Brief description of fishery:
Belmont Pool is situated in the Belmont Country Park on the southwest outskirts of Hereford. A very mature lake with a silty bottom, enclosed by trees on three sides. It was once surrounded by open fields but today the Belmont housing estate has engulfed these. The lake is split into two with a culvert underneath the country road dividing the two lakes. Only the northern part of the lake is available to fish. The lake contains carp, tench, perch, pike, roach, and rudd along with several terrapins which can often be seen basking in the sun on a fallen tree trunk. There is an island in the middle of the pool. The fish stock is largely unknown but the carp reach double figures and the tench have been caught to around 6lb. All the usual baits will work on their day. There are no formal pegs or platforms on the pool and there is a NO FISHING area along part of the northern bank. During periods of high water on the River Wye, the pool can change color to a rich reddish-brown. Fishing is permitted from sunrise to sunset only and is available to MEMBERS ONLY. There are 6 pegs available daily by prior booking. Details can be found in the rule book.
Post Code: HR4 7GE
Grid Reference: SO 48901 38082
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 348901 , 238082
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 52.038774 , -2.7463726
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 52°02′20″N , 002°44′47″W
What3Words : strike.grain.wage
Access & Parking
Belmont Pool is located on the southwest outskirts of Hereford, just off the A465 road to Abergavenny and a few hundred yards from the Tesco Superstore in Abbotsmead Road.
From the North:
Take the A49, signposted Ross on Wye over the Greyfriars Bridge in Hereford, and keep in the right-hand lane. At the traffic lights on the Asda Roundabout take the A465 road towards Abergavenny and continue for 1.4 miles until you reach a roundabout with the Tesco Superstore on your right. Take the first junction at the roundabout into Southolme Road and then the first junction right into Westholme Road. Continue towards the end of the road. The pool is on your left at the bottom of a slope behind a metal barrier. There is a footpath to the left of the pool as you approach it. Do not park alongside the barrier or prevent access to residents’ driveways.
Club members may fish Belmont Pool but must prebook a peg with Dave Symonds (Tel: 07590 035031) or Chris James (Tel: 07737 684963) in advance. No booking for same day. No calls after 9pm
Only 6 pegs per day.
Fishing from sunrise to sunset.
No night fishing (by request of local residents and council restrictions).
No fishing along Westholme Road (bird and wildlife sanctuary).
No braided, mainline or hook links.
All fish to be returned safely.
Keepnets may be used, however the Association reserves the right to change this at anytime during hot weather or low water spells.
Two rods maximum.
No juniors, unless accompanied by a full senior
member, and must share the same peg.
All litter to be taken home.
No fires or disposable BBQ s
Nearest toilet facilities at local Tesco superstore. (Not 24hrs). Please respect all local residents, keep noise to a minimum. Remember you are in a Country Park that is used by members of the public. Report any problems or concerns to the Association Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Common Carp
- Mirror Carp