chalk stream Beats


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All Beats can be booked for you - all rates per rod & day



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River DOVE - Cotton’s Fishing Temple


  • Description: Trout fishing on this exceptional limestone river dates back to the 1600’s when Izaak Walton wrote The Compleat Angler with his friend Charles Cotton who built the Fishing Temple in 1671 that stands today and is our fishing cabin on this historic beat.

Set against the backdrop of Beresford Dale the river is dry fly fishing of the highest quality. The beat covers a huge variety of water with fast sections, long glides, tumbling weirs and deep pools. The trout and grayling are free rising to abundant hatches of Mayfly, Blue Winged Olives and a variety of sedges.

The river keeper, Stephen Moores, has been working on many improvements in the past three years and the fishery is flourishing under his care. Most days he will be on hand to greet you and show you the beat.


  • Price: from GBP 30 / rod / day

River LATHKILL - Wye Haddon Hall


  • Description: This is a unique opportunity to fish the private beats of the Haddon Hall Estate that are usually retained for the sole use of the family.

Keeper Warren Slaney has been one of the pioneers of wild trout fishing, so the Duke’s beat on the Wye and the Hall beat on the Lathkill can truly be said to be all wild fisheries, including one of the very few populations of self-sustaining rainbow trout in the British Isles.

These fast flowing limestone rivers (the Lathkill flows into the Wye) are a joy to fish in truly stunning surroundings all contained within one estate where the farming and landscape has been dedicated to creating the most wonderful dry fly fishing since 1865.

  • Price: GBP 265 / rod / day