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Don't take our word for it! Here's what our customers are saying about us...

These are all real, unsolicited comments from our customers!

August 14th, 2018

We had a wonderful time. Will certainly recommend the lodge to our friends and family and will definitely be back !

Tina from ,
July 27th, 2018

It really is a delight to fish your lovely part of the Frome , so many thanks.

H from ,
July 4th, 2018

We all had a lovely weekend and thoroughly enjoyed staying in the lodge

Lynn from ,
June 28th, 2018

We all had a wonderful time and fabulous weather too ! Hope to stay again in the near future.

Susan from ,
June 15th, 2018

Very enjoyable day with all trout caught observed rising, stalked, and taken first or second cast.

James from ,
June 8th, 2018

We have had another wonderful time with you and Clive was his brilliant self as ever

Andrew from ,
June 8th, 2018

Caught 5 stockies yesterday , no wild fish this time. Good mayfly hatch and no surprise took all the fish on different mayfly patterns

D from ,
June 7th, 2018

The lodge was a smash hit - great spot and perfect weather.

Matthew from ,
June 5th, 2018

I had a absolutely fabulous day and caught 6 brown trout on grey wolf mayfly imitation of about 1-2lbs all of which I returned.

Richard from ,
June 4th, 2018

We had an enjoyable day on the 4th with success and of course missed fish! At about 6pm there was an extensive hatch of mayfly with the males covering one of the fields. We caught 6 brown all of which were put back.

Mark from ,
May 22nd, 2018

lovely stretches of water, thank you

Tom from ,
May 14th, 2018

Beautifully well kept fishery in beautiful countryside.

Mike from ,
May 8th, 2018

Your letter and pamphlet arrived this morning. Very professional stuff and 1st class posted too. Much appreciated.

Mike from ,
May 7th, 2018

I wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of the rest of the family for a wonderful long weekend in Dorset. The Shooting Lodge was fantastic and some of the best views from any house we have hired before. We were very comfortable and particularly enjoyed the huge open fire.

Marguerite from ,
April 30th, 2018

I fished bricks beat on Thursday 26th April , lovely meandering stream.

David from ,
April 28th, 2018

Wrackleford looks well managed and varied.

Adrian from ,
April 24th, 2018

We have had a lovely time and would recommend to others.

Margeret from ,
April 24th, 2018

We have had a lovely time and would recommend to others.

Margeret from ,
December 14th, 2017

Thank you for another fantastic day at Wrackleford and for your hospitality the nigth before.

John from ,
December 11th, 2017

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for Friday evening , a wonderful meal great wine and company, and of course for some fantastic sport yesterday. I thought , given the complete lack of wind that your team did a fantastic job at showing some great and challenging birds. The day was seamless and clearly everyone had a great time and got some good shooting.

Gordon from ,
December 7th, 2017

Thank you most sincerely for a wonderful days shooting at Wrackleford,
It was terrific from arrival till departure.

Keith from ,
December 4th, 2017

Just wanted to say many thanks for a great day....

Kevin from ,
November 23rd, 2017

Many thanks again for a wonderful trip. Wrackleford is a very special place indeed.

Joe from ,
November 15th, 2017

Many thanks for hosting such a wonderful evening and day at Wrackleford. Your hospitality was second to none and the shooting just superb !

Duncan from ,
November 15th, 2017

The shooting was spectacular, and possibly our best yet with fast high partridge flying on different lines to the pheasant. Everyone commented on how proffessionally it was all run.

Michael from ,
November 11th, 2017

I wanted to thank you for your wonderful hospitality. I thoroughly enjoyed our delicious meal at your home (the beef was spectacular !) and super shooting over your Estate.

Nick from ,
August 1st, 2017

A really delightful beat, with enough variety that there is always feeding fish to find whatever the conditions (I had sun, cloudy overcast & lashing rain the day I was there, and caught in all of them). Properly grumpy, hard-fighting fish for their size (3/4lb to 1 1/2) too.

Simon from ,
July 23rd, 2017

liked most: Location, overall presentation and lots of seats.

liked least: Nothing comes to mind!

would you recommend: Yes

comments re fishing: Fishing hut was great, presumably an old drowners hut.

Simon from ,
June 23rd, 2017

Thanks for the fishing day 22nd May, we enjoyed fine weather and great fishing.

Mike from ,
June 23rd, 2017

A Super day on the Frome, the Home Beat was superb.. particularly the up reaches… I didn’t take waders.

Still plenty of Mayfly coming off.. but the fish ignoring them until the evening rise.. all takes were on emerging patterns - mainly may fly (uncannily)

More missed..

Super beat…

Rupert from ,
June 23rd, 2017

I have had two great days fishing on the 7 hatches beat 17th June very hot and bright and on the Mill beat 22 June overcast.

