Brief description of fishery:
The River Wye Belmont – City North Bank is a deep steady run through Hereford City Centre. You can walk up to the Pump House from here, beyond that you would be better parking at the Pump House itself. Looking downstream you will see the green bridge and then the main road bridge, Greyfriars. This is the famous match fishing stretch and regularly produces big bags of Roach, Dace, Chubletts, and Perch as well as bags of big Perch. Large Pike is also present in numbers but not easy to catch due to a large number of baitfish.
Roach, Bleak, Dace, Perch, Pike, and Chublets are the main target species. During Autumn the smaller fish from the upper reaches of the river migrate downstream to this area. Carp of specimen size is present but locating them can be tricky as they like to freely roam miles of River, but they are present to 30lb+. Barbels are still present but are not as easy to target due to the huge shoals of smaller fish. All the usual modern methods and baits work well on their day but don’t forget Maggots, Caster, Hemp, Worm, Meat & Bread which are all regular producers. A static approach is the best way to build a weight of fish, please bring 2 keepnets as you may need them; also speaking to the local tackle shop can put you on the fish based on recent catch reports or check out the recent match reports.
This is a very busy urban setting, and the paths are tarmac with parking near the river. In the winter months finding an empty peg can be difficult; get here early to avoid disappointment.
Platforms have been installed throughout this stretch between the 2 bridges and must be used if available. However there are a few swims without platforms, and we recommend using a rope with a dog spike, particularly in damp conditions where the clay-based soil becomes very slippery. Always check the levels using the EA website and keep an eye on them during the day as they can rise high very quickly.
Location 1 (Paid Permit Parking):
Hereford Rugby Club Belvedere Ln Hereford, HR4 0PH
Post Code: HR4 0PH
Grid Reference: SO 50235 39417
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 350235 , 239417
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.050892 , -2.7271290
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°03′03″N , 002°43′38″W
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Hereford Rowing Club (Pay & Display) Greyfriars Ave Hereford, HR4 0BE
Post Code: HR4 0BE
Grid Reference: SO 50590 39549
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 350590 , 239549
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.052114 , -2.7219647
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°03′08″N , 002°43′19″W
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Access and Parking Location 1 (Mon- Fri):
Obtain an annual permt through Hereford Rugby Football Club (firstname.lastname@example.org) for £35.00, you will be provided with a code for the gate and a ticket to display in your vehicle. The permit also gives you access to the Rugby club, toilets, cafe, car park and discounted drinks at the bar. The permit; known as Social Membership runs from 1st September to 31st August.
When traveling north on the A49, cross Greyfriars bridge/The River Wye towards Hereford city centre. Turn left at the traffic lights at the end of the bridge into Barton Road, or if traveling south on the A49 take the right-hand lane just before the bridge and turn right into Barton Road.
Follow Barton Road over a small bridge where the Road becomes Breinton Road, turn immediately left after the bridge in to Broomy Hill. Continue on this road for 150 yards, take a left turn down Belvedere Lane signposted for the Rugby Club.
Head down the access road for 240yards, Parking is on the grass next to the embankment before you go under the bridge, park sensibly as this parking can be removed by the Rugby Club if abused.
DO NOT PARK IN THE RUGBY CLUB
Access and Parking Location 2:
Parking is in the Rowing Club Carpark, it’s a pay and display carpark please purchase a ticket from the rowing club. When traveling north on the A49, cross Greyfriars bridge/The River Wye towards Hereford city centre. Turn left at the traffic lights at the end of the bridge into Barton Road, or if traveling south on the A49 take the right-hand lane just before the bridge and turn right into Barton Road.
Once in Barton Road take the very first left-hand turn into Greyfriars Avenue, follow this round to the right and the carpark is at the end of the road.
- Brown Trout
- Common Carp
- Mirror Carp