Extended in 2020.

The Mowley Wood beat comprises approximately 1½ miles of double bank wild brown trout fishing on the delightful river Arrow. The river valley here is a wonderfully secluded part of Herefordshire that has been kept largely private for many years. It offers some of the most magical brown trout fishing available in the Wye catchment.

The beat has a good variety of water, ranging from the deep, slow sections immediately upstream of the three weirs to fast runs over gravel and bedrock, meanders and, of course, weir pools. The section above the weir that marks the downstream limit is renowned for holding large browns that are difficult to catch but have in the past been tempted during the mayfly period.

All Arrow beats fish best from April to the end of June and in September. The mayfly season is perhaps the most popular time but there will be hatches of various olives and sedge throughout the year. Flowing off limestone, the Arrow has a healthy number and variety of invertebrates. It is best fished with a 6 to 8 foot 2 to 3 weight rod.

Set among steep-sided woodland, historic weirs and the remains of old water mills, Mowley Wood is a wonderful place to lose yourself for a day.

Ideally fished with a 7-7½ft, 3 to 4wt rod.

Rules and Regulations
  • National bye-laws must be observed and it is up to anglers to familiarise themselves with these.
  • Flyfishing only
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • Catch & release for all species