blog category: Chalkstream Fishing

Mayfly, chalkstream, river test, river anton, river avon,

We have been fortunate over the last couple of weeks to have spent plenty of time fishing and guiding on some of our local chalkstreams. Warm and sunny weather has made some day time hatches a little scarce but the bright light has offered many opportunities for sight fishing to single fish. Despite this, dry… Read More>>>


Mayfly, chalkstream, river test, river anton, river avon,

With the school summer holidays coming to an end, we are brought the harsh reality that the chalkstream trout fly fishing season is approaching its final stages. The evenings are drawing in slowly but surely and the night time temperatures leave the valleys shrouded in mist by morning. It would be easy to be disheartened… Read More>>>


Referred to as ‘the lady of the stream’, grayling are found throughout the UK chalkstreams. The silvery, ghost-like, shadows with a striking orange dorsal fin can often be seen elegantly holding position in the flow amongst beds of ranunculus and clean white gravel. They thrive in the nutrient and invertebrate rich conditions provided by these… Read More>>>


Mayfly, chalkstream, river test, river anton, river avon,

The mid-summer fly fishing on the English chalkstreams has witnessed some fairly unseasonable windy and rainy storms. Air temperatures have been up and down, but most importantly some freshening rain has entered into the various systems ahead of the final six to eight weeks of the brown trout season. Squally gusts have made dry fly… Read More>>>


Mayfly, chalkstream, river test, river anton, river avon,

The chalkstream fly fishing season has primarily been one of low water so far. Whilst July finished up with some incredibly hot weather around the UK, broken by some heavy thundery showers the low water has been a result of the dry winter and spring conditions. That said, the chalkstreams always manage to stay cooler… Read More>>>