Mr from ,
June 23rd, 2017

A huge thank you for the shooting lodge which we rented in June which we really loved and enjoyed and we will definitely try and book again.

Mr from ,
June 2nd, 2017

Just wanted to report on a most enjoyable couple of days spent with you fishing on The Frome. We felt most welcome and very much at home in your lovely house and your B&B arrangement was both comfortable and relaxed....many thanks to all concerned.

Geoff from ,
June 2nd, 2017

Just wanted to report on a most enjoyable couple of days spent with you fishing on The Frome. We felt most welcome and very much at home in your lovely house and your B&B arrangement was both comfortable and relaxed....many thanks to all concerned.

Geoff from ,
April 3rd, 2017

Great fun, easy casting, no overgrowth!!!

Mick from ,
December 13th, 2016

Thank you again for the two fantastic shooting days you organised. The birds where as expected absolutely fantastic and we had a marvellous time in the Wrackleford estate. The party were also very pleased and great full of the warm welcome and the great organisation.

Alberto from ,
November 24th, 2016

A fantastic place to stay, remote from the world, full of hunting and beer brewing treasures. A remote track (what would it be look in wet weather?!), fantastic views, comfortable beds, huge furniture. A tower, an outside fire place, gas lamps, a stag horn chandalier, snooker table, vast fireplaces... Glorious !

Penny from ,
November 18th, 2016

It was a terrific day as always. Everyone had a great time and thanks for producing some very testing birds

William from ,
August 8th, 2016

Thank you again and I look forward to coming down to Wrackleford again soon - it really is a very special place.

William from ,
June 21st, 2016

I just wanted to say thank you for arranging the fishing on your estate a few weeks ago. We had superb days fishing especially on the Stratton beat; arguably one of my best days fishing!

Kade from ,
May 26th, 2016

I would like to compliment you on the superb Wrackleford Home beat. I had the best day fly-fishing ever on a river.

Mark from ,
April 13th, 2016

just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed my morning with Clive who is obviously schooled in teaching people with 2 left feet to dance !

Ian from ,
February 1st, 2016

Great venue, fine welcome, excellent lunch and some great birds. Enjoyed every moment.

Barrie from ,
January 25th, 2016

Just to say thank you very much indeed for looking after us all so well on Friday.

It was without a doubt one of the most superb days I have been on.

Phil from ,
November 5th, 2015

A huge thank you to you and all the team for a superb days shooting yesterday. Fabulous birds, great hospitality and superb food all in a wonderful location. A really memorable day.

Roger from London,
September 29th, 2015

Another great day. Really enjoyed it.

Gavin from ,
August 1st, 2015

We had a nice day at the Lake on Saturday in ideal conditions with much activity on the water.

Stewart from ,
July 1st, 2015

Amazing pm and evening, as ever!

Nick from ,
June 16th, 2015

It was a beautiful day, and a great place to be on such a day. You have some terrific beats

John from ,
June 15th, 2015

I also wanted to say what a splendid day we had on Saturday. What a lovely stretch of water. I enjoyed Gaston Bridge last time I fished at Wrackleford, but I think the Home Beat pips it!

Max from ,
June 15th, 2015

The river looked fabulous, the banks were well cared for without being excessively manicured, the fly life was super - with the added bonanza of a ridiculous Mayfly hatch in the afternoon – and the fish fought like tigers.

The Frome through Wrackleford is a gem. Such a diversity of river and fishing along the beats – some very canny fish and some challenging casting, but not so much so to frustrate for too long! The fishing hut at Stratton made a lovely lunch spot.

James from ,
June 13th, 2015

Altogether a splendid day on what is clearly a very healthy stretch of chalk stream. Thank you.

Simon from ,
June 10th, 2015

Landed some big browns and learned some good casting techniques.

Bill from ,
June 7th, 2015

We had a nice rainbow out of the lake and then four sizeable brown trout on Beat 7 early evening, all taken on Mayfly. A great days fishing and I look forward to visiting again.

William from ,
June 6th, 2015

The fish are unbelievable strong, exceptionally pretty and very eager! I had one definite wild fish, but other than that, I wasn’t sure if wild or stocked. They are so abundant, I presume there must be some stocking, but they are in such good nick they could be wild.

Max from ,
June 1st, 2015

7 Hatches and Muckleford beats were lovely - it was truly England at its best

Barry from ,
May 31st, 2015

Water generally looking as good as I can remember and the banks better than ever! Well done!

Steve from ,
May 29th, 2015

It was a very enjoyable day out !

Martin from ,
May 28th, 2015

A quick note to say thank you for a super day on the Frome on Monday. Great fun, lots of mayfly madness, a super spot.

