• 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.

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

A member of the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA). The leading body for fly fishing instruction in the UK. A certified Level 2 CCA game angling coach. Justin is very local and is a member of Crickhowell Angling Association


Professional Game Angling Instructor – 07810 870 224

Jimmy Devoy

After so many years on the river and helping countless Gliffaes guests with their fishing Jimmy has declared that the 2015 fishing season was his last and will not be ghilling any longer.


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