Upper Bigsweir

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Telephone booking Only - 01874 712 074E


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Approx. ¾ mile of left bank fishing on the lower River Wye, a mile downstream of Redbrook and about three miles above Bigsweir. This part of the river flows through a wooded, steep-sided valley and is where the river’s most prolific salmon fisheries are located. The beat has 5 named pools and has a section of the famous Cadora Pool for part of its length. It receives fresh fish from the tide most days and has good fly and spinning water. The fishery has secure, off-road parking although the hut is retained for private use only.

Wading difficulty is varied, with some deep wading on a largely gravel riverbed with the occasional boulder. There are some croys to fish from in the middle and lower sections. Steps and ladders make access to the pools fairly easy.

A Ghillie is usually available and can be contacted on 07923 210376 for his services or information prior to arrival. Should visiting rods wish to use the boat, they have to be accompanied by and make prior arrangements with the Ghillie. There will be an additional cost of £20.00 (cash only please, no card facility available) payable directly to the Ghillie and fishermen must bring their own life preserver. The Ghillie must accompany anglers in the boat at all times.

An additional rod maybe added for the owner or his appointee use at any time so exclusivity is not guaranteed.

Availability & Pricing

Rod Type Salmon
Dates Fri 3rd Mar to Tue 17th Oct
Max no. of rods daily 2
Price per Rod £40-£50

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
  • Spinning must be with single hooks only

Maps and Directions

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