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The Fishing Passport: River Wye (The Rectory) - Fishing in Wales
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The Fishing Passport: River Wye (The Rectory)

The Rectory is one of the premier upper Wye beats with a procession of diverse features to attract all types of angler.

Approx. 1½ miles of right and 1 mile of left bank main river salmon, trout, grayling and coarse fishing some 6 miles upstream of Hay on Wye.

For salmon anglers, the beat is amongst the most productive in this part of the river and with 13 named catches, fish are caught at a wide range of flows. In-depth salmon fishing details are provided separately in the form of pool notes once a booking has been made.

For trout and grayling anglers there are some lovely dry fly flats, lots of pocket water and plenty of runs more suited to the wet fly. The Bridge Flats or Gravel Catch on a summer’s evening can offer superb dry fly fishing. The beat also holds good numbers of grayling and remains open throughout the winter for those that like to trot maggots for this species.

Wading difficulty at the Rectory is mixed with some easy areas such as the Gravel Catch and Bridge Flats. The rockier sections are more difficult to negotiate, especially the lower half of the beat, meaning studded soles are a must.

There are two parking spots, both close to the rivers edge.

A season rod syndicate also operates on this beat so exclusivity is not guaranteed. However, there should never normally be more than 3 anglers on the water at any one time.

The Fishing Passport: River Wye (The Rectory)


Species at this location

Brown trout

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Atlantic salmon

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