Manningford Trout Fishery


Pewsey, Wiltshire SN9 6NR, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

The Manningford Trout Fishery is in the county of Wiltshire between the towns of Pewsey and Upavon on the A345, just outside the community of Manningford Bohune. The trout fishery has two lakes, both of which receive their water supply from the river Avon and have crystal clear water.

The larger lake, which is approximately 5 acres in size, has Rainbow Trout that grow to their full size. The Manningford Trout Fishery features a smaller is less than one acre and restricted to catch-and-release fishing only.

The presence of natural insect life, such as damsels, sedges, may flies, and shrimp, is possible because of the presence of clean water, an unspoiled environment, and nearby tree cover,  Hoppers and Daddies are two examples of popular dry flies, while lures like Viva and Cats Whisker are effective throughout the entire fishing season.

The Manningford Trout Fishery maintains a fish farm that provides Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout to a variety of fisheries, private lakes, and beats on rivers such as the Test, Itchen, Wylye, and Avon as well as the rivers’ tributaries.

What size do the fish go to?

The fishery records for Rainbow Trout are an astounding 26 pounds and 8 ounces, and the record for Brown Trout is an impressive 19 pounds and 4 ounces.

What tactics work well?

Fly fishing. However fly fishermen can anticipate a challenging fight from fin-perfect specimens that thrive in the exceptional water quality and expect the fish to live up to their well-deserved reputation for quality.

What facilities are on site?

The excellent amenities at the Manningford Trout Fishery include a fishing lodge stocked with supplies for fishing tackle, a picnic area, toilets, and a generous parking lot.

On days when inclement weather is expected, those who seek shelter can go to the nearby Woodbridge Inn, which serves hot food and provides shelter. Fly fishing instruction and lessons on how to cast flies are available on-site from a qualified and experienced fly fishing instructor.

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available.

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