The River Monnow can be a difficult but fun river to fish. There are a good number of wild brown trout as well as a population of grayling.
The Monnow by the Inglis Bridge on Vauxhall Fields.
For the coarse fisher there are a number of chub and roach as well some of large pike.
The Vauxhall field stretch
Right bank from the lower boundary of Salts Lodge, boundary marked by a stone wall, some 30m above the broken down weir at Forge Road, to the new flood relief works by the caravan park opposite the bus station (approximately 1250m).
Left bank from the lower boundary fence of Monmouth Castle grounds to a point below the new flood relief works behind the bus station wall (approximately 250m).
Vauxhall Fields can be accessed via the castle footbridge behind Iceland, no official car parking here, to a footbridge at the flood relief works opposite Drybridge Park, or from a track running from the Inglis Bridge at Osbaston to Watery Lane.
A new free lpublic car park has opened recently next to the skateboard rink opposite Monmouth Hospital. At the time of writing pedestrians can walk directly from the top of the car park to a footpath leading to the river bank.
The Pwllholm Stretch
This section is on MOD property. Left bank water is very limited and is accessed from opposite the vineyard, at MOD sign, on Osbaston Road. Parking here for one or two cars, or right bank, on foot by a gate marked MOD Property on Ancre Hill Lane some 600m upstream of Salts Lodge (via field).
Note: Access & Car parking is difficult. Anchor Lane is a private road with no official public assess for vehicles.
Parking is allowed at the top end of Vauxhall Fields just before the cattle grid and gate, via the minor road that passes the MOD camp. Walk approximately 200 mts left along Anchor Lane to the MOD entrance gate on the right.
We are negotiating special access for disabled person’s vehicles right lto a limited stretch of the river bank suitable for some wheel chairs. This will be by special one off prior arrangements with the MOD via a M & DAS officer of the committee.
Note: River banks are designated Left and Right looking Downstream