Extended downstream for 2019/20!!! Thomas Wood now has extra water including the famous fast flowing 'Swan Pool'.

Nestled in the heart of the Wye Valley on a private estate, this fishery is over a mile of right bank fishing down to the small confluence of the Bishopswood Brook.

Having been left largely untamed and run as a “wild” fishery for a number of years, Thomas Wood is now under new management and has undergone a complete overhaul with new swims, bank clearance and best of all, vehicle access through an exclusive private estate with bankside parking! (There are pictures on the beats gallery to assist with access). What was once a 20 minute walk to this amazing Wye Valley fishery is now accessible with your vehicle and even boasts the ability for you to drop your gear right to your swim.

The fishery now features three styles of fishing landscape: meadow fishing, woodland fishing and wild fishing in this beautiful valley. This stretch of the River Wye is well known for its amazing barbel fishing. It is also home to some very large chub, trout and grayling and is world renowned for its magnificent salmon. Due to its past inaccessibility, this particular beat has not been put under high pressure, having been rarely fished over the last few years, so offers a unique opportunity to gain access to an otherwise unfished portion of this famous fishing river. Offering up a variety of cribs and pools, not only is the barbel and salmon fishing a must, we are also very excited at the opportunity of some monstrous pike.

The location itself can only be described as stunning, with breathtaking views of the Wye Valley nestled in the Courtfield Estate, home to wild herds of fallow deer and circling buzzards. The sheer variety of landscape & fishing styles encompassed in this beat provides for every type of angler - whether you’re looking for the comfort of easy access fishing or an angling adventure, Thomas Wood is the ideal destination.

Thomas Wood Features:
• Vehicle Access
• Bankside Parking
• Coarse & Salmon Fishing
• Meadow, Woodland & Wild Fishing

The Fishery Manager has also gained dispensation from the Enviroment Agency for the maggot ban, so maggots are allowed any time up until the 31st Dec 2019.

Fishing hours are dawn to dusk (arrival and departure)

Half price evening tickets can be purchased after 1pm on the day of fishing. Fishing is allowed from 5pm.

For general enquiries and personal guided trips please contact Peter the fishery manager at peterjohnjackson@live.com

Rules and Regulations
  • National bye-laws must be observed and it is up to anglers to familiarise themselves with these.
  • Catch & release for all species
  • Dogs allowed but must be kept under control at all times
  • No Night Fishing or overnight camping
  • Coarse Fishing Regulations

Availability & Booking

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Ticket Price Info
Max number of tickets per day:
Full Day £35.00
Adult & Junior (up to 16yrs) £52.50
Evening fishing from 5pm onwards £17.50
Full Day £23.00
Adult & Junior (up to 16yrs) £34.50
Evening fishing from 5pm onwards £11.50