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Welcome to the Cotswold Flyfishers' website. Please Bookmark this page to find us again easily. Should you have issues or suggestions for this website email us HERE.

The user name and password will change on the 25th February 2024(or thereabouts), please refer to the latest Newsletter for the new ones. 

The Cotswolds region is a beautiful and ecologically rich landscape in the heart of England. The Cotswold Flyfishers Club manages many miles of rivers and streams in the region with the aim of preserving and enhancing the health of these rivers and all the wildlife they sustain while providing recreation for our members.

We believe that enhancing the aquatic environment for wild trout and grayling fishing contributes to a richer and healthier landscape for the benefit of all.
We provide fishing for our members on more than 30 miles of bank across 20+ river fisheries as well as two small stillwater fisheries.

Members play a key role in maintaining the fisheries with weekly work parties taking place through the winter months with a focus on habitat improvement and encouraging natural regeneration.
All our wild trout waters are fished on a catch-and-release basis with barbless hooks.

Club membership is fully subscribed, with a waiting list. You can enjoy a 'taster day' with one of our approved fishing guides. Full details will be announced shortly (this updated dated 24/11/2023).

The Cotswold Flyfishers offers a stunning range of fishing throughout the Cotswolds. The club has access to the Denford Fishery on the River Kennet , The River Test at Broadlands Estate, several beats on the River Windrush, 5 beats on the Coln , 3 beats on the Dikler, 3 beats on the Leach, 3 beats on the Churn, a beat on the Glyme and a beat on the Ampney Brook. For those who prefer stillwater to rivers, the club has the fishing on Cornbury Park Lakes and members can fish Salford Lakes at no extra charge.  

During the winter there are grayling and coarse fishing opportunities.  Members also benefit from discounts on various fishing related products and services.

Poaching advice - a scourge of all fine trout waters. What to do and how to keep safe.

Do not challenge poachers on your own, Call 101 or 999 depending on whether you feel the incident is non-urgent or urgent. Urgency is a personal decision, but an organised gang with a vehicle would qualify as urgent to enable the police to respond in a timely fashion. Use 'what three words' to get a location.

TO REPORT POLLUTION INCIDENTS: 0800 807060 Environment Agency

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lost and found

There is a dedicated page for lost and found tackle and other belongings, it has been reactivated (25-05-2022) and can be found here.  Please notify new items at this address


after a successful agm watch this space for updates, news and committee changes


new grayling and coarse fish catch returns and latest trout return can be found here


please check spam folder if you ask to join the closed facebook group and hear 'nothing'


new grayling fishing page


end of river trout season newsletter or download page
 catch return forms due, required if you wish to renew membership for 2024


2022 AGM minutes added


cornbury closed for wilderness festival - recommend no fishing in august


bookings update here


online booking system visit the bookings page 


discount barbless flies

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