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One-Day Grayling Nymphing Course on the River Kennet

One Day Chalkstream Nymphing Courses

Dates Available: Wed 19th and Wed 26th October, Wed 16th and Wed 23rd November, Wed 7th and Wed 14th December 2017. Maximum of three rods per day.

Lovely Grayling Caught by IanLocation: River Kennet, Denford

Price: £149 per person

For further information or to make a telephone booking please call 0118 930 3860 or email [email protected]

Our new grayling courses are ready to go, not only are they great fun but they also allow you to develop skills you can use anywhere. If you have never fished for grayling before, or are just looking to improve your knowledge and skills, then these day courses will be perfect.

The courses are strictly limited to three rods per day to ensure everyone gets as much from them as possible and they are sold on a strictly first come, first served basis, so you really do need to book early to avoid disappointment.

The Fishery

The Denford carriers of the River Kennet are tucked away in the most delightful countryside. They are easy to cast across but require good stalking techniques, light tackle and good line presentation skills. If you like to wander, if you like to hunt, if you enjoy getting lost in your fishing, then you will thoroughly enjoy your day at Denford.

The Kennet carriers have recently undergone significant changes with bank regeneration and management around the fishery. The bank fringes have been allowed to grow, providing shade and protection for the fish with a breeding ground for insect life, they also afford superb stalking areas for the fisherman.

The paths have been cut, there are occasional seats to give you a break and with no beat demarcations you may wander to your heart's content on nearly two miles of fishing.

The water is crystal clear with pools and glides, riffles, twists and turns and each new corner presents a new challenge.

One-Day Grayling Nymphing Course on the River Kennet

The Nymphing Course

Your instructor will furnish you with all of the information you need to make informed choices on tackle selection - right through to choosing an appropriate leader, indicator and fly set up - and you will go away confident in your ability to nymph successfully.

Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of the concept of nymphing fishing grayling.
  • Selection of rods, reels and lines best suited to this technique.
  • The types of indicators commonly used, and how and when to use them.
  • The use of multiple fly nymphing setups for one, two and three fly combinations.
  • Watercraft – shallow water, fast riffles and deep pocket nymphing to fish you can and can’t see!

There’ll be plenty of opportunities to discuss ideas on nymph fishing, participate in practical demonstrations and enjoy plenty of fishing to hone your new found skills.

You are required by law to have a current EA rod licence; one may be purchased online HERE »

Please ensure you read our course terms and conditions prior to booking.


Mick Boardman

"Thank you for a fantastic day, it was great to meet everyone on the course along with Jim and yourself, they were all good guys with one common interest, increasing their knowledge of fishing with a nymph."

"I must say I did not anticipate meeting someone like Jim, he is an absolute font of knowledge in the nymphing field with a great passion for this type of fishing, whilst also understanding those with a little knowledge who wanted to learn more, he understood totally where we were coming from and was only to wiling to point us in the right direction."

James Evans

"As the rain belts down outside my window it makes yesterday's nymphing day an even better experience. Thanks for organising a super day out. New tricks learned by an old dog!

"Please pass my thanks onto Jim who was an excellent instructor as was your good self. I will certainly have a shot at the grayling in the coming months."

Adrian Reynolds

"Really superb day with the right balance of theory and fishing at a wonderful location with a great fish to finish off the day! Many thanks to you and Jim who really showed nymphing to be an art form! "

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