The chalk streams of Normandy ...
Charles C. Ritz's beloved mill of Aclou on the river Risle
The (famous) river Risle...
The river Risle is flowing in the backcountry of Honfleur & Deauville. The Risle is a tributary of the Seine river and the junction is done just before reaching the English Channel. The Risle is a chalk-stream comparable to those of our brilliant British cousins just in front (on the other side of the Channel). The landscapes are really nice, the little towns are charming and this is located at two hours from Paris on one side and about the same to the Mont Saint Michel or the D-Day war sites on the other side. We're fishing the Risle on a delightful property, owned by a delightful young lady. In other words, on the same property, you will find a warm welcome, prime fishing, elegant accommodation and friendly atmosphère around the river. The manor only has four rooms for guests making it always very quiet. Please contact us by email to put a price on your trip project. Thanks ./ Nick.
The Risle as flowing across our property. Pronounce it like "Reel" (like fishing reel)
There is only wild fish, some of excellent size.
We're fishing brown trout on dry flies.
The hatch of big mayflies, (ephemerella danica), is often impressive.
This beautiful wild brownie was caught during the evening rise, in front of the manor house...
During the months of June and July, it is a habit in Normandy to fish very late evening rises
A nice manor house with centurie(s) old, and incredibly tall sequoias
The dining room
One of the bedrooms
All really nicely arranged, with ensuite bathroom
The view to the river from the bedrooms
A last glance at the end of the evening rise...
Atmosphere on the river...
Your delightful host, Laetitia
Kirk Hogan as picnic master of the day...
The famous "foie gras, mi-cuit"
Hot afternoon's activities...
Paula Hogan & myself chasing the rest of the group after picnic shopping in Pont-Audemer
The houses in the region, often have a thatched roof with iris growing on top.
Calvados bottle, shot at the famous restaurant "Les Vapeurs" in Trouville
The port of Honfleur
Abbaye du Bec Hélloin
Château du Champ de BatailleOn the road, or slightly farther away...
A stop in Giverny can "cut" the road between Paris & our fishing spot on the Risle.
Pictures shot at the "Ancien Hotel Baudy, Giverny"
The Mill of Fourges, also near Giverny
The Mont Saint Michel" & the D-Day war sites are only at a couple of hours farther west...
Charles C. Ritz the great fishing ghost of the river Risle... More about him on the website of the International Fario Club on www.farioclub.org
Former Risle page Open here