Rising high on the Cambrian Mountains in mid Wales the Wye is often referred to as a majestic river. It was also once known as the best salmon river south of Scotland but times have changed. There is now a strong focus on its coarse fishing, with barbel having been introduced and its salmon suffering horrendously from problems at sea and in the river itself. However, the salmon remain and are still there to be caught – and returned! The cream of this sport is in the spring when the remnant run of large fish come in from the sea, but it is a beautiful river to fish throughout the year.