River Churnet (Red Road, Alton)

Situated in the spectacular Churnet valley in the shadow of the equally spectacular architecture of Augustus Pugin this stunning piece of water is a must for game anglers.

Although coarse fish are present it is the sheer abundance of game species that attracts the angler, the mayfly hatch here has to be seen to be believed.

Trout and Grayling are taken from a couple of inches through to fish in excess of two pounds, salmon parr have been caught over the years following repeated environment agency stockings.

Coarse anglers can also enjoy tremendous sport here with trotted maggot accounting for roach, dace, perch, chub and the odd bream.