¾ of a mile of single (right) bank fishing, a few miles downstream of Hay-on-Wye. This section of river has more variety of water than most in the middle/lower Wye. The upstream section includes a classic 250 yard salmon fly run which then runs into the famous Cae Mawr Pool (2nd picture above) about halfway down the beat. Above and below this the river is more uniform in depth and flow. The beat provides excellent coarse fishing for barbel, chub and pike. For salmon anglers, wading the run into the Cae Mawr Pool is relatively easy with a gently sloping gravel riverbed. 4x4 Vehicles can now park next to the water and drive along the riverbank.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TRACK DOWN TO THE BEAT IS ONLY COMFORTABLY ACCESSED WITH A 4X4 VEHICLE.

Please note that there is a restriction on the length of the fishing available at Upper Clifford during weekdays from 3rd March to 17th October (inc). At weekends during this period and any day from 18th October to 2nd March the full extent of the beat is available to day tickets. Please call us if you have any questions.

This beat is part of the summer evening ticket scheme. Half price Summer evening tickets for weekday coarse rods can be purchased by phone after 1pm on the day of fishing provided the beat hasn't been booked that day. Fishing from 5pm.

Rules and Regulations
  • National bye-laws must be observed and it is up to anglers to familiarise themselves with these.
  • This Beat operates a Wash-Off Policy
  • Catch & release for all species
  • No Keepnets
  • No Night Fishing or overnight camping

Availability & Booking

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Ticket Price Info
Max number of tickets per day:
2
Block booking price:
£30.00 - 70.00
Salmon
Full Day £30.00 - £35.00
Coarse
Full Day £15.00
Trout (River)
Full Day £15.00