Guy from ,
May 18th, 2015

Thank you and Katie for your hospitality and the opportunity to stay in your very interesting family home. The accommodation was first class.

Stuart from ,
April 15th, 2015

I must congratulate you and you team for the great work on the river it simply gets better each visit.

Paul from ,
April 13th, 2015

Lovely clear river and loads of fly life.

Charles from ,
April 7th, 2015

Thank you for organising such an enjoyable days shooting where every drive and every peg got superb shooting !

Steven from ,
April 7th, 2015

We would like to thank you all for a wonderful stay we had at your shooting lodge, thank you very much for all your help and we hope to be back again in the near future.

Enrico from ,
April 7th, 2015

We had the most wonderful stay at the shooting lodge, its surpassed our expectations and was perfect for my mothers 60th, she loved every minute.

Melissa from ,
May 30th, 2014

I had a great day. I knew it was a chance booking Monday with the forecast rain for Saturday ( I booked as it started) but it turned out to be a great call.
A great hatch in the afternoon, caught my full bag and a really nice mix of stocked to wild with the largest wild nudging over 1.5 lb..... A great day.

Matt from ,
May 28th, 2014

Lovely location, and great fishing hut on Home beat.

Robin from ,
May 28th, 2014

Thanks for such a wonderful day and night fishing at the weekend. WOW you have a great spot and we all totally loved it!

Lu from ,
May 28th, 2014

Many thank for accommodating us in your beautiful house and thank Marianna for her kind attention.
Very much enjoyed the fishing and the first real evening rise I have seen for a few years.

Andrew from ,
May 28th, 2014

Many thank for accommodating us in your beautiful house and thank Marianna for her kind attention.

Andrew from ,
May 27th, 2014

The Frome is a beautiful river......

John from ,
May 27th, 2014

Many thanks for a fun day on Friday

Chris from ,
May 22nd, 2014

Thank you very much for a wonderful two day’s fishing on the Wrackleford Estate and looking after me and my Dad in your charming home.

Justin from ,
May 5th, 2014

LIKED_MOST : The nature of the countryside. The river was kept well. The new fishing hut was very nice and the position good. Bank maintenance good and everything had a well maintained feel.

Simon from ,
May 2nd, 2014

Thank you very much for a lovely weekend, we all enjoyed The Shooting Lodge very much and really didn’t want to leave!

Bridget from ,
April 14th, 2014

What a fantastic day - thank you so much! We really enjoyed every aspect, and think you have a wonderful estate and operation.

Jonathan from ,
December 15th, 2013

What a really fantastic day! We are still smiling about it. Beautiful birds, fantastic scenery and your outstanding hospitality. Everyone on the estate was so friendly and encouraging.

Thomas from ,
December 5th, 2013

A great display of how birds should be presented. Nobody does it better, because every gun is supplied by great birds !

Tim from ,
November 21st, 2013

What a great day you gave us – thank you very much and thank you to all your team who made us so welcome and braved the elements for us.

Michael from ,
November 18th, 2013

Many thanks for a truly splendid day at Wrackleford yesterday, which surpassed even my own expectations. As always, your hospitality was most generous, and the food delicious.

Chris from ,
November 6th, 2013

I just felt that I had to drop you a quick note to thank you and the rest of the team for a superb day's shooting yesterday. It really was one of the best days that I have been on. The birds were fantastic, matched only by the fabulous accomodation, food, and hosting. I really hope to visit you again.

Roger from ,
September 12th, 2013

Fantastic fishing, plenty of fish to sight fish to. A great secluded fishing hut to take a 10 minute break.

Matt from ,
September 9th, 2013

We had a lovely time, the lodge is really terrific.

Lawrence from ,
September 4th, 2013

Quite beautiful beats. First time that I have fished on these beats. The fish tended to lay in deeper water.

Malcolm from ,
August 29th, 2013

Enjoyable few hours, lot of wild fish sipping midge larvae off the surface

Ken from ,
August 25th, 2013

It was an engrossing day, and a good combination of wading and bank fishing, good variety of pools

Toby from ,
August 17th, 2013

I just love fishing on the Wrackleford Estate

Martin from ,
August 5th, 2013

The river is in perfect order - Wrackleford Home Beat

Henry from ,
July 26th, 2013

Loved the improvements to the fishing hut and the general fantastic condition of the beat.

Rupert from ,
July 25th, 2013

Good morning all 7 fish caught including one very nice one of around 16 or 17in

Oliver from ,
July 14th, 2013

I wanted to write and say a huge thank you to you both for your having us to stay at Wrackleford – you were all very hospitable and made it a very memorable occasion!

Milo from ,
July 12th, 2013

We thought the room was absolutely lovely, the breakfasts delicious, and we had a wonderful walk on the Sunday morning by the river. All in all a wonderful experience, and we will most definatley be recommending you.

