Ross on Wye Angling Club have 5 miles of fishing on the beautiful River Wye with 30 named pools on the estate of the Duchy of Cornwall both above and below the historic town of Ross on Wye in rural Herefordshire.

Loo Pool
Photo shows the Loo pool on one of our stretches.

The waters, some of which were fished by Robert Pashley, are suitable for both spinning and fly fishing depending on location and river conditions. A well appointed salmon hut is available to members with power and water laid on for making hot drinks.

We are a friendly Club and knowledgeable members are always willing to share information so every member can make the most of our waters. Club members have access to a texting service to inform them of catches and prospects for our stretches of the Wye so members living at distance can be kept up to date.

There are membership opportunities available most years up to a maximum number of salmon members as determined by the Clubs Management Committee. So even if anglers are unsuccessful in the year of first applying they would be wise to join the waiting list in case opportunities arise for the following year.

Salmon member with a late fish from 2017

Since the AGM on 5th December 2018 permit prices have changed for anglers who live outside of an area defined by new rules on the Membership page, there is a concessionary rate for senior anglers.

So the total cost of membership for local anglers in 2021 is £65 for membership plus £125 for the salmon permit in addition there is a joining fee of £25 for the first year of membership making a first year total subscription of £215. For anglers that live further away the cost will be £75 for Club membership plus £135 for the salmon permit and again a joining fee of £25 a total of £235.

This makes for fantastic value when compared with other salmon fishing on the Wye which can be as high as £60 or more for a day’s salmon fishing. Our waters are situated between Backney beat upstream and Goodrich Court downstream including much of the water fished by Robert Pashley when he was around. Considered best as a spring salmon fishery with prime fishing in the early months of the season.

2016 was the best season for many years with 44 salmon being landed. 64%, that is 28 fish caught on fly with the remainder caught using spinning methods. Our 5 year average falls to 17 for 2021. Notable fish caught in the last 4 years include a 30lb fish in 2019 as well as 28lb and 26lb. In 2013 and 2014 all our salmon came to the fly. Read the Annual Salmon report in the News section for a better idea of our salmon fishing.

Any anglers interested in joining us should in the first instance email Trevor Hyde on

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