IBM Hursley Fly Fishing Club - Venues

This is a list of all the venues we visit with the club. We don't necessarily visit all of these in a single club year but do have our favourites - and yearly trip plans tend to have some variation. If you know of any good fisheries that are not listed here that you would like to have considered, please make contact with anyone on the committee.

Duncton Mill



A single lake near Andover.



From the M3 cutting bypassing Winchester take the A31 towards Alton. You go past the 'Percy Hobbs' pub situated on a large roundabout, less than a mile further down the road (dual carriageway) take the left turn signposted 'Avington 2 miles'. The road goes through a farmyard and then through the village. As you leave the village the road bears left at a junction (tree in the middle). Take the right fork, Park golf course is on your right and just down the road you pass Park farm on your left. Take the gravel track on your left just past the farmhouse, it runs behind the farm outbuildings to the fishery.

Avon Springs


Take the A345 Marlborough Road from Countess Roundabout to the Stonehenge Inn roundabout approximately one mile, take the last turning off leaving the Stonehenge Inn on your left continue down this road to Rangers Corner Garage, Esso Station and Peugeot Dealers on your left turn left here into Bulford Road taking the third turning on the right into Recreation Road continue to the end of this road to the entrance of the fishery.

Chiphall Lakes Trout Fishery


Chiphall lake is situated in the Meon Valley close to the A32 and adjacent to the River Meon. The trout fishery is well stocked with Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and also has some Golden Trout.

Church Paddock Trout Fishery


Church Paddock is situated between Winchester and Kingsworthy. From the M3/A34 roundabout take the right lane (A33) on the Northbound A33/A34. After the split, take the next left into Kingsworthy, go past the Rod Box tackle shop on the left and the Volvo garage on the right then take the next right into Bedfield Lane (signposted with a brown tourist sign), and the fishery is a short distance on the left. The trout fishery is well stocked with Rainbow Trout (including Blues), Brown Trout and Arctic Char in a ggod range of sizes up to double figures.



A syndicate water for many years, day tickets are now available again on this classic stalking water near Fordingbridge

Holbury Lakes


Take the A3057 Romsey to Kings Somborne road. Take the turning opposite the Bear & Ragged Staff pub towards Lockerley and Kimbridge Farm Shop (a left turn if you're coming from Romsey). Go all the way to the end (a mile or so), then turn right towards Dunbridge. In Dunbridge village, take the minor road which goes straight ahead at the Mill Arms pub while the main road turns sharp right. Go to the end of this road (approx 2 miles), and then turn right by the garage (take care - this is a nasty junction). After a bit less than a mile, turn left towards the Deans, just after a church on the right. After half a mile or so you'll pass through a village green. As you leave the green there is a sharp right bend (go slow here!) and immediately after this bend turn right into Holbury Lane. The entrance to the fishery is about 100 yards down the road on the right.

John 'O' Gaunt

Telephone 01794 388130

From Romsey head to Kings Somborne on the A3057.   Approximately two thirds the way through the Village take the road on the left sign posted Cow Drove Hill.  Follow this road up to the crest of the hill approximately 500 yards and turn left. Follow the road for 200 yards  as the road bends to the right continue straight on leaving the metal  road and follow the hard core track down the hill.   At the bottom of the hill turn right  through the gates and follow the track to the car park and fishing hut.

Lower Itchen Fishery

Telephone 023 8081 4389

The fishery is located less than 5 miles from Junction 5 off the M27 providing excellent access from surrounding areas, with London only 77 miles away. For the business person, Southampton is only a few miles away, allowing fishing after a day at the office or to entertain business clients at the river.  For detailed directions refer to the fishery website.

Manningford Trout Fishery

Telephone 07544 801844

From the A303. Take the northbound A345 at the large Countess roundabout near Amesbury. Continue driving north through the Avon valley and a couple of miles north of Upavon village you will see the Woodbridge Inn on the next roundabout. Just beyond the Woodbridge Inn on the road to Pewsey is the fishery entrance.

Meon Springs


Turn off A32 & drive through the main street of West Meon towards East Meon. Once through the village, turn right up Coombe Lane. Fishery is 1.5 miles on the right.

Moorhen Trout Fishery

Telephone 01730 829460

The fishery is located on the A32 between Alton & Fareham 10 miles east  from Winchester, 5 miles north from Bishops waltham.


Telephone 01725 518603

From North : Take A354, signed Blanford out of Salisbury. Turn left to Rockbourne out of Coombe Bissett. Through Rockbourne past Roman Villa and take track on left just after reaching Sandleheath. From East : Take M27 Westbound, off at junction 1, New Forest. Take B3078 to Fordingbridge. Left at mini roundabout and onto Sandleheath. Take right at crossroads signed Rockbourne, half a mile on right, take track. From South : Take A338 to Fordingbridge and follow as above. From West : A354 to Salisbury turning left before Coombe Bissett for Rockbourne. Follow as North above.

Wherwell Estate Fishery

Telephone 01264 860243
From the A34 Northbound, exit at the Worthy Down junction.  Signposted Stockbridge and Salisbury.  Take the A272 signposted Salisbury.  At the junction with the A30 go straight across (staggered junction) Keep on this road to Wherwell.  Go over the river bridge and a couple of hundred yards further on take a right.  Be careful as this is a horrible junction.  Head on the B3048 out of the village towards Longparish.  You will then see a small sign for the Estate Office and an unmade road off to the left.  Just pass this on the right is another unmade road.  Go down this to the car park.  Be careful, the last time I was there it was very unmade with a lot of pot holes.