Dry Fly Fishing in the Wylye Valley, Wiltshire

At the Prince Leopold Inn we are able to offer Dry Fly Fishing on a famous beat in the Wylye Valley.

For those looking to fish in the village of Upton Lovell we have an arrangement with local villager and keen fisherman Peter Barrett.

We have also partnered up with a local lady, Mrs Robin Thompson, who is able to offer superb Dry Fly Fishing on the chalk stream of the River Wylye, from her gorgeous riverside house.

The Wylye Valley is a stunning place to enjoy a few days fishing.The River rises from springs near Longleat and edges down a very pretty and peaceful valley, dotted with pretty woodland and quaint Wiltshire villages.

This stretch is noted for the prolific natural occurence of Brown Trout and superb Grayling, and is a good Danica Mayfly river. It is actually a tributary of the River Avon and is widely considered the best Trout dry fly fishing in the Avon river system - so definitely worth a visit!

For those not familiar with the area, the Wylye Valley is situated in Wiltshire, about 100 miles South-West of London, and an hours' drive from Bristol or Southampton. The road network is great with the M3, A303 and A36 allowing easy access to the area, and The Prince Leopold Inn in Upton Lovell, with Bed and Breakfast and riverside restaurant would be the perfect base for dry fly fishing in the Valley.

Season runs from 15 April to 15 October, with a guide and tuition available. Fishing available from 10am to dusk.

To book in advance please ring Mrs Robin Thompson on 01985 248339, and don't forget to mention the Prince Leopold when making your booking!

If you would like to stay at the Prince Leopold Inn while you enjoy fishing on the Wylye Valley, let us know and we are happy to arrange a tailored Bed and Breakfast or Half Board package to your needs!

Fisherman (and women!) are always welcome at the Leo!


Prince Leopold Inn, Upton Lovell, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 0JP   01985 850460   info@princeleopold.co.uk