My book Life of a Chalkstream
is now out in paperback.
FEATURING IN 2016
Two days on the river, a campfire at dusk and a night under canvas with the sound of the stream to lull you to sleep. Summer dates now out.
NEW A week just fly fishing – could the summer holidays get any better? Summer programme now out.
The perfect antidote to work. Two magnificent River Test venues and Nether Wallop Mill. Now booking Mayfly dates.
Your favourite beat, on the day you want it for the season ahead. All the options, on all the rivers.
Fishing Breaks has great fly fishing for grayling on seven rivers in five counties: Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Yorkshire
As the trout season draws to a close the grayling come into their own. As the leaves fall from the trees and autumn turns to winter, amidst the spawning trout grayling are fascinating creatures with their different quirks and habits.
For decades grayling were considered something of a pest and river keepers were instructed to remove them. However, we happily live in more enlightened times where the grayling is rightly regarded as the fourth game fish, for many an equal to the salmon, brown trout and sea trout.
Despite the winter rains the chalkstreams will generally run clear, perfect for sight fishing with Red Tags, the Grayling Witch, Shrimp patterns and Killer Bugs for the "lady of the river". Our grayling beats open from October to mid-March.
Coln St Aldwyns
Woodington (River Avon)
(River Blackwater) Oct 14 – Mar 14
Oct 14 – Jan 31
Oct 01 – Mar 14
Oct 14 – Mar 14
Oct 16 – Mar 14
Oct 01 – Feb 28
Oct 15 – Feb 28
Oct 01 – Dec 31
Oct 14 – Mar 14