These charming carriers of the River Kennet are tucked away in the most delightful countryside setting. They are easy to cast across but require good stalking techniques, light tackle and line presentation skills. If you like to wander, if you like to hunt, if you enjoy getting lost in your fishing, then beyond all doubt 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 and superb stalking areas for the fisherman. The pathways are mowed and there are seats on offer to have a break whilst fishing. New stocking policies and river keeping have improved the quality of the fishing on offer. You won’t find the large stocked Trout that are in the Test but you will find fish in a natural environment and enough of them to keep you challenged.
- Stalking chalk stream fly-fishing for Brown Trout
- Nearly 2 miles of fishing in the idyllic Berkshire countryside
- From 1 rod up to 6 rods
- Perfect for small corporate groups
- Good value chalk stream fishing
Bed & Breakfast is available at the Dundas Arms in Kintbury, which is a five-minute drive from the beat and there a range of different types of accommodation in the market town of Hungerford, also just a five-minute drive away.
Please contact us for more information.
The beat opens for fishing from 9:00am and you may stay until dusk.
Opens mid April and closes 30th September.
There are stocked Brown Trout from one and a half pounds in weight upwards, wild Trout and the occasional Grayling. There are no beat demarcations, so 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. The Mayfly hatch can be truly extraordinary and an easy rival for its famous chalk stream brothers. Each new corner presenting a hidden challenge with fish on the fin looking for fly life and a wonderful mix of wild, stocked and Grayling.
There is one fishing hut with basic facilities and outside table and chairs.
As per all Fly Odyssey bookings, you will be provided with a comprehensive and detailed pre-trip fly-fishing guide.
- Mayfly: 15th May to 12th June, £160 per rod.
- Rest of season: £140 per rod.
- For individual rods:
Includes: Trout fishing on the beat and use of facilities in the rod room.
Excludes: Guide services, travel expenses, food and beverages, equipment hire, EA
- For corporate days, we have two different price structures depending on the number of guides required, type of lunch - Premium or Standard BBQ plus wine selection/champagne and afternoon tea.
All necessary equipment for the day is included.
Denford Fishery is approximately a one hour and thirty minutes' drive from central London with easy access from the main motorways.
The rail service from London Paddington to either Kintbury or Hungerford is approximately every hour throughout the day and takes just over an hour.
The beat is a five-minutes' drive and the guides can collect you from the station or you may take a taxi from Hungerford.