River Wye – Belmont – Tennis Courts

Brief description of fishery:

The River Wye Belmont – Tennis Courts starts with a deep hole immediately below the Old Wye bridge which quickly shallows up on the inside of a long bend, the north/far bank being the deeper water where the main flow is. The inside of this bend offers a sanctuary for the fish when the river is high, and it can fish very well in spate conditions. In the summer months Chub, Barbel, and Carp are the main target species changing to Roach, Perch, Bleak, Chub, and Dace in large numbers during Autumn and Winter with match weights often topping 100lb. Big Pike are also present in number however due to the volume of baitfish catching them is not easy!

Looking downstream you will see the Victoria footbridge. Just below here is a shallow riffle that runs down to the accessible swim which is suitable for wheelchair/mobility scooter access, a good area for chub and barbel. The river then shallows up again with lots of tree cover with only a swim or 2 you can access at the end where chub and barbel are the main target species.

All the usual modern methods and baits work well on their day but don’t forget Maggots, Caster, Hemp, Worm, Meat & Bread are all regular producers. A static
the 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.

Swims do not have platforms and are naturally uneven however the banks are less steep than the rural beats. 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


Location 1:
Wye Street Car Park, Wye Street Hereford HR4 9DW

Post Code: HR4 9DW or HR2 7RB
Grid Reference: SO 50871 39515
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 350871 , 239515
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.051830 , -2.7178599
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°03′07″N , 002°43′04″W
What3Words : rides.fills.quest

Location 2:
St Martin’s Car Park, St Martin’s Avenue Hereford HR2 7RQ

Post Code: HR2 7RQ
Grid Reference: SO 50944 39381
X (Easting), Y (Northing): 350944, 239381
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.050631 , -2.7167763
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°03′02″N , 002°43′00″W
What3Words : luxury.honey.pays

Access & Parking

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.

If Wye Street carpark is full then turn left out of Wye Street and take the next left into St Martins Avenue where there is another Pay and Display Carpark; St Martin’s Car Park (Location 85985 in the Ring Go App).



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

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