Venue: WYE – Ballingham

Location; Village of Ballinham near Fownhope

Post Code: HR2 6NN


Owner Permit; Private Water

Availability;  Day Tickets

Fish Species; Grayling, Salmon,  Trout, Barbel,  Chub, Roach, Pike, Bleak, Dace

Additional information:

2/3 of a mile of double bank fishing on the river Wye a few miles downstream of Hereford. This secluded stretch offers some excellent salmon fishing as well as coarse fishing for the usual species that inhabit the middle river. A mixture of wadable, streamy water and gentle glides over gravel at the top end leading to deep, slow pools, the beat has sections suitable for various methods, including trotting for dace and chub. The slow, deeper sections will also be good winter piking spots.

Access along the bank is good but by foot only so anglers are advised to travel light. The parking spot is in a lay-by and there is a 100m (110 yard) walk to the downstream section of the beat. The banks are steep in places, although there are plenty of spots to access the water.

Block booking is available on this section. You can book all the tickets available (sometimes at a discounted price). You can only fish up to the maximum daily number of people allowed for that type of fishing.

Accommodation local to this beat:
The Cottage of Content, Carey

Rules and Regulations
  • National bye-laws must be observed and it is up to anglers to familiarise themselves with these.
  • Coarse Fishing Regulations
  • Catch & release for all species
  • Dogs allowed but must be kept under control at all times

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