Bossington is an iconic sporting estate on the River Test, the birthplace of dry fly-fishing. The Estate has 5 miles of the River Test and 2 miles of The Wallop Brook, which is run as a commercial fishery. In 2013 we started the largest river restoration project ever seen on the Test and this has been part-funded by the Environment Agency.
Bossington Estate’s reputation as one of the world’s finest chalk stream fisheries rests not only on its fin-perfect, portly and perspicacious trout, but also the enchanting succession of depths and shallows, racing riffles and serpentine stretches. Combined, the fish and setting offer a wide variety to both the seasoned and novice angler in search of fly-fishing nirvana.
Bossington Estate’s fishery comprises six beats on the River Test; ‘The House Beat’, ‘The Home Beat’, ‘The Home Stream’, ‘Old Stews Beat’, ‘Old Station Beat’ and ‘Rushams’.
The Estate also owns two miles of the ‘Wallop Brook’, and the aquifer-fed ‘Horsebridge Lake’.
We organise our fishing so that this greatest of sporting pastimes can be accessible to everyone.