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    Default Fishing Monnow on holiday

    I am staying in Penalt on the Wye. I have already booked next Wednesday at Skenfrith, which I am looking forward to. However I may also get the odd unexpected evening passes. Any other good spots I can book into?

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    Default Re: Fishing Monnow on holiday

    Why not try one of the small stream beats available on the booking system. There are several at the top of the Monnow (Longtown upper and lower) or perhaps one of the Honddu beats?
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    Default Re: Fishing Monnow on holiday

    Thanks. But that's a 25 mile drive for an unexpected evening off .... won't work I think.

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    Default Re: Fishing Monnow on holiday

    Well there are a few lovely fisheries around here. The Ravensnest is a bit of a gem to be at. I looked at fishing the Wye down at Lower Penalt but it's owned by the Redbrook Village ...... so I had to drink cider from one of the iconic old pubs of Wales, The Boat.

    Anyway .... any advice from the silent Monnow many would be great.

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    Some of the lower Monnow is run by an inclusive local club offering day tickets for a tenner. It's mixed coarse and game fishing on the Monnow with small stream fishing on the Trothy. Memberships – Monmouth & District Angling Society. Not my neck of the woods so haven't fished it but it looks quite an attractive option.
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    Yes many thanks. I fished the WUF section at Skenfrith and fell in love. What a stretch. Nothing much during the afternoon except in one pool that I found and then as the day moved on the trickle hatch turned into a steady hatch and the fish switched on. Not so sure about the pub at the end ..... looks great but a bit up itself. I also fished the Ravensnest fishery near Tintern which is pretty as a picture with a series of weirs holding a river back, well worth a few hours.

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    Default Re: Fishing Monnow on holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by diawl bach View Post
    Some of the lower Monnow is run by an inclusive local club offering day tickets for a tenner. It's mixed coarse and game fishing on the Monnow with small stream fishing on the Trothy. Memberships – Monmouth & District Angling Society. Not my neck of the woods so haven't fished it but it looks quite an attractive option.
    This was my club from 1959, it's a great ticket, the Trothy has a fantastic mayfly hatch but has been farm pollution affected. They also have several miles of prime Wye coarse fishing outside the salmon season.
    “There is no more lovely country than Monmouthshire in early spring. Nowhere do the larks sing quite so passionately, as if somehow inspired by the Welsh themselves. There is a blackbird on every thorn and a cock chaffinch, a twink as they call him there, on every bush...... It moved me profoundly. I had been spared to see another spring, and I thank God for it.”

    Oliver Kite
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    Quite tempted, I'll have to buy a day ticket. They have an arrangement where the cost of the day ticket/s is subtracted from membership. If only the rest of the Monnow had club access like that, it would be wonderful.
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    Default Re: Fishing Monnow on holiday

    If I can escape today or tomorrow I'll try the MoD section for £10.

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    Default Re: Fishing Monnow on holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos View Post
    If I can escape today or tomorrow I'll try the MoD section for £10.
    The MoD section is slow moving coarse water - rubbish for fly fishing. If you'd rather pay £10 than take the free ticket I've offered the best fly fishing is at Monnow Mill or at the back of Monmouth Castle and upstream for 800m.
    “There is no more lovely country than Monmouthshire in early spring. Nowhere do the larks sing quite so passionately, as if somehow inspired by the Welsh themselves. There is a blackbird on every thorn and a cock chaffinch, a twink as they call him there, on every bush...... It moved me profoundly. I had been spared to see another spring, and I thank God for it.”

    Oliver Kite
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    A Fisherman’s Diary

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