On the site you can examine the detailed fishing records, check the river height, and even enquire as to availability for a stay.
The River Wye is rightly regarded as the finest river south of the Scottish Border. It rises on the slopes of Plynlimon in mountainous mid-Wales, flows through the unspoilt border counties, across rich Herefordshire countryside and thence to the sea. The Wye is famous for its very large salmon including the record fish of 59 1/2 lbs caught at The Cow Pond, Winforton. A former ghillie at Glanwye landed a salmon of 38 lbs one day and subsequently caught one weighing 40 1/2 lbs the next. Pashley caught 500 fish in one season and more recently fish of 42 lbs. and 43 lbs. have been caught near to Glanwye. Salmon of over 30 lbs. are not unusual during the spring run on the Wye.
After several excellent years in the early Seventies, the catch in the whole river diminished, particularly in the early Eighties. This decline is in the process of being reversed helped by the concerted action of The Wye and Usk foundation and many other interested parties. Recent years (drought excepting) have given much encouragement to believe that the Wye is again on an upturn. The River has been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest.