Fly Fishing Holidays At Gliffaes

Gliffaes is one of the last REAL fishing hotels… you can see the River Usk from your bedroom!

Situated 150 feet above the river in the Brecon Beacons National Park, the hotel has a mile of left bank fishing, divided into three beats. A short drive up river we have another three quarters of a mile of double bank fishing known as Llandetty. See more about the fishing beats.  If that’s not enough fishing  you can fish many miles of both the River Wye and Usk catchments with the Wye and Usk Passport.

Costs and Red Tape

Yes, red tape and money always get in the way of good sport! A trout rod on the Gliffaes water costs £26 and a salmon rod £30. The costs are the same whether you are on the water for one hour or twelve hours. You will also need an Environment Agency rod licence available from Post Offices and on line. Please book your fishing when you book your room. The fishing season on the Usk begins on March 3rd and the trout season finishes on 30th September while the salmon season finishes on 17th October.

Fly only and barbless hooks for trout and feel free to keep a trout for your breakfast, which we will cook for you. All salmon must be returned before June 17th, if you wish to spin for salmon then make sure you have spinners with no treble hooks and no barbs. We recommend single hook flying ‘Cs’ from Gary Evans.   We have a small stock of these for sale at the hotel.

I am not staying at the hotel can I come and fish?

Residents always take priority on the fishing beats at Gliffaes. The best advice is to call the day  before (01874 730 371) you wish to come and fish to see if there is space on the river.

River conditions and water height

You can check the height and the condition of the water via the webcam at Glan Usk which is about a mile and half downstream of our water. The Usk rises and falls pretty quickly after heavy rain.

We run a range of fishing courses, can provide flies if required, and will be pleased to put you in touch with the best local guides and ghillies.

We have been looking after fishermen since 1948, and whilst you are with us you will be most comfortable and well cared for, in one of our luxurious rooms. With delicious locally sourced food and an extensive wine list, you can be sure of a relaxing stay.

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