Dorset Chalkstreams

Wild trout and big grayling

The lesser known chalkstreams of Dorset offer a wonderful fly fishing experience, with notable rivers such as the Frome, Piddle and Allen, along with plethora of winterbournes and streams, provide a rich habitat for wild brown trout and grayling. The lower river also sees reasonable runs of salmon and sea trout.

Challenging and rewarding fly fishing

To walk along these babbling waters of the the Dorset chalkstreams is to pass through the pages of a Thomas Hardy novel, and recent river work has gone a long way to restoring these rivers to an almost self-sustaining wild habitat.

The fishing can be challenging, but the rewards are great. As a result these waters can produce very large wild trout and grayling. With flourishing water quality the river life is abundant and fly hatches occur consistently through the year including a strong mayfly appearance in early June.

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