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 spring-fed streams and river systems. Throughout the summer and autumn months they can be found rising freely up and down the rivers. In the winter, after the trout season has finished, grayling can be targeted on certain beats with both nymphs and dry flies.

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This autumn and winter we will be offering guided days across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Dorset. This is includes great rivers such as the Test, Itchen, Anton, Dever and the Frome. These days will be a great way to discover grayling fishing or to finesse your current methods whether you are looking to catch your first grayling or encounter a monster.

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You will have a chance to explore different techniques used for grayling, looking at the benefits of rod and line combinations and leader make ups as well as fly selection and the different ideas on using multiple fly set ups.

The days can be arranged for one or two anglers (or more if necessary):

Prices from:
£320 for one angler with guide
£370 for two anglers with guide

Specialist tackle can be provided by prior arrangement, this does not include waders.

Grayling Fly Fishing Master Class – Saturday 7th December 2019

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Join us for this fantastic one day event. Accommodating up to four rods to maximise one on one instruction, this is a great chance to learn and hone the skills required to fish for grayling on the chalkstreams and further afield. We are welcoming anglers of all abilities, the day will be tailored to suit each individual whether that be looking at entomology, fishing methods or casting styles.

Dates: Saturday 7th December 2019
Location: Westfair Beat, River Anton
Cost: £185 per person including VAT
***Three places available***

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Each day Includes:
One day fishing on the River Anton
One guide/instructor between the group
Simple riverside lunch, tea/coffee and light refreshment

Each day Excludes:
Additional accommodation and meals pre or post event
National Rod Licence

Watch how Alex Jardine prepares for winter fishing in the video below:

For more details on the Chalkstream Grayling fly fishing days please do not hesitate to contact Alex Jardine or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.