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CHALK – Bedrock of Fly Fishing

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The Test, The Itchen, Broadlands, Mottisfont, Halford, Skues and Sawyer are all names associated with the chalkstreams of England and amongst the most noteworthy in the world of fly fishing. CHALK is a feature length film about the past present and future of the chalkstreams of England and how their very existence shaped the sport of fly fishing. We meet the people who continue to fish and care for these storied rivers, while learning about the techniques that Halford, Skues and Sawyer invented. In addition to visiting the famous rivers and beats, we also travel to some lesser-known rivers. CHALK is a thoughtful examination of why the chalkstreams of England are probably the most important rivers in the history and development of fly fishing. From the geology that created the rivers and their abundant plant and animal life - including the legendary mayfly hatch - to the characters past, present and future who make these rivers unique, this is the definitive chalkstream fly fishing film. The film celebrates the rivers while also drawing attention to the threats and challenges facing these fragile environments. CHALK was narrated by actor and keen fly angler, James Murray and features some of the most recognisable names and faces in the UK fly fishing world, including Marina Gibson, Alex Jardine, Steve Cullen, Glen Pointon and Charles Rangeley Wilson, as well as anglers from all over the world. The expert voices and thoughtful voiceover complement the stunning cinematography, combining to tell the story of these precious waterways that have shaped a sport. CHALK was created by Fishing TV, independent filmmakers aka Chalkstream Fly, and fly fishing writer Simon Cooper. Members of the international fly fishing community helped to fund the production, setting CHALK apart from other films about the sport. A must-watch for all fly fishers the world over. To watch, just login or register


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5.0 rating
24th June 2021

What a fantastic film! Well worth a watch

Michael Tibbitts


5.0 rating
28th May 2021

This is the best fly fishing movie ever! I am so glad that I have watched it!


Amazing film

5.0 rating
14th March 2021

I’ve been lucky to fish The Test and The River Itchen
and this film shows the true beauty of fishing a chalk stream..
A must for every angler

Tim Rollinson

So beautiful and charming

5.0 rating
12th February 2021

I am a French angler, fond of fly fishing and Chalk is one of the best movies about fly fishing I’ve ever seen. Everything is interesting, the colours are bright and amazingly full of nature, with a dash of English humor at the end ! This film gives me a very strong desire to go and visit the country and fly fish on those beautiful chalkstreams.

Emmanuel Semblat

Great Fun

5.0 rating
2nd October 2020

That warm feeling that when you look out on a winters day you know you’ll be back and will have forgotten the cold easterly, the blanks. the many caught trees and bank vegetation, the thrown flies, the hours trying to tie on a tiny F-fly ….. and the cost! But who cares the excitement will be back, I will have bought and tied flies and there will be that new rod ….. I really will be better equipped with a 10′ #4!

Carl L Statham

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