Fishing In Herefordshire
Whilst fishing in Herefordshire and the Wye Valley you will be captivated by the scenery and wildlife which never fails to leave you in awe. Spend your day relaxing on the banks of The River Wye, renowned by some fisherman as the best unspoilt river fishing in the country.
The River Wye has nearly everything a river angler could want – salmon, trout, grayling, barbel, chub, big pike and an array of other coarse species.
The fifth longest river in the UK, the River Wye rises in the Plynlimon Hills in mid Wales, for parts of its length the river forms the border between England and Wales and ends by flowing into the Bristol Channel.
The River Wye and its valley lends itself to many outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, climbing and walking.
The River Wye flows through the towns of Rhayader, Builth Wells, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, Tintern and Chepstow. Many fascinating places can be found in the Wye Valley, including Symonds Yat and Goodrich Castle.
National Fishing Month
This year, National Fishing Month will begin on the 26th July 2019, and conclude on the 1st September 2019.
The idea behind National Fishing Month is to encourage every family member to have a go at fishing. It does not matter what age you are, or what previous experience you have. Nor does it matter which cultural or social background you may be from. Fishing is for everyone!
Do I Need A Fishing Licence?
Yes you need a fishing licence from the age of 13 but they are free until the age of 16. You also need the permission of the landowner if fishing on private land. Then there are different types of licences. Confused? don’t be! Visit the Government Countryside website where you will find all the answers. Phew! now let’s fish.
Game Fishing in Herefordshire
Game fishing is the second most widespread type of freshwater angling in England. In this kind of fishing you try to catch fish in freshwater, rather than the sea. Sometimes the fish are taken for food if the venue or fishery owner allows.
Coarse Fishing In Herefordshire
Coarse fishing is the most widespread type of angling in England. In this kind of fishing you try to catch fish in freshwater rather than the sea. Fish are returned to the water instead of taking them for food.
Fishing With Friends
The sport of fishing or angling offers excellent opportunities to strengthen family bonds and create lifelong memories. Few people remember their best day of playing video games or the first day of watching television. But most everyone remembers their best day of fishing and the first fish caught.
Why not join an angling club? No matter what age you are, when you join an angling club you become part of a community. Whether you take part in competitions or just nod a greeting to the angler on the next peg. You can join in as much, or as little as you want to. You will be around like-minded people, sharing an interest and connecting with new friends. It’s a great way to spend the day and have fun on the river.
Fishing Holidays In Herefordshire
Are you a keen fisherman or just eager to try your hand at a spot of angling?
Whether it’s a boy’s trip away, a father and son getaway or a whole family break, your fishing holiday retreat is waiting for you in Herefordshire.
There are a number of establishments offering fishing holidays or experiences in the county. Each giving you the chance to catch Carp, Catfish, Trout, and many more. Some also offer holiday accommodation including camp sites, self-catered bungalows or barn conversions for those coming from afar.
For those new to the sport, or those experienced anglers wanting to hone their skills, some fisheries also provide tuition to help you make the most of your experience.
In addition holiday destinations have been designed with disabled anglers in mind and equipped their premises with casting platforms and other accessible features.
Fishing In Herefordshire
We’ve got some great catches just waiting for you, so take a look at the best places to fish in Herefordshire.