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South Downs National Park

"Bait to Plate" Match The Hatch Full Day Guided Fly Fishing & Cookery Experience

  • Location Arundel
  • Price from £195.50
  • Culinary
  • Multi-activity
  • Wildlife
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure
  • Epic challenge


Join us for a unique guided "Bait to Plate" experience which will see you taking on the challenge of outwitting & catching a Trout "on the fly" before spending the afternoon preparing, cooking and eating a seasonal selection of dishes and recipes at the Fins & Forks Kitchen, including preparing your catch ready for cold smoking. We will then post your fish out to you once the smoking process is complete ready for an amazing brunch with a great story, don't forget the eggs, avocado & sourdough!


Our day starts with a 4hr guided fly fishing experience at the gin clear waters of Chalk Springs Trout Fishery nestled on the edge of the historic market town of Arundel. We start with a little basic instruction to give you the best chance of catching a monster before we cast our fly for the first time at the Trout lakes. Once our fishing time has elapsed and with fish in hand (even if you don't manage to catch one yourself one trout per person will be provided) its over to Fins & Forks HQ for a hands on session at our smokehouse kitchen, specifically designed to take no more than 4 clients and ensuring you get a quality experience and as much or as little 1 to 1 guidance as you need. In the kitchen we will run through a selection of seasonal dishes covering curing, smoking, crispy skin (EVERY time)  plus some other favourites of ours using freshly landed Sussex species . Finally you will try your hand at preparing and curing your catch for the smoker, choosing one of our signature cure flavourings.
Following your experience we will post your cold smoked trout out to you when it’s ready for the brunch treatment a few days later in chilled insulated packaging ensuring your fish is at its absolute best when it arrives at your door.
Suitable for all abilities, absolute fishing and kitchen beginners are welcomed with open arms. This experience is hosted by a fully qualified chef & angling coach.
National Park Experiences is a curated collection that brings the stories of our National Parks to life. Each experience offers an authentic insight into the landscape and special qualities of a National Park.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Charity fundraising
  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties

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Effort Level

Relax and unwind whilst exploring the great outdoors

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Food Just bring your appetite
  • Equipment All fishing tackle & safety items are provided
  • Other Your 2 fish ticket which includes 1 guaranteed fish, even if you don't manage to catch it yourself! We also include postage and packaging for sending out your freshly smoked trout just in time for that weekend brunch!

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing if its cold...
  • Waterproofs if its wet
  • Drink
  • Other Dark Clothing (the fish can see you as easily as you can see them!) Sensible sturdy footwear. Prescription glasses/sunglasses should they be needed. Sunscreen for the hot ones.


Moderate Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 30 days before the activity is scheduled to start.




Fins & Forks

Fins & Forks

Fins & Forks is the experience provider for "Bait to Plate" Match The Hatch Full Day Guided Fly Fishing & Cookery Experience