Anglers' Feedback & Reports
M. B. from cwmbran, Saturday 19 April, 2014
Area: Upper Wye
Beat: Hay Castle (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 2
A nice stretch of river which holds a good head of Grayling and Trout. Nymphing proved the best bet, but a lunchtime hatch did bring a few fish on the dry fly. Access is not the easiest in places but the long run down to the bridge is very accessible. There was a few canoeists who bring with them plenty of noise and lack of rivercraft, which can be a bit of a pain. I dread to think what it's like mid summer!
6 Trout, 4 Grayling
P. G. from New Milton, Saturday 19 April, 2014
Area: Middle & Lower Wye
Beat: Middle Hill Court (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Salmon, No. Anglers: 1
A beautiful fishery and stunning wild brown trout.
P. R. from Bristol, Saturday 19 April, 2014
Area: Upper Wye
Beat: Llangoed (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 2
2 delightful clients had their first day fly fishing. The weather was kind and the fish were showing. The 2 young people were quick learners and took to casting. I have every confidence that they will become competent anglers and add to the body of fishers that enjoy the Wye, its fish, wildlife and outstanding beauty.
C. K. from Droitwich, Saturday 19 April, 2014
Area: Lugg & Arrow
Beat: Arrow Eardisland (Wild Stream), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 1
Most of the fish caught were small, just two decent trout of 9 and 10 inches plus an out of season grayling of 13 inches. Other trout and grayling were in the 4 to 5 inch bracket. All caught on a variety of nymphs. Good to see plenty of juvenile fish, hopefully they’ll evade the two cormorants I saw on the water and grow to a good size.
It’s worth noting that this beat is more overgrown than ever with about 6 fallen trees crossing the river at various points. The downstream end is particularly difficult to access and fish.
7 Trout, 9 Grayling
N. U. from London, Saturday 19 April, 2014
Beat: Ashford House (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 1
Access very difficult ...wind hard and sadly no fish...still better than a day in the office though!
A. D. from Hereford, Saturday 19 April, 2014
Beat: Lower Grywne Fawr (Wild Stream), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 1
Water condition good, clean and clear. Very little insect activity between 10am and 3 pm. No fish rising. Enjoyable day but uneventful in terms of catch.
C. P. from Clevedon, Saturday 19 April, 2014
Area: Middle & Lower Wye
Beat: Courtfield (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Salmon, No. Anglers: 1
Perfect level (0.53 on Ross gauge). Cool breeze and overcast day with some sunny intervals.
Started by fishing the fly down Wyebank but only joy was a perfectly marked brownie of just under a pound. Moved up to Courtfield and fished the fly through the willow run. Had a savage take which actually resulted in a 4lb chub.
The canoe traffic was endless between 10am and 4pm but in fairness the majority were well mannered and didn't pose any problems.
Moved upstream and put a spinner through the woods and Legg meadow but no takes. Early evening moved back down to the boat pool and within the first few casts I was into a very good fish (took just over half way across and just below the large flat stone from where I was casting. Despite this area holding a lot of pike I knew this was a salmon judging by the long runs where I just had to let the fish take line. Final result was a 24lb Wye springer.
1 Salmon, 1 Trout, 1 Chub
L. B. from London, Saturday 19 April, 2014
Beat: Penpont (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 2
Tough day but enjoyable. The fish were returned.
L. I. from Birmingham, Saturday 19 April, 2014
Area: Severn - Teme & Onny
Beat: Bucknell (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 1
Another great day out on the river but unfortunately without much luck of meeting the local fish habitat. The water was clear and very cold. It may have been that I lost my stealth skills in the last couple of month so I scared them away but unfortunately I didnt get to see a single fish on the day and didnt see much flylife either. There are quite a few nice runs and pools on this stercth of the river which seemed very promising so I may need to revisit on a warmer day to see what this river really holds.
T. O. from Red Hill, Saturday 19 April, 2014
Beat: Glan-y-Cafn (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Salmon, No. Anglers: 3
Lovely beat, if a little small. Also very expensive given the size of the bear when compared to others.
No salmon even seen, but 2 average sized trout caught and one lost. Imagine the beat will be better later in the year.