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Upstream Dry Fly Fishing Journal

A trout-fishing haven on the Avon. Country Life Magazine. Aug 17th 2016 By David Profumo

Not far from Stonehenge, and deep in chalk country, through Saxon villages and past dwellings of thatch and flint, flows the Wiltshire Avon—one of eight British rivers of that name (it derives fr ...

 


Greyhound on the Test voted Best fishing pub in Britain

Following the pub winning Michelin Pub of the Year last year, the Greyhound on the Test won Best fishing pub in Britain and best sporting pub in the south of England! http://www.countryside-allian ...

 


Testwood Fishery Map - limited edition print by Humphrey Stanley

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 ...

 


Big Boots to Fill!

We consider ourselves very lucky to be the stewards of one of England's most historic Salmon, Trout and Sea Trout fisheries situated on the lower reaches of the famous river Test in Hampshire. The fly ...

 


The Testwood Grand Slam

A salmon, a sea trout and a brownie in a day - Marcus Janssen headed south to try his hand at the Testwood challenge. Despite staying up to watch the Olympics opening ceremony, my fisher ...

 


The ‘Lady of the Stream’ A weekend on the river Test dedicated to the grayling with Howard Croston,

The “LADY OF THE STREAM” weekend at the Peat Spade Inn February 9th and 10th 2013. A chance to really understand this graceful but mysterious game fish in relaxed surroundings with renowned grayli ...

 


Superb new chalk stream fly fishing water for the 2012 season

Stop press: New chalkstream fly fishing water for 2012! River Itchen and river Test Upper river Itchen. (The Shallows and Main River beats) Superb wild trout fishing on the uppe ...

 


Salmon and sea trout in a Hampshire chalk stream. River Test Fly Fishing.

Fly fishing for salmon and sea trout on the river Test. In the last four weeks the fishery has accounted for nearly 20 double figure salmon and several in single digits. The largest this 43" fish, w ...

 


Our exclusive fly fishing beats on the River Meon are part of habitat restoration project by WTT

Upstreamdryfly's River Meon chalk stream fly fishing beats at Midlington, near Droxford, Hampshire. The Wild Trout Trust environmental enhancements on a section of the River Meon at Midlington. Foll ...

 


TROUT AT THE TOP OF A SALMON RIVER....Iceland's Laxa I Adaldal

Iceland, exploratory trip, August 2008........ TROUT AT THE TOP OF A SALMON RIVER....one of the world's finest dry fly waters. Here is an extract from Howard’s recent article on the trip publishe ...

 


A Christmas Grayling - Rivercraft and techniques for festive sport

A Christmas Grayling I’m astounded how few river anglers I meet are fully aware of the extra dimension that flowing water gives our flies when fishing for grayling and trout. Moving water can be o ...

 


Ladies' Day - Presented by Upstreamdryfly, the Peat Spade Inn and Hardy Greys.

Hardy & Greys Ltd Game Academy Member and Game Product Consultant, Howard Taylor and The Peat Spade Inn, Longstock held their second ladies fly fishing day back in May. Twenty ladies took part in t ...

 


Slovenia - trout and grayling fishing

Slovenia - trout and grayling fishing on the beautiful rivers of Slovenia such as the mighty Soca. – Trip led by the esteemed fly fisher and writer Paul Procter and chalkstream guide Howard Taylor, in ...

 


Bombers on Test

Bombers on Test It’s not uncommon, on Hampshire’s sea trout beats, to see thirty or forty fat, fresh sea trout lying motionless in a hatch pool. Each indolently positioned to face all but upstream ...

 


The Peat Spade Inn and Upstreamdryfly present: The Ladies' Day on Sunday May 13th 2007

The Peat Spade Inn and Upstreamdryfly present: The Fly Fishing Ladies Day on Sunday May 13th 2007 We all had a great day despite the aweful weather....The casting and fishing was going so well u ...

 


A fly fishing workshop on the river Test and Dever in Hampshire for grayling (Febuary 24th and 25th)

The ‘Lady of the Stream’ Weekend. A fly fishing workshop on the river Test and Dever in Hampshire for grayling (Febuary 24th and 25th 2007). with Paul Procter, Howard Taylor and Brett O’Connor ( ...

 


Hardy / Greys Ltd collaborate with Casa Batida Fishing Club, Cayo Largo, Cuba.

Febuary 2007 Following over a year of emails and telephone calls around the world, Upstreamdryfly successfully instigated a collaboration of the oldest fishing tackle company in the world – Hardy a ...

 


Fly fishing for grayling on the River Test and River Dever with the experts.

It was recently my pleasure to set up fly fishing on the river Test and Dever for several members of the Spanish International Fly Fishing Team and one member of the English squad. We were fishing ...

 


The 2006 Cheeca Lodge Redbone Tournament - Islamorada, Florida. USA

“To Catch the Cure for cystic fibrosis” The Redbone Tournament. I have fly fished for as long as I can remember - one could call me a fanatic. Many moons ago I worked as a river keeper in the beau ...

 


Vinnie Jones fishing with 'Upstream Dry Fly'

A weekend fly fishing on the river Test with Mr Vinnie Jones and Mr Christopher Ellard. Excellent sport on the dry daddylonglegs. So good Vinnie and Chris returned to fish with us again two weeks la ...

 


McMillan Cancer Relief Charity Fly Fishing Day

A day's guided fly fishing on the River Test with a 3 course a la carte champagne lunch was kindly jointly donated by Mr and Mrs John Govett, Mr David Reed of the White Buck Hotel, Burley, Hampshire ...

 


The 2005 Cheeca Lodge Redbone Tournament

"To catch a cure for cystic fibrosis". The 2005 Cheeca Lodge Redbone Tournament Islamorada, Florida. USA As a keen fly fisher and guide on Hampshire’s chalk streams, fly fishing in a tropical ...