Perhaps it really is a special coming together - a remarkable chalk stream trout fishery, and a small fly fishing company producing craftsman made, quality goods. Both uphold traditional values. The carefully managed fishery is set in a picturesque village with white-washed, thatched cottages that reflect the pride of the local inhabitants, who offer friendly and relaxed hospitality. This is traditional England at its very best and light years away from the more crowded, costly tourist traps.
The water quality is exceptional and, I am told, drinkable. The fact is, there are no trout farms or sewage works with their input. Consequently weed growth, eg., ranunculus, is good, with the resulting fly hatches. This is surely one of the finest Chalkstreams in the world. There is a considerable stock of wild indigenous brown trout, augmented by stocking the river with Test strain trout occasionally throughout the season. Prolific Mayfly from mid May to mid June. (possibly the best anywhere in the UK and Ireland ). Significant hatches of Olives (various), and, large hatches of sedges which provide excellent evening rises throughout the summer.