The Association is a membership organisation made up of those with an interest in Hampshire’s chalkstreams. Our members are river owners, river keepers, and those who simply enjoy the world class fishing or the rivers’ unique environmental heritage. They all care deeply about the future of the chalkstreams.
Anyone can fish on the Test and Itchen. Find out here how to arrange fly-fishing for trout, salmon and sea trout on the two most iconic chalkstreams in the world, the birthplace of the sport. If you are new to fly-fishing or would like some expert guidance, find out here how to arrange a lesson or hire a fishing guide.
You can also find here the dates for weedcutting on the Test and Itchen. Fishing during the weedcut period is of course possible, but you might wish to check with the fishery concerned about the potential impact on your day’s fishing.
Read here the latest news on the work of the Association and wider chalkstream issues. The most recent news topic is:
- The Test & Itchen Association is recruiting a new Executive Director
Members of the Association can read more detailed information about the activities of the Association in the Members Area of this website.
Photographs reproduced by kind permission of: Hampshire Tourist Board/David Packman; Ken Takata/Fishing Breaks;Neil Freeman/Broadlands Fishing; John Slader.