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  • Children and Family 50 years fly fishing

    Nether Wallop Mill, beside the burbling Wallop Brook and a gin clear lake that absolutely teems with trout, is a truly wonderful place to start fly fishing.

    You will be taught by one of our patient and helpful instructors, with exclusive use of The Mill and the instructor. We break up the day to make it interesting; casting tuition, tackle tips, pond dipping, fly tying and of course plenty of fish catching! It is not a rigid schedule, so we adapt along the way. Our simple aim is to make it fun, informative and fire the enthusiasm for many future fishing trips in the years to come.


    The facilities are second to none with a beautiful thatched oak fishing cabin on the water’s edge with a kitchen, lounge with a log burner, dining veranda, WC and outside BBQ area. Non fishing family members are welcome to attend the day.

    We don’t have a strict minimum age as such but as general rule I have found that children from around eight years and upwards get the best from these days. Nether Wallop Mill is open April to October on week days, weekends and Bank Holidays.

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    5 stars

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    Acommodation 3m


    "Great venue for my 'taster' session. ”   “Fantastic day. Lovely setting with excellent tutoring. ”    “The patience of the instructor coupled with the beauty and tranquillity of The Mill.”

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    Adult & Child Day

    This is for everyone! Mother and daughter, father and daughter, grandparent and … well, any adult and child combination you wish. This is a wonderful way to share the magic of fly fishing and capture that first ever trout.

    Location: Nether Wallop Mill

     Season: April 1 - October 31

    Adult & Child Day (1 adult/1 child under 16yrs) £325


    Price includes all fishing charges, tuition, licence and tackle.

    Father's Day Fishing Day

    Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with a fun fishing trip to Nether Wallop Mill

    The half day is hosted by our experienced instructor who will teach essential casting skills, how to tie a fly and all importantly, catch plenty of fish. As the parent you will sit out the first 90 minutes (we serve excellent coffee, have comfortable chairs and Wi-Fi) but after that you’ll buddy up with your child to catch fish.

    Location: Nether Wallop Mill

     Season: Saturday or Sunday June 20/21 2020

    Father and Child Day (1 adult/1 child 8-16yrs) £185
    9.30am-1pm or 2pm-5.30pm


    Price includes all fishing charges, tuition, licence and tackle.

    Family Day

    A fishing day is a great way of getting the family together to share the excitement of a new sport in the young and re-ignite the passion in others.

    Location: Nether Wallop Mill

     Season: April 1 - October 31

    Family Day (1-2 parents plus 1-3 children under 16yrs) £385


    Price is for a full day (9.30am-5.30pm) to include all fishing charges, tuition, licence and tackle.

    Half Term Kids Fish Camp

    Run over autumn half term this is great day of fly fishing, bite-size ecology and most importantly, catching fish!

    Location: Nether Wallop Mill

    8-11 years    Monday 28 October 2019
    12-15 years   Tuesday 29 October 2019
    16-17 years   Wednesday 30 October

    £135/child. 10% discount for siblings or groups.

    To book call 01264 781988 or email

    Price per child 10am-4pm. Includes all fishing charges, tuition, licences and tackle.

    Kids Fish Summer Camp

    Run over three days in the summer holidays this is the perfect way to immerse your child into fly fishing. There is everything from learning (or relearning) the basics, right up to a day on the River Test and cooking the catch.

    Location: Nether Wallop Mill & River Test

    12-15 years Monday-Wednesday 20-22 July 2020
    8-11 years Monday-Wednesday 27-29 July 2020

    Kids Summer Fish Camp £285/child for all 3 days. 10% discount for siblings or groups.

    To book call 01264 781988 or email

    Price per child Monday-Wednesday 10am-4pm. Includes all fishing charges, tuition, licences and tackle.

    Our fish camps are an extensive and thorough introduction to fly fishing. It is very hands on, the emphasis being in the outdoors not the classroom. Here is a list of some, but not all, the things that will be covered:

    Tackle & gear
    Fishing knots 
    Bug hunting
    Life of a trout 
    Casting competition 

    Life of a Chalkstream
    River wildlife
    Catch & release 
    Preparing fish to eat
    Prizes and awards
    Speed fishing team contest

    Birthday Party

    The party with a catch! Fun, but supervised trout fishing under the watchful eye of our experienced team whilst you lay out the party food in our amazing fishing lodge that overlooks the lake.

    Location: Nether Wallop Mill

    Season: April 1 - October 31

    Birthday Party (up to eight children 8-16 years) £385


    Price is for a 3-hour session with all fishing charges, tuition, licence and tackle included.

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        Life of a Chalkstream


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

    01264 781988
    Overseas +44 1264 781 988