This river only ticket allows you to come and fish for Wild Brown Trout on the River Dun, a tributary of the renowned River Test, on a strictly catch and release basis. Our stretch of the River Dun is around 1.2 km long with around 650 metres of the banks being fishable. The average width is about 6 metres and average depth is 1.5 metres with the water usually being gin clear. In the top half of our beat the water flows fast over chalky gravel beds. In the second half it slows around a bend and flows silently under overhanging branches, which is where the trout tend to be found. Please note that this ticket is strictly catch and release only.
It is our usual policy to limit the Dun to one rod per day, or to two friends fishing together so booking is highly recommended for this ticket. Once you have purchased your ticket online, you will receive an invoice by email which you will either need to print out and bring with you or show it to us on your phone. Please note that a ticket is valid for one year from the date of purchase and can only be used during the Trout Fishing Season, between the 3rd April and the 24th October. If you would like to give the ticket as a gift then please let us know during the checkout process and we will email you a presentation ticket.
We are open seven days a week and although advanced booking is not necessary, it does guarantee you will be able to fish at your chosen time. If you know which day you are planning to come then please let us know during checkout. Occasionally the fishery will be closed for special events so please check our calendar to avoid such dates.
Finally, please note that Environment Agency Rod licences are required for fishing at Holbury Lakes and our Fishery Rules must be adhered to. Please check our FAQ page for more information and do not hesitate to contact us with any further queries.