The conditions on the river Usk during the 2018 fishing season were extreme: very high flows early on and then late in the season with drought conditions through much of the summer. This made for terrible conditions for salmon fishing. The estimate is that about 160 salmon were caught on the whole of the Usk making 2018 one of the worst year’s on record.
For further reading please have a look at this excellent and informative report on the salmon season written by Guy Mawle for the Usk Local Fisheries Group.
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.