Chalkstream fly fishing with Fishing Breaks  

The Mill
Heathman Street
Nether Wallop
Hampshire SO20 8EW
T: 01264 781988
F: 01264 782590



Welcome to the chalkstreams of southern England

With the longest days we have the shortest nights, for any avid fishermen the time of year when thoughts turn to the magical evening rise. As the English countryside takes full bloom there is nowhere better to be than on riverbank at dusk, sharing the excitement with the bats that flit across the sky, swooping down to feast on the very same insects that draw the trout to feed so vociferously.

Dusk on the River Kennet


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Did you know you can book up to 24 hours before or even on the day itself? Use this link to check and book dates on-line.


Join the bats, otters and fish for two days and a night on the river. Check out our Fish Camp and read about my night on the river in The Field magazine.

Age and sex is no bar to fly fishing. Check out our Family Days at Nether Wallop Mill.

I am delighted to bring you the widest range of the very best chalkstream fishing in England from the company I founded twenty five years ago. I personally select every beat we offer, fish them all and through the season I work daily with the river owners and keepers to ensure the fishing is second to none.

The chalkstreams range far and wide from the famous River Test in Hampshire across six other counties from Dorset in the west to Yorkshire in the north. Every river (we have over twenty) is very special in its own right and you will find a description, photos, location map, video and prices for each, plus my unique Tranquillity and Difficulty rating.Look out for the beats that have my Exclusive to Fishing Breaks tag, which are only available through my company.

There are various ways to book: the on-line system shows up-to-the minute availability. Alternatively do give me a call or drop me an email as I am always happy to discuss the options if you are undecided.

Here at Nether Wallop Mill, in the heart of Hampshire, I host our private tuition, courses and family days from April to October. Everyone is welcome and with a beautiful thatched cabin overlooking a gin-clear, well stocked lake with rainbow, brown and blue trout this is the most enchanting spot to catch your first fish.

Finally if you are browsing the site with a birthday, anniversary or special occasion in mind, I’d point you in the direction of our gift vouchers. I have set a standard that few match in terms of breadth of choice, ease of use and a ground-breaking two years in which to use them.

I hope a great fishing trip is about to begin.

Best wishes!

Simon Cooper

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Life of a Chalkstream was published in May and is a best seller. To order a signed copy click here.

Fishing Breaks Founder and Managing Director

Tel: 01264 781988