Brief description of fishery:
Holme Lacy has a mixture of shallow/fast riffles and steady runs above the road bridge. The Caravan Park section is deep and slow in the main caravan field before it becomes shallow/fast again at the end of the beat.
Chub and Barbel are the main target species with all others present during the summer months (Dace, Roach, Bleak, Perch, Trout, Grayling & Pike). The Caravan Park is one of the few areas that hold very large shoals of Dace long into the winter and often features in the Wye Championships with a large Dace weight.
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.
Luggs Mouthalso offers the Salmon angler a realistic chance of a springer in the right conditions and time of year.
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 they can rise high very quickly.
Layby on B4224 Mordiford Fiddler’s Green Hereford HR1 4LP
Post Code: HR1 4LP
Grid Reference: SO 56826 36382
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 356826 , 236382
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.024166 , -2.6306237
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°01′27″N , 002°37′50″W
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Entrance to Lady Grove Woods B4224 Hereford HR1 4LN
Post Code: HR1 4LN
Grid Reference: SO 57089 37023
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 357089 , 237023
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.029947 , -2.6268783
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°01′48″N , 002°37′37″W
What3Words : lifeboats.firework.gallons
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 B4224 which changes to Wallflower Row, for 4.5 miles taking you through the village of Mordiford towards Fownhope. Shortly before Fownhope, you will see a right-hand turn to Holme Lacy over the Rive Wye signposted B4399, the formal parking is on the left-hand side shortly after this turning on the Fownhope road. There is a small gravel area for a few cars which is also used by local residents.
The River is either accessed through the Caravan Park entrance; or walk 100yards toward Fownhope and walk through the Caravan Park entrance. Alternatively, walk over the bridge and access the upstream section via the style and concrete steps. There are a couple of informal parking spots on the grass verge here however no formal arrangements are in place and members park here at their own risk.
- Brown Trout