River Wye (Coarse Fishing only)
PLEASE NOTE THAT FISHING ON THE DUKE’S WATER (DOWNSTREAM OF THE BRIDGE) IS ONLY PERMITTED IN THE WINTER MONTHS (OUTSIDE OF THE SALMON SEASON).
Please note that the Upper section of the Wye is now only fishable on the single (eastern side) bank
Fishing on the western bank (the side closest to the A40 dual carriageway) is now controlled by the Wye and Usk Foundation.
Coarse Fishing Only in Season – 16th June to 15th March.
Please note that on the Duke’s Water fishing is not allowed during the Salmon season (3rd March to 17th October).
4 miles of coarse fishing only on the River Wye. Winter Fishing for Barbel, Chub and Grayling.
photographs courtesy of Monmouth and district angling society.
Season Ticket prices for Monmouth and district angling society
2014 Adult Annual ticket - £ 40.00
2014 Annual retired (over 65) and concessions – £20.00
2014 Annual Family £45.00
2014 Annual Junior £5.00
Single Day Ticket prices
Day Ticket £ 10.00 – Please note that day tickets are not issued on the Bank Side.
If you buy a day ticket and would like to upgrade to an annual ticket, we offer a full refund of the day ticket price against the annual ticket.
River Wye - Symonds Yat - Newport Angling Association http://www.simonsfishmongers.com/naa/index2.php?p=home
Day Tickets avaliable from the shop for £7.00 per day (Awesome Value)
The fabulous River Wye's fame as a productive salmon fishery has traditionally overshadowed its enormous potential for coarse species but this is gradually being discovered by those in the know. The area is very popular with visitors and walkers due to its natural beauty and there cannot be many places to equal it. Look around you when you are fishing on a misty autumn morning….its stunning!!! Barbel are present to double figures in this fast flowing stretch and can usually be caught on usual feeder tactics while there are also some very large Pike to be had for those willing to search out the hot spots, 20lb fish are not uncommon and are backed up by plenty of doubles. Big Chub can also offer some great action when fishing a feeder or float. There are huge shoals of roach , dace and chub throughout the stretch however, the best time for big bags of roach and dace are in the winter with a little bit of extra water on and a little colour in the river. If you want a 2lb plus roach then this place is a good one to try.
MEMBERSHIP FEES (Season)
Senior Membership £35.00
New Senior Membership + Joining Fee £50.00
New Senior Citizen (60+ years) + Joining Fee £30.00
Junior Membership (7-16 years) £12.00
River Wye - - Newport Angling Association http://www.simonsfishmongers.com/naa/index2.php?p=home
NAA now have a continuous stretch of about 2.5 miles - both banks above and below Bigsweir bridge - which is officially known as the 'Bigsweir' fishery (Not lower Bigsweir as that does not technically exist). the season is from the 18th October to the 2nd March. There is a new fishery rule in place which MUST be adhered to and should not pose any real problems as the stretch is 'members only' i.e.NO DAY TICKETS. Anyone parking in either Wyeseal Farm or the old railway station carpark on Bigsweir Bridge, MUST display their NAA licence in the windscreen of their vehicle so that the fishery owners can see that the car belongs to a NAA member. Please remember to shut all gates when you access the fishery. This is a stunning stretch of river and also a famous salmon fishery so please make sure that you do not leave any litter and respect the Fishery rules. The stretch opposite Wyeseal is often known as Tump farm and whilst Bigsweir Estates own the fishery, the field that you can park in is owned by Tump farm (salmon cottage I think its called). So whilst you can fish there if you want to park your car you may be charged, They should NOT charge you for the fishing.
AWAITING PHOTOGRAPHS OF BIGGSWEIR