Enjoy a day’s flyfishing for two Rods on a beautiful private beat on one of the world’s most renowned and pristine chalkstreams. This package — aimed at experienced flyfishers — includes a gourmet riverside picnic and a night’s stay (with dinner and breakfast) at a gorgeous 18th-century inn by the water. Arrive the night before and settle in for a relaxing stay at The Dundas Arms, a beautiful inn nestled between the Kennet and the Kennet and Avon canal. This grade II listed building is full of nooks and crannies, with large fireplaces, a handsomely decorated dining room and cosy library, but during the spring and summer months it’s the large garden, surrounded by water on two sides, that you’re most likely to want to spend time in — this is the perfect place to chill out with a local ale or something stronger. In the evening, head indoors to enjoy a delicious A la Carte dinner, before kipping in your en-suite room, where a sumptuous twin or king-sized bed awaits. In the morning, a cooked breakfast with a continental buffet will put you in good stead for your day on the river.
Fishing with fliesMake your own way to the Craven fishery, one of the premium trout fishing beats on the River Kennet. This peaceful private stretch of chalkstream is carefully managed by a full-time riverkeeper and holds mainly brown trout with some rainbow and grayling. You’ll be left to your own devices, so you can while away the hours doing what you love best in one of the most exclusive and sought-after chalkstreams in the world.
Lunch is a delicious gourmet picnic on the island in the river. Treats including cold meats, artisan cheeses, olives, breads and locally sourced hot smoked Charlie’s Trout, paired with a bottle of Picpoul de Pinet or similar selection.
After a glorious afternoon’s sport you will be collected by car and taken back to the Dundas Arms so you can head home — or take a bath and enjoy an A la Carte celebratory dinner in the restaurant if you’ve booked an additional night’s stay with us.