Wilton Shooting & Fishing

Wilton Estate Shoot

The Wilton Estate shoot is run by our experienced and friendly team, led by the Head Keeper, and places the emphasis on quality birds. The primary aim is to provide an enjoyable day’s shooting for the group.

The drives cover a range of areas across the 14,000-acre Estate, from the beautiful rolling chalk downland to the sheltered river valleys, fields and woodland.

Typically, a day’s shoot will begin with the welcome and safety briefing in the Restaurant at Wilton House. There may be up to four drives in the morning, with a mid-morning break, and one or two more drives in the afternoon, depending on the team’s progress (the days range from the smaller 80-bird days to 200-bird days). There are a variety of local venues for well-earned shoot lunches.

Shoot days are available for groups of 8 guns, and non-shooting guests are always welcome. Whilst many of our days are taken by experienced guns, the Estate staff  are happy to offer guidance to those who may have spent less time in the field.

For further information please contact the Estate office on 01722 746700 or email admin@wiltonhouse.com

Wilton Estate – Fishing

The Estate is fortunate in covering parts of the River Nadder and the River Wylye, together with some of the best chalk stream countryside in Wiltshire. The River Nadder runs through Wilton Park, along the south front of the House.

Local fishing clubs lease the beats across the Estate, which afford excellent and varied fishing for members. Regular monitoring is carried out by the Environment Agency, which has reported a good increase in salmon smolts over recent years.

Barford & Burcombe Fishing Club leases about 3 miles of the River Nadder between Barford St. Martin and Ugford. For further information please contact the Chairman anthony.berry7@btopenworld.com

Further beats on the Nadder at Wilton and the Wylye at Quidhampton  are let to Salisbury & District Angling Club. For further information please visit www.salisburydistrictac.co.uk

Or email office@salisburydistrictac.co.uk or contact Andreas Topintzis on tel. 01722 321164.

The Wylye Fly Fishing Club leases fishing at Little Langford, Barford St. Martin, Bemerton and Quidhampton. For further information please  contact Dr Bill Pryce, Chairman tel. 01747 861233.

The Wilton Fly Fishing Club also leases water on the River Wylye running east from Little Langford to Wilton. For further information please visit

Fly Fishing on the Wylye

Or contact Mike Tebbs, Hon. Secretary tel. 01985 841192, email miketebbs@btinternet.com