• Frank sorting out a guest's fly line again

Gliffaes Ghillies & Fishing Guides

If you want help, guidance or tuition these are the experts to call upon.

We recommended two local ghillies or guides when you want to fish on the Usk and Wye. Both men are self-employed and keep their own diaries and you will need to contact them directly to make arrangements.

Jimmy Devoy

Benefit from a true fisherman – what Jimmy does not know about fishing on the Usk is not worth knowing

Jimmy Devoy is a Welsh institution here at Gliffaes. A day in his company will be remembered for a long time. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn how to cast and understand fly life, or a proficient fisherman who would like some local knowledge, Jimmy is your man.

Having fished for trout & salmon for the past fifty years, and been a staple at Gliffaes for over fifteen, Jimmy is an instinctive fisherman. He ties his own flies and can provide tackle and waders if required.

He keeps his own diary, so if you would like his services then please call him, making sure you have booked a fishing beat at the hotel first. A word of warning: he gets booked up very quickly during the fishing season!

Jimmy can be contacted on 01873 853 531.

Frank Williams

Frank (pictured at the top of the page) is one of the new breed of professionally qualified instructors and is a member of the FFF (Fly Fishers Federation) MCI (Master Casting Instructor).Don’t be fooled by smart initials as behind that is a man with a deep knowledge of entomology, river craft and the ways of trout, salmon and grayling (found in the Wye, not in the Usk).

Frank can be hired by the day to guide you (and show you a few new skills) on the Usk and also on the surrounding rivers and streams using the Wye and Usk Passport scheme.

Frank runs all the fishing courses at Gliffaes through out the season.

You can contact Frank via his website where you can also check his availability for guiding with his on line calendar.

Justin Connolly

Professional Game Angling Instructor – 07810 870 224

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