Chalkstream fly fishing with Fishing Breaks
 


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NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER
grayling
GRAYLING
The grayling season offers great beats at exceptional prices.

East Lodge
LAST MINUTE
Grab the chance to get on the river at the last minute. Use this link to check dates and you could be fishing today!

trout
TROUT SEASON
Trout fishing continues into October on all our rivers.

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Heathman Street
Nether Wallop
STOCKBRIDGE
Hampshire SO20 8EW
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info@fishingbreaks.co.uk
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Grayling Fishing

Fishing Breaks has great fly fishing for grayling on five rivers in five counties: Berkshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Wiltshire

Our rivers   

grayling

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.

Avon Springs
Bullington Manor
Coln St Aldwyns
Donnington Grove
Ilsington
Upavon Farm
Upper Clatford
(River Avon)
(Upper Test)
(River Coln)
(River Lambourn)
(River Frome)
(River Avon)
(River Anton)
Oct 15 Mar 14
Oct 14 – Jan 31
Oct 01 – Oct  31
Oct 17 – Mar 14
Oct 16 – Mar 14
Oct 16 – Feb 28
Oct 01 – Dec 31

Our Rivers

River Test Bullington Manor

Sight fishing in gin-clear water across all four beats

   

River Test Upper Clatford

Gin clear and well sheltered

   

River Frome Ilsington

Home to the current British grayling record

   

River Avon Avon Springs

Just downstream of Frank Sawyer’s home and Avon beats

   

River Lambourn Donnington Grove

One of the best grayling chalkstreams you will find

   

River Avon Upavon Farm

The all wading beat in Sawyer country

   

River Coln Coln St Aldwyn

Gloucestershire’s top grayling river


 

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