Dever Springs Trout Fishery


Barton Stacey, Nr. Winchester Hampshire SO21 3NP, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Dever Springs is located beside the River Dever and is comprised of two spring-fed lakes. The property stretches six acres in size and covers a half-mile of the River Dever.

Stocking takes place daily, with both Willow Lake and Spring Lake fed a lovely variety of good-sized trout.

Anglers can view the stock ponds as well. They are located on the far side of Willow Lake, with a gallery of amazing specimens to be spotted.

What size do the fish go to?

A brown trout of 28 pounds, two ounces has been claimed at Dever Springs, setting a British record.

As of now, the minimum stocking size at Dever is four pounds. Most fish average six pounds, but there are some double-digits lurking in the waters.

The smaller stock pond contains a few so-called “Dever Doubles,” which are trout over the 10 pound range.

The Stonk Pond has fish from 10 to 20 pounds.

What tactics work well?

A 6/7 weight outfit is recommended at Dever Springs, with a floating line. Fishing should not be done too deep, as most of the catches take place a few feet from the surface.

The Damsel is the best fly at Dever Springs.

Roaming is the best approach, as staying in one place too long doesn’t produce great results. Casting blind is recommended only when anglers are prepared to move on after a few minutes exploring the swim.

What facilities are on site?

Breakfast is available at Dever Springs if anglers book ahead of time.

There is a lodge on the premises, along with toilets.

Dever Springs features bookings for corporate and group events.

Is parking available?

There is ample parking on location.

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