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mayflyWe are a private society with 195 fishing members. Founded in 1836 “for promoting friendly intercourse and mutual information among lovers of the Art of Angling”, our aims have since been refined to providing fly fishing for trout and grayling and maintaining a fellowship of fly fishers interested in this. We have fisheries on the upper Test, Itchen, Avon and Wylye. In our management of these waters we aim to preserve their natural beauty and to provide a habitat where the natural recruitment of wild fish can take place. Our fishing methods have the same aim - casting upstream to observed fish using dry or unweighted nymph fly patterns, with the emphasis on catch and return.