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The farmland of the manor house extends to over 600 acres and visitors can walk across the nearby fields and follow footpaths to some of the loveliest villages of the Isle of Purbeck.
The fast, tumbling leat has a host of wild fish, the slower flowing navigation the big, fussy fish and the main River Itchen ideal for sight fishing.
There are two beats; the Lower is suitable for one rod or two friends. Shawford Park is a hidden gem in the grounds of the magnificent Shawford Park House that dates back to the fifteenth century.
The private estate employs full time river keeper Pete Glyn-Jones who has looked after the fishing for a decade with great care.
There are deep slow sections, fast riffle, plenty of overhangs and undercuts, plus weirs and a huge hatch pool.
The fish are both wild and stocked, with both salmon and sea trout often seen.
There is an impressive fishing lodge with every facility.