Location; above Bigsweir Bridge

Post Code: NP25 4TU

Google: https://tinyurl.com/upper-bigsweir-beat

Availability; Day Tickets

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

Additional information;

Approximately ¾ mile of left bank fishing on upper bigsweir, a mile downstream of Redbrook and about three miles above Bigsweir. This part of the river flows through a wooded, steep-sided valley and is where the river’s most prolific salmon fisheries are located.

The beat has 9 named pools , receives fresh fish from the tide most days and has good fly and spinning water. (Fly only from 1st June). It starts below the famous Cadora Pool , with Cadora Tail, and continues down to Digby’s at the bottom boundary.

The fishery has secure, off-road parking close to the river although the hut is retained for private use only. There are some croys to fish from in the middle and lower sections. Steps and ladders make access to the pools fairly easy.

Wading difficulty is varied, with some deep wading on a largely gravel riverbed with the occasional boulder, in lower water (below 750mm on Redbrook gauge), the top half of the beat is wadeable with care.

Note : Unfortunately, access steps at the fishery were washed out/away during the January 2021 floods. Work to re-instate will take place as soon as possible but anglers should be aware that access will be more difficult than usual during the spring 2021 until they are fully restored.

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
  • Spinning must be with single hooks only
  • This Beat operates a Wash-Off Policy
  • Fly only from 1st June

Coarse fishing, winter only.

Coaching Available on most venues  email: clive@angling-news.co.uk

Website: https://fishing-coach.co.uk/


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