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Fly Fishing in France

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

Your accommodation...

A nice manor house with centurie(s) old, and incredibly tall sequoias

Soon ready !

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...

And around...

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 Bataille

On 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

Former Risle page  Open here

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