|Monnow Valley Fishery
is the place to come for your fishing holiday or
short fishing break. Located in Monmouth, South
Wales, its one mile of river is set amongst 400
acres of rolling hills and Welsh farmland. The
fishery offers coarse and fly fishing and the
chance to catch trout, grayling, chub, and (since
autumn 2008) salmon.
This part of the River Monnow was a popular fishing retreat back in the 1950s, when the manor house ran as a Fishing and Country Club. It has not been available to the public to fish for decades until 2006 when new owners allowed access again. (Click here for photos of the old Country Club.)
With a good mixture of riffles and pools, the Monnow has earned its reputation as one of Wales' best for trout fly fishing, especially for dry fly fishing in May and June, with the spectacular mayfly hatches. The lower Monnow, with its slower and deeper sections, also offers a wide range of coarse species including chub and grayling.
Bookings are limited to three trout or coarse rods per day, with prices starting from £20 and made through the Wye & Usk Foundation's booking office.
|The red spot shows the Monnow Valley Fishery
Monmouth is a small town on the England-Wales border, approximately 40 minutes drive from Bristol and Cardiff.
For directions of how to get to us, we recommend using the postcode NP25 5QE in Google Maps.
August 19th 2016
We've marked new access points on our beat with easy-to-find yellow marker posts
August 15th 2016
Many thanks to Oliver Burch for his help today establishing access points on the beat.