The Wilton Fly Fishing Club holds around 10 miles of high quality chalk stream fishing for wild brown trout and grayling on the Rivers Wylye, Till, and their carriers. The river valleys are set in an idyllic valley which brings the fisherman into close contact with a wide range of wild life.
Membership is limited to a maximum of forty five, who can fish for trout on as many days as they wish during the trout season, which is from April 15th to October 15th. In addition, they can fish for grayling or pike from the end of the trout season until March 14th. This means that it is possible to fish through eleven months of the year, the only time when it is totally closed is between 15th March and 15th April.
During the trout season, fishing upstream with dry fly, emerger or nymph is mandatory, thus respecting the sporting traditions of chalk stream fly fishing. After the trout season closes, and until the end of the coarse fishing season, other methods can be used.
The fishing, which is mostly by wading, is both challenging and rewarding, but it demands a considerable degree of skill and stealth, whether on the bank or wading in the river. Careful stalking of a rising fish means that fishing fine and far off, isn't always necessary. Other than mayfly patterns, or occasionally a sedge pattern, the fly box of most members will show patterns tied on sizes 16, 18, and in some cases even smaller. Barbless hooks are compulsory.
The Club has always urged ‘catch and release’ which is practiced to 98%, and so we recognise that our customs and practices might not be for everyone. Virtually all our members want to see the fish quickly returned and swim away back into the current.
If you're a wild brown trout fisherman, interested in fishing the Wylye, and would like to know more about becoming a Member, please contact us using this contact form and someone will be in touch with you within 24 hours.