Fishing in Hampshire's beautiful New Forest...
Lynne wrote this here... On the edge of the unspoilt New Forest, Rockbourne Trout Fishery has been home to superb trout fishing for over 35 years.
Lakes, woodland and pasture
Six lakes spread across 52 acres of woodland and pasture provides some of the most private, secluded and beautiful fishing in the country. Our valley setting has been protected against the pressures affecting much of England's countryside.
Spring-fed, crystal clear water provides abundant natural fly life and excellent opportunities for stalking trout. The springs' near constant temperatures ensure year-round sport and protect us in the summer months when so many fisheries suffer in the heat.
Hard fighting, fully finned fish
Forget flying away. Fly fish today!
Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2
We pride ourselves on the condition of our fish. Before stocking to the main lakes, all our fish are held in ponds with fast flowing water so they are supremely lean and fit. To provide the best possible sport we aim for the majority of our fish to be taken in their prime at between 2½ and 6lbs, but if its big fish you're after you won't be disappointed. Fish over 10lbs are frequently on the bank and the fishery record currently stands at 19lbs.
Rockbourne Trout are about as savage and as lovely as you will find.
A great fight and a great fish.
Charles Jardine, Total Flyfisher magazine
If you're new to angling or if you just fancy brushing up on your fishing skills, qualified fly-fishing instructors can be arranged. We also have a full range of tackle and equipment available for hire and sale.
Relax and unwind
Rockbourne also offers the perfect venue to relax and unwind. The lodge offers hot and cold drinks and microwave facilities. Corporate entertainment and group discounts are available by arrangement.
Rockbourne Smoked Trout - For sale or swap
By popular demand, we are pleased to announce that you can now swap your fresh fish for smoked Rockbourne Fish
We also have sides of smoked trout ready sliced available for sale. We try to keep a good supply in stock but if you're coming from a long way away please do call first and we will reserve some for you.
See the smoked trout page for more information