Milo from ,
July 11th, 2013

Running into a fantastic evening rise of big fish - one lovely wild fish was 52 cm - I would guess over 3.5lbs. It was nearly dark when I left the beat and the river was still alive with the sound of fish rising everywhere.

John from ,
July 1st, 2013

As always ,it is a pleasure to fish on The Frome at Wrackleford !!!

Henry from ,
June 30th, 2013

Two fantastic days fishing for me this week at Wrackleford .Cannot wait for my next time

Henry from ,
June 10th, 2013

Another spectacular day at Wrackleford .The late afternoon ,again was something special ,with large beautiful trout readily taking my mayfly .Spectacular surroundings on the upper beat were a joy to observe.

Henry from ,
June 6th, 2013

We had a lovely time in Lodge - a very special Ruby anniversary with all the family in such an amazing setting.
Grandchildren loved the freedom to play outside the Lodge and seeing the pheasant chicks

Peter from ,
June 4th, 2013

Both days were excellent - fantastic scenery, fishing, hut and picnic.

Will from ,
June 3rd, 2013

Another astounding day at Wrackleford on the home beat !

Henry from ,
June 2nd, 2013

My brother-in-law and I had a wonderful day fishing yesterday on the Stratton beat. What an amazing place and a beautiful, if somewhat windy day.

Henry from ,
June 2nd, 2013

Excellent conditions, climate and river, lots of insect life !

Simon from ,
June 1st, 2013

The annual birthday treat / pilgrimage to Wrackleford. The Mill beat was simply idyllic with some mouth watering runs and pools. Mayfly trickling off all day and hungry fish, topped off with fantastic weather for a change !

Alun from ,
May 31st, 2013

Great fishing lots of big fish on far bank at top of beat - Muckleford

Graham from ,
May 30th, 2013

An exceptional days fishing ! - Muckleford Beat

Henry from ,
May 30th, 2013

Well maintained but not manicured - plenty of variety.

Graham from ,
May 27th, 2013

Clear water, plenty of fish, great mayfly hatch, very beautiful place, extremely peaceful. Fish in excellent condition.

Alex from ,
May 25th, 2013

I can’t even think of words to say how much we loved our visit to you

Mary Anne from ,
May 25th, 2013

One of my annual trips to Wrackleford, never fails to deliver. Would recommend to any other fisherman. Quality of fish superb as was the whole day ! - Gaston Bridge

Martin from ,
May 24th, 2013

I have said for a while now that the Frome is better fishing than the over rated Test (especially your bit) !

Nicholas from ,
May 16th, 2013

An enjoyable day on a superbly maintained river.

Bob from ,
May 14th, 2013

A lovely day on your fine stretch of the Frome

Quentin from ,
May 10th, 2013

Excellent fishing and tuition/guiding from Clive

Ollie from ,
May 5th, 2013

Home beat in fantastic order

John from ,
May 5th, 2013

The beat is lovely and a most pleasant place to fish.

Giles from ,
May 3rd, 2013

Peaceful, beautiful beat - Muckleford

Lois from ,
April 30th, 2013

The river and the surrounds really are in good condition - the Mill Beat

Nicholas from ,
April 29th, 2013

The beat is excellent with all the work that has been completed above the road bridge .Very easy to fish the river up to the the new fishing temple

Henry from ,
April 24th, 2013

In 60 years of fishing The Frome, I can't remember a beat looking so beautiful - strong flow, clear water, plenty of weed, trim banks, elegant hut, blackthorn blossom.

Stephen from ,
December 3rd, 2012

Yet again, another truly memorable day at Wrackleford and thank you and your team for making it all run so smoothly.

Mike from ,
November 26th, 2012

I wanted to thank you and your team at Wrackleford for putting on a wonderful day for us. Everyone had a marvellous time (shooting and social!). Some of the guns declared it to be one of the most memorable days they had ever had !

Rory from ,
November 6th, 2012

Thank you so much for such a wonderfully organised shoot at Wrackleford, the whole group where really blown away by the experience (no pun intended!) and had nothing but excitement and praise for the experience.

Mel from ,
November 5th, 2012

Wrackleford is always a very special place to visit. I thought the dinner was excellent, the bedrooms extremely comfortable and the shoot itself was fantastic.

John from ,
October 25th, 2012

What a tremendous shoot, characterised by the open friendly nature of all who are involved.

Will from ,
October 22nd, 2012

I had the best shooting moments for a long time. Birds were superb the organisation perfect, the way of the shooting was driven is great art - Thank you very much.

Serge from ,
October 18th, 2012

I would like to thank you again for the best Wrackleford I ever had ! Everything was more than perfect.

