Chalkstream fly fishing with Fishing Breaks  

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Grayling Fishing

Fishing Breaks offers a selection of grayling fly fishing in Berkshire and Hampshire

Our rivers   

As the trout season draws to a close the completely wild grayling come into their own and autumn days on the river can be very special indeed.

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, 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.

Our Rivers

River Test Bullington Manor

Sight fishing in gin-clear water across all four beats


River Avon Avon Springs

Just downstream of Frank Sawyer’s home and final resting place


River Blackwater Woodington

Plenty of variety with twists, turns and deep pools


River Coln Coln St Aldwyn

Limestone river grayling fishing


Driffield Beck Mulberry Whin

This northerly chalkstream might one day produce a UK record grayling


River Lambourn Donnington Grove

One of the best grayling chalkstreams you will find


River Avon Upavon Farm

All wading grayling beat



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