All are fishable and such is the nature of the river that it is often hard to deduce which is main river and which is carrier.
On through the sheep grazed valley the river flows, seemingly every sleepy, thatched village on its journey having some part of fly fishing history.
There is an excellent main fishing cabin overlooking the river and plenty of parking. The Middleton Estate is in Longparish, one of the loveliest villages in the Test valley where the fishing is cared for very much in the tradition of an old-style chalkstream.
The Half Water is one of our longest single beats on the River Test, coming in at just over a mile in length.
Start from the downstream end with fast, deep runs that in turn become a shaded glide up to the productive double hatch pool.