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Chalk stream Fishing

River Avon

Rising on the Wiltshire/Berkshire border, the River Avon flows southward for over 40 miles until it reaches the sea at Christchurch. The lower sections are famous for salmon, including the legendary Royalty Bridge pool.

However, for trout fishermen the pick of the beats are upstream of Salisbury, especially over Salisbury Plain where Frank Sawyer, inventor of the Pheasant Tail Nymph, lived and keepered all his life.

AVON SPRINGS  One Fly 2016 winner RTOF 2015 winner


This lovely stretch of the River Avon is renowned for good brown trout and grayling. Immaculately cared for by the owners it has a high proportion of wild fish, plus fish reared on site that were the progeny of the original Avon native fish.

There is an abundance of insect life providing a varied food source with fly hatches that include mayfly, damselfly, sedge and many others. The ‘dry fly only’ rule is in force until June 1st after which traditional nymphs may be used.

The beat is shared by up to four rods. There is the option of the sporting ticket that allows you to swap between the lakes and river at will.


Difficulty Tranquilty Wading Optional Book
Map Video




No Dogs

Cabin rating
3 stars

Rail Station9m

Acommodation 2.3m


“What a great little location Avon Springs is.”   “A fantastic day's sport; Avon Springs will stay in my mind probably until the day I die.”    “Fish quality, good facilities and friendly, helpful staff.”

Aternatives to consider Ratings explained


April 14 – May 15

£71 per Rod

May 16 – June 14

£86 per Rod

June 15 – October 14

£71 per Rod

October 15 - March 14 (grayling)

£45 per Rod

River and lake ticket

April 14 – May 15

£86 per Rod

May 16 – June 14

£101 per Rod

June 15 – March 14

£86 per Rod

Lake 4 fish ticket

All year

£50 per Rod



Upavon Farm is in the heart of that part of the Avon valley that Frank Sawyer, river keeper extraordinaire and inventor of the Pheasant Tail Nymph, made his own.

This all wading beat is the perfect place to follow in his footsteps where sight fishing, with both dry and nymph, is the only way to go. Never stocked, this is an all wild trout fishery that holds a good head of grayling as well.

Upavon is ideal for one person or two friends sharing

Watch the 0:50 second Directors Cut of CHALK filmed on the River Avon

Difficulty Tranquilty Wading Required Book
Map Video





No Cabin

Rail Station4.6m

Acommodation 8m


“Very natural and challenging water.”   “A quite lovely place and this beat is simply amazing.”    “Upavon Farm is a terrific day's fishing.”

Aternatives to consider Ratings explained

April 15 - May 14

£55 per Rod

May 15 - June 30

£75 per Rod

July 1 - August 15

£65 per Rod

August 16 - October 15

£55 per Rod

October 16 - February 28 (grayling)

£45 per Rod

Fish Camp Call/email for dates

July 1 – August 31

£195 two days/1 night for two

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