River Wye- Belmont – Pump House

Brief description of fishery:

The River Wye Belmont – Pump House stretch starts off with a shallow/fast riffle at permanent peg one and then becomes a deep steady run through to Hereford City. You can walk up to Permanent Peg 1 from here, beyond that you would be better parking at Wareham. Looking downstream you will see the green bridge and town centre. This is the start of the famous match fishing stretch and regularly produces big bags of Roach, Dace, Chublets, and Perch as well as big bags of Larger Chub and Barbel.

Roach, Bleak, Dace, Perch, Pike, Chub, and Barbel are the main target species with all present during the summer months. During Autumn the smaller fish from the upper reaches of this stretch migrate downstream to the lower end leaving smaller pockets of larger Chub and Barbel in the upper reaches and large shoals of smaller fish below the Pump House. 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+ 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.

The setting is more urban now and the paths are level with parking next to the river.

Comfortable swims in this area are more common than at Breinton/Wareham however the banks are steep, 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 it during the day as they can rise high very quickly.

River Wye – Gauge Levels


near Waterworks Museum Broomy Hill Hereford, HR4 0LJ

Post Code: HR4 0LJ
Grid Reference: SO 49718 39174
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 349718 , 239174
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.048659 , -2.7346205
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°02′55″N , 002°44′05″W
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Head down the access road for 360 yards, passing the museum on the right. This will take you down to the Pump House. Park around the edge of the gravel area taking care not to block access.


Parking is in a small gravel parking area with enough space for 12 cars parked sensibly.

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, and turn left immediately after the bridge into Broomy Hill. Continue on this road for 600 yards, and take a left turn signposted for the Waterworks Museum.



  • Barbel
  • Bream
  • Brown Trout
  • Carp
  • Chub
  • Common Carp
  • Dace
  • Eel
  • Grayling
  • Mirror Carp
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Roach
  • Salmon

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