blog tag: Brown Trout

The river fly fishing season varies slightly depending on which part of New Zealand you are fishing in. For Owen River Lodge at the top of the South Island the trout fly fishing season opens on the 1st October and ends on the 30th April, which means that the season starts in spring, moves through… Read More>>>


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>>>


Hafralonsa, Iceland, Aardvark McLeod

After one of the driest summers in Iceland in living memory, the rains finally arrived right at the end of August. The drop in temperature and proper water has stirred up all the fish and as many of the cock fish begin to jostle for position we are seeing some crocodiles being caught. Although it… 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>>>