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RIVER WYE

The Wye rises in mid-Wales and flows largely south-eastwards for some 155 miles, for a large part along the English and Welsh border, until the UK’s fourth longest river joins the Severn estuary.

Well-known for salmon in its lower reaches, upriver of Hereford the fishing is more of a mixed nature noted for barbel, chub, grayling and trout.

RIVER WYE WITH JOHN BAILEY Fishing Breaks Exclusive since 2023

 

John Bailey has fished in over sixty countries and written in excess of fifty books on the subject. He is a photographer, conservationist and has worked extensively on many TV projects. Most recently, he is the consultant for the hugely popular BBC series, Mortimer and Whitehouse, Gone Fishing.

John has fished worldwide on the fly, but he is also well known as a top specialist river coarse angler. John has fished the Wye since childhood, has guided there since 1992 and now lives close to the river where he offers very special days on his private beats. Trout and grayling are present but what John offers in very high end fishing for barbel and chub. The former species especially is big, beautiful, hard fighting and presents an immense challenge to the angler who wants an active day, sampling different swims and challenges. On a day with John, you’ll wade if you want to, experience float fishing, touch ledgering, rolling baits, sight fishing and the ultimate, tracking down a barbel on nymph…though be warned, this is not the easiest fly fishing you’ll ever do!

For the winter John has access to one of the finest grayling stretches on the River Wye. The section is equally suited for fishing on the fly or trotting as you prefer. John will be equally happy whichever you choose, or maybe a bit of both if conditions allow.

John believes very strongly in breaking down divisions in angling. He loves his game fishing but believes barbel caught in an active, tactile fashion are as worthy an opponent as you’ll find in the UK. These are fascinating, fun filled days out in the glorious Wye valley and if barbel have never crossed your angling radar before, perhaps this is the time to reconsider.

And for you Gone Fishing fans, you’ll even fish a swim or two where the Fab Two have fished during various episodes!

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Acommodation 3m

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“Our day with John Bailey was nothing short of fantastic.” “John is a terrific guide and a thoughtful and entertaining host.” “Five barbel with the best being 10lb 4oz.

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River Wye - Guided Day with John Bailey

June 16 – November 20

£300 for one. £365 for two. £430 for three. £495 for four.

Tackle hire (optional) £15/person paid on the day.

Price includes fishing and guide for eight hours (8.30am-4.30pm). Bring your own waders if you wish to wade and lunch. Pay for tackle, if required, on the day.

For further details, please complete our enquiry form or e-mail info@fishingbreaks.co.uk

 



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