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What a lovely little fishery

Fish Wives fished at Church Paddock Fishery near Winchester on Thursday 27th March. This is a charming water with good fishing. A well designed lake with a well positioned and warm fishing lodge, coffee and tea are free to fishing people and the decking offers a very comfortable place to rest between catches to watch others fish. The facilities include a warm a spacious loo.


The whole fishery has been designed well with good places to fish and plenty of fish to catch.  Eddy and Jamie could not have been more helpful.  There is a gutting area and Eddy is happy to clean your fish and fillet them for you.

The fishing was great with good stocks of rainbow and brown trout in a variety of sizes. Andrea caught two fish before lunch on an orange buzzer and a beautiful brownie and another large rainbow before the day was over.  Tracy struggled to catch, landing her first fish with a green flash damsel just before lunch and two more in the afternoon.

We really enjoyed ourselves and will be back with more Fish Wives soon .

We have lots planned

We have started fishing and will be at Holbury Lakes for our first day on Tuesday 11th March. There are still a few places if you would like to join us for a days fly fishing and lunch. Call me to book on 01425 403735.

Next week we will be at John O Gaunt We will be there on TUESDAY the 18th a change of date due to un-forseen circumstances on my part. (I did not check my diary) and the following week on Thursday 27th March we are at Church Paddock Trout Fishery in Winchester both new fisheries for this year.
Our last winter event will be the pre-season dinner which will be held on the 24th March at the Peat Spade a very nice fishing pub just north of Stockbridge. We still have 4 places left so if you would like to come and talk fishing for an evening please call me and book your space. 01425 403735. £35.00 per head for three courses including wine and coffee

River Teifi
River Teifi

We have lots of plans for the coming season:

A three day fishing trip to the river Teifi in west Wales to fish for brown trout, sea trout and salmon. in late June. If you would like to come and be involved in the planning please let me know you are interested.
A planned Ladies Day in conjunction with Howard Taylor of Upstream Dry Fly on a beautiful lake on the Leckford Estate near Stockbridge.
We are hosting a WIRE Women in Rural Enterprise meeting on 1st July at Holbury Lakes with the opportunity to have a go at catching a trout in the afternoon.