Adwell Fly Fishing Pre Season Warm up

The Gen

This is a water that came recommended to us by someone who has an annual rod there and for which he was keen for us to try. We did so in 2012 and  every year since have had a fantastic day with most having double figure bags.  Its part of the Adwell Estate some 3 miles outside Thame and convenient for the M40 (Junction 6) so within an hour or so of London for most members. There are 6 pools in the stream and 2 independent pools. The stream is fed by large springs on the estate and in all the stream & pools cover some 7 acres. It is all set in delightful surroundings and the islands & banks have been carefully planted with trees and shrubs in such a way as to encourage wild life to flourish.

The water contains mainly Rainbows but with some Browns. Fish are grown on in the waters own stew ponds and with the abundant food grow on to approaching double figures.

Please visit their website for more information and a useful route finder

See directions attached

The owners have agreed to us fishing the water in advance of their usual opening date so the fishing given some decent weather ought to be  excellent. I am told the water will again be well stocked with plenty of fish to catch.

The normal rate is £55.00 per day but the owners have for us agreed a catch & release ticket with 1 fish killed of £40.00. All Browns to be returned. Payment by cash only on the day. An opportunity not to be missed.

It’s a pay the fishery direct on the day but if you need any further info and/or to reserve a rod then please email me

I aim to be at the water around 9.00 a.m. so look forward to seeing you there. The owner Tom Birch-Reynardson  has kindly offered to provide coffee + biscuits for us on arrival. This being served in the main house so rather more grand than the average lodge!

You will need to bring a packed lunch unless you want to go down to a local Pub. The nearest (3-4 Mins) is the Leather Bottle in Lewknor 0X49 5NP

Also recommended though more of a gastro pub is The Lord Nelson

(5+ Mins) in Brightwell Baldwin OX49 5NP

Tight lines.

Peter Matthison


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23rd Mar 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Adwell Estate

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Smart Casual