on the crystal clear Iton
have greatly contributed to the reputation of fly fishing in Normandy
and southern England, during the golden age of the feathered hats. We
are introducing an excellent stretch responding precisely to all the
criterias that built this reputation. Elegant setting on the premises
of a former wealthy manor dedicated to horse breeding and fly fishing.
on crystal clear waters. Excellent all season hatches. Beautiful trout
and a strong population of grayling.
norman shack and old willows that we are using for our picnics
|Grayling are strong fighters and offer
superb sport on dry flies. For our pleasure they are rising to the
surface more or less all day long. On this stretch are often caught
excellent fish in the range 45 / 55 cm. There is a picture below.
The grayling is
You can tell how
clear the water is
The nearest big town is Evreux. The distance from Paris
is approximately 100 km. Good accomodation can be found nearby but this
is typical stretch for an easy day trip from Paris.
Unlike trout choosing late hours to show up, grayling on
good days are rising all day long. We can choose to stay until dusk in
hope of a nice trout, but a fishing day starting at 11.00 am ending
before dinner time will be very pleasant.
In May and later in the deep summer and
early fall, grayling fly fishing is at its best.
Please ask by email
for the complete Normandy rates
Over a few
days, the Iton can be combined with the Andelle or the rivers of the
Any trout equipment is fine. 8-X tippet
can be required when the river becomes crystal clear. Flies are sold on
the spot. The typical grayling fly is a CDC emerger, or a Griffith gnat
in size # 16 or 18.
Waders are recommended in the summer. The
wading features no difficulty at all, the ground is flat and not
slippery and the current is very smooth but the river is wide.
Detail of the so
particular fin of the grayling
July 2002 -
Equalling the French IGFA record 48 cm grayling
are caught later at sunset. The angler on the bench seems pretty
Fishing from the
bank in the early season. For grayling preservation there is no wading
before May 20th
little bridge, reminiscent of ancient times
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