blog category: Chalkstream Fishing

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>>>


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

We will once again be running a series of one day Chalkstream Fly Fishing Master classes, these provide a wonderful chance for new and experienced anglers to grow their knowledge. These are a great option if you are looking to improve certain areas of your fly fishing from entomology through to casting into the wind… Read More>>>


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

A tributary to the King of chalkstream fly fishing, the River Anton rises north of Andover and runs straight through the town. It keeps flowing directly south through the hamlets of the Clatfords, where the Pillhill Brook joins the river. The Anton reaches the River Test just south of Chilbolton on the Leckford and Fullerton… Read More>>>


River Frome, brown trout fishing, grayling fishing, chalkstream fishing, Aardvark McLeod

As the first scythes begin to shape the spring weed growth on the River Test we are brought the harsh reality that the mayfly fly fishing on the chalkstreams is coming to an end for another season. This may mark the end of a particular moment on our chalk rivers but it does not mark… Read More>>>