Please Note!

Enquiries for times and availability of fishing should be emailed direct to Go Fly Fishing:, or use our contact details here. Thank you

We have been running fly fishing in Dorset  for over 30 years. Countless fishermen have enjoyed our waters, many returning every year.

Wessex Chalk Streams is very proud to offer an unrivalled range of day ticket beats on Dorset’s rivers Frome, Piddle and their side streams (known as “carriers”).We hope the description of the rivers and the individual beats will encourage you to visit us.

Please read the pricing details with care: essentially every beat has a “non–residents” and “residents” price.

As well as river fishing we own and run the Wessex Fly Fishing Trout lakes stocked with rainbow trout . The lakes are situated at Lawrences Farm, our home and where we operate the business from.

Comfortable B&B also available enabling you to combine staying with us and fishing with us (there is a reduction in river beat pices for B&B residents).

Tuition and guiding is offered by Tony King (07855196332). Tony is a qualifed instructor please contact him direct since we are unable to take bookings for his services. Fly Fishing Courses, Casting Tuition & Expert Local Knowledge: Contact Tony King HERE

Thank you for all these wonderful photographs David



Please Note!

Enquiries for times and availability of fishing should be emailed direct to Go Fly Fishing:, or use our contact details here. Thank you


Wessex Chalk Streams Introduction. — 6 Comments

  1. I cannot recommend these waters enough. I am fortunate enough to have classic English chalkstreams right on my doorstep AND at a reasonable price. These are not the inflated rates of the famous rivers that are perhaps overly trimmed and overly fished.

    They are natural, beautiful, gin-clear streams and rivers that we are always reading about and perhaps never imagine we can fish. Combined with Richard’s hospitable, friendly advice and pointers I am amazed that people aren’t queuing to get on there.

    I was torn about giving a testimonial and not letting anyone know about ‘our little secret’ but I think people should know. Perhaps with more people fishing these beats they’ll get a regular mention in fishing magazines next to the much-vaunted ones that are always in there… And more protection and investment as a SSSI too! Tight lines!

  2. Amazing and rewarding to find that this lovely outfit is still flourishing. I first visited too many years ago to admit but loved it then. Must come back before the man calls Time.

  3. Your old school mate from St Ronans ! For some reason I thought I would look you up- with fishing on my mind at this time of the year, and you may remember that I dropped in coincidentally at the same time as a couple of shoot members were with you. That was a few years ago.
    I live on a ‘ trout river’ in Kent . It is stocked with rainbow and brown , and is controlled by the Teise Owners and Anglers Association. It cannot be compared with those chalk streams which abound around you.
    If at any time you felt like coming over to fish here you are most welcome and of course it would be good to see you again. Whether you have time this year is another matter but I think it may be something to ‘ keep up your sleeve’ . All the best Mike W . Whiffles to Sloccit !

  4. A wonderful days fishing on a refreshingly wild chalk stream which isn’t too manicured like some of the more disney-esque and overpriced waters to the east . Thoroughly recommended .

  5. I first fished Richard’s waters in the mid 80’s as a young Australian on his (obligatory and very enjoyable) O/S in the UK. I was a fanatical flyfisherman, but was never able to afford a beat on the more fabled streams. Nonetheless, I frequently visited Richard and Sally in those days – and had many many enjoyable weekends fishing the Piddle and Frome….the fish weren’t big but certainly plentiful. Richard and Sally’s hospitality was enormous – to the point Richard invited me (and a number of my mates who he had barely met) to play in an antipodean 11 vs a Great Britain 11. I forget who won (I would like to think it was us) but it was a wonderful day at a wonderful home where we were made to feel enormously welcome. I have many fond memories of this place, both of its people and it waters… and can highly recommend it as a perfect place to drown a dry

  6. Thank you so much , I had a lovely time so peaceful you have a lovely stretch of river it feels very secluded and not over managed . I had some lovely fish . two of the Grayling were around the 45 cm mark , these fish are superb , thick set fish in great condition !!
    would love to come back and spend more time here , many thanks !!!!!!

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