Nicky from ,
September 22nd, 2012

The Popes made us feel very welcome - very comfortable room with a splendid view. Breakfast and hamper were spot on. The house itself is steeped in a family history that is obviously treasured.

Russell from ,
September 17th, 2012

The surroundings and exclusivity of the fishing. Signage for parking. The condition of the river - I think there's a fine line between over-manicuring and presenting the river as it should be... Needless to say it was perfect.

Richard from ,
September 10th, 2012

Liked most : How well kept/presented it is. I fished Stratton and just that parking area gave a sense of the care involved.

Ian from ,
September 2nd, 2012

The day was packed with excitement and the fish could all be seen in the gin clear water

Victoria from ,
August 29th, 2012

Beautiful surroundings and excellent tuition… it just doesn’t come better than this.

Kelvin from Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia,
August 25th, 2012

Wrackleford is a favourite venue; rural and calm its the perfect antidote to working in London.

Clive from ,
August 20th, 2012

Catching beautiful fish in lovely surroundings

Malcolm from ,
August 18th, 2012

Great day, all very well kept and a good head of fish in the river.

Jeremy from ,
August 13th, 2012

Beautiful quiet beat with wild trout - 7 Hatches

James from ,
August 9th, 2012

A memory that will give pleasure for some time. I had forgotten just how beautiful a river in England in summer can be - and add in the sheer gorgeousness of the Dorchester countryside, it was, for an expat, something approaching paradise.

Adam from ,
August 4th, 2012

The sheer pleasure and privilege to be be able to spend a day fishing a well stocked river on exquisitely tended banks in one of the most beautiful parts of England. I particularly appreciated the open ground on 7 Hatches and Langford Lake where one could practise long casts.

Adam from ,
August 1st, 2012

Thanks for a great day. Every one had a wonderful time and lodge was superb. We returned all our fish.

Mark from ,
July 1st, 2012

The whole setup of the beat was really good. Your signage, mowing and bank maintenance make for a very attractive initial impression and the website was very clear and easy to use. We certainly benefited from a beautiful evening but even so the whole atmosphere was wonderfully relaxing.

James from ,
June 27th, 2012

Congrats on the much-improved waterside access. A very enjoyable day

Bob from ,
June 26th, 2012

John and I throughly enjoyed our day and found the instruction to be invaluable.

Stephen from ,
June 18th, 2012

I would like to commend you and your staff on doing an excellent job to date keeping the beats in great condition particularly after all the unsettled weather we have recently experienced.

David from ,
June 14th, 2012

You have a beautiful fishery and I hope to one day fish it again.

Sam from ,
June 14th, 2012

I wanted to thank you for a great day fishing yesterday. Clive did an excellent job pointing out flies to use as well as explaining the technique and rules for fishing an english stream. He was a joy to speak to and to fish with.

Sam from ,
June 14th, 2012

Two exciting days in between the rain!

Richard from ,
June 13th, 2012

It was a great day, river in super condition, plenty of fish and a warm welcome as ever

Richard from ,
June 12th, 2012

I just wanted to email and say we had a wonderful time at the shooting lodge. The house and scenery is truly stunning and I do hope we return one day.

Patrick from ,
June 12th, 2012

The joys of flicking flies across the narrows and riffles of the bottom of the beat, languids cast into the pool and those more challenging under the branches casts at the top of the beat....as I said, the beat really does have the most perfect variety of water.

Johathan from ,
June 7th, 2012

Near perfect weather conditions, a wonderful beat and mayfly action made for a special day

Guy from ,
June 4th, 2012

Fished Seven Hatches on Monday 4th of June ..The river was in excellent condition .By early afternoon the mayfly hatch was heavy and continued all day .There were fish feeding greedily all day on the mayfly .I had five fish , three of them, a good pound in weight and two nearer the pound and three quarter mark.
Broken off twice with larger fish

Henry from ,
June 2nd, 2012

superb condition of the beat with a steady catch throughout the day not only of good size fish but all in excellent condition.

David from ,
June 2nd, 2012

At the end of play 10 fish in total...the first coming to my very first 'practise cast' a lovely specimen of about 3 1/2 lb ....there after 4 similar sized fish then 4 to about 2lb and finally a tiddler. All returned to give someone else a fantastic red letter day that I had.

Stephen from ,
May 31st, 2012

The Mayfly hatch was superb early evening and brought the fish on as we had hoped and there was activity right up until we left at just gone 9pm.Thank you very much .

F from ,
May 30th, 2012

Beautiful evening on the Stratton beat

Mike from ,
May 28th, 2012

a prolific mayfly hatch on which the fish were gorging.....

Mike from ,
May 26th, 2012

12 browns all in perfect condition; Least liked about your day: not long enough
Most Liked about your day: everything !

