My debut book
Chalkstream Fly Fishing in Wiltshire
Fishing Breaks offer the widest selection of the very best chalk stream brown trout dry fly and nymph fishing in the county of Wiltshire.
Wiltshire has an amazing chalkstream heritage. It was the home of Frank Sawyer, inventor of the Pheasant Tail Nymph and has the most extraordinary variety of streams – the Nadder and Wylye are the best-kept secrets in dry fly circles.
These two rivers, plus the River Avon, offer a range of choice at great value for anyone who likes to fish alone or with a few friends. The season opens on all the rivers in mid April with the mayfly hatch starting in mid-to-late May, with these remarkable insects still around in July.
This is a county that welcomes visitors with its world famous landmarks:
Salisbury Cathedral on the water meadows of the River Avon and Stonehenge.
Many of the villages are lovely places to stay with inns such as The
Lamb at Hindon or The
Angel at Heytesbury.
Marcus McCorkell is a great fan of the Wiltshire streams, living as he does on the county border with Dorset.
‘Having been bought up in Dorset, the Avon and its tributaries were an eye-opening discovery. The bigger rivers, larger fish and faster flows made me change my tactics: less of the commando-style stalking on wild streams to more of the leisurely spotting of feeding fish, selecting the right fly and laying a perfect line across the water.’
You may read more about Marcus McCorkell on the Fishing Guides page. If you wish to pick Marcus’s brain, email him at email@example.com All diary and booking enquiries should be made to Fishing Breaks.
Top country pub: The Compasses, Chicksgrove
Top spa hotel: Bishopstrow House, Warminster
Top gastro pub: The Angel Coaching Inn, Heytesbury
Top place to visit: Stonehenge
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