Hotchkiss Fly Fishing

Hotchkiss Fly Fishing

Hotchkiss Fly Fishing

Based in Upavon, Wiltshire and close to the world renowned chalk streams Avon, Test and Itchen, the company is headed by John Hotchkiss.

John is a qualified GAIA trout casting instructor and professional guide with over 40 years’ fly fishing for trout, sea trout and salmon throughout the world. He has fished in New Zealand for wild brown trout, steelhead in British Columbia, even for sea-run char in Greenland! For many years he has fished for salmon in Iceland, Russia and Norway and has fished most of the Scottish and Irish salmon rivers. Sea trout fishing is also one of his passions.

Recently John produced the acclaimed TV fly fishing series ‘The Take’ which was filmed throughout the world. The23, half hour programmes were shown in the UK on Sky Sports and in ten countries, from Austalia to Russia!

Ever since he was a small boy, John’s main love is to fly fish for trout on the southern chalkstreams, and over the years has been privileged to have experienced fishing on many famous beats.

Hotchkiss Fly Fishing was established to provide first class fishing and guiding on premier beats of our renowned chalkstreams to individuals and groups. We have gathered together a team of guides who are all seasoned and expert anglers, all qualified instructors, and most importantly, have the people skills that can communicate to clients their passion for our wonderful sport.

In addition the company hosts annual salmon fishing trips to premier beats on the rivers of Iceland, Norway and Scotland and can facilitate wonderful wild brown trout fishing in South Island,New Zealand.

Whatever the client’s level of skill, whether they are looking for a day’s guided trout fishing, one-to-one tuition, a day fishing alone, that special salmon trip abroad, we pride ourselves on offering an expert and personal service.

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