River Wye – Breinton – Lower Breinton

Brief description of fishery:

Lower Breinton has a mixture of shallow/fast riffles, steady runs, and finishes with a deep hole known as Belmont Hole. Belmont Hole is approximately halfway between the Carpark at Breinton Church and the parking for the next section downstream called Breinton – Wareham.

Chub and Barbel are the main target species with all others present during the summer months (Dace, Roach, Bleak, Perch, Trout, Grayling & Pike). 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 roving approach or pre-baiting several areas before covering them is a good way to find the pockets of fish; alternatively speaking to the local tackle shop can shortcut this and put you on the fish based on recent catch reports.

The setting is everything you would expect of the Wye Valley however because of the valley the walk from the car park is quite steep so traveling light is recommended. The river is approximately 160m from the Carpark.

The banks are steep, 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


Breinton Springs Carpark, Breinton Hereford, HR4 7PG

Grid Reference: SO 47239 39574
X (Easting), Y (Northing): 347239, 239574
Latitude Longitude (decimal): 52.052029 , -2.7708389
Latitude Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°03′07″N , 002°46′15″W
What3Words : masters.headlight.concluded


Access is 160m down a steep gravel path, the banks are steep so take care and travel light


There is a good-sized carpark with approximately 12 spaces.

When traveling north on the A49, cross Greyfriars bridge/The River Wye towards Hereford city center. 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, carry on for 330 yards, and take a left as the road forks to the right to stay on Breinton Road. Continue on this Road for 1.7 miles, look out for some white railings on the left and take this left turn. The Carpark is 160 yards down this lane.



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

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