Fly fishing for wild brown trout in high summer can be hard work, the water is most likely to be low and if the day is bright and hot the fish tend to hole up in the deeper and faster flowing water (more oxygen). The only real way to winkle them out during the day is to use a heavy nymph in the fast water. For the purist wishing to fish the dry fly the late evening is when the fish will start to stir and come up to feed on the surface.
If you fancy a day or two of challenging fishing then come and take advantage of our short fishing break. The Gliffaes Water in Summer If the river is low you will need to keep moving and it will not take as long to cover the water which is why we are offering just a two day fishing break. We have two stretches of water on the Usk broken into 5 beats. Three beats directly below the hotel and a further two upstream, plenty to keep you occupied for two days. More information here. If you fancy coming to fish the Usk and have a few days away, take advantage of this money saving offer. This offer is valid from 27th July 2014 until 1st September 2014. Valid over weekends as well. Subject to availability. The offer is as follows:
Costs: Single occupancy in a small double £143.50 per day or £287 for the two days. Double occupancy in a standard double or twin with one person fishing £119 per person per night based on 2 people sharing a standard double or twin room. If 2 people want to fish the price per night is £123.50 per person per night. This offer can only be booked over the telephone because we will need to ensure there is space on the river for your chosen dates. Call us on 01874 730 371 to check availability and book. Please remember to buy your rod licence from the Environment Agency.
This video shows our regular ghillie, Frank Williams, fishing on the hotel’s top beat. Frank can be engaged to assist with you fishing; please make enquiries when you ring to make a reservation. Advice on flies and equipment can be found here and advice on guides or ghillies can be found here. Tight lines and we look forward to seeing you.
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.