It was good to be back at John O’Gaunt again, a rare treat marred only by the large lake being very coloured as a result, we were told, of some significant dredging following water quality problems during the Summer. Let’s hope all will be well...More
John O Gaunt's Fishery
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I've fished here for over 30 years. I've had the privilege of introducing many friends to fly fishing here too. It's good value, stocks feisty fish and one of my favourite happy places.
The lakes are in a lovely setting in the Test valley, they are well stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout, of all sizes from about 2lb upwards and many double figure fish. The fishermen and women who fish here are a friendly crowd many who...More
Had a great day fishing at the lake. Beautiful location good for taking photos. The staff are great and very helpful. Lots of good size fish which put up a good fight. I would thoroughly recommend a day fishing there.
Nice looking venue, with a nice owner, but you take pot luck with the old men he employs to run the place during the day, for no pay but free fishing. Mostly a bit grumpy but generally OK, however this week possibly the rudest ever...More
I was taught to fly fish at this lake over 30 years ago and had not been back since. I remember it as a supremely peaceful place with hard fighting trout of around 2lb on average. It seems things have got even better, it's still...More
Spent a very enjoyable morning pursuing the trout in the smaller (and clearer) of the two lakes available at the fishery. If, like me, you enjoy stalking your fish then this is the place to do it. The larger lake is also well stocked and...More
Lovely location around a well stocked lake. Go there in the morning for the best fishing. Well worth it