Upper Benhall – River Wye.
Upper Benhall is the most upstream of our Stretches on the Wye. It composes a mixture of deeper sections at the bottom end just above the Bridstow A40 bridge and pools and shallower runs at the top of the stretch.
It is a bit of a walk from the Benhall carpark to the top of the stretch but on the right day is well worth it. Can be good for barbel and chub and certainly some big pike come from this stretch. Occasionally grayling are caught and a 10lb Common bream came from this stretch in recent years.
The Wall at the top of the stretch can be a surefire swim and plenty of salmon come from the Wall in past seasons including a 28lb fish.
Location & Access
Benhall carpark is in Benhall Lane, Wilton which is right next to the Wilton roundabout on the A40 trunk road going in the direction of the Midlands.
The approach to the Benhall carpark is from Benhall Lane Wilton which is right next to the Wilton roundabout.
Proceed down the Lane and take the right fork just at the entrance to Benhall Farm, the track is grass and gravel from here. The carpark is approximately 100 metres on the left.
There is a combination lock on the carpark gate which is changed annually at the end of January. The combination will be advised to current Members and is common to both Benhall and Weirend carparks.
Unload kit and then follow the “Anglers” signs through the metal five bar gate and to the right. There is a stile after 150 metres. Cross the stile and follow the hedge straight down to the River. Our fishing is both upstream and downstream of this point. PLEASE ENSURE YOU FOLLOW THIS EXACT ROUTE so as not to upset the farmer.
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