Water flow: Dropping
Visibility: 46 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 46 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: 10am - 4pm
Best stretch: Llangurig - Llyswen
Best access point:
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Grannom. Black Gnat. Blue Winged Olive. Large Dark Olive. Yellow May Dun Spur Wing. Stonefly
Fish species: Salmon, Brown Trout, grayling and Coarse Fish
Fishing season: All Year
Nearest airport: Cardiff
Recommended fly fishing leader: 12 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Set in wonderfully remote and rugged scenery, the top of the Wye system offers some of the most inspiring fishing available. Located in the heart of Wales, this part of the river flows mostly over gravel and bed rock, which, along with sparsely distributed trees, make it an ideal place to head for if you are looking for easy access. In addition, the beats often remain fishable when high water is affecting ...
the rest of the Wye system, rising and falling quickly and remaining clear in all but the worst conditions.
The river holds trout and grayling, the river can be very clear and demands cunning fishing.
Lower down The Wye around Builth Wells is where the upper Wye starts to become a large river, with three main tributaries coming into the river above Builth Wells. The river has a large stone/rocky bottom with some slab rock, care is needed when wading. The river consists of long riffles, rapids, glides and deep pools. You can fish for salmon, trout, grayling, pike, chub and a variety of other coarse fish. In mid May you can also see some visitors to the Wye system when shad and sea lampreys come into the river to spawn.
All techniques work well.
River quite low at the moment with a cool easterly wind, but when the sun is out there are some good hatches of ldo and grannom.