Chalkstream fly fishing with Fishing Breaks  

“Insight into a wonderful corner of the land.”

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Bullington Manor
Kimbridge Estate
School Farm
Mottisfont Abbey
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As I write we are currently in negotiation with our river owners to finalise diaries and prices, so currently you are unable to book on-line for 2016. However, if you have a particular request please contact us.

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


Corporate & Group Days

Fishing Breaks offers a wide selection of days for groups and small corporate parties.

Each day is hosted by Fishing Breaks founder, Simon Cooper who will welcome your guests to some of the most exclusive and beautiful private fishing beats in southern England. The service on the day will be exemplary, with the team of friendly and expert Fishing Breaks Guides on hand to look after your party with tackle and flies provided.

Fully catered & guided days

This is a day when you as the host will be able to relax every bit as much as your guests as Fishing Breaks founder Simon Cooper will be on hand with his team of guides. The package includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, plus all drinks. Tackle and flies are supplied at no extra charge along with Wellington boots for those who need them.

River Test, Hampshire

The season runs from May to September. Prices start from £2,250 for a group of six. Options for parties of 4-12 on request.

Nether Wallop Mill, Stockbridge, Hampshire

Our trout lake is open from April to October. The price is £975 for a group of six. Options for parties of 4-10 on request.

Fishing days

Arrive to the smell of fresh coffee and bacon rolls at the Fishing Cabin with your Fishing Guide setting up the rods for the day. The package includes breakfast and one Guide with tackle and flies supplied at no extra charge. Additional guides available if required.

River Test, Hampshire

Prices start from £1,045 for a group of four. Options for parties of 2-12 on request.

Nether Wallop Mill, Stockbridge, Hampshire

Price start at £525 for a group of four. Options for parties of 2-10 on request.

Cast & Blast

Combine clay pigeon shooting with fishing. Prices from £150/head.

Bespoke fishing days

With great fly fishing venues in Berkshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Wiltshire we organise all manner of events from birthdays, celebrations, stags, team building and development days.

Further information

Season: The season runs April to October, with the prime months being May, June and July. The famed Mayfly hatch takes place from mid May to early June.

Event day: The usual fishing day will run from 9am-6pm, with the option to stay later. We’ll meet at the fishing cabin for breakfast, then head out to the river for the remainder of the day retuning for lunch and tea. The Guides will pack and prepare any fish to be taken home.

Catering: Our chef prepares and serves from a delicious menu. The day includes coffee and bacon rolls on arrival, lunch, afternoon tea, plus fine wine and beers all included in the price. Here is a sample menu:

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English asparagus, quails egg and parmesan salad

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Roast sirloin of beef, served pink with horseradish dressing.
Oriental chicken with vegetables, noodles and a sesame, soy and ginger dressing

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Raspberry pavlova with red berry coulis

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Cheese board with Port

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Facilities: We pride ourselves in hosting your day at a beautiful riverside setting. All our beats have a fishing cabin beside the water, seating on the river bank, WC and car parking close to the river.

Fishing Guides: We know from experience that the key to the day is how your guests are looked after and our Guides are second to none. Not everyone will be an expert angler, but our Guides are fully qualified instructors so will be ready to look after novices or anyone who requires help.

Fishing tackle: All new top-of-the-line Orvis rods, reels, lines, nets and flies which are provided free of charge along with fishing waistcoats, wellington boots, hats and fishing glasses.

Travel & places to stay: We will offer advice on a host of excellent country inns and hotels within easy reach of the fishing, plus train links, taxis and directions.

For further details, please complete our enquiry form or e-mail

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