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Fly fishing in Berkshire

One of the Donnington Grove Estate’s hidden treasures is that the truly beautiful River Lambourn runs through it. This absolutely delightful chalk stream is perfect for a laid back fly fishing break in Berkshire: not too wide, bright gravel bottom and gin clear water. To put it simply, this is the perfect territory for stalking the wild brown trout in picturesque surroundings.

Fishing is available on the river for a length of approximately half a mile. It responds well to both traditional dry and wet fly tactics throughout the season. A good head of wild browns are supplemented with carefully stocked, locally reared fish to provide a first class sport when you go fly fishing in Berkshire.

Fly fishing in the River Lambourn

Anglers are free to move between the river and the lake, but fishing is restricted to fly fishing only. If you’re looking to get the very best from your fly fishing break in Berkshire, we highly recommend the services of our resident guide, John Stevens, who is available for hire by the day. John is a patient and qualified fishing instructor, and can provide tackle and friendly knowhow to visitors of all ages and abilities.

Year round fishing in Berkshire

The river trout season opens mid-April and closes on the 30th September, however, we do offer fly fishing for grayling throughout the winter months, so you have the opportunity to fish throughout the year.

Fly fishing for grayling in the winter is a quiet and ideal time to learn the art of fly fishing – by the time the trout season starts, you’ll have enough experience to anticipate landing a fish or two!

For more information or to book fishing on the River Lambourn, contact Simon Cooper at Fishing Breaks by calling 01264 781988 or 01264 781988. You can also email or visit the Fishing Breaks website.