Upstream Dry Fly

Dry Fly Fishing

Chalk Stream Beats

Our beautiful beats on the river Test and Dever and the confluence of the two.
Sunday 10th November 2013
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Our beautiful beats on the river Test and Dever and the confluence of the two.
 
River Test, The Bossington water.
Sunday 10th November 2013
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River Test, The Bossington water.
 
Testwood and Nursling Fishery 2013: 264 salmon & 543 sea trout
Monday 11th November 2013
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Testwood and Nursling Fishery 2013: 264 salmon & 543 sea trout
 
NEW WATER FOR 2014...Fly fishing beats on river Test and river Kennet
Monday 11th November 2013
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NEW WATER FOR 2014...Fly fishing beats on river Test and river Kennet
 
FURTHER RESTORATION in 2013 of our River Meon beat voted in Britain's top 5 finest trout streams by Paul Procter
Monday 11th November 2013
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FURTHER RESTORATION in 2013 of our River Meon beat voted in Britain's top 5 finest trout streams by Paul Procter
 
Testwood and Nursling Salmon and sea trout fly fishing
Monday 11th November 2013
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Testwood and Nursling Salmon and sea trout fly fishing
 

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Fly Fishing Gift Vouchers

Fly Fishing gift Vouchers All of our fishing days may be purchased as an open-ended gift voucher, the perfect Christmas or birthday gift.

For further details please contact us to discuss your particular requirements.

Latest journal entries

Testwood Fishery Map - limited edition print by Humphrey Stanley
20th Aug 14
We have commissioned a watercolour map of the famous Testwood Fishery naming pools, glides and other historic features. This is a limited addition of 100 and a few are still available from the reno ... read more


We offer

:: Bespoke chalk stream fly fishing days
:: Corporate fly fishing events and
   hospitality
:: Fly fishing tuition with our fully qualified
   fly fishing instructors and guides
:: Fly fishing vacations in the UK
:: Fly fishing trips to several world class
   destinations - both fresh and saltwater.
:: The finest accommodation and dining

Location

60-90 minutes southwest of London by road or rail.

Upstream Dry Fly Fishing

Chalk Stream Fly Fishing in Southern England

Select Fly Fishing around the World

A very warm welcome to the web site of ‘UPSTREAM DRY FLY’.

We are fly fishing specialists offering an exceptional bespoke service to the discerning fly fisherman both in the UK and farther a field.

We are very proud to offer this definitive portfolio of English chalkstream fly fishing. A broad variation of fishing on the most exclusive, private estate chalk stream beats available. We have over 70 beats on more than 20 named rivers and streams on our books today. With Upstream Dry Fly, today's fly fisher can target species from elusive wild brown trout, a night after hard fighting sea trout and even chalk stream salmon on our famous Testwood and Nursling water of the lower river Test.....all within 90 minutes of London.

UPSTREAM DRY FLY is based in the famous chalk valleys of Hampshire, England and needless to say, traditional English chalk stream dry fly fishing is very close to our hearts.  With over 40 years experience we have also travelled far and wide, seeking the ultimate fly fishing adversaries and challenges.  As well as our beloved chalk stream fishing, we offer trips to wonderful worldwide destinations, capable of fulfilling every piscatorial aspiration and goal.

To catch a wild brown trout from an English chalk stream using a dry fly cast upstream is the very essence of fly fishing.  The pristine rivers of Southern England offer the world’s premier trout fly fishing and are the historic home of this most gracious and relaxing of sports.

We are proud to offer you the very finest fly fishing available.  We consider ourselves very fortunate to have access to the most beautiful and quintessentially English private estate fly fishing beats on the famous river Test, the river Dever, the river Itchen and the Hampshire Avon.

Whether alone or fishing as a group, an old hand or new to the sport; allow us to create the perfect day’s chalk stream fly fishing for you.

Our overseas fly fishing destinations have been personally selected by some of the most experienced travelling fly fisherman in our country.

At UPSTREAM DRY FLY we can provide simply the best fly fishing the world has to offer.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Howard Taylor, the company's founder, is celebrating his 40th year as a fly fisherman. He has worked as a river keeper and a fly fishing instructor, studied conservation biology and shares a lifelong passion for chalk streams and the gentle art of fly fishing.

Howard Taylor - Dry Fly Fishing
Kindest regards,

Howard Taylor - Dry Fly Fishing
Howard Taylor
Founder, Upstreamdryfly

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UK Fly Fishing Season (Southern byelaw area)

Trout: 3rd April – 31st October
Sea trout: 1st May to 31st October
Salmon: 17th January to 2nd October
Grayling & coarse fish: June 16th – March 15th.  

NB. Fishery owners often impose their own season.