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What Is Happening To Salmon In The Usk?

At the beginning of the month I attended the annual Welsh seminar of Salmon & Trout Conservation UK which was titled, ‘Can We Save the Atlantic Salmon?’

18 Apr 2019

What’s the River Usk looking like at the start of the Fishing Season

Some observations on the state of the Usk at Gliffaes   The opening day of the fishing season will soon be upon us, Sunday March 3rd is the official start of the season on the Usk. The season runs until the end of September for trout and till the 17th October for salmon fishing. I...

27 Feb 2019

What's the River Usk like in this hot spell?

I am sure it has not escaped anyone’s notice that we have not had any rain for some weeks now and this has had obvious impacts on the flow on the river Usk. Looking at the height of the river today it is about 2 inches below normal summer flow levels. (Please bear in mind...

17 Jul 2018

5 Reasons to join our Improvers Fly Fishing Course

5 Reasons to join our Improvers Fly Fishing Courses (8th-10th June and 16th – 18th July  2018) We have been running fly-fishing courses at our hotel in the Brecon Beacons for more than ten years now and have even been awarded  The Fishing Hotel of 2018 by The Good Hotel Guide. Being situated 150 feet above...

04 Mar 2018

Fly Fishing Commences On The Usk

Fishing Season has started on the Usk With a relatively dry January and February I was beginning to pray for rain, the importance of rain in the winter on the flow of the river in summer is crucial. The boggy uplands of the Usk catchment soak up the winter rain, like a sponge, and then...

10 Mar 2017

What are the prospects for the start of the Fishing Season?

This bit of useful early season fishing information comes courtesy of the Wye and Usk Foundation : With just a week to go before the opening of the new trout and salmon season, it’s an opportune moment to assess prospects. By contrast with last year, we have had plenty of rainfall linked with above average temperatures...

26 Feb 2016

Spring Fishing at Gliffaes

Peter Gavan, a regular Gliffaes fisherman and guest sent me a short fishing report from his visit last week. March and April offer exciting fishing provided the eager angler is willing and able to work at it, sometimes for long periods without success. Wild brown trout don’t give themselves up to the first artificial nymph,...

26 Apr 2015

Great news for the River Usk

For many years now the impact of heavy and poorly timed water abstraction from the river Usk has had a detrimental effect on the river and its environment in a number of ways. Welsh Water pump water from the river (close to the estuary) in large amounts to feed the reservoirs of south Wales that...

16 Mar 2015

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