River Whitewater at Heckfield
FADAS gives you a unique opportunity to fish with a fly the beautiful chalk stream river Whitewater, walk along its picturesque banks in the middle of the Hampshire countryside, We stock Brown trout to add to the wild trout population and the odd rouge Rainbow, all this for the unbeatable price of £100.00. (This is separate to and not included in FADAS membership).
The fly-fishing season runs from 1st April - 30th September, although after 15th June swim priority goes to course anglers. For details and Whitewater Fly-fishing applications, please click on the link
Fly fishing aside, this little river is stocked with Chub, Roach, Dace and some big Perch. Barbel can be found below the Mill. Best methods include stalking- travel light as there are over three miles of riverbank at your disposal and once you get there you will want to fish it all!
Guest/day permits are available for coarse fishing only.
How to Find
From the M3 leave at junction 4 and follow the signs for the A 30 (Camberley)
Through Camberley and passed the Blackbush airport to the village of Hartley Wintney after the village at the next roundabout turn right onto the B3011 drive passed Bramshill college and at the bottom of the hill you will see Holdshott Farm on your right. At this point the road passes over the top section of our part of the river.
For the next parking place continue along the B 3011 and at the left hand bend turn right to the Hatchgate Bridge (parking is on the left just before the bridge). You can fish the right-hand bank downstream. Going over the bridge if you take the next left and travel to the point where you find the ford over the River Blackwater the Whitewater is a little way along the lane with parking on the left just prior to the bridge.
You can fish the nearside bank both up and downstream. For parking at Risley Mill, you need to follow the B 3011 until you reach the roundabout, Turn right and take the first right and at the bottom of the hill at the bend in the road park off the road at this point. Walk along the bridleway on the right and after the end of the garden there is a footpath on the left. Over the bridge and fishing is along the far bank.