River Monnow

River Monnow

The River Monnow can be a difficult but fun river to fish. The water can get a little murky at times and as a result the fish tend to be difficult to find. There are a good number of wild brown trout as well as a population of grayling. These are best fished for with a nymph.


The Monnow by the Inglis Bridge on Vauxhall Fields.

For the coarse fisher there are a number of chub and roach as well as a number of large pike.

Both banks upstream from the Caravan Park fence and the Bus Station behind
Somerfield to the Footbridge behind the Castle — approx 300yds.
Access from behind Somerfield for left bank and via footbridge or Park entrance gate opposite Fire Station on Rockfield Rd (B4233) at Drybridge for right bank.

Right bank only upstream from the Footbridge behind the Castle to the fence of Salts Lodge above the broken weir—approx 1000 yds. This stretch known as the Vauxhall Stretch can be accessed via the footbridge or by car from Osbaston Rd.

Access from Osbaston Rd—Leave Monmouth town towards Hereford. Left at lights (A466) and bear left in 300 yds. Turn left in 200 yds at metal bridge crossing river to car park on right hand side.

The Pwllholm Stretch
This section is MOD property and is accessed on foot by a gate marked MOD Property on Ancre Hill Lane  some 600 yds upstream of Salts Lodge (via field). By car, leave Monmouth on the B4233 Rockfield Rd and look for the unmarked right turn up Ancre Hill  Lane some 400 yds past the new housing estate.

Note: Access & Car parking is difficult.

Note: River banks are designated Left and Right looking Downstream

The River Monnow from the Slaughter Houses WallThe River Monnow from the Slaughter House Wall. Please note our fishing is from the opposite bank.

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