blog category: Chalkstream Fishing

Stop by Alistair Robjent’s tackle shop in the centre of Stockbridge any morning at the moment and along with all the other items of tackle that are being purchase and the general hubbub of fishing chat the one thing that most people leave the shop with are a handful of the famous or should that… Read More>>>

Iron Blue Dun © Cyril Bennett

Mayfly Time. If any of our upwinged flies could ever be described as pretty it surely must be the little Iron Blue that hatches in May and then again in September and October. Small but unmistakable, with dark inky blue wings and so often hatching during blustery rainy weather exactly like we are experiencing at… Read More>>>

Brown Trout and Mayfly = Aardvark McLeod-Bill Latham

The first mayflies of 2017 have been putting in an appearance on the southern chalkstreams as the strong cold north easterly winds at the backend of last week have given way to warmer conditions over the weekend. On the river Test on Sunday I saw a good trickle of duns hatching mid-afternoon. The trout as… Read More>>>

Chalkstream trout fishing, Hampshire, Aardvark McLeod

We are very excited about the up and coming movie “Chalk” which is currently in the pre – production phase. As we are based in the heart of chalkstream country with the Avon and Test no more than 15 minutes from the office all of us regard them as our home waters. We are really… Read More>>>

Chalkstream Brown Trout - Aardvark Mcleod

At the beginning of May our fly fishing thoughts turn towards the annual mayfly life cycle hatch and what opportunities it might bring. Will we catch the leviathan that has over wintered from last season or shall we be outwitted yet again.  Whatever happens it is a truly special time to be out on the… Read More>>>