Our members enjoy fishing on one of the finest wild chalk streams in the world.
Avington Estate Fishery
The River Kennet is a beautiful, clean and clear wild chalk stream, widely claimed to be one of the finest chalk streams in the country. It is largely unspoilt and not manicured making it a haven for wildlife both instream and on the surrounding meadows and chalk downs.
Our season rod fishing is based on the The Avington Estate Fishery, which extends to some four miles of double and single bank fishing on the “middle Kennet” and tributaries.
A predominantly game fishery, there is a great variety of fishing to suit all levels of experience throughout the season including what is most often a spectacular mayfly hatch.
The Fishing Club
The season at Avington runs from the 1st April through to the 30th September. Rods are let on a season basis where a rod may be shared between two people. Avington differs from many fisheries by not requiring the nomination of beats or days:
Full Rod: Monday to Sunday inclusive
Weekday Rod: Monday to Friday inclusive
Weekend Rod: Friday afternoon to Sunday inclusive
From time to time, rods become available to fish at Avington. The club seeks to be fully inclusive and welcoming to all members
David has been at Avington for over fifty years and comes from a line of renowned river keepers on the Kennet. David knows everything there is to know about the workings of the river and the life within and around it.
Toby joined us in 2015. He trained as a river keeper at Sparsholt College and has worked on, fished or guided the finest rivers in the country, bringing a great breadth of experience to the Estate.