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 fly fishing has been steady throughout the day and has picked up as the light dips towards the evening.
Evening hatches have been good with decent numbers of pale wateries, blue winged olives, spurwing olives and sedges. Small CDC dries have been working well throughout the day and into the evening, as the darkness draws closer great action has been had on sedge patterns. On some of the sunny days when hatches have been scarce, but sight fishing with a small single nymph has been very effective and has been a rewarding way of catching large trout and grayling.
Flies to Try in September
JL MOLE CUL BARBLESS
BLUE WINGED OLIVE CDC BARBLESS
MCPHAIL CDC OLIVE BARBLESS
RETIRER SEDGE BARBLESS
NATURAL PHEASANT TAIL JIG BARBLESS
SR SPANISH BULLET QUILL BARBLESS
Chalkstream Late Season Availability
For a selection of beats available from now until the end of the season click HERE. Other beats and dates are available, please contact us for more details.
We also have spaces on our grayling masterclass, for more information click HERE.
If you would like more information about chalkstream fly fishing please contact Alex Jardine or Olly Thompson call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.