Approximately 1.5 miles of mostly double bank trout and grayling fishing on the river Lugg, a few miles upstream of Leominster. The river is becoming renowned as a winter grayling fishing destination, presenting an easier option than the main river Wye and with specimen fish frequently appearing in catch returns. Set in beautiful Herefordshire countryside, the Eyton Beat is a fantastic venue for a day’s fishing throughout the year.

The beat is set amongst pasture land and much of the river has been fenced off recently for habitat improvement and to prevent cattle from entering the river and so that they can’t affect anglers’ enjoyment of the fishery. This makes fishing from the bank a little more difficult in the deeper areas where wading isn’t possible. Otherwise, wading, when permitted, is relatively easy over the gravel and silt riverbed. Please be aware that access in and out of the river can be difficult in the wooded areas (shown in green on the beat map), caution should be taken when wading here.

May 2024 : The local council have now permanently closed the footpath bridge that the fishermen had used. In low water conditions, anglers with chest waders may be able to find crossing points to the right (south) bank in the centre part of the fishery between the two weirs.

Parking is around 450m from the river.

Please note that no wading is permitted on this fishery from 1st November to 2nd March. This means the only viable grayling fishing method during this period is float fishing/trotting with maggots or other baits from the bank. This is a conservation measure to protect spawning salmon, increasing numbers of which have found in this section of river in recent years. Wading through a newly cut redd, which can be difficult to spot, can have serious consequences for egg mortality.

Online block booking is available on this beat.

Half price evening tickets, fishing from 5pm can be purchased after 1pm on the day of fishing. Available between April and Sept.

Anglers should be aware that there is a right of navigation on the Lugg but that the river is rarely used. Canoeists are not permitted to cross or access the river from private land unless they have permission from the landowner.

Rules and Regulations
  • National bye-laws must be observed and it is up to anglers to familiarise themselves with these.
  • Fly Fishing only between 3rd March & 31st October
  • No wading permitted from 1st Nov to 2nd March. During this period, anglers are permitted to float fish/trot with maggots or other bait from the bank
  • Catch & release for all species
  • Dogs allowed but must be kept under control at all times
  • An online catch return MUST be completed after fishing

Availability & Booking

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Ticket Price Info below If applicable, any booking fee will be included at Checkout
Max number of tickets per day:
Block booking price:
Trout (River)
Junior £10.00
Full Day £22.50
Evening fishing from 5pm onwards £11.25
Winter Grayling
Full Day £22.50