River Lugg – Wergins Bridge

Brief description of fishery:

The River Lugg upstream of Wergin’s Bridge is ideal for fly fishing for trout and grayling as well as chub and dace. The river here is generally fairly shallow running over a gravel bed interspersed with deeper glides. There is plenty of bankside cover allowing the angler to conceal his presence.

Below the bridge, the river meanders its way downstream before reaching the next access point at Shelwick Green. The river here is a mixture of shallow gravel glides and deep holes with several gravel beaches. The main coarse species here are Chub, Barbel, and Dace, although pike is also present. The chub is best targeted underneath the rafts of debris that accumulate on the slower bends of the river using leger tactics with bread or meat, but other baits should not be ignored. The dace and barbel can be caught in the faster-oxygenated water.

Trout and grayling are also present in the faster water which is suited to fly fishing.

The banks are quite steep in places particularly in the summer when the river is low, so care should be taken to avoid any mishaps.

River Level Guages


Parking Location:
Layby Next to Wergins Bridge
Sutton St . Nicholas Road Hereford HR1 3AT

Post Code: HR1 3AT
Grid Reference: SO 52845 44607
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 352845 , 244607
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.097777 , -2.6897879
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°05′52″N , 002°41′23″W
What3Words : afternoon.handbook.voucher

Access & Parking

The River Lugg at Wergin’s Bridge has located a short distance from the village of Sutton St Nicholas approximately 5 miles North East of Hereford.

From Hereford:
Leave Hereford on the A465 towards Bromyard. Pass the train station and continue up Aylestone Hill towards the colleges. At the top of the hill continue straight over and down the other side until you reach the next roundabout. Take the second exit signposted Sutton St Nicholas and continue along this road for 1.8 miles until you reach Wergin’s Bridge over the river. Park in the pull-in on the left-hand side of the road immediately before the bridge avoiding blocking any access gates. Alternatively, cross the bridge and park on the verge on the right-hand side avoiding any gateways.

From Worcester:
Follow the A4103 from Worcester to the outskirts of Hereford passing Luggs Mill Bridge just after the junction with the A465 to Bromyard. At the roundabout at the bottom of Aylestone Hill, take the third junction signposted Sutton St Nicholas and continue to Wegin’s bridge as above.




  • Brown Trout
  • Chub
  • Dace
  • Eel
  • Grayling
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Roach
  • Salmon

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