What a catch. We can’t help thinking we stumbled across one of the UK’s best kept secrets when we visited the idyllic Meon Springs under the beautiful South Downs for our Fly Fishing experience. Surrounded by rolling hills it’s the English countryside at its very best and the perfect setting to enjoy the simple life of fly fishing. The friendly team will welcome you with open arms whatever your level of experience from complete beginner to ancient angler. They are on hand throughout the experience to share their knowledge and top tips and of course to marvel at the size of your catch. Rainbow trout for dinner anyone?
You’ll kick off with a brief introduction and then it’s time to take up your rod and get out to the lakes. You will learn the essentials of safe fishing; how to tackle up and tie a fly how to cast and move the rod with minimal effort and how to lure a fish to the line and land it on the bank. You’ll enjoy the whole day at the fishery with the morning being fully tutored and the afternoon supported (we found this gave us a great chance to practice without being watched all the time). Fly fishing is the most relaxing way to fish. Just cast your line sit back and soak up the gorgeous countryside. As you drift off into a peaceful state of mind you will be roused by a tugging at your line. Your heart will leap and you’re sure to feel a burst of adrenaline as you try to reel in your catch before it gets away. Meon Springs is a fishing gem that we are glad to have found. The hospitality of the instructors who are eager to help you learn teamed with the incredible location make this fly fishing experience a day to remember long after you’ve taken home your catch.
Hampshire - Meon Springs;
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