Fishing in the Wye Valley
From fast flowing streams to tranquil ponds.
The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean offers some excellent fishing both on the River Wye itself and its many tributaries and also on some of the wonderful still water ponds and lakes in the Forest of Dean.
If you prefer game fishing the upper reaches of the River Wye are well known for their Salmon and Brown Trout, although some of the rod fishing is in private hands, some belongs to Hotels and Guest Houses that are happy to welcome visiting anglers. Monnow Valley Fisheries has 1 mile of excellent coarse and fly fishing on the lower reaches of the River Monnow near Monmouth. There are also two stocked trout lakes at Hartleton near Ross-on-Wye covering over 14 acres. Licences and further information is available from G.B.Sports, 10 Broad Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7NY and Wye Angling, 5 Croft Court, Ross-on-Wye.
The middle reaches of the River Wye offer some excellent coarse fishing for chub, barbel, carp, bream, roach, dace, bleak and also large pike. The Ross-on-Wye Angling Club has fishing rights on the town water and at Weir End, Benhall and Sellack with over 5 miles of excellent fishing. Day tickets are also available from G.B.Sports. More information is available on the Ross Angling Club web site.
The Forest of Dean Angling Club has the fishing rights on part of the River Wye near Lydbrook as well as on many of the ponds and lakes in the Forest of Dean. The ponds are well looked after and the fishing can at times be even better than on the river, the forest scenery gives an added pleasure to fishing at Meadowcliffe Pool, Lightmoor, Marion's Pool, Steam Mills Lake and others. Licences are available at Roberts Sports Cinderford, Peter James Lydney and Sport and Leisure Coleford and other tackle shops in the area.