a loyal following of fishermen, who eschew the more manicured beats of the main river Test.
Bossington Horsebridge Lake is a one acre spring fed lake, surrounded by water meadows supporting many endangered species of flora and fauna, it is well established, with aquatic fly life and an abundant Mayfly hatch each season. The water is clear, allowing discerning anglers to fish for stocked rainbow trout and arctic char.
The estate welcomes not only individual anglers but regularly hosts corporate days. Please contact the estate for more information.
River Test in Hampshire is about 90 minutes drive from London. Southampton and its port is only a few miles away. For clients who would rather arrive to the region by plane or helicopter, Southampton airport is nearby.