John Bailey is one of Britain's most accomplished grayling anglers; if there are grayling to be caught he will show you how to do it and on our private beat on the River Frome there is always the chance that you might just land a British record.
|John Bailey with an Ilsington grayling
It has happened twice before at Ilsington, so at the very least be prepared for a personal best. I have fished many times with John so I promise it can happen.
Ilsington is stupendous grayling water. There are five miles over which to roam with a huge variety of pools, riffles and tasty looking holding water. John knows them all; he has clocked up a great many days here with incredible success.
Join John for a day as part of a very small group in February 2019 or book him for a private day. You can catch up with John via his weekly column in the
and he is currently working with Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse on a second series of the BBC2 hit show
Mortimer & Whitehouse
John Bailey Grayling Days
Join John for a full day of grayling fishing on the River Frome at Ilsington in Dorset. The group size is limited to just four with the day running from 8.30am-4pm. You will meet in the wonderfully appointed Eco Lodge on the banks of the river. Bring waders and your outfit. John will provide his specialist flies.
The cost is £325/person. Dates are February 18
John Bailey Exclusive Days
This is an opportunity to fish exclusively with John Bailey - it is a true masterclass with one of the most accomplished all-round anglers of our generation. Decide with John how you wish to fish; he is happy to fish all or any methods. Luxury overnight accommodation is available in the Eco Lodge.
The cost is £675 for one or £795 for two. The nightly rate for the entire Eco Lodge (sleeps 4) is £225. Dates by special request November 15-March 15.