Wales Fishing Holiday at Former 1950s


Welsh Fishing & Country Club



Monnow Valley Fishery is the place to come for your fishing holiday or short fishing break. Located in Monmouth, South Wales, its one mile of river is set amongst 400 acres of rolling hills and Welsh farmland. The fishery offers coarse and fly fishing and the chance to catch grayling, chub, trout and (since autumn 2008) salmon.


This part of the River Monnow was a popular fishing retreat back in the 1950s, when the manor house ran as a Fishing and Country Club. It has not been available to the public to fish for decades until 2006 when new owners allowed access again. (Click here for photos of the old Country Club.)


With a good mixture of riffles and pools, the Monnow has earned its reputation as one of Wales' best for trout fly fishing, especially for dry fly fishing in May and June, with the spectacular mayfly hatches. The lower Monnow, with its slower and deeper sections, also offers a wide range of coarse species including chub and grayling.

Bookings are limited to three trout or coarse rods per day, with prices starting from £20 and made through the Wye & Usk Foundation's booking office.

The red spot shows the Monnow Valley Fishery location.


Monmouth is a small town on the England-Wales border, approximately 40 minutes drive from Bristol and Cardiff.

For directions of how to get to us, we recommend using the postcode NP25 5QE in Google Maps.

  Map showing the Monnow Valley Fishery in Rockfield


Lower Monnow Web Cam


View today's fishing conditions with the Wye & Usk Foundation's Lower Monnow web-cam


Fishery News


May 8th 2013

We've been very busy at the fishery thanks to the great weather this week! We've also been levelling our field and will be providing a caravan site area this summer.


April 5th 2009
New photos published on our Gallery page.


1st November 2008

The fish pass in Osbaston has been opened meaning we will get salmon in the Monnow


31st October 2007

Our New Website is now Live!

1st November 2007

Congratulations to Dave Mee (and guest) for their catch on Sunday of 24 grayling (21 on the fly), 10 chub and 15 dace

5th November 2007

History and fishing information added



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