Illustrated survey drawings and anglers nature prints. Anglers maps and cartography incorporating our Kola Peninsular Trout and Salmon River Maps and river side surveys. River Side Studios have nature prints, anglers' maps, illustrated drawings and offer anglers and fishing  enthusiasts maps of our International surveys.


River Maps Illustrated

All of our works are hand drawn and crafted to very high standards of draughtsmanship, detail and layout design. All commissions are carefully developed in full consultation with our clients at all stages of progress (river features survey / camcorder photography / line drafts / final drawing and colour). Before commencing work we agree a full set of detailed requirements for inclusion in the final hand drawn portrait.Detail from our River Avon Illustrated River Map

We use multi layer techniques for obtaining our special quality finishes and colour effects, which produce realism in scenes of interest above and below water.

Detail from our River Avon Illustrated River MapOur cameos of bridges, pools, wildlife, country houses and other subjects have earned a high reputation, as has also our detailed and thorough portrayals of various river features, pool names and Detail from our River Avon Illustrated River Mapreferencing within the overall picture tableau.

Our international client base includes Angling Safari Companies, Royal Estates, Private Owners, Riparian Concession Holders, River Authorities, Angling Associations; and our drawings now hang in Fishing Lodges from the Arctic to the Antarctic (from the Kola to Tierra del Fuego), giving pleasure and key information to all who use them.

Detail from our River Varzuga Illustrated River MapYour story is important to us, and the maps will always have a personal element, which, only you as a client can give. You set the priorities, size of drawing, required elements, sketches and titling, in consultation with us, and the design process allows plenty of time for reviewing progress as the project develops.

This is entirely up to you, and we work to a realistic and agreed timetable with you.

We will go anywhere (reasonable!) and are experienced in relevant helicopter and jet boat sequencing of surveys, for large, complex and relatively inaccessible rivers and wild terrain. Most of our work however is land based with wading sorties from time to time.

The Rio Grande River

We have wide experience of all practical aspects of Game Angling and will always observe proper and sensible etiquette - we will not clump along the banks putting all the fish down, nor will we wade through your favourite lies and holding spots just when the fish start to become cooperative!

Commission of the narrow boat Andromeda and surrounding River Soar in NottinghamshireOur efficiency and work pattern on survey is always helped by a good overnight rest,
and these arrangements will form part of the contract. We do not ask for 5 Star accommodations, but somewhere reasonably close to the river is a great help. However, on occasion we have slept under upturned boats, in helicopters, in drinks stores, under the stars, in castles and country houses, on long haul flights, in top hotels, private houses, bed and breakfast, in the car, in tents, log cabins - even a fishery Inspector's hut.

The Nairn River - from Culloden Viaduct to the bridge at Cantray We are happy to conduct private viewings, put on exhibitions of work, give illustrated talks and to make preliminary river assessments by prior arrangement.

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