River Wylye at Langford Lakes – Chalkstream Fly Fishing
Intimate wild dry fly and nymph wading fishery
The River Wylye at Langford Lakes is a glorious stretch of Wiltshire chalkstream. It is home to strong populations of wild trout and grayling, abundant fly life and crystal clear waters make it a fly fishing dream. The river is one of the Avon Valley’s most sought after fly fishing streams offering fantastic wade fly fishing.
Exclusive and Varied Chalkstream Fly Fishing
The River Wylye at Langford Lakes is exclusive to Aardvark McLeod, a stretch that encapsulates the delights of the wild Wiltshire chalkstream. Wild brown trout and grayling abound, and thanks to great water quality and habit management the fly life is able to support a range of fish sizes including some large and wary specimens.
Our beat at Steeple Langford runs through the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s Langford Lake Nature Reserve, offering spectacular scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities to compliment this special fishery. In addition the site has a wonderful café and loo facilities. Please note that there is no public access to the river so anglers are not disturbed by the general public visitors.
The fishing is mainly wading with great twists, bend and in-water obstacles to provide fish with a fantastic habitat. Do not be surprised to encounter some large wily Wylye trout along with excellent autumn and winter grayling fishing. Wading is only permitted from the 15th April to 30th November each season to protect important fish spawning periods.
Throughout the season, this beautifully varied stretch of water is available for a mix of syndicate rods, day rods and guided days. The trout fly fishing season on the River Wylye runs from 1st April to the 15th October each year. The beat is perfect for one or two rods.
With demand for chalkstream grayling fly fishing ever growing, the River Wylye also offers a wonderful winter option. It is perfectly suited for day rods and guided trips for those ready to brave the cold. The season is open from 16th October to 28th February.
Easy Reach of London
Fly Fishing the River Test at Testcombe is in easy reach of London and many other main towns in the south of England. Whether you drive, fly or get the train it will not take long to reach the fishing.
For those looking for longer stays in the area, we can combine the River Wylye at Langford Lakes with other fishing options in the area. There are numerous accommodation options suitable for all types of stay, from small B&Bs to full Country House Hotels.