chalkstream

All Hail Halford

Simon Cooper offers up thanks to ‘the daddy’ of modern dry fly fishing, F M Halford. ... Full story

Chalkstream Champion Honoured

The first Chalkstream Champion Award was presented to Richard Bienfait, Chief Executive of Affinity Water, for committing to reduce water abstraction dramatically on the rivers Mimram, Beane and Ver, ... Full story

Fish and Fly are the Winners!

After the severe flooding of the winter of 2013 / 14 Simon Cooper reckons that, on balance, the fish and flies have actually come out on top. ... Full story

How To Fly Fish A Chalkstream At Mayfly Time

The Sportfish team have been out and about this year filming short videos designed to help fly anglers approach various situations and provide some help and guidance to get the very best out of your days fishing. Their latest film covers their tips for fly fishing a chalkstream when the mayfly are out. ... Full story

Robjent's Chalkstream Diaries - Spring has Sprung...

After what felt like an eternal winter of snow storms, rain and generally miserable conditions the trout season kicked off this month with the coldest Easter weekend since modern records began. Thankfully the weather has finally warmed up, a bit at least. ... Full story

Robjent's Chalkstream Diaries - An Early Season Look

Well it seems odd to be considering the trout season, snow is floating through the air outside and ice formation are commonplace, but the season is just about underway. A recent act of madness saw me stood on the banks of a small Stillwater trying to retrieve my line quicker than it would freeze in the rod rings! ... Full story

Robjent's Chalkstream Diaries - The Grayling Season

As March progresses the curtains begin to descend on the grayling season. This 2012/13 season has been marked by a continuing of the wet weather and sometimes snowy conditions. Also for fly fisherman looking to target the southern rivers it has been an unusual time when finding a river running at a reasonable level has been a hard task. ... Full story

'Chalkstream Charter' to follow Hampshire Summit

Over 100 of the top figures in English fly-fishing packed into a special summit called to discuss the plight of our chalkstreams in Stockbridge this week. Of these unique rivers, 85% are situated in England and most of these are in the South such as the Test, Itchen and Avon in Hampshire - rivers that were once considered to offer the finest trout fishing in the world. ... Full story

The Chalkstream Diaries - Do The Fish Really Outsmart Us?

November, a month known for shorter days, the onset of winter, and the growing of facial hair for charity! November 2012 on the other hand will be remembered as an incredibly wet month, a time when we even saw our southern Chalkstreams unfishable on occasions! ... Full story

Robjent's Chalkstream Diaries - Autumn Colour

Autumn is perhaps the time when nature is at its most spectacular; we see a plethora of colours fill the countryside, the last warmth before we are plunged into the depths of winter. It is as the leaves burn orange and red before falling from the trees that nature’s curtain is pulled back to reveal a busy world of bankside wildlife. ... Full story

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