Welford Park near Newbury is the home of the ‘Great British Bake Off’ now showing on our televisions for the seventh series. Along with its fame for the snowdrop walks in February and early March its other claim to fame is that the river Lambourn flows through the estate grounds. Holding some of the biggest grayling in the south of England, the fishing on this river can be accessed by special arrangement on a limited number of days through November and December. We cannot guarantee that you will spot Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Sue or Mel, but there will be plenty of opportunities to target the “Lady of the Stream” under the guidance of local guide Stuart Tanner.
The aquifer deep below the Berkshire Downs provides the crystal clear cold spring water that makes sight fishing to individual fish on the Lambourn with deep sunk nymphs and bugs so exciting.
Do not expect large numbers of fish on the Lambourn unlike the Avon, but the size will be significantly larger, fish to 3 lbs+ were reported last season.
The Lambourn has seen much restoration work over the last few years giving good fishing from below Great Shefford to where the river joins the Kennet at Newbury. The river can be easily reached from London via the M4.
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If you would like more information on any of our chalkstream grayling fishing please contact Bill Latham or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.