Chalkstream fly fishing with Fishing Breaks

John Bailey Grayling Days

A few February dates left

river walk
River Walk with Simon Cooper

New for 2019

Coombe Mill
Coombe Mill

New on the River Avon

kids camp
Kids Fish Camp

Summer dates announced

The Mill
Heathman Street
Nether Wallop
Hampshire SO20 8EW
T: 01264 781988
F: 01264 782590


Grayling Fishing

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

Our rivers   


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.

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 mid-March.

Andy Buckley
Avon Springs
Bullington Manor
Coln St Aldwyns
Cotton's Fishing Temple
Deans Court
Donnington Grove
Mulberry Whin
Qing Ya Xi
Upavon Farm
Upper Clatford
(River Itchen)
(Middle Dove)
(River Avon)
(Upper Test)
(River Coln)
(River Dove)
(River Allen)
(River Lambourn)
(River Frome)
(River Itchen)
(Driffield Beck)
(River Itchen)
(River Avon)
(River Anton)
Oct 1 Dec 31
Sep 1 Mar 14
Oct 15 Mar 14
Oct 14 – Jan 31
Oct 1 – Mar 14
Oct 8 – Mar 14
Oct 1 – Dec 31
Oct 17 – Mar 14
Oct 16 – Mar 14
Oct 1 – Dec 31
Oct 1 – Feb 28
Oct 1 – Dec 31
Oct 16 – Feb 28
Oct 1 – Dec 31

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 NEW

Much longer beat for 2018/19


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 NEW

An all wading grayling beat


Driffield Beck Mulberry Whin

The place for a personal best


River Itchen Qing Ya Xi Lodge

Good clarity and excellent facilities


River Avon Upavon Farm

The all wading beat in Sawyer country


River Anton Upper Clatford

Gin clear and well sheltered



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