This river section features one of the Middle Tests’ most celebrated dry fly-fishing beats with its Georgian ‘Bossington House’ backdrop, framed by cedars of Lebanon, as seen across the west-facing water meadows by visiting anglers.
This quintessential fishing scene in its pastoral Hampshire setting was hampered though, by the poor and deteriorating quality of its riverine environment. Slow, canal-like flows attract deep sediment deposits blanketed with ribbon weed and algae, so the prospect of an improved fly-fishing experience with streaming flows and trout rising between beds of flowering Water-crowfoot (Ranunculus), finally tipped the balance in favour of change.
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Cain Bio-Engineering Ltd.
The Old Dairy, Station Approach
Woodgreen Road, Breamore
Hampshire, SP6 2AB