The River Wye offers some of the finest salmon fishing in the UK, and Abernant is a beautiful stretch of this river. It enjoys 3 main pools, and wide clear fishing from banks and a gravel beach, and is based in what is known as the 'Upper Wye', in one of the few north-south sections of river. It is mostly left bank fishing, making for an enjoyable natural casting experience.

"Abernant" translates from the Welsh as "mouth of the stream" ("Aber" meaning "mouth", "nant" meaning "stream"). The middle of the beat nestles up against the mouth of the Nant stream, and the top of Abernant beat nestles up against the mouth of the River Edw, and an area in which salmon gather before heading up to the spawning grounds of the mountain streams. It is one of the few passport fishing beats that enjoys another river joining it in its midst.

A wide meadow, 'ham' or 'haugh', bordered by woodland, with wonderful views to the hills, runs down to the middle stretch of the beat, and oak ancient woodland runs down to the north and south stretches of the beat.

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Abernant beat fishing is accessible for those slightly less steady of foot who can access the river via the beaches. The trees are mature with high canopies and provide shelter during showers. The views both down and upstream are spectacular.

Abernant is surrounded by fields with ancient stones and hillocks, and birdlife is rich and varied. Part of the SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), it enjoys many of the rarities that only un-spoilt countryside can afford.

It lies to the west of Ireland Moor, in the heart of the
Welsh Marches, and between Hay on Wye and Builth Wells - an area which reflects the County motto : "Powys Paradwys Cymru", "Powys – the paradise of Wales".

Set off a country road, near to the village of Aberedw with its lovely Seven Stars Inn and guest house, it is a lovely place to fish and relax. Nearby are plenty of places to enjoy for those accompanying the avid fisherfolk, should they wish to pursue things other than lazing gently on the river bank.

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