The River Monnow at Vauxhall Fields is a lowland spate river and water levels can vary considerably with the seasons. Some sizeable Chub can often be seen in some of the pools. Roach are regularly caught and the occasional large Pike.
There is a healthy population of wild brown Trout and Grayling are commonly caught in the faster streamy waters. When the River Wye floods there is the chance of other coarse species entering the Monnow, even “flatties” have been found.
The Vauxhall Fields stretch
Left and right banks upstream from the flood relief works behind the bus station to the footbridge (Tibbs Bridge) behind the Castle (approx. 400mts). Access the left bank from the bus station car park, and the right bank from the Castle footbridge or the park entrance gate at Rockfield road new car park entrance at Drybridge.
Right bank only upstream from the Castle footbridge to the lower stone wall of Salts lodge above the broken weir. (1000mts) Access via the Castle footbridge or the Inglis Bridge opposite the Crematorium on Osbaston Road.
The Pwllholm Stretch
This section is MOD property and is accessed on foot by a gate marked “MOD Property” on Ancrehill lane some 600 metres upstream of Salts lodge via a locked field gate. Access and parking is difficult. For more information contact the Secretary on 07791 248868.
Note: Ancrehill Lane is a private road with no official public assess for vehicles.
We are negotiating special access for disabled person’s vehicles right to a limited stretch of the river bank at Pwllholm suitable for some wheel chairs.
Note: River banks are designated Left and Right looking Downstream