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All the latest catches and conditions, direct from the fishery and updated weekly.
Fishing at Chalk Springs is different from most other still water fisheries because of its clear water. You can see fish
Here is a selection of the fishery`s most productive flies, how to tie them and which materials to use.
Trout is easy and quick to cook and can be served In a variety of different ways.
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Report updated 20th November 2017.
  During the last week 71 fishermen caught 212 fish, including 27 over 4lb.  
  Best recent catches :  
    Rainbows 9lb 12oz Chris Harper.  
      8lb 11oz Matt Harris.  
      7lb 1oz Simon Jackson.  

The weather has been quite chilly again this week but the fishing has continued to be excellent. The most effective flies have been the usual goldhead damsels, pheasant tails and buzzers, although when the going gets a bit tough try using small flies, maybe on a sink-tip line, such as Diawl Bachs, When All Else Fails and small hare`s ears. A few fish have been rising to dries, especially on the warmer days.

Danny Leung continues his excellent form with this cracking 8lb Blue Rainbow.

The average size has been just under 3lb this week and as before we have have had about a 90% catch rate. Don`t forget that we stock rainbows, browns and blue rainbows here at Chalk Springs with the sizes ranging from 2 – 3lb minimum size, right up to double figures.
As we like to stress here, it`s important to move around the lakes and don`t fish one spot for ages. With the clear water, if you don`t move around, the fish will get wise  and they will move away from you.
Also, don`t forget to buy your Environment Agency rod licence. PLEASE NOTE that these are no longer available at the fishery. They can be purchased from Post Offices, online at or by calling 0344 800 5386.


Please note that the fully-booked dates below are the `pre-booked` full dates. However, the fishery may be full on other days as we operate a `first-come, first served` basis - pre-booking is always advised.


      December 6. Brass Monkeys.  
      December 16. Fully booked.  
      December 25. Closed.  
    2018 January 1st. Closed.  
      January 7th. Newick Crown Fliers.  

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  Rainbows 20lb 9oz Paddy Hill Photo  
      18lb 5oz Hugh Pollard  
      18lb Dave Davies  
      17lb 13oz Peter Cockwill  
      17lb 7oz Hugh Pollard  
  Browns 19lb Darren Short Photo  
      18lb 8oz John Medlow  
      17lb 8oz Paul Woolvern  
      17lb 4oz Colin Beddoe  
      17lb 1oz Frank Warburton  
  Blue Rainbows 17lb 6oz Jim Curry Photo
      15lb 2oz Anthony Maclaren  
      13lb 14oz Hugh Pollard  
      12lb 11oz Kevin Hunt  
      12lb 9oz Andy Cooper  
  Tigers 14lb 2oz Paddy Hill Photo  
      11lb 1oz Hugh Pollard  
      9lb 15oz Steven Gallagher  
      9lb 12oz Dean Dodds  
      9lb 7oz Alan Estill