Welcome to the English chalkstreams

Fishing is back! I’m delighted to say the chalkstream season is in full swing. Our beats are open and just to take our minds off the gloom, the Mayfly hatch is happening as you read this.

Fishing is back – watch the video


Our fisheries are open. However, depending on the nature of the fishery and the facilities provided we have put in place a series of coronavirus precautions. These will be detailed in an email update ahead of your visit. If you have any further concerns, please contact us.

We do understand that not all our clients will be able to fulfil bookings already made due to travel, accommodation or personal health reasons. We will endeavour to be as sympathetic as possible to such personal circumstances reviewing requests for a postponement or rollover on a case-by-case basis.

Covid-19 money back pledge
Any new* booking has a 100% money back guarantee if you have to subsequently cancel due to a Covid-19 related reason.
*since 16/March /2020

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