The River Test is most likely the most famous fly fishing river in the UK if not the world. The River Test rises near Ashe in Hampshire and flows for around 40 miles before converging with the Itchen. The river Test is an extensive fly fishing river for Wild Brown Trout, Stocked Rainbows, Grayling as well as Salmon & Sea Trout.
The water quality in the chalk stream is the perfect habitat meaning extensive aquatic life including Mayfly, Olives & Shrimp. This natural larder means that the Trout can grow fat on natural food and they are free rising to a well fished dry fly. The best flies for the river Test will vary according to the time of year however our collection below should cover all the likely flies for the river Test you need for your trip. Flies for the River Test tend to sway towards dry fly fishing mainly due to the heritage and history of the river.