Approx. 1½ miles of right and 1 mile of left bank main river salmon, trout, grayling and coarse fishing some 6 miles upstream of Hay on Wye. The Rectory is one of the premier upper Wye beats with a procession of diverse features to attract all types of angler. For salmon anglers, the beat is amongst the most productive in this part of the river and with 13 named catches, fish are caught at a wide range of flows. In-depth salmon fishing details are provided separately in the form of pool notes once a booking has been made.

For trout and grayling anglers there are some lovely dry fly flats, lots of pocket water and plenty of runs more suited to the wet fly. The Bridge Flats or Gravel Catch on a summer’s evening can offer superb dry fly fishing. The beat also holds good numbers of grayling and remains open throughout the winter for those that like to trot maggots for this species.

For coarse anglers, along with some big chub, dace and pike, the fishery has produced the occasional barbel in recent years. Trotting permitted for grayling from 1st October until 2nd March.

Wading difficulty at the Rectory is mixed with some easy areas such as the Gravel Catch and Bridge Flats. The rockier sections are more difficult to negotiate, especially the lower half of the beat, meaning studded soles are a must.

There are two parking spots, both close to the rivers edge.

A season rod syndicate also operates on this beat so exclusivity is not guaranteed. However, there should never normally be more than 3 anglers on the water at any one time.

Accommodation local to this beat:
The Old Vicarage B & B, Erwood

Rules and Regulations
  • National bye-laws must be observed and it is up to anglers to familiarise themselves with these.
  • Catch & Release for salmon at all times
  • Dogs allowed but must be kept under control at all times
  • This Beat operates a Wash-Off Policy
  • Coarse Fishing Regulations
  • 2 fish limit (trout and grayling)
  • Trotting for Grayling allowed between 18th October and 14th March
  • Fly Fishing only for Trout
  • Spinning must be with single hooks only

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:
Full Day £70.00
Full Day £22.50
Trout (River)
Full Day £32.50
Winter Grayling
Full Day £22.50