River Wye – Field Farm

Brief description of fishery:

Field Farm has a mixture of shallow/fast riffles, and steady runs and has an island in the middle of the beat. The parking in Braemar Gardens is a level 200yard walk to the river.

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 a beautiful rural and peaceful location that can produce some excellent bags of fish throughout the year.

The banks in places 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 it can rise high very quickly.

River Wye – Gauge Levels


Location 1:
Braemar Gardens Hereford HR1 1SJ

Post Code: HR1 1SJ
Grid Reference: SO 53607 39047
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 353607 , 239047
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.047864 , -2.6779084
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°02′52″N , 002°40′40″W
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Location 2:
Hampton Park Road (B4224) Layby near Hampton Bishop Hereford HR1 4JR

Post Code:  HR1 4JR
Grid Reference: SO 54973 38247
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 354973 , 238247
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.040787 , -2.6578782
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°02′27″N , 002°39′28″W
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Access & Parking

Take the A438 east at the A49 (Tesco) roundabout in the centre of Hereford, and follow the signpost to Tewkesbury/Ledbury. Continue through 3 sets of traffic lights staying in the right-hand lane, the road bears left at the last set of lights. Continue for 300 yards and as the road bends to the left take the right-hand turn into Eign Road signposted B4224 to Fownhope. Follow Eign Road for 1.25 miles and turn right into Braemar Gardens. Follow the road for 60 yards and turn left into a small parking area.

Park sensibly and walk to the end of the carpark and take the path to the left down to the river, approx. 200 yards.



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

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