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Friday, February 09, 2007

A Hampshire chalk stream

This is the river Test at Whitchurch in Hampshire, taken on a recent visit to my daughter.
The clarity of the water is due to it being filtered by the chalk and probably because of this, the Test is one of the finest trout rivers in the UK. We saw plenty of fish on the day we were there.

9 comments:

  1. That stream looks like it should have some beautiful swans gliding down its surface. Trout are better though!

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  2. Kat.............funny you should say that!!!

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  3. Hey there, Dave. What species of trout do you have over there? In our Oregon coastal streams we have only cutthroats. They plant rainbows in the reservoirs. The steelhead trout is the largest, weighing in at over 20 lbs in the winter runs, but the summers hang out at about 8lbs.

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  4. I'm not big on fish - but the river is lovely!

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  5. Gawpo. we have brown trout in the streams and rainbows in the lakes.

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  6. The stream looks like a peaceful place..I am not much on Trout, so I am not really sure if they are native to us (San Diego) or just planted here in our lakes

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  7. Lovely Dave! So serene.

    I'm going to keep on checking in here to watch for photos of one of my favourite countries--Wales!

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  8. Oops! And I forgot to say that I love trout!

    My husband used to be an avid flyfisherman and my son now is and runs a Flyfishing website that I love to check out to read his little articles from time to time.

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  9. Great swan pictures. Reminds me of the ugly duckling.

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Thanks for your comments. Whenever possible I will always reply. Dave