Chalkstream fly fishing with Fishing Breaks

“Insight into a wonderful corner of the land.”

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NEW FOR 2017
Three days on the river for 11-16 year olds

Qing Ya Xi
Take a look at our lovely new beat on the River Itchen.

Season Tickets
2017 Season Tickets
The 4x4, All Wading 4x4 and The Wild Bunch. Details just released.

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


Children and Family

Nether Wallop Mill, beside the burbling Wallop Brook and a gin clear lake that absolutely teems with trout, is a truly wonderful place to start fly fishing.

You will be taught by one of our patient and helpful instructors, with exclusive use of The Mill and the instructor. We break up the day to make it interesting; some casting tuition, tackle tips, some pond dipping, some fly tying and of course plenty of fish catching! It is not a rigid schedule so we adapt along the way. Our simple aim is to make it fun, informative and fire the enthusiasm for many future fishing trips in the years to come.

The facilities are second to none with a beautiful thatched oak fishing cabin on the water’s edge with a kitchen, lounge with a log burner, dining veranda, WC and outside BBQ area. Non fishing family members are welcome to attend the day.


We don’t have a strict minimum age as such but as general rule I have found that children from around eight years and upwards get the best from these days. Nether Wallop Mill is open April to October on week days, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Difficulty Tranquilty Wading Required Book
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dogs allowed Cabin rating
5 stars

Rail Station9m

Acommodation 3m


"Great venue for my 'taster' session. ”   “Fantastic day. Lovely setting with excellent tutoring. ”    “The patience of the instructor coupled with the beauty and tranquillity of The Mill.”

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Father and Son Day

The Father & Son Day at Nether Wallop Mill is a wonderful way to share the magic of fly fishing and capture that first ever trout.

  • Private instructor
  • Exclusive use
  • Fish to take home
  • All tackle supplied

Location: Nether Wallop Mill

 Season: April 1 - October 31

Father and Son Day (1 adult/1 child under 16yrs) £295

Price includes all fishing charges, tuition, licence and tackle.

Family Day

A fishing day is a great way of getting the family together to share the excitement of a new sport in the young and re-ignite the passion in others.

  • Up to five people
  • Guests welcome
  • Private instructor
  • Exclusive use
  • Fish to take home
  • All tackle supplied

Location: Nether Wallop Mill

 Season: April 1 - October 31

Family Day (1-2 parents plus 1-3 children under 16yrs) £385

Price is for a full day (9.30am-5.30pm) to include all fishing charges, tuition, licence and tackle.

NEW 2017 River Camp

River Camp is all about honing rivercraft, spending lots of time fishing and the opportunity to really understand how rivers work as we spend a unique day taking part in a restoration project supervised by the Wild Trout Trust.

  • Three full days on the river
  • 11-16 years
  • One instructor for each 4-5 pupils
  • All tackle and equipment supplied

Location: River Test

 July 17-19

River Camp £275/child for 3 days
10% discount for siblings or groups.

To book call 01264 781988 or email

Price per child Monday-Wednesday 10am - 5pm. Includes all fishing charges, tuition, licences, tackle, flies and equipment.

River Camp is the perfect progression for anyone who attended the Kids Camp last year or wants to focus on river fishing and the natural environment. Again it is very hands on, with everyone expected to pitch in to take part. Here is a list of some, but not all, the topics that will be covered:

Dry fly & nymph fishing
Reading a river
Handling wild trout
How to be a Fishing Guide
Restoration basics

Planning a project
Working in a river
Understanding habitat
Campfire cooking

2017 Kids Fish Camp

Run over a week in the summer holidays this is the perfect way to immerse your child into fly fishing. There is everything here from learning the basics, right up to a day on the River Test and barbequing the trout.

  • Four mornings and a river day
  • 8-15 years
  • 1 instructor for 5-6 pupils
  • All tackle supplied

Location: Nether Wallop Mill & River Test

July 24-28

Kids Fish Camp £250/child for 5 days or £65/day (min. 3 days including the first day). 10% discount for siblings or groups.

To book call 01264 781988 or email

Price per child Monday-Thursday 10am -1pm & Friday 10am - 3pm. Includes all fishing charges, tuition, licences and tackle.

Fish camp really is an extensive and thorough introduction to fly fishing. It is very hands on, the emphasis being on the outdoors not the classroom. Here is a list of some, but not all, the things that will be covered:

Tackling up
Fishing knots 
Life of a trout 
Casting competition 

Life of a Chalkstream
River wildlife
Catch & release 
Preparing fish to eat
Prizes and awards
Speed fishing team contest

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