Fishing on The River Wye

Flanesford Priory, situated between the Market Towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth in Goodrich, is ideally placed for a day’s fishing in the stunning Wye Valley.

The River Wye, particularly in this area, is a popular venue for visiting fishermen due to its quality and quantity of fish. Riffles and deep holding pools attract a variety of species including barbel to 12lbs, chub to 5lbs, large shoals of dace, bleak, perch and some very large pike! There are even the occasional trout and grayling popping up in catch reports. Salmon fishing is possible but the correct permits should be sought before fishing for them. All anglers should look no further than Angling Dreams  for numerous mouthwatering opportunities for a variety of species, all within a short distance of Flanesford Priory. Guests have  access to several first class fisheries within a short walk or drive from the Priory, with one of the most sought after stretches, Lower Hill Court, just 200 yards away. There is easy bank-side access and vehicles can pass along the entire length when it is dry.
Open season for coarse fishing is from the 16th June and 14th March. EA rod licenses are required and can be obtained from local post office in Goodrich. They can also be purchased on-line from the Environment Agency website. Please refer to the Environment Agency byelaws as these apply to the River Wye.

Flanesford Priory guests must contact the office for information on booking their fishing, which must be booked in advance of arrival, subject to availability.

For more information and maps please email us: or call us on 01600 890 506


Flanesford Priory Fisherman’s Gallery

  1. Priory guest Matt Archer and his 9lb + catch
  2. Merv Quick a guest of Flanesford Priory with a large Barbel caught from the River Wye.
  3. Guest Kevin Reed with a Barbel of 10lb 8ozs, 5 minutes later he caught another weighing 10lb 2ozs. You can see the Priory just over his shoulder.
  4. A proud Aubrey Harrison shows off a large Barbel caught from the Wye near Flanesford Priory.
  5. Priory guest Gez Thorley with a 7lb Barbel
  6. Matt Archer with another prized catch
  7. Another fantastic catch of a 17lb Pike as shown here with guest Kev Thorley.
  8. Priory guest Andy Donaldson displaying his Chubb catch.

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To ensure that this beautiful resource remains in the same condition, we request that you leave as when you arrive, which includes taking care in relation to litter and fishing tackle.