We Fly Fish offers great trout fishing in Hampshire. We match our fishing tactics to the seasons and imitate insects and small fish that are primary food sources for the trout at the time. This can vary during the day, when a hatch of aquatic flies can bring the trout to the surface looking for an easy meal. Spring to autumn brings the best dry fly trout fishing in Hampshire, and some of our waters hold the Mayfly whose hatch in May to June is often seen as the highlight of the season.
In the winter, trout often feed on small fish fry, attacking the shoals and providing great sport on flies imitating escaping or injured fry. Successful trout fishing in Hampshire requires understanding the natural environment in which they live, and ‘matching the hatch’ to select and present an appropriate fly.
Trout – Frensham Trout Fishery (Surrey/Hampshire border) Churt, Farnham GU10 2HT
Trout (Chalkstream) – Upper River Test, Andover, SP11 7JF
Trout (Specimen) – Dever Springs, Barton Stacey, Winchester SO21 3NP
Carp can grow to large sizes in the waters we fish in Hampshire, and we regularly catch fish over 10 pounds on the fly, enormous fun on a single handed fly rod. Carp much larger than this are present, into the 20 pound or even 30 pound class. Tackle is stepped up to deal with these hard fighting fish.
We fly fish for carp in Hampshire using dry and wet flies to imitate the insects they find naturally. Daddy long legs, sedge, and damsel flies can all work well. We also use flies that look like bread or even dog biscuits. flies. Carp fishing in Hampshire takes skill as they are very wary fish. That said, with accurate and stealthy presentation you can persuade them to take a fly. Hang on for a terrific scrap when they do! Fly fishing for carp is always ‘catch and release’.
Carp – Whinwhistle Fisheries, Romsey, SO51 6BE
Pike fishing in Hampshire regularly produces fish over 10 pounds on the fly, enormous fun on a single handed fly rod. Pike much larger than this are present, into the 20 pound or even 30 pound class. Tackle is stepped up to deal with these hard fighting fish which routinely run you into the backing. Pike are ambush predators typically waiting near cover to pounce on fish and other prey that come into range. We go pike fishing in Hampshire using surface ‘popper’ flies and sunken fish imitation flies. Expect exciting explosive takes and fast runs when pike fishing in Hampshire! Our fly fishing for pike is always ‘catch and release’.
Pike – Whinwhistle Fisheries, Romsey, SO51 6BE