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Fishing Escape in Hampshire

Fishing Escape in Hampshire

Hampshire is where fly fishing was born and the pristine chalkstreams of it’s River Test is the sport’s holy grail – perfect for a fishing escape. With this fantastic weekend package you’ll not only get the chance to hook a catch in one of the world’s finest rivers but you’ll also be able to cosy-down in the serene green that is the Hampshire countryside with a stay at one of our favourite rustic boltholes.

The Bourne Valley Inn is a quaint English inn and bed & breakfast that exudes homely charm with a refined, contemporary edge. Wake up to a traditional English breakfast before being whisked away to the riverbanks for your day of fishing where you can leisurely spend your afternoon mastering the technique and art of fly fishing on the glassy waters. We can arrange expert tuition from masters of their field so that whether you’re an experienced fly looking for the best beats, or a complete novice, your guides will have you hooking a prize trout in no time.

Upon your return, the Bourne Valley Inn’s chef will happily prepare your fishing trophies for dinner. Located as they are in a fishing valley, they naturally smoke and cure the fish on their premises and are dab hands at creating mouthwatering fish dishes, since they source their produce from neighbouring farms and estates and rivers. Relax with a classic cream tea or a G&T (the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is nearby if you fancy adding on a gin tour). As the evening draws in, a selection of fine whiskies and wines are available to toast to your day’s winnings.



  • Fish the River Test on the banks when fly fishing was invented
  • Enjoy exclusive access to private beats with expert instructors
  • Dine on exquisite fish and sip some G&Ts at Bourne Valley Inn

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Where to Stay

Bourne Valley Inn, test-valley

Nestled amid rolling green hills, this fabulously rustic Hampshire inn offers a great location for a decadent country affair.

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