Fishing at Rockbridge

The River Lugg idly meanders along the Northern border of Rockbridge Park, right alongside our touring caravan and camping pitches. A more charming setting for a relaxing afternoon with rod and line is difficult to find.

The Lugg is popular for its excellent grayling fishing and its 'fighting-fit' brown trout, especially in the upper reaches of the river.

The valley is quiet and sees plenty of wildlife to add to your 'get away from it all' experience.

The Lugg begins life in the heart of the Radnor Forest, flowing in an easterly direction to begin with. It is joined by the Arrow just south of Leominster (which also rises in the Radnor Forest), before continuing south to the confluence with the main Wye, a few miles downstream of Hereford. Both are predominantly wild brown trout rivers although the Lugg below Presteigne and the Arrow below Staunton-on-Arrow also provide some excellent grayling fishing opportunities.

The lowland character of the Lugg and Arrow mean that it is some of the easiest wading in the Wye catchment, mostly over a gravel and silt riverbed. The river is fast-flowing and around 45 miles long, it passes through some spectacular countryside making it a joy to fish. The lower river offers some good coarse fishing with species including barbel, carp and pike.

The river heads south southeast meandering its way through the parish village of Monaughty. It then heads in a more easterly direction passing near the villages of Pilleth and Whitton.
It then heads south for just over a mile before heading east again passing between the villages of Dolly Green and Discoed. It then borders the park before continuing in an easterly direction flowing along the northern outskirts of the town of Presteigne and south of the hamlet of Stapleton. It passes north of the villages of Combe and Coombes Moor before heading north passing the villages of Lower Kinsham, Kinsham and Upper Kinsham.

Family river picnic photo