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Hi, can anyone suggest somewhere I can get a day's fly fishing in later this week, preferably within the Newbury area. I'm not too fussed about the size of fish, just looking for a day's fly fishing!

 

Cheers

 

Pete

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Stillwater: Pang Valley Lake, on Dark Lane near Pangbourne. Rainbows and Browns with a head of stunted perch, good fly hatches and I reckon one of the best smallwaters there is. Stock size from approx 1.75lb to around 6lb. Tickets available on the bank, don't know this year's prices but last season was in the region of £15 half day (2 fish) and £25 full day (4 fish) NOTE: Catch and kill only - no C&R available.

 

Not to be confused with Haywards Farm at Sportfish in Theale - I think they allow C&R there though if that's what you're after.

 

River: Denford. Beautiful stretches of Kennet carriers at Hungerford for stocked rainbows, browns the occaisional wild brown and plenty of grayling to 2lb+ - NOT a cheap option this, don't know ticket prices but expect to be in excess of £70. Ring Nigel Wilson on 01488 658539.

 

You won't be dissapointed with either of the above - never fished at Haywards myself though so can't comment on it.

 

Cheers,


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pang valley lakes is now called barn elms trout fishery ,and it is a great fishery, fishing very well at the moment to most patterns. prices are £15.00 2 fish, £20.00 3 fish and £25.00 for 4

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Does Mike Stratton still own/run it Mick?

 

Cheers,


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I think most of the Newbury lakes are now 'bivied up' but there must be a few left?

 

Avon Springs @ Durrington (Amesbury) is only about 1/2 hrs drive.

http://www.fishingfly.co.uk/index.html

I hav'nt been for 8 years but it used to be very good.

 

And of course the 'mega lakes' down near Sutton Scotney and Avington are within 30 miles££££.


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no mike stratton is running haywards farm at theale, theyve got the sportfish shop on site. barn elms is being run by the farm owner rosemary and its very relaxed nice new lodge tea and coffee thrown in.

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mickp169:

tea and coffee thrown in.

Doesn't that spoil the fishing??!

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