Salmon Fishing on the Wye
Centrally located on what for many years has been regarded as one of the finest Salmon fishing rivers in the country and famous the quality of its "Springers" the fishery is well known for providing good sport throughout the year.
Lying roughly mid-way along the length of the river The Moccas Fishery offers a superb variety of characteristics from gravel beds, with streamy runs and deep pots, down to slower moving water over red bedrock, underwater ledges and dark pools, where a mighty Wye Salmon may lie in wait !
The season opens on the 4th March when there are usually fresh run fish to be found in the pools, each season can see us recording our first fish during the opening weeks and on occasions the first fish off the river.
It is generally accepted that the early season sport is based on the superb quality of the fish, from 15 to 20 pounds and the fishery has a history of producing those once in a life-time 30 to 45 pounders. As we move on into the late spring, early summer and autumn, the main runs of grilse and salmon can now be found right through the river and these tend to be in the 5 to 15 pound range.
The methods of fishing allowed during the season are Fly and Spinning until the 31st August with Fly only from 1st September to the end of the season on the 17th October. The use of worms, shrimps and prawns is prohibited all season and ALL Salmon must be released.
Most beats offer excellent fly and spinning water and where necessary easy wading and riverside parking.
The proprietor and locals are always available to share their knowledge of the water and there is always plenty of free advice in "The Leapers Bar " each evening.
Please note visitors dogs are not allowed on to the fishery.