Martin from ,
May 24th, 2012

I would not recommend it, its too good to share ! Many thanks

Simon from ,
May 21st, 2012

Least liked about your day: Having to go home, after thouroghly enjoying my first day chalk stream fishing
Most Liked about your day: The beautiful surrondings, the river and the thrill of catching my first wild brownie

Stuart from ,
May 19th, 2012

Most Liked about your day: The clarity of the water compared to the Wiltshire avon and wylye

Owen from ,
May 19th, 2012

Annual trip to Wrackleford and more than lived up to expectation.

Alun from ,
May 19th, 2012

Improvements to your Day: Difficult to improve. I have recommended your waters to my fishing friends over the last year.

Alun from ,
May 15th, 2012

The improvements to the river are excellent.

Nicolas from ,
May 13th, 2012

Never seen the water looking better on The Bricks

Stephan from ,
May 12th, 2012

A really nice location, very tranquil.

Clive from ,
May 8th, 2012

You have made the place very attractive, the paths and signage alongside the river bed are wide and clean, all in a very pretty environment. I will definitely pass-on your details to friends.

Bertrand from ,
April 11th, 2012

Thank you ever so much for leasing your lodge to us. We had the most amazing time. I am already trying to organise another time to come back. We all had a wonderful time.

Jamie Lee from ,
November 15th, 2011

A brief note to thank you and the team for a fantastic and impecably organised day's shooting. It really was a treat in every respect. I shal positively look forward to returning next year.

Stephen from ,
October 20th, 2011

Just a note to say how much I enjoyed the experience at Wrackleford. It is a lovely place to stay and your shoot is, by my reckoning, a notch up on Temple, Druids or Stockton, so a red-letter day in my game book !

Anthony from ,
October 20th, 2011

First class hospitality and brilliant shooting. All of us thoroughly enjoyed the day and can't wait to come back again.

Charlie from ,
October 5th, 2011

I think your website, fishing map book and river cannot be faulted and I enjoyed my first visit to the River Frome

Tim from ,
September 23rd, 2011

Thank you for another memorable day and evening at Wrackleford. The shooting was first class as usual.

Henry from ,
September 23rd, 2011

Having enjoyed another splendid trip to Dorset, I wanted to thank you for both for your hospitality once again.

Simon from ,
September 20th, 2011

How could such a wonderful day be better? Thank you for the most amazing, relaxing and enchanting day. My spirits are refreshed.

Victoria from ,
August 30th, 2011

May I also mention my admiration for the standard of your website, for the whole booking process and for the subsequent information provided. Comprehensive, easy to follow, fast, efficient and yet personalised by your readiness to pop any additional relevant comment into the automated standard process. An excellent example to the providers of a whole range of other online services and products.

Vive Wrackleford.

Guy from ,
August 25th, 2011

A nice variety of water and a lovely spot. Thank you.

Guy from ,
August 18th, 2011

We loved the seclusion of the lodge.

Angela from ,
August 17th, 2011

We were on Stratton and Muckleford last Thursday and had a superb day. An extremely pretty stretch of water. We shall definitely book again for next year.

Chris from ,
July 21st, 2011

Warm reception in lovely countryside setting

Robin from ,
July 20th, 2011

The Lodge is very spacious, very well equipped, very quiet and with nice views.

Theo from ,
July 17th, 2011

We both had a fantastic day and will definetly return and agreed that this was the best day we have had. Simply perfect.

William from ,
July 2nd, 2011

An excellent day, sunny, warm, little breeze. An extraordinary amount of insect life including still plenty of mayflies.

Simon from ,
July 1st, 2011

Just to let you know that we had a really excellent day on Friday. Overall we had 19 fish between us, taking one fish each. Three of my fish were around the 2lb mark. I suspect two of these were stockies but one (taken at the upper extremity of the beat) was magnificently coloured and perfectly finned.

Tim from ,
June 29th, 2011

We had such a lovely time staying with you - a real privilage to be able to share your family home.

Ian from ,
June 29th, 2011

We really enjoyed ourselves and the lodge is magical.

Nicholas from ,
June 29th, 2011

Very comfortable, big rooms and friendly hosts

Marisa from ,
June 20th, 2011

It was a wonderful morning with steady feeding throughout

Nicholas from ,
June 20th, 2011

It was the perfect setting for my family to prepare for my wedding day. Very atmospheric

Jo from ,
June 18th, 2011

I really enjoyed my day fishing, the lake was fantastic.

Claudia from ,
June 17th, 2011

Fish are in beautiful condition - lovely scrappers those wild trout!

Stuart from ,
June 17th, 2011

Varied water, with a nice balance of maintenance and wildness - Seven Hatches

Stuart from ,
June 16th, 2011

Lost a huge fish that I didn’t even see after about 5 minutes on the line!

