Rich in wetland habitat such as Phragmites (Norfolk Reed), Leckford is home to rare Moths, Butterflies and a place you can still see and hear Cuckoos and watch Hobby’s catching Mayflies.Find out more
River Test Chalkstream, Longstock Park and Testside Lakes
Leckford Estate owns and manages 16 fishing beats on the world famous River Test which runs through the middle of the Estate, with Leckford village to the east and Longstock to the west. The beats are open to fisherman from May to October. We also have two river fed lakes that are available all year round for fishing.
The four full time river keepers strive to keep this exceptional stretch of the River Test in pristine condition and give visiting anglers the true chalkstream experience.
Our beats are surrounded by almost 500 acres of water meadows and reed beds; all of which are included in the Test Valley SSSI. This gives a very special environment in which to cast a Dry Fly to our own reared Brown and Rainbow Trout and see a variety of plants, insects and animals particular to this ecosystem.
With a history of fishing dating back to the 18th century, it has been a place of tranquility and relaxation for many years, where people come to relax and take in the beauty of the villages of Leckford and Longstock and the surrounding countryside..