River Wye – Hereford – Eign

Brief description of fishery:

The River Wye- Eign. Chub and Barbel are the main target species with all others present during the summer months (Dace, Roach, Bleak, Perch, Trout, Grayling & Pike). Carp are also present here but not easy to target due to the volume of Chub and Barbel as well as their tendency to move around.

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.

Eign offers some of the best coarse fishing in the country and the Vineyard beats offer the best chance for Salmon on H&DAA waters given the right conditions and time of year as well as some excellent Brown Trout fishing in the faster areas of the beat.

The banks are steep in places, 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.

River Wye – Gauge Levels


Location 1:
Outfall Works Road Hereford HR1 1XY

Post Code: HR1 1XY
Grid Reference: SO 52085 39159
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 352085 , 239159
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.048739 , -2.7001154
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°02′55″N , 002°42′00″W
What3Words : twice.mute.beast

Location 2:
The Willows Lower Bullingham Hereford HR2 6DP

Post Code: HR2 6DP
Grid Reference: SO 52083 38372
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 352083 , 238372
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.041666 , -2.7000339
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°02′30″N , 002°42′00″W
What3Words : wimp.brotherly.braced

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 500 yards and take the right-hand turn just before the railway bridge passes over the road into Outfall Works Road.

Follow the lane for 300 yards and the parking is on the left next to the river. A code is provided in your membership book and updated each year for the parking bollards. Cross the Canary footbridge to access the right bank.



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

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