Welcome to the English chalkstreams

The new season beckons .... time to plot, plan and dream of that first spring trip. If you are an old hand, new to fly fishing or simply planning that once-a-year treat my Fishing Breaks is the place to start. With 30 years leading on the chalkstreams nobody else can match us for choice, experience and advice.

Summer on the River Frome


Simon and Jardine
Listen to The Fishing Cast with Charles Jardine and Simon Cooper

Exton Manor
Early April Rivers
Dove, Driffield Beck, Frome, Itchen, Kennet, Lambourn & Meon

Kids and Family
Easter Holidays
½ Day Taster, Family & Kids & Private Tuition

Abbotts Worthy
NEW for 2020
Driffield Beck, River Itchen & Weekend Course

The chalkstreams range from the famous rivers Test and Itchen in Hampshire across Berkshire, Dorset and Wiltshire, plus the similar but subtly different limestone rivers of Derbyshire and Gloucestershire.

Every river (we have close to twenty) is very special in its own right and you will find a description, photos, location map, video and prices for each, plus my unique Tranquillity and Difficulty rating. Look out for the beats that have my Exclusive to Fishing Breaks tag, which are only available through us.

Here at Nether Wallop Mill, in the heart of Hampshire, I host our Private Tuition & Courses plus Children and Family Days from April to October. Everyone is welcome and with a beautiful thatched cabin overlooking a crystal clear, well stocked lake with five varieties of trout: blue, brown, golden, rainbow and tiger. This has to be the most wonderful place to catch your first ever fish.

There are various ways to book: the on-line system shows up-to-the minute availability. Alternatively do give me a call or drop me an email as I am always happy to discuss the options if you are undecided.

Finally if you are browsing the site with a birthday, anniversary or special occasion in mind, I’d point you in the direction of our gift vouchers. I have set a standard that few match in terms of breadth of choice, ease of use and a ground-breaking two years in which to use them.

I hope a great fishing trip is about to begin.

Best wishes!

Simon Cooper


Fishing Breaks Founder and Managing Director

Tel: 01264 781988









Fishing Breaks
The Mill
Heathman Street
Nether Wallop
Hampshire SO20 8EW

01264 781988
Overseas +44 1264 781 988