Gromain & Upper Llanstephan

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Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Black Mountains, Gromain & Upper Llanstephan is a 1.5 mile stretch of mixed single and double bank upper Wye fishing. The beat is well maintained and suitable for fly fishers at all levels. The Wye here is a big river, some 70 yards across in places, running over slate bedrock with the deep pools and fast runs that characterise this part of the river - classic fly water for salmon, trout and grayling. For salmon anglers there are 17 named pools and the beat provides fishing over a good range of water heights. Some of the pools have boards from which to fish but overall, this part of the Wye is relatively difficult to wade so felt or studded soles are an absolute must.

For trout and grayling anglers there is a wide range of water on offer – dry fly flats, gravel runs, pocket water, deeper channels and fast, white water. There are some especially large trout in this part of the river with the biggest in recent years up to 8lbs, although this size fish is usually caught by salmon anglers’ larger flies and spinners. There is a good head of wild brown trout and grayling throughout the beat.

For coarse anglers, along with some big chub, dace and pike the fishery has produced the occasional barbel in recent years. Trotting permitted for grayling from 1st October until 2nd March.

Please note that the previous am/pm split for the Llanstephan fishery is no longer in operation.

Accomodation local to this beat:

The Old Vicarage B & B, Erwood

This beat is part of the summer evening ticket scheme. Half price evening tickets can only be purchased by phone after 1pm on the day of fishing provided the beat hasn't been booked that day. Fishing can start at 5pm.

Availability & Pricing

Rod Type TroutSalmonCoarseGrayling
Dates Fri 3rd Mar to Sat 30th Sep Fri 3rd Mar to Tue 17th Oct Sun 1st Jan to Thu 2nd Mar
Wed 18th Oct to Sun 31st Dec
Sun 1st Jan to Thu 2nd Mar
Sun 1st Oct to Sun 31st Dec
Max no. of rods daily 4444
Price per Rod £20£35-£45£15£15

Rules and Regulations

  • National bye-laws must be observed and it is up to anglers to familiarise themselves with these.
  • Catch & Release for salmon at all times
  • 2 fish limit (trout and grayling)
  • Coarse Fishing Regulations
  • Dogs allowed but must be kept under control at all times
  • This Beat operates a Wash-Off Policy
  • Trotting for Grayling allowed 18th Oct to 2nd March

Maps and Directions

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