Courtfield Coarse fishing

Barbel, Chub and Pike are the mainstay of the Courtfield fishery.  Dace shoal in the lower end and Roach are present. Eels are not so common now although large eels of 5 and 6lbs are sometimes caught by eel fishermen.

In recent years the coarse fishing has been spectacular at best and rarely disappointing.  Typical of the Wye there have been very large bags of Barbel and average weights of 6-7lbs.  Large bags of Chubs are still taken here.  The coarse fisherman can expect to catch quality fish from the Courtfield water.

Day tickets are purchased through the Wye and Usk Foundations (WUF) Courtfield beat page.  The new WUF management protocol is geared towards keeping the fishery from being overfished.  Only 4 coarse fishermen will be allowed on any one day with at least 20 good swims to choose from. We hope this will protect the fishery from excessive seasonal fishing pressure and allow the fish to be protected from hook damage.  We see controlled fishing pressure as vital towards maintaining healthy stocks of Barbel in particular and all fish species in general. Tickets are priced at £15 per person, part of which goes to the Foundation to keep their good works ongoing.

To see more examples of fish caught on this beat please follow this link to our Coarse Fish Gallery blogs.

Ashley Meek with 36lb Pike caught top end of Legg Meadow in 2005 a well known big pike water- regarded as one of the largest pike caught in recent years in UK rivers.

Well conditioned Barbel.