Top 100 places to fly fish - The River Kennet

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Top 100 places to fly fish - The River Kennet

Top 100 places to fly fish - The River Kennet

 

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Here we go, Whieldon fly fishing top 100 places to fly fish. These are in no particular order but for reasons of fly fishing excellence have made it to our list.

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n96 The River Kennet

The River Kennet, Whieldon fly fishing, best places to fly fish

The stunning river Kennet was the first river I fly fished in the UK. The Kennet rises west of Avenbury and travels east to Marlborough then out of Wiltshire and into Berkshire towards Newbury. The Kennet's main tributaries are the River Lambourn, the River, Enborne and the Foudry Brook. The Kennet owes of 80 miles of its fishable water to the maze of carriers created in the 18th century by water engineers 

The Kennet around Kintbury gets a mayfly hatch as every bit as good and dense as the Test and is truly a great fishing. One of the most important waters historically for UK dry fly fishing.

This Wiltshire/Berkshire river features heavily in fly fishing literature: Halford had a lease on a considerable length of water in the late 1800’s, John Waller Hills fished it regularly and often wrote about the native Kennet trout, known as the ‘greenback’, now a much sought-after rarity. Frank Sawyer, the inventor of the Pheasant Tail Nymph, ran his summer school from the grounds of Marlbough College in the 1970s.

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