Experience fishing weekends at Gliffaes Country House Hotel
As one of the last real fishing hotels in the UK, Gliffaes offers a service like no other. With views of the River Usk from your bedroom, experience an unforgettable fishing weekend or break.
We are extremely pleased to have been awarded the Good Hotel Guide Editor’s Choice Award for Fishing Hotel of 2017 and 2015, and we truly do have access to some of the best fishing in Wales.
Situated 150 feet above the river in the Brecon Beacons National Park, the hotel has a mile of left bank fishing, divided into three beats. A short drive up river we have another three quarters of a mile of double bank fishing known as Llandetty. You can find out more about the local fishing beats here. If that’s not enough fishing you can fish many miles of both the River Wye and Usk catchments with the Wye and Usk passport.
Costs and Red Tape
Yes, red tape and money always get in the way of good sport! A trout rod on the Gliffaes water (for 2017) costs £31 and a salmon rod £40. The costs are the same whether you are on the water for one hour or twelve hours. You will also need an Environment Agency rod licence available from Post Offices and online. Please book your fishing when you book your room. The fishing season on the Usk begins on March 3rd and the trout season finishes on 30th September while the salmon season finishes on 17th October.
Fly only and barbless hooks for trout and feel free to keep a trout for your breakfast, which we will cook for you. All salmon must be returned before June 17th and salmon fishing is now strictly fly only.
I Am Not Staying at The Hotel Can I Come and Fish?
Residents always take priority on the fishing beats at Gliffaes. The best advice is to call the day before (01874 730 371) you wish to come and fish to see if there is space on the river.
River Conditions and Water Height
You can check the height and the condition of the water via the webcam at Glan Usk which is about a mile and a half downstream of our water. The Usk rises and falls pretty quickly after heavy rain.
As part of our fishing holidays, we run a full range of courses, can provide flies if required, and will be pleased to put you in touch with the best local guides and ghillies.
We have been looking after fishermen since 1948, and whilst you are with us you will be most comfortable and well cared for, in one of our luxurious rooms. With delicious locally sourced food and an extensive wine list, you can be sure of a relaxing stay.
To enquire about the fishing courses and holidays at Gliffaes, give us a call on 01874 730 371.
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