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Just need a Guide or Total Beginner?

Time is a precious resource. Get the most out of your fishing holiday by taking on the services of one of the ghillies or fishing guides, they will really improve the enjoyment of your day(s) on the river.

If you want help, guidance or tuition Justin, Frank, Chris or Lee are the chaps to call.

At present we can recommend four local ghillies or guides when you want to fish on the Usk and Wye. They are self-employed and keep their own diaries and you will need to contact them directly to make arrangements. Make sure that you have