Brief description of fishery:
The River Wye Belmont – City South Bank is a deep steady run through Hereford City Centre. Looking downstream you will see the green bridge and then the main road bridge, Greyfriars followed by the Old Wye Bridge. This is the famous match fishing stretch and regularly produces big bags of Roach, Dace, Chublets 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.
Charles Witts Ave, Hereford HR2 7BD
Post Code: HR2 7BD
Grid Reference: SO 50167 39244
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 350167 , 239244
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.049330 , -2.7280941
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°02′58″N , 002°43′41″W
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ASDA Hereford (3-hour parking limit) Belmont Rd, Hereford HR2 7JE
Post Code: HR2 7JE
Grid Reference: SO 50667 39431
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 350667 , 239431
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.051055 , -2.7208275
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°03′04″N , 002°43′15″W
What3Words : wiping.aims.tested
Wye Street Carpark (Pay & Display) Wye Street, Hereford HR2 7RB
Post Code: HR2 7RB
Grid Reference: SO 50889 39531
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 350889 , 239531
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.051974 , -2.7175992
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°03′07″N , 002°43′03″W
What3Words : fakes.humid.fall
Access & Parking
Parking Location 1 is along Charles Witts Avenue.
When traveling north on the A49 towards Hereford, take the first exit left on the ASDA roundabout into Belmont Road (A465) or if traveling south on the A49 take the right-hand lane on the bridge over the river wye and follow the signs to Abergavenny, leave the ASDA roundabout on Belmont Road (A465).
Follow Belmont Road for 650 yards then take the right-hand turn into Hunderton Road. Follow Hunderton Road for 230 yards passing under the bridge to a roundabout, and take the third exit onto Charles Witts Avenue. Follow this to the end where parking is at the end of the street.
Access is via the path to the right.
Parking Location 2 is in ASDA Carpark (limited to 3 hours).
Follow the above directions until you arrive at the ASDA roundabout, turn into the supermarket carpark, and go straight over the first mini-roundabout. Follow the access road to the next mini roundabout and turn right; park on the left-hand side. Access the River via one of the access paths over the flood bank.
Parking Location 3 is in Wye Street Carpark (Pay and Display)
Parking is in Wye Street Carpark; it’s a pay and display carpark please purchase a ticket from the machine or download the RingGo App and look up parking location 85898.
If traveling south on the A49 take the left-hand turn just before the bridge over the river into St Nicholas Street. Follow the road around to the right where it becomes Bridge Street; continue over the Old bridge and take the first left into Wye Street. The carpark is on the right.
The river is a short walk along the path from the end of Wye Street
When traveling north on the A49 towards Hereford, stay in the right-hand lane at the ASDA roundabout. Continue in this lane through 2 sets of traffic lights on the roundabout and stay in the right-hand lane which is marked, ST MARTINS ST. Cross over the southbound lane of the A49 into St Martin’s Street and follow the road for 260 yards and take the right-hand turn before the old bridge into Wye Street. The carpark is on the right.
The river is a short walk along the path from the end of Wye Street.
- Brown Trout
- Common Carp
- Mirror Carp