Brookmeadow Pool – Pencoyd

Brief description of fishery:

Brookmeadow Pool (usually known as Pencoyd Pool) is a mature, roughly rectangular lake of approximately 1.75 acres in size. Previously a trout fishery, it has a total of 16 platformed pegs along the right-hand bank including 2 disabled-friendly pegs situated on the dam wall end. There is No Fishing allowed along the left-hand bank due to the overhead power cables. The water is around 8-9 feet deep in the deepest parts. The whole fishery is enclosed by an otter fence. Please ensure that all gates are kept closed at all times. There is plenty of parking with a ramp from the lower car park to the top of the bank allowing easy access for less able-bodied anglers.
The pool is managed as a general coarse fishery and contains most of the usual Stillwater species except pike with the addition of Chub, Ide, and F1 carp. The carp grow to over 20lb with good sized tench, bream, and perch also present.
Most people fish to the far bank for the carp but don’t ignore the bottom of the nearside shelf which drops off steeply a rod length out. The fish are often under your feet! Pole or waggler work well but make sure your tackle is up to the job as the carp do frequent the margins and fight well. Coarse pellets are often used but most baits work on their day so take a variety.
The pool is open all year round and is available to MEMBERS ONLY by prior booking using the contact number in the rule book.


Location 1:
Pencoyd Saint Owen’s Cross Hereford HR2 8NG

Post Code: HR2 8NG
Grid Reference: SO 51333 26744
X (Easting) , Y (Northing): 351333 , 226744
Latitude , Longitude (decimal): 51.937066 , -2.7093015
Latitude ,Longitude(degs, mins, secs): 51°56′13″N , 002°42′33″W
What3Words : sung.linen.cemented

Access & Parking

Brookmeadow Pool is located in the hamlet of Pencoyd just off the A49 Hereford to Ross on Wye road close to the village of Pengethley, about 9 miles from Hereford

From the North:
Cross the Greyfriars Bridge over the River Wye in Hereford and stay in the left-hand lane signposted A49 Ross on Wye, Continue along the A49 for 7.5 miles, through Much Birch to the village of Llandinabo. Look out for the signpost for the B4348 signposted to Hay on Wye on the right. Just past this junction, there is a smaller junction signposted Pencoyd. Turn right at this junction and follow the narrow lane to a small crossroads. Go straight across this junction until you reach a second small crossroads with a sign on the right-hand side showing access to the Dhamma Dipa Vipassana Meditation Centre. Turn left at this crossroads and continue a few hundred yards down the road to the bottom of the hill. The access gate to the pool is on the left. Please ensure the gate is locked after passing through it and that the lock combination is scrambled. The lock number can be found in the back of your rule book and is changed on January 1st each year.

From the South: Leave the A40 at Ross on Wye via the Wilton Roundabout and take the A49 towards Hereford. Continue for 5.25 miles along the A49 through the village of Pengethley and past the fruit farm on the left-hand side. At the bottom of the incline, there is a small turning on the left signposted Pencoyd. Turn left here and proceed as above.



Pool entrance is via the next gateway on the left. Entry code is required and gates must be locked back up straight away behind you. Club members may fish Pencoyd Pool but must pre-book with Chris James (Tel: 07737 684963) in advance. No booking for same day. No calls after 9pm

You must fish from allocated peg only, for that day.
All gates must be kept closed and locked at all times.
Fishing from sunrise but pool must be clear by 8pm every evening.
No juniors, unless accompanied by a full senior member, and must share the same peg.
No night fishing.
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 bank sticks.
No spinning.
All litter to be taken home.
No fires or disposable BBQ s
Maximum Hook size 10.
Maximum reel line 10lb
Association bailiffs have the right to inspect your equipment at anytime.

Further information
There are no toilet facilities at Pencoyd, all members are advised to use their own portable camping style toilets if required. For health and safety reasons (high voltage electricity cables) there is strictly no access to far side of pool. Gates are kept locked at all times. General maintenance is a necessity on certain days, therefore you may be asked to stop fishing for a short while whilst this is carried out. Please check the notice board for any up to date rule changes, match dates etc. Park sensibly. No vehicles (except for permitted access, or maintenance) within pool otter fence. Report any problems or concerns to the Association Chairman at


  • Chub
  • Common Carp
  • Ide
  • Mirror Carp
  • Perch
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Tench

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