Bossington Rules

All rods must be in possession of an EA rod Licence Online Here

The catch limit will be six fish per day, rods may kill one brace. The two fish per rod limit throughout the season will be 15 inches or over, please carefully return any wild fish or grayling. Fish of 12 inches or more will count towards the limit whether they are kept or returned. Barbless or de-barbed hooks are strongly encouraged.

Up to, and including 30th June, dry fly upstream only. From 1st July to end of season upstream nymph is permitted in addition to dry fly. Wading is allowed. Artificial nymphs must be of a traditional pattern on a standard hook maximum size 10.

Each beat is provided with a hut for the purpose of shelter and eating. The Licencees and their guests are required to see that these huts are free of litter on their departure. The position of the keys of huts will be notified by the Head Waterkeeper where applicable.

The  Waterkeeper is Matt Hodder , depending on his commitments he will show Rods to their Beats, please ask Famous Fishing to arrange this if required.

Please complete the Day Book which is provided foe each Beat after your days fishing.

  1. Sub-letting of a beat is prohibited
  2. Dogs must be kept under strict control at all times
  3. Children and dogs are prohibited on the House Beat at all times
  4. House Beat is not available until 8:30 am
  5. Bathing and Boating on any part of the fishery is prohibited.
  6. Carriage of firearms on the Bossington Estate is prohibited.
  7. Bossington Estate Fishery and its agents do not hold themselves responsible for any loss by fire, theft or damage of any personal belongings or vehicles whilst on estate property.
  8. Bossington Estate Fishery reserves the right:-if it considers that any Rod or person accompanying him has caused a nuisance or annoyance to the Estate or its servants or agents or any other Rod on the Estate, to request such person to leave the Estate forthwith without being required to give any reason and at the complete discretion of Bossington Estate Fishery to refund the fee or part thereof to forfeit the same.
    To be indemnified by the Rod against all claims, damage or injury of any description which may affect the Estate arising from or through the excercise of the rights by the Rod (includiong the guest or guest of such a person) or through the non-observance of any other terms of these rules however expressed or implied.
  9. For your own and others safety whilst fishing please read our Risk Assessment HERE before commencing fishing.

Please report any apparent unauthorised fishing.

Accommodation & Food

THE PEAT SPADE is set in an undeniably rural and tranquil setting. Longstock is a pretty village just a couple of miles north of Stockbridge, in the heart of the glorious Test Valley. The Test Valley is one of the best kept secrets in Hampshire, nestling between the historic cities of Winchester and Salisbury, with the New Forest to the south and London an hours drive away. The area is characterised by wonderful countryside, picture postcard villages and the River Test famous for being the fly fishing capital of the world. Tel: +44 (0)1264 810612

River Beat Details download

Horsebridge Lake Details download

EA Rod Licences Online