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Chalkstream Fly Fishing in Dorset

Fishing Breaks offers the widest selection of the very best chalk stream brown trout, salmon and sea trout fly and nymph fishing in the county of Dorset.

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Thomas Hardy made Dorset his own where the rivers of the county interweave through the pages of his Wessex novels, with Tess of the D’Urbervilles buried on the banks of the River Frome.

The rivers Frome and Allen are remarkable success stories in the preservation of our chalkstreams. A small group of locals, some of whom went on to found the Wild Trout Trust,  were at the forefront of the drive to protect and improve these rivers more than two decades ago, so that we are now at the point where all the Wessex streams have healthy, self-sustaining wild trout populations.

Dorset is a great county to fish and visit, with its amazing Jurassic Coast, mighty Iron Age castles, chocolate box villages like Shaftesbury and the boastful Cerne Abbas Giant.


Our rivers

 

River Allen Deans Court

Free rising fish fast on the take.

 
 

River Allen Hemsworth Huts

Wake. Fish. Sleep. The perfect combination in idyllic surroundings.

 
 

River Allen Wimborne St Giles

Truly the most peaceful fishing you’ll ever find.

 
 

River Frome Ilsington

A true wild trout paradise and home to the new British grayling record

 
  

River Frome Wrackleford

The best managed fishing on the whole of the Frome.

 


Your fishing guide - Malcolm Price

A Fishing Breaks guide since 2011

Malcolm Price

Malcolm can boast that his first ever fish was a childhood salmon; admittedly a salmon parr on a spun worm from the River Roe in Northern Ireland but a salmon nonetheless. However, it wasn’t until much later in life when on holiday beside Loch Awe in Scotland with his three young boys to entertain that Malcolm was bitten by the fly fishing bug when they all gave it a try at a small trout fishery.

Back in southern England where he had settled, pursuing a career in computer systems, Malcolm followed up with more success at Rockbourne Fishery on the edge of the New Forest before spying the value of the Salisbury & District Angling Club, of which seventeen years later he is still a member.

Malcolm was one of the founder Guides at the inaugural River Test One Fly in 2008 and was Confederation Secretary for the England fly fishing team. He is now retired from computers with guiding his passion and daily work.

You can read more about John on the Fishing Guides page.


Fishing advice and flies

The trout season runs from April to September with the opening weeks dominated by the grannom hatch. The mayfly hatches from late May into June, followed by glorious summer action with olives, sedges, ants and daddy long legs. To buy flies click here. .

Top Dorset flies:

April
Grannom  (16)

 

May
French Partridge (10)

 

June
Black Gnat (16)
GRHE (16-18)

July
Elk Hair Caddis (14)
PTN (16-18)

 

August
Light Hendrikson (16-18)

 

September
Pale Water Spinner (16)

Recommended trout outfit: 7.5ft rod, with 3-4wt floating line. Tippet to 2lb/6x.
Waders generally advised.


Places of interest

Jurassic Coast

Thomas Hardy

Homes of Thomas Hardy

Pig on the Beach

The Pig Hotel

View the full Fishing Breaks accommodation guide

Maps

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