The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean offers some excellent fishing both on the River Wye itself and its many tributaries and also on some of the wonderful still water ponds and lakes in the Forest of Dean.
If you prefer game fishing the upper reaches of the River Wye are well known for their Salmon and Brown Trout, although some of the rod fishing is in private hands. Monnow Valley Fisheries has 1 mile of excellent coarse and fly fishing on the lower reaches of the River Monnow near Monmouth. There are also two stocked trout lakes at Hartleton near Ross-on-Wye covering over 14 acres.
The middle reaches of the River Wye offer some excellent coarse fishing for chub, barbel, carp, bream, roach, dace, bleak and also large pike. The Ross-on- Wye Angling Club has fishing rights on the town water and at Weir End, Benhall and Sellack with over 5 miles of excellent fishing. Day tickets are also available from G.B.Sports. More information is available on the Ross Angling Club website.