The River Vyrnwy at Melverley is good for both coarse and game fishing. The stretch encompasses three fields over approx one mile.
Salmon run along this stretch twice a year in Spring and Autumn, and often hole-up in the pools behind the church waiting for an influx of extra water. Fish weighing up to 12 lb. have been caught in recent years. Brown trout are regularly caught on fly, worm and spinner.
Coarse fishing is varied with most species present from barbel to minnows. Mixed bags consisting of chub (up to 6 lb.), roach (up to 1 lb. 8 oz.), dace (up to 8 oz.), gudgeon and the odd grayling are caught on float tackle with worm, maggot or caster baits.
Barbel in the river (up to 12 lb. or more) will show themselves in the summer months to feed on luncheon meat or halibut pellet fished over hemp seed.
Predatory fish are also present with Pike (up to 15 lb.) and Perch (up to 2 lb.) being not uncommon throughout the stretch
The River Vyrnwy usually fishes at its best a few days after rain, and in the warm months of summer.
Day (£5) or Season (£25) Tickets are always available from Church House.