River Lugg – Lower Lugg Meadow

Brief description of fishery:

The fishing at Lugwardine Bridge is on an area of meadowland known as the Lugg Meadows and fishing here extends both upstream and downstream of the bridge on the right bank. It generally consists of shallow gravelly runs interspersed with deeper glides. The Lugg Meadows is designated as an SSSI and regularly floods in the winter months. Anglers should always keep to the riverside paths as during the Spring/ Summer access across the meadows is restricted due to ground-nesting Curlews, a nationally endangered species. There is plenty of bankside cover and gravel beaches. Dace and Chub are the main species in this section but Brown Trout and Grayling are also present. Again a roving approach is probably the best option baiting several swims and fishing them in rotation. This is a good area for fly fishing.

River Level Guages


Location :
A438, Lugwardine Hereford HR1 4HT

Post Code: HR1 4HT
Grid Reference: SO 54587 40648
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 354587 , 240648
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.062336 , -2.6638198
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°03′44″N , 002°39′50″W
What3Words : luck.indicates.roofs

Access & Parking

Lugwardine Bridge is situated on the A438 just as you approach the village of Lugwardine when traveling from Hereford. Leave Hereford on the A438 traveling towards Ledbury, passing the Cock of Tupsley public house on your right, and proceed for approximately 1mile to Lugwardine Bridge.
Parking close to the bridge is difficult with only a gateway on the right just before the bridge is available for dropping off tackle. Do not block access to the gate. There is a pull in Tidnor Lane which is on the right immediately after crossing the bridge.
If approaching the bridge from the Ledbury direction, pass through the villages of Bartestree and Lugwardine and turn left into Tidnor Lane immediately before the bridge.
This is a very dangerous area as the bridge is on a bend and there is no footpath over the bridge. Please take great care and be aware of pedestrians and schoolchildren crossing the bridge



  • Barbel
  • Brown Trout
  • Chub
  • Dace
  • Eel
  • Grayling
  • Pike
  • Salmon

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