East Lodge, Kintbury, Hungerford RG17 9SA, United Kingdom
The Barton Court Estate offers top-tier trout fishing, all in the clear waters of the Kennet Valley. The waters range from the chalk of North Wessex Down, creating a perfect spot for some of the best trout and grayling in the nation.
Barton Court Estate is remarkably less than an hour outside of London, but it’s tranquility makes it feel like a getaway from the everyday.
The fishing at Barton Court Estate is currently limited to the trout fishing season, which operates from April 15 to September 30. Restoration work has ended coarse fishing at Barton Court for the “foreseeable future,” but this was once a quality spot for bream, roach, dace, perch, gudgeons, and graylings alike.
Season rod fishing is available from Sunday to Wednesday, while Fridays and Saturdays take on group and day ticket bookings.
The restoration project at Barton Court is designed with the fish in mind. With a goal to produce some of the best fishing along the River Kennet, projects like channel narrowing and forming have been implemented over the past few years. A full bank reformation project is also underway.
By the end of restoration at Barton Court Fishing, it is safe to say this place will be refurbished and the fishing will be great.
What size do the fish go to?
Because of the restoration project, it’s difficult to say just how large the trout are in these waters.
What tactics work well?
Anglers must follow all posted rules at Barton Court.
What facilities are on site?
Corporate bookings are available, along with group bookings. These can included guided fishing trips or unaccompanied angling, plus lessons and day packages that include food and drink.
The Dundas Arms is a two-minute walk from the lower end of the fishery.
Is parking available?
There is parking on site.