Mottisfont Abbey


Mottisfont Ln, Mottisfont, Romsey SO51 0LP, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

With three glorious beats on the River Test, the Mottisfont Abbey is an idyllic location to get some thinking – and some fishing – done.

Mottisfont Abbey is now owned by the National Trust and the site includes a historical house museum, gardens, and a walk along the river.

Those in a fishing mood can seek out the beats along the River Test or a stretch along the River Dun. All four of these beats provide ample chalk stream angling for novices and the more experienced alike. With growing populations of wild fish in these waters, there’s something here for everyone.

Each beat at Mottisfont is ideal for two rods.

Starting with the River Test, this sweeps through the Main Beat on the property and right through to the Rectory Stream. This patch is a beautiful corner of the world, perfect for quiet contemplation. Oakley Stream is living history at work, while the River Dun Beat sweeps through riffles and meadows to a weir pool.

These waters are populated mostly with brown trout and some grayling.

What tactics work well?

Fishing at Oakley Stream was made for angling on both banks. There are spots where visitors can switch to the other bank, so get creative and don’t let the fish get away.

Casting the River Test takes a bit more doing, as the water is wide and formidable. A gutsy cast might not even haul halfway across this location. Fishing is on the one bank coming upstream, making it not the best spot for left-handed anglers.

This river fishery supports a maximum of eight anglers.

What facilities are on site?

There is a thatch cabin at Mottisfont Abbey. There are other fishing cabins available on the site as well.

Is parking available?

There is parking on location.

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