THE OLD HARP FISHERY
RIVER WYE, HOARWITHY
The fishery consists of double and single bank fishing, above and below Hoarwithy Bridge, along approximately 0.75 miles of the Wye, and is now available by arrangement for Coarse, Pike and Salmon angling. It has historically been very lightly fished.
The fishery regularly produces good catches of Barbel, Chub, and Dace, plus increasingly Roach and Perch.
There is a limit of 5 rods on the fishery at any one time, with the day rate set at £18 per angler with a one rod limit per angler. Children under 16 can fish for free provided they are accompanied by a paying adult.
The whole fishery can be exclusively booked for £75.
This is limited to between 1st November to the 1st February, at a day rate of £25 per angler with a limit of two anglers and a one rod per angler rule.
The beat has been in the same family ownership for many years, and was historically a prolific water considering the lack of fishing pressure from family and friends. It has only been fished sporadically for Salmon in recent times and the occasionally recorded fish cannot reflect the potential of the fishery.
There is good wading fly water and deeper sections and pools.
Aimed at keen and experienced Salmon fishermen, the fishery is available to members of the Wye Salmon Association (WSA) from March 15th to June 15th 2021. Bookings for this period should be made through the WSA.
For the remainder of the season, day rods are available at £20 per day
A five fish haul caught by members of the Lunt family over a
weekend at the Old Harp Fishery in 1933.
Their weights were 26lb, 25lb, 24lb, 18lb and 16lb.