Worcester Angling Society
You can access both the upper and lower stretch from the pay and display car park, do not use the village hall car park as you may be locked in. The only Access to the members only stretch is via the old railway bridge where you will find WAS signage, the combination lock is on your membership card, always close and lock the gate after entering. Access to the top end of the Lower day ticket stretch is just past the Canoe launch, with alternative free parking at the WAS car park further along the B4234 as marked on the map.
Car parking via gated area on the B4234, THIS IS A BUSY ROAD SO PLEASE BE CARFULL ENTERING AND LEAVING. Padlock entrance as all other WAS car parking venues. Parking is permitted behind the pegs where possible, please park responsibly to allow other members to enter and leave.
The Lower Bishopswood fishery runs from the Canoe Launch to the house boundary at the bottom of the long field. This water is Full, external, Lower Bishopswood membership, Day tickets are available for the lower section only. The upper section including above Kerne Bridge is strictly internal and External Full members only.
Bishopswood Village Hall
Canoe Launch Car Park
Postcode HR9 5QT
WAS coded gated Car Park
Post code HR9 5QX
This stretch of water is situated on the river Wye, just a few miles from Ross-on-Wye. It is set in very pleasant countryside and can produce good bags of chub and roach. Also, during recent years, good-sized barbel are beginning to show on the water. There are a fair number of pike present for those interested in this species. The water extends to approximately three quarters of a mile.
This stretch of water is adjacent to and upstream of Lower Bishopswood. The beat is approximately three quarters of a mile long and holds the same species of fish found on Lower Bishopswood. There are some restrictions on this water as follows:- Mondays and Tuesdays are not available to our membership because, as part of the conditions of sale, the previous owners have retained these days for their exclusive use. The top section of the beat, from Kerne Bridge down to the canoe launch, is only available to Full Members of the Society. Honorary Bishopswood Members and day permit holders may only fish this water from the top boundary of Lower Bishopswood, up to the canoe launch. The Monday and Tuesday rule applies as above.
The Society has an Honorary Bailiff who lives nearby. He regularly checks people fishing the water. Remember, if the bailiff asks for your card, they are working for the Society and you, its members.
Above Kerne Bridge
Kerne Lodge Stretch, can be found on the B4234 Ross to Chepstow Road, the stretch runs for around 1000 yards from the bridge to the end of the wooded boundary. The entrance to the stretch can be found via a coded 5 bar gate 150 yards from Kerne Bridge.