The River Vyrnwy at Melverley is good for both coarse and game fishing.
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.
Coarse fishing is varied with most species present from Barbel to Minnows. In recent years weekend matches have beenwon with weights of between 6 lb. and 10 lb. Mixed bags consisting of Chubb (up to 3 lb.), Roach (up to 1 lb. 8 oz.), Dace (up to 8 oz.) and Gudgeon are caught on float tackle with maggot or caster baits.
Barbel in the river (up to 10 lb. or more) will show themselves in the summer months to feed on hemp seed or fish meal.
Predatory fish are also present with Pike (up to 12 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 or Season Tickets are always available from Church House.