Fly fishing on the River Kennet

The River Kennet

A special river with easy access from London

The River Kennet is one of the main English chalk stream rivers and is very easy to get to from London either by car or by train. The main Trout and Grayling fly fishing beats are situated between the towns of Newbury and Hungerford. The M4 takes you westward to within ten minutes drive of the river. Also fast trains connect London Paddington station with Newbury and our guide would collect you from there if you'd rather take a train than drive out. Although only 60 miles from central London it feels a world away. The water meadows a lush and green and wildlife such as deer, kingfishers, buzzards and red kites are frequent sightings while fishing.

The Kennet is a narrow, clear, mostly shallow spring fed river containing wild and stocked Brown Trout, stocked Rainbow Trout and wild Grayling. Being a chalkstream the water never becomes muddy and usually it is possible to see the fish you are trying to catch which makes for exciting fishing. It has a rich food supply for the fish with a superb Mayfly hatch in most seasons.

Go Fly Fishing UK do guided days and fly fishing tuition days at some excellent locations on the River Kennet. Our Chalk Streams River Kennet web page contains more detail on what to expect when taking a day on this river, tackle, tactics, prices, etc. Our Trout season guided days cost from £295 depending on the date, the location and the number of people fishing. Contact us for a specific quote for your required date and number of people. We do not provide just day rod beat access to fish without a guide/instructor.

Fly fishing on the River Kennet

How about coming out of London for a short break. Local to the river are many great accommodation options including manor house hotels, country hotels, inns and bed & breakfasts.

Contact Dave at our southern office to discuss your preferred fly fishing location and date or to make a booking – telephone 07899 034728 or email

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Happy Clients

"Dave, Thank you for a wonderful day of fly fishing on the River Kennet. My wife and I enjoyed it very much."
Patrick & Audrey Chee (Hong Kong) - Guided/Tuition day, River Kennet

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