At Famous Fishing, whether you have lunch beside the river, in a fishing lodge or in a manor house, you can be sure the food will be freshly prepared from the finest ingredients, and accompanied by the very best wines. In all the establishments recommended, you can expect a warm welcome, superb food and comfortable beds. Traditional inns, country house hotels or private houses are available conveniently located for your fishing. The chalk streams of southern England are well known as the cradle of modern fly fishing. The reason why these rivers have always enthralled the fly fisher is not so well understood – it is due to the nerve-tingling excitement of casting at large, wary trout in crystal clear water! That is how the artificial dry fly and nymph came to be developed there in the 19th Century, and although modern technology has improved our equipment, the methods and tactics used today are essentially the same. Feeding trout are individually stalked with an imitative fly cast delicately and accurately upstream. You will rarely catch a chalk stream trout by accident – each one presents a unique sporting challenge.