Fishing and Tutorage

Fishing the Hampshire Avon
and tutorage at Undercastle Cottage


The Hampshire Avon is regarded by many as one of the best fly fishing rivers in the UK and Undercastle Cottage owns an impressive 1100 yards of this famous river’s banks for guests to fish from. The stretch of river either side of the cottage is wildly pretty with plentiful wildlife and overhanging trees, plants and shrubs providing sanctuary. The river has a plentiful food source from an abundant variety of fly hatches, providing fishermen with rod bending experiences to catch mighty barbel, chub, salmon, carp, pike, dace, grayling and trout.


Take a few steps across Undercastle Cottage’s garden, and you’re on the banks of 1100m of private fishing on the famous Hampshire Avon – home to some of the best coarse and fly fishing in the country. It’s perfect for some great guilt-free fishing while your non-fishing friends and family relax in the comfort and luxury of the cottage. While staying at Undercastle Cottage, there’s an opportunity to learn (or brush up) on your fly and coarse fishing skills with private tuition tailored to your requirements.

Chat to us about what you’re looking for, and we will arrange for an expert fly or coarse fishing guide to come to Undercastle Cottage and coach either one to one or up to six guests of all ages and abilities staying at the cottage. Rods, bait and licences are all included.

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The legendary coarse angler Bob James

fishing lessons

Spend the day with Bob James, presenter of the hit BBC TV series ‘A passion for angling’. Bob is a world-renowned and thought by many as one of the most respected professionals in angling. He’s a fishing guru who knows the Hampshire Avon intimately through his many years of successful catches. Learn from Bob’s methods, techniques, tactics and his knowledge of fish behaviour.

£250 up to two people
£105 per additional person

Coarse fishing is from 16th June to 14th March and Salmon and Trout fishing is between 1st April to the 30th September.

You cannot fish between 15th March to 1st April.