Location; Situated at Cabalva House, Whitney on Wye,

Post Code: HR3 6EX


Owner Permit; Cabalva Farm

Availability; Approx 2 mile of fishing

Fish Species; Chub, Perch, Grayling, Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Barbel, Gudgeon, Roach, Pike, Bleak, Dace

Additional information; The Cabalva stretch of the River Wye is unique in the fact it has never been open to day tickets and to this day maintains its exclusivity for guests staying on the Estate. Indeed, it is only in recent years that fishing has taken place again after being stopped in the 1990s for conservation reasons. This means that, as the barbel population of the whole River Wye has increased year on year, they have done so at Cabalva without any angling pressure. There’s still a very good chance that any fish you catch here, will have never been caught before.

At just under 2 miles in length, this expansive stretch in the beautiful Wye valley varies massively throughout its length. There are numerous classic salmon pools where the water changes from fast shallow glides, to deeper rocky pools. Classic salmon water, but perfect for these wild Wye barbel to live in.

At the top end of the fishery, the River is at its widest point. Changes in flows give perfect fishing whatever the height. Fast shallow oxygenated water in the warmer months, but when the floods arrive some very calm back waters appear, meaning that Cabalva can be fished for certain species at any height. The same can be said of the bottom end of the fishery in front of Mill Cottage where a classic salmon pool offers a pacey current for the barbel to thrive, but a big backwater where all species frequent, including a shoal of chub and some big pike.

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