Most of our favourite local hotels and inns are now fully open. See here for great local places to stay including our Fishing Lodges.

During the summer we offer free fishing for under 16s when accompanied by an adult on selected beats. Email for details.

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As you would expect, we have put in place safety measures at all our locations and for all types of fishing day.

If you have any questions or particular concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Our Covid-19 money back pledge remains in place. See here for details.

Grayling Fishing

Fishing Breaks has great fly fishing for grayling on nine rivers in six counties

Our rivers   

Record Grayling
Simon Ellis with his British Record grayling caught on the River Frome at Ilsington on February 19th 2019

As the trout season draws to a close the grayling come into their own. As the leaves fall from the trees and autumn turns to winter, amidst the spawning trout grayling are fascinating creatures with their different quirks and habits.

For decades grayling were considered something of a pest and river keepers were instructed to remove them. However, we happily live in more enlightened times where the grayling is rightly regarded as the fourth game fish, for many an equal to the salmon, brown trout and sea trout.

WATCH THE VIDEO Watch this beautiful short film on grayling fishing shot by CHALK directors Leo Cincolo and Chris Cooper at Bullington Manor. Click here

GRAYLING COURSE Our very own Guide/Instructor Bob Preston is passionate about grayling; you’ll rarely meet anyone with a better understanding of their habits and foibles. His One Day Grayling Course is a must for anyone interested in mastering the specialised techniques for successful grayling fishing in all conditions.

Despite the winter rains the chalkstreams will generally run clear, perfect for sight fishing with Red Tags, the Grayling Witch, Shrimp patterns and Killer Bugs for the "lady of the river". Our grayling beats open from October to the end of February.

Our Rivers

River Itchen Avington

The clearest sight fishing you will ever experience


Middle Dove with Andy Buckley

Clonking grayling guided by the expert eye


River Avon Avon Springs

Just downstream of Frank Sawyer’s Netheravon


River Test Bullington Manor

Sight fishing in gin-clear water across all four beats


River Coln Coln St Aldwyns

Much longer beat for 2018/19


River Avon Coombe Mill

Highly productive grayling beat


River Dove Cotton's Fishing Temple

History and fishing combined.


River Allen Deans Court

Good value and very pretty


River Lambourn Donnington Grove

One of the best grayling chalkstreams you will find


River Frome Ilsington

Home to the current British grayling record


River Itchen Kanara

An all wading grayling beat


River Itchen Qing Ya Xi Lodge

Good clarity and excellent facilities


River Wyle Steeple Langford

All wading and all wild trout beat


River Avon Upavon Farm

The all wading beat in Sawyer country


River Anton Upper Clatford

Gin clear and well sheltered


River Frome Wrackleford

Roam over combined trout beats


Driffield Beck Mulberry Whin WELCOME BACK!

The world’s most northerly chalkstream catchment



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Fishing Breaks
The Mill
Heathman Street
Nether Wallop
Hampshire SO20 8EW

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