Denford fishery, river Kennet

Access is through a gateway off the A4 (Newbury to Hungerford road) 500m east of the Lower Denford turning and marked by a white post (see map, above). Gate code, which also gives access to the fishing hut, will be provided on booking.

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Two miles of Kennet chalk stream carriers and some main river, on Wednesdays only, when we have exclusive use of the fishery. Season: April 1st until September 30th. Fishing for grayling only on Wednesdays in October.

Fishery specific rules are upstream dry fly only until July 1st (upstream nymph is permitted from July 1st ), barbless hooks, single fly, catch and release for wild brown trout. One brace of stocked fish may be taken. All visits to be recorded in the record book, including blank days. Members should always fish upstream and walk down their chosen arm of the river, keeping well wide of the fishing margin and giving other rods at least one hundred yards up-stream travel. No guests or dogs allowed.

This fishing is booked via David Reinger by e-mail ( Members may only book a single visit initially. A 2nd day may be booked, if available, after the initial visit, but allowing two clear calendar months between bookings, e.g. a rod fishing on the 3rd April will not be able to re-book until 10th April and then only to fish on or after the first available Wednesday in June. Bookings will be taken from 1st March 2019.

The fishery has a river keeper, mown level banks, secure parking, a fishing hut and toilet.