One-Day Grayling Nymphing Course – Wherwell Estate, River Test

One Day Chalkstream Nymphing Courses

Our 2019 course is now complete. Please check back regularly for 2020 dates.

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Grayling Fishing Course

As with all our courses the grayling ones are well attended, great fun and will develop skills you can use anywhere. They are strictly limited to three rods per course to ensure everyone gets as much from them as possible and are sold on a first come, first served basis.

If you’ve never fished for grayling before or are just looking to improve your knowledge and skills then these day courses are perfect, but please book early to avoid disappointment.

The Fishery

The Wherwell Estate lies in the heart of the Test Valley in the picturesque rural community of Wherwell. It is a classic upper Test fishery with beats that meander through wonderful water meadows which produce prolific fly hatches throughout the season.

The beats are split between the main river and some very intimate and challenging carriers, making it one of the most diverse fisheries on the River Test. The banks are lovingly cared for by the river keeper and the weed is cut to enhance the natural fly life.

Brown trout and grayling can be seen sipping the surface at almost any time of day and the fishery holds a very good stock of wild brown trout, which is testament to the quality of the river.

One-Day Grayling Nymphing Course on the River Test

Nymphing Course Aims

Your instructor will furnish you with the knowledge you need to make informed choices on tackle selection right through to choosing an appropriate leader, indicator and fly set up and you’ll 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.

Lovely Grayling Caught by Ian

Previous Course Testimonials

Mick Boardman - 2015 Course

"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 - 2015 Course

"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 - 2015 Course

"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! "