After the hot, sunny and extremely enjoyable summer season on our chalkstream rivers, we are always excited for the autumn time. The rivers are often at the clearest and the hatches increase through the day time and into the evening.

Testcombe River Test, Chalkstream Fly Fishing, Aardvark McLeod

September and October may seem late in the season but fly hatches often stretch throughout the whole day offering some fantastic dry fly action, even in the rain. The leaves begin to turn offering a fantastic display of mother nature’s beauty, and best of all the fish feast before the colder winter months.

View Alex’s summer chalkstream outlook and tips below:

It is possible to secure your preferred autumn dates whether a single angler or group now. So do not hesitate to contact us for details on availability.

Autumn Fly Fishing Availability 2022:

Week: 19th to 25th September 2022

Wednesday 21st September:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods

Thursday 22nd September:
Broadlands Estate, River Test – 1 to 10 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods

Friday 23rd September:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 rods
Broadlands Estate, River Test – 1 to 3 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods

Saturday 24th September:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods

Sunday 25th September:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Broadlands Estate, River Test – 1 to 3 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods


Week: 26th September to 2nd October 2022

Monday 26th September:
Broadlands Estate, River Test – 1 to 3 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods

Tuesday 27th September:
Broadlands Estate, River Test – 1 to 3 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods

Wednesday 28th September:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods

Thursday 29th September:
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods

Friday 30th September:
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods

Saturday 1st October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods

Sunday 2nd October:
Broadlands Estate, River Test – 1 to 3 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods


Week: 3rd to 9th October 2022

Monday 3rd October:
Broadlands Estate, River Test – 1 to 3 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods

Tuesday 4th October:
Broadlands Estate, River Test – 1 to 3 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods

Wednesday 5th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Broadlands Estate, River Test – 1 to 10 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods

Thursday 6th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Broadlands Estate, River Test – 1 to 10 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods

Friday 7th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 rods
Broadlands Estate, River Test – 1 to 3 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods

Saturday 8th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods
Compton Chamberlayne, River Nadder – 1 to 4 rods

Sunday 9th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods


Week: 10th to 16th October 2021

Monday 10th October:
Broadlands Estate, River Test – 1 to 3 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods

Tuesday 11th October:
Broadlands Estate, River Test – 1 to 3 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods

Wednesday 12th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods

Thursday 13th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods

Friday 14th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods

Saturday 15th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)

Sunday 16th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)


Week: 17th to 23rd October 2022

Monday 17th October:
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)

Tuesday 18th October:
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)

Wednesday 19th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)

Thursday 20th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)

Friday 21st October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)

Saturday 22nd October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)

Sunday 23rd October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)


Week: 24th to 31st October 2021

Monday 24th October:
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)

Tuesday 25th October:
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)

Wednesday 26th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)

Thursday 27th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)

Friday 28th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)

Saturday 29th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)

Sunday 30th October:
Testcombe, River Test – 2 to 6 rods
Westfair Beat, River Anton – 1 to 6 rods
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)

Monday 31st October:
Langford, River Wylye – 1 to 2 rods (Grayling Only)


The weed cutting dates have been finalised for the 2022 season, view the River Test dates HERE and the River Itchen dates HERE.

For more information, further chalkstream fly fishing availability or to book one of these days please do not hesitate to contact us by EMAIL or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.