The Fishery:
Fly Fishing Excellence

  Introduction We offer the finest fly fishing on three fishery syndicates on the River Kennet and River Dun. We place great emphasis on traditional fly fishing in a gentlemanly manner, rather than modern ‘catch as many fish… Read More

Freeman’s Marsh – Bird Nesting Season

a black Glossy Ibis wading in shallow water on Freeman's Marsh in Hungerford

It’s now several years since the Trustees of the Town & Manor of Hungerford launched a long term conservation programme to arrest a depleting wild bird population, constant damage by the cattle to the water courses and vandalism to… Read More

The Fishery History

The Hungerford fishery comprises five miles of excellent private fishing along the chalk streams of the River Kennet and River Dun around Hungerford. The unique environment provides an abundance of Brown Trout and Grayling, which thrive and grow… Read More

Wildlife & Conservation

Mute swans with young cygnets on their nest on the river bank, Town and Manor of Hungerford

One of our most important roles is caring for large stretches of land and rivers, rich in natural wildlife and biodiversity. The Town & Manor cares for over 140 hectares (about 350 acres) of land around Hungerford, including The Common to… Read More

Working with Natural England

Hungerford Common, with narrow worn path, and views across open grassland to mature trees and grazing cows

The Town & Manor works closely with Natural England regarding Commons and Land Management. The photo shows Natural England Officer Des Sussex carrying out an inspection visit (1 Dec 2014) with Rob Starr – Water Keeper, Sue Everett… Read More

Bird Ringing

Kingfisher photographed by Hugh Pihlens

Come and see a demonstration of bird ringing in Freeman’s Marsh. Wildlife is one of the key aspects of the work of Town & Manor, and year on year we increase our understanding of the wealth of wildlife… Read More