Broadlands Estate – River Test

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Apr 10 - Oct 10
Half board
  • Overview

    Welcome to Broadlands Estate, the ultimate chalk stream destination for fly fishers on Hampshire’s river Test.

    With its tranquil and idyllic setting, Broadlands offers some of the finest chalk stream fly fishing in the country. The river Test is renowned for its crystal-clear waters, diverse wildlife, and abundance of trout, salmon and grayling, making it a dream destination for anglers.

    Beyond the fishing, Broadlands is a beautiful and historic estate, home to one of the most impressive stately homes in England.

    It’s a place where you can immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the area and soak up the natural beauty of the river Test. The estate also boasts charming gardens, fascinating museums, and a range of outdoor activities for all ages.

  • Fishing

    The fishing on this private estate is one of the largest continuous stretches of prime chalk steam in the UK. Situated on the lower river Test, close to Romsey, Hampshire, it is a truly unforgettable experience for any angler.

    The river Test, known for its gin-clear waters, is considered by some the birthplace of modern fly fishing, and Broadlands Estate is one of the most famous and sought-after beats on the river.

    The beat is divided into three sections, each offering a different fishing experience. The top beat is known for its fast-flowing water, while the middle beat is perfect for dry fly fishing. The lower beat, meanwhile, is characterised by slow-moving water and deep pools, providing an excellent opportunity to catch larger fish.

    The fish population on the Broadlands Estate beat is diverse and abundant, with both wild and stocked trout and grayling. The average size of fish is around 1-2 lbs, but larger specimens can be found in the deeper pools. The catch and release policy at Broadlands ensures that the river’s ecosystem remains healthy and sustainable.

    Fishing at Broadlands is a serene and peaceful experience, with beautiful scenery and wildlife providing the perfect backdrop for a day on the river. The estate is also home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including kingfishers, otters, and mayflies, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts.

  • Accommodation

    The beautiful Grosvenor Hotel in Stockbridge will host you on your trip. Lovingly restored to its former glory over the past 18 months, it sits proudly at the heart of the town.

    With eighteen stunning bedrooms in the Main House, a further thirteen in the Mews to the rear and the super chic three bedroom Tap Cottage, nestled between the 15th Century St. Peter’s Church and the hotel itself.

    All rooms are delightful, with an eclectic mix of antique pieces, bold colours and interesting fabrics. Each one unique and painstakingly refurbished during 2020 or 2021 under the watchful eye of Lottie Keith, perhaps Hampshire’s boldest and most talented Country House interior designer.

    Find out more about Grosvenor Hotel here.


  • Food & Cuisine

    A full breakfast at the Grosvenor Hotel is included each morning prior to a days fishing, whilst a packed lunch will be required on the river.

    Supper is available both at the hotel restaurant, or from one of the many local restaurants around Stockbridge.

  • Example itinerary

    DAY 01 – Journey to Stockbridge

    • Arrive in Stockbridge at the Grosvenor Hotel, where your host will settle you in

    DAY 02 – Fishing   

    • Breakfast at Grosvenor Hotel
    • Head down to the Broadlands beat
    • Tackle up and fish the morning session
    • Lunch at the Nissin hut
    • Fish the afternoon & evening sessions
    • Transfer back to the hotel for supper

    DAY 03 – Continued fishing 

    • Breakfast at Grosvenor Hotel
    • Tackle up and fish the morning session
    • Lunch on the river 
    • Fish the afternoon & evening sessions
    • Transfer to hotel or travel home if opting for a two night stay

    DAY 04 – Journey home 

    • Travel home if opting for third night in the hotel
  • Specifics

    April – October 2023
    2 days | 2 Rods
    Packages from £995 – £1850


    • 2 days fishing
    • 2 or 3 nights accommodation at the Grosvenor Hotel, including breakfast
    • Rotating fishing beats

    Not included

    • FlightsF&B outside of itinerary
    • Gratuities
    • Items of a personal nature


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