Upstream Dry Fly

Dry Fly Fishing

Wild Trout Beats: River Itchen, Alre and Candover.

Prisine fly fishing on the river Itchen. Upstreamdryfly have just secured this private estate water on the Itchen, Alre, Elm Stream and Candover Brook - this has never before been available on a day let basis. The upper reaches of the river Itchen is a wild trout fishery. Riparian owners do not stock with reared trout and the riverkeepers carefully maintain and encourage their wild stocks. This is the ultimate in dry fly fishing.

Pristine Itchen water - fly fishing on the river Itchen

A hatch of olives

Carefully wading upstream to avoid damaging the weed and riverbed

The reward!

Wild English brown trout in mint condition.

MONSTER grayling!

brown trout

Yet another beautiful wild fish to the dry olive


Another fish is hooked over the fans of starwort - stunning water

Wild trout release

2+ pound wild cock trout - dry fly on upper Itchen

Nice little wild trout

Large river Alre wild trout - a real beauty

A river Itchen whopper - wild brown trout

A very pretty wildy - red and black spots and white edges to the pectoral fins - a gem!

Elm Stream in early spring

Upper Itchen - the confluence of the rivers Alre and the Cheriton Brook form the river Itchen just b