Booking tickets for Caermawr can be done via the Upper Bigsweir beat webpage Upper Bigsweir & Caermawr fishery page.

A unique opportunity to fish either a middle or lower Wye beat. Anglers have the option to fish either venue.

Approximately 500 yards of middle Wye left bank fishing, upstream of Whitney on Wye. The beat was originally owned by Air Commodore Irons, in its heyday. The beat has 7 named pools, and fishes throughout its length. The beat has excellent fly water, with spinning permissible in higher water.

There is a beat hut, which is open when the ghillie is present. Wading difficulty is varied with a mixture of rocks, boulders and gravel through most of its length.

Approximately ¾ mile of left bank fishing on the lower River Wye, a mile downstream of Redbrook and about three miles above Bigsweir. This part of the river flows through a wooded, steep-sided valley and is where the river's most prolific salmon fisheries are located.

The beat has 9 named pools , receives fresh fish from the tide most days and has good fly and spinning water. It starts below the famous Cadora Pool , with Cadora Tail, and continues down to Digby’s at the bottom boundary.

The fishery has secure, off-road parking close to the river although the hut is retained for private use only. There are some croys to fish from in the middle and lower sections. Steps and ladders make access to the pools fairly easy.

Wading difficulty is varied, with some deep wading on a largely gravel riverbed with the occasional boulder, in lower water (below 750mm on Redbrook gauge), the top half of the beat is wadeable with care.

A ghillie is usually available for either beat and can be contacted for his services or information once a booking has been made. An additional rod maybe added for the owner or his appointee use at any time so exclusivity is not guaranteed.

Please note that Caermawr does not operate the Wash Off policy. There is the option to Upper Bigsweir instead.

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
  • This beat is not covered under the Wash-Off policy
  • Dogs allowed but must be kept under control at all times
  • Spinning must be with single hooks only