Robert from ,
June 16th, 2011

Great accommodation, comfortable bed, excellent breakfast.

Laura from ,
June 16th, 2011

Charming river, challenging fishing but with fish visible to stalk so plenty to aim at.

Laura from ,
June 14th, 2011

The place really is beautiful and I would definitely recommend it to friends

Riona from ,
June 8th, 2011

This is a terrific stretch of river. A steady hatch of mayflies - The Stratton Beat

Jeremy from ,
June 6th, 2011

A good beat with plenty of deep pools even in low water conditions - The Stratton Beat

Jim from ,
June 6th, 2011

Eleven trout, two very good size. Still a bit of mayfly activity but lots of other flies in evidence. I even saw some spurwing in the afternoon. The beat condition really is a credit - The Mill Beat

Nicholas from ,
June 5th, 2011

Memorable, fulfilling and a complete joy !

Tony from ,
June 2nd, 2011

You have obviously given a great deal of thought to making sure your visitors have everything they need.

Peter from ,
June 2nd, 2011

The remoteness of the Lodge and the beauty of the Dorset landscape take some beating.

Peter from ,
June 1st, 2011

13 Browns, which included 19" grown on stock fish from the Muckleford bridge pool (fins so perfect thought it was wild at the time) and a pure wild cock brownie of 18.5 inches half way down the beat in wooded section - that really made my day & birthday treat fishing the water !

Alun from ,
May 31st, 2011

A warm day, a late afternoon mayfly hatch on the Gaston beat after a lazy lunch, and a couple of pints of Badger. Two fish in three casts, and a fish rising under the elderflower just upstream. You can't improve on that.

Craig from ,
May 31st, 2011

A warm, and genuine welcome that makes you feel more like an old friend than a paying guest.

Craig from ,
May 30th, 2011

Good length of beat which enables wading. Excellent fishing on the mayfly.

Brian from ,
May 28th, 2011

We had a super day at Wrackleford as ever-no comments other than positive ones!

Richard from ,
May 28th, 2011

My first (chalksteam) Mayfly experience which turned into a real wildlife spectacular and well worth the trip from our Highland Perthshire loch.

Adrian from ,
May 23rd, 2011

A beautiful lodge on a gorgeous estate and we really enjoyed the clay shooting.

Genefer from ,
May 23rd, 2011

Superb fishing as always, well done Oliver

Bill from ,
May 23rd, 2011

Thanks for a great day on Friday and for your kind hospitality. We will be back!

John from ,
May 15th, 2011

Really enjoyed Sydling Brook and caught about dozen to 3/4lb,lovely surroundings with kingfishers & several roe towards the top end.

Larry from ,
May 15th, 2011

I spent a fantastic day yesterday fishing two of the beats upon your estate.

Chris from ,
May 9th, 2011

What a beatiful house with lots of character. Everything was exceptionally clean and tidy.

Mark from ,
May 9th, 2011

What a fantastic set up. Every aspect was excellent. From the warm welcome,the well maintained river, the actual fishing, right through to the breakfast the following day, everything was brilliant.

Mark from ,
May 9th, 2011

What a fantastic set up. Every aspect was excellent. From the warm welcome,the well maintained river, the actual fishing, right through to the breakfast the following day, everything was brilliant.

Mark from ,
May 4th, 2011

What a wonderful time we had at the 'Shooting Lodge'. It was just magical and we really felt at ease with the surroundings and accommodation. Just what we were looking for.

Sonya from ,
May 3rd, 2011

We had a fabulous weekend staying at the Lodge - as the weather was glorious we made the most of the BBQ facilities and ate outdoors all the time which was lovely. The house and grounds are spectacular.

Linda from ,
April 26th, 2011

I just wanted to write to thank you so much for letting us use the lodge we all had an amazing weekend.

Scott from ,
February 2nd, 2011

Wrackleford is a beacon of how a shoot should be run from every aspect.

Alastair from ,
January 21st, 2011

It was quite a still day but the birds flew really well, especially the partridge which were some of the best I can remember.

Charles from ,
January 21st, 2011

it was the most relaxing of environments. It’s highly professional, but informal and fun at the same time

from ,
January 21st, 2011

It is a very informal day, beautifully controlled by Oliver who somehow managed to get both the birds and the guns to behave themselves. I don’t know which is the harder job.

from ,
January 21st, 2011

A brilliant day in every respect. The Shooting Box is one of the most delightful I have ever visited and I’m still wondering how to get my hands on that chandelier.

from ,
January 21st, 2011

We were completely spoiled by the Popes. Needless to say the shooting was fabulous, but what really made it was the atmosphere created by Oliver and Katie. It was like being on a family shoot, but with lots of birds.

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January 11th, 2011

A magical place for Christmas. Liked the space and informality. Felt I could really relax. Really nicely furnished and equipped

Donna from ,
January 11th, 2011

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our Christmas at the Shooting Lodge. Its a magical place to spend Christmas with all the fires and candles and the snow just made it perfect. Thank you for all you did to make our stay so comfortable and memorable.

Donna from ,
January 2nd, 2011

A Truly Amazing Place, one of the best New Years ever.

Karen from ,
November 29th, 2010

Great day on Saturday and the last drive was very memorable both for quality and quantanty All thanks to you and your supporting teams for giving us such pleasure

Barrie from ,
October 15th, 2010

Fantastic estate, pristine river that is extremely well maintained.

Paul from ,
October 14th, 2010

Just what I dreamed of to celebrate Mum's 70th birthday.

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September 23rd, 2010

The Lodge is an amazing place and we had a thoroughtly enjoyable week.

Jacquie from ,
September 23rd, 2010

The Lodge is an excellent place to stay and we were extremely sad to leave the calm peacefulness of the surroundings.

Jacqui from ,
September 13th, 2010

Just to say thanks for the weekend. The house and dinner were superb, and everyone had a fantastic time.

Tom from ,
August 31st, 2010

Wonderful location, good water condition and ideal weather - loved the day.

Stephen from ,
August 30th, 2010

It was fantastic waking up to the beautiful views and seeing the partridge and pheasants walking about , we also had the pleasure of a visit from 3 deer one evening and a fantastic meal at the local pub the Saxon Arms.

Emma from ,
August 30th, 2010

We all had an amazing time and without a doubt the Shooting Lodge made our holiday.

Emma from ,
August 16th, 2010

It is difficult to find superlatives to do justice to such a wonderful day.

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August 16th, 2010

By a long way that was the most brilliant day's shooting I have ever enjoyed, not only in quality and numbers, but just as importantly, in company, countryside and general amusing banter. My appreciation is wholehearted and without reservation.

Charlie from ,
August 16th, 2010

I just wanted to say we had such a  fantastic stay at the Shooting Lodge. The grounds were incredible, the house was beautiful and everyone we met on the estate was lovely, and just so helpful.

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August 16th, 2010

Felt like we had the place to ourselves for 2 days! Totally undisturbed, could really relax and unwind. We fished 2 lovely beats with good variation. Having lunch hampers at the huts was a nice touch. Really enjoyed the fishing in some challenging conditi

Andy from ,
August 16th, 2010

Lovely house, made to feel very welcome in a family home. Room and beds very comfortable indeed.

from ,
August 16th, 2010

Wrackleford is so beautiful, the atmosphere in the Shooting Lodge fantastic and the boys loved the fishing.

from ,
August 16th, 2010

Wow !! I felt so spoilt !!

from ,
August 16th, 2010

The details do not do the house justice. It is quirky and odd but this adds to its charms. Site staff very friendly and welcoming - really made us feel comfortable.

Tanya from ,
August 16th, 2010

A great property away from it all.

from ,
August 16th, 2010

Loved the location and peacefulness, I like fishing smaller rivers like the Frome.

from ,
August 16th, 2010

I had a family of otters within touching distance, the cubs were playing around my feet for three or four minutes.

Nicholas from ,
August 16th, 2010

A family outing, very peaceful and beautiful setting, the banks and benches are perfect.

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August 16th, 2010

Wonderful setting and lots of fish.

Charles from ,
August 16th, 2010

First Class accommodation - extremely comfortable - wonderful bathrooms and copious hot water for a first class soak after a day's fishing.

Paul from ,
August 16th, 2010

All the relaxation and aura of a real family home

Paul from ,
August 16th, 2010

A house that exudes comfortable timeliness - a bedroom and bathroom that is on a par with a great many Country House hotels

Paul from ,
August 16th, 2010

Jam at breakfast that was ‘to die for’

Paul from ,
August 16th, 2010

Fishing that was a good balance of plenty of activity yet challenging enough and all in surroundings that were beautiful

Paul from ,
August 16th, 2010

A fantastic house in the middle of the estate. Fab breccie, we will definitely stay again.

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August 16th, 2010

A FANTASTIC day from beginning to end. Beautiful surroundings, carefully managed (but not over-managed) banks, deer, bees, herons, wrens and robins and, of course, fish, fish, fish. Thank you so much for a day to remember.

Victoria from ,
November 30th, 2009

A truly wonderful experience.

Patrick from ,
August 14th, 2009

An amazing setting for our big family get together - love it.

from ,
May 17th, 2007

I have been to The Baron's Court, River Meon and The Test in the past but Frome provided the best fishing condition and the quality/quantity of the fish was superb.

from ,
April 19th, 2007

The fishing on the Frome is brilliant. It must be one of the prettiest and clearest waters that I’ve ever come across.

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