The River Wye or [afon gwn for our Welsh members,] is the fifth longest river in the in UK, stretching some 215 kilometres 134 miles from source to sea. For much of its length the river forms part of the border between England and Wales. The Wye Valley is an Area of outstanding natural beauty . The Wye use to be considered one of the best Salmon rivers outside of Scotland, some of its tributaries include the river’s Lugg, Elan,Dulas, Irfon. Marteg, Monnow, Trothy Ithon and Llynfi all of these rivers are worth a closer look at in the future by River Angler.
The source of the River Wye is in the Welsh mountains at Plynlimon. [Hence it being in the Wales section] It flows through or past several towns and villages including Hay on wye through to Hereford, Ross on Wye, Symonds Yat, [a beautiful area for fishing] Monmouth, and along to the River Severnnear Chepstow.
The River Wye Has a run of salmonbut in recent years these have been in decline so the Wye and Usk Foundation was set up to redress this issue and help to restore the spring salmonruns up the river , More recently with the surge in specialist fishing the river is noted for its Barbel fishing and we will take a closer look at the Game and Coarse fishing clubs along this truly beautiful river.
Monmouth and district Angling Society have water on the wye and offer yearbooks and day tickets http://riverangler.co.uk/monmouthThey have fishing both banks from Monmouth bridge 1220 yards downstream to the mouth of the river Trothy also river Trothy fishing with fly and worm for the Trout.
Ross on Wye Angling Club has around 5 mile of fishing on the Wye forSalmon and coarse fish and offers yearly membership