River Wye- Villa Street

Brief description of fishery:

The River Wye Belmont – Villa Street stretch is a small section opposite the Pump House which is a deep steady run. This is the start of the famous match fishing stretch and regularly produces big bags of Roach, Dace, Chublets, and Perch as well as big bags of Larger Chub and Barbel.

Roach, Bleak, Dace, Perch, Pike, Chub, and Barbel are the main target species with all present during the summer months, during Autumn the smaller fish from the upper reaches migrate downstream to this area. Carp of specimen size is present but locating them can be tricky as they like to freely roam miles of River but they are present to 30lb+ 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 static 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.

The setting is more urban now and the paths are level with parking next to the river.

Comfortable swims in this area are more common than at Breinton/Wareham however the banks are steep, and 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


Villa Street Belmont Hereford, HR2 7AU

Post Code: HR2 7AU
Grid Reference: SO 49730 39079
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 349730 , 239079
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.047811 , -2.7344348
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°02′52″N , 002°44′04″W
What3Words : empire.visits.banana


From Three Peaks follow the A95 towards the Valley then take a left at the second roundabout down to North Lake.  The entrance is approx 100 yards down from the roundabout on the left.

Follow the country code and leave all gates as you find them.


Parking is along Villa Street.

When traveling north on the A49 towards Hereford, take the first exit left on the ASDA roundabout down Belmont Road (A465) or if traveling south on the A49 take the right-hand lane on the bridge over the River Wye and follow the signs to Abergavenny. Leave the ASDA roundabout on Belmont Road (A465).

Follow Belmont Road for 650 yards then take the right-hand turn into Hunderton Road. Follow Hunderton Road for 230 yards passing under the bridge to a roundabout, go straight over ( 2nd exit) then turn immediately right into Wallis Avenue. Follow this to the T junction and turn left into Villa Street. Follow Villa Street for 250 yards and park in the street.



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

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