John o Gaunts Fishery


Romsey Rd, King’s Somborne, Stockbridge SO20 6QG, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Tucked on the fringes of King Somborne in the Test Valley, John O Gaunt’s Fishery is a unique experience.

John O Gaunt’s Fishery is perfect for anglers of all skill levels, as they offer the services of a licenced angling coach with over 40 years of experience to anyone looking for a leg up.

Featuring two spring-fed lakes, these waters are stocked with top-quality rainbow and brown trout.

Because the waters are so close to the River Test, the natural fly life drives the ecosystem and subsequently opens the door for some exciting fishing.

Tickets are available for half-days on a two-fish ticket or full days on a four-fish ticket. Anglers can also purchase guest tickets or full 10-fish tickets for a more engrossing experience. Credit and debit cards are not currently accepted at John O Gaunt’s Fishery, so be prepared.

What tactics work well?

Fly fishing is the name of the game at John O Gaunt’s. To fetch the best fish from these waters, mimicking the natural surrounding fly life will be the best approach. That means that lingering too long in one spot will yet little more than suspicious fish, while a roaming approach will keep things moving.

What facilities are on site?

The main office and lake are located at different locations for “GPS purposes,” according to the official website.

Facilities are lean at John O Gaunt’s, so plan accordingly.

Is parking available?

There is parking at John O Gaunt’s. There is no posted information about access for disabled anglers or any special information about parking proximity, but there is a gate post to access before entering.

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