John Hotchkiss with his 16.5lbs New Zealand brown trout
Based in Salisbury in Wiltshire and close to the world renowned chalk streams Avon, Test and Itchen, the company is headed by John Hotchkiss.
John is a qualified GAIA trout casting instructor and professional guide. He has fly fished trout and salmon for over forty years with his fishing taking him to rivers worldwide.
Recently John produced the acclaimed TV fly fishing series 'The Take' which was filmed throughout the world. The 23, half hour programmes were shown in the UK on Sky Sports and in ten countries, from Australia to Russia!
Ever since he was a small boy, John's main love is to fly fish for trout on the southern chalk streams, and over the years has been privileged to have experienced fishing on many famous beats.
Hotchkiss Fly Fishing was established to provide first class fishing and guiding on premier beats of our renowned chalk streams to individuals and groups. We have gathered together a team of guides who are all seasoned and expert anglers, all qualified instructors, and most importantly, have the people skills that can communicate to clients their passion for our wonderful sport.
In addition the company hosts annual salmon fishing trips to premier beats on the rivers of Iceland, Norway and Scotland and can facilitate wonderful wild brown trout fishing in South Island, New Zealand.
Whatever the client's level of skill, whether they are looking for a day's guided trout fishing, one-to-one tuition, a day fishing alone, that special salmon trip abroad, we pride ourselves on offering an expert and personal service.