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The Fishing Passport: River Edw (Hergest) - Fishing in Wales

The Fishing Passport: River Edw (Hergest)

This upper Wye tributary has been one of the most popular trout streams in the Passport scheme.

With 4 beats and around 5 miles of water to fish, the Edw offers a good variety of water and could almost be described as a river in reverse. The lower 2 beats are high gradient and flow quickly over bedrock making them a fairly difficult wade but providing some fantastic pools and glides. The upper 2 beats, however, run through farmland and are more leisurely and meandering.

The Hergest beat is a one mile stretch of double bank fishing that ends at Hergest Falls, which in high water is one of the great places to see ascending salmon and trout in November and early December. The beat flows over rock and gravel, offering some classic upland stream trout fishing.

Ideally fished with a 6½-8ft, 2 to 4wt rod.

Species at this location

Brown trout

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