The Rectory

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Approx. 1.5m of right and 1m of left bank main river salmon, trout, grayling and coarse fishing some 6 miles upstream of Hay on Wye. The Rectory is one of the premier beats with a procession of diverse pools to attract the angler. Details of salmon fishing are to be found separately in the pool notes. Fish are caught at a wide range of flows. For trout and grayling anglers there are some lovely dry fly flats and plenty of runs more suited to the wet fly. The Bridge Flats or Gravel Catch on a summer’s evening can offer superb dry fly fishing. A couple of shoals of barbel roam the beat and can usually be found between the top of the beat and the Mill Stream. This is a prolific stretch for large dace and chub. The occasional large pike landed by salmon anglers suggests potential for this species as well. Wading is pretty easy for most of the beat but there are however some rock outcrops to negotiate to access some of the lower pools - meaning studded soles are a must. Season rods are sold on this beat so exclusivity is not guaranteed, however there should never normally be more than 3 anglers on the beat.

Accommodation local to this beat:

The Old Vicarage B & B, Erwood

Availability & Pricing

Rod Type TroutSalmonGrayling
Dates Thu 3rd Mar to Fri 30th Sep Thu 3rd Mar to Mon 17th Oct Tue 18th Oct to Sat 31st Dec
Max no. of rods daily 333
Price per Rod £30£40-£60£20

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
  • Dogs allowed but must be kept under control at all times
  • This Beat operates a Wash-Off Policy
  • Coarse Fishing Regulations
  • Trotting for Grayling allowed 18th Oct to 2nd March

Maps and Directions

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