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    Trout & Salmon – January 2020

    Unintended consequences - The spread of crayfish



    Trout & Salmon – December 2019

    The meaning of fishing



    Trout & Salmon – November 2019

    Is catch & release as ethical as we think?



    Trout & Salmon – October 2019

    Women in fly fishing



    National Trust - Autumn 2019

    Who should protect our rivers?



    Trout & Salmon – Autumn 2019

    Who should protect our rivers?



    Trout & Salmon – September 2019

    In fear of the killer shrimp



    Trout & Salmon – August 2019

    How will moves to counter climate change affect our rivers



    Trout & Salmon – July 2019

    How we should use the rain to save our rivers



    Gray’s Sporting Journal - April 2019

    Photo essay of the chalkstreams



    Trout & Salmon – June 2019

    Simon Cooper on how mobile phones transformed the life of fishing guides



    Trout & Salmon – June 2019

    Chris McCully hits the perfect Itchen mayfly day



    Trout & Salmon – May 2019

    Mysteries of the mayfly



    Trout & Salmon – April 2019

    Dry fly dreams: A day at Exton Manor Farm on the River Meon



    Trout & Salmon – April 2019

    Do fish have rights?



    Trout & Salmon – March 2019

    Another brick in the wall



    Trout & Salmon – February 2019

    The indomitable nature of trout



    Trout & Salmon – January 2019

    Abolish the fishing licence



    Trout & Salmon – December 2018

    Tough times for river keepers



    Trout & Salmon – November 2018

    Rainbows – good or bad?



    Trout & Salmon – October 2018

    Simon on harsh times for grayling



    Trout & Salmon – September 2018

    Take the chalkstream challenge



    Trout & Salmon – Autumn 2018

    When the locals go fishing



    Trout & Salmon – August 2018

    Simon Cooper discusses the Mop Fly in Chalk Talk



    Trout & Salmon – July 2018

    Simon Cooper examines the flies for the evening rise in Chalk Talk



    Trout & Salmon – June 2018

    Simon Cooper on when Mayfly easy is too easy in Chalk Talk



    The Field - July 2017

    Simon Cooper picks his top ten chalkstream flies



    The Field - April 2017

    Simon Cooper on why you should never linger in bed



    The Times – November 12th 2016

    Angling correspondent Brian Clarke is unimpressed by the Mop Fly.


    The Times – October 22nd 2016

    Anglers can clean up with ‘mop’ fly that fish find irresistible but where is the fun in that?

    The Wall Street Journal – October 14th 2016

    Fly fishing renegades are cleaning up in competitions—with kitchen mops






    Fieldsports Magazine – Summer 2015

    Read how editor Marcus Janssen lifted the trophy at his first attempt




    The Field – May 2015

    Fishing after dark. Read Simon Cooper tale of a night on the river




    Trout and Salmon - May 2015

    In search of wild 5lb trout on the River Frome.




    Trout and Salmon - June 2014

    Editor Andrew Flitcroft charts his two attempts at the One Fly.




    Weekend Telegraph May 2014

    Simon Cooper tells of how good came from the winter floods




    Country Life – March 2014

    A look at FM Halford, father on dry fly fishing, on the 100th anniversary of his death




    Irish Country Sports and Country Life – Spring 2014

    Simon Cooper ponders on why we fly fish and in particular the 100th anniversary of the death of F M Halford, father of modern dry fly fishing.



    Trout & Salmon - December 2013

    Editor Andrew Flitcroft picks his” Wish you were here?” chalkstream




    Country Life – July 2013

    David Profumo visits Cotton’s Fishing Temple on the River Dove



    Country Life – June 2013

    Editor Mark Hedges tells of a great day on the River Kennet



    The Vintage Magazine - September 2012

    Where the Bright Waters meet - Fishing Heaven.

    Wiltshire magazine - August 2012

    Catching the evening rise on the River Nadder



    Fieldsports magazine – Spring 2012

    Simon Cooper on the magic of Mayfly


    Dr. Jasmin Fisher visits from Germany - September 2011

    In German


    Mail on Sunday – June 2011

    Chris Tarrant on his winning day and winning ways.

    Total Fly fisher– July 2011

    About the 2011 River Test One Fly contest.

    FieldSports – Summer 2011

    About the 2011 River Test One Fly contest.

    Fly Fishing & Fly Tying – July 2011

    A member of the winning 2011 River Test One Fly team shows you how to tie the fly he used.

    The Field Magazine – May 2011

    "Learn In The Cradle Of Fly Fishing" at Fishing Breaks!

    FieldSports – Spring 2011

    Fishing Breaks founder Simon Cooper's article "The Only Ten Flies You Will Ever Need"

    Far & Away – November 2010

    Adrian Delnevo celebrates a day at Bullington Manor

    Waterlog - November 2010

    Chris Sandford ties the flies and fishes the fly for The Dream Team

    Fly Fishing & Fly Tying – October 2009

    A Guides eye view of the 2009 River Test One Fly

    The Field Magazine – July 2009

    Editor Jonathan Young recounts with great hilarity the how his team lifted the trophy.

    Country Life Magazine – May 2009

    David Profumo tells all from the River Test One Fly competition

    Hampshire County Magazine – March 2009

    The county boasts about its famous River Test

    The Field Magazine December 2008

    Robert Jarman picks his trout fishing ‘Objects of Desire’

    Trout and Salmon Magazine May 2008

    Andy Anderson on the famous Halford water

    Country Life Magazine May 2008

    Country Life editor Mark Hedges spills the beans

    Financial Times January 2008 - 2.5mb

    Fear of Flying – The FT’s Richard Donkin tells why he is fishing the River Test One Fly in April.

    The Guardian Newspaper - May 2007 - 1.8mb

    The Guardian’s Ian Katz takes the One Day Foundation Course at Nether Wallop Mill with surprising results.

    The Field Magazine - May 2006 - 11.7mb

    Buy a Chalkstream Day – The Field show where to book a day in paradise.

    TV & video

    CHALK The Movie - 2017

    Watch the trailer


    Autumn grayling magic - 2016

    Glorious autumn on the chalkstreams


    Homage to a chalkstream summer - 2016

    A perfect summer day on the river


    Chalkstreams from the air

    Our rivers as you have never seen them before


    River Test One Fly – 2013 2014 2015

    See the leading chalkstream anglers and guides in action


    The Game Fisher’s Diary ‘Put to the Test’ – May 2010

    Rae Borras experiences the very best of chalkstream fishing at Bullington Manor.

    The Game Fisher’s Diary ‘Just One Fly’ – April 2010

    Watch the highs and lows of the 2010 River Test One Fly

     

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