Normandy Chalkstreams

thetrouttickler

Well-known member
Joined
May 15, 2009
Messages
1,786
Location
Sussex
The Risle, Andelle, Durdan, Avre, Orbiquet, Iton, etc.

Made famous by names such as Ernest Hemingway, Charles Ritz and Frank Sawyer.

Does anyone have any experience of fishing them?

I'm thinking of taking the ferry across from the south coast next year. Accommodation suggestions gratefully received too.
 

catzrob

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 29, 2017
Messages
141
Would love to hear about this too. With ticket prices if possible.
 

nav

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 8, 2009
Messages
60
Location
France, Picardy
Iton is well known for grayling nymph fishing : ultra clear waters, sight fishing, plenty of spots around Evreux (even in the center), http://www.latruitedeliton.fr/nos-parcours/parcours-iton/
Risle / Orbiquet : never fished there
Andelle : only one time during may fly (not a good day, no fish rising)
durdan : small fish, low density, stockies, not interesting
Avre : not fished, but great grayling densities around Verneuil apparently

For me Iton is worth discovering for grayling, and wild brownies as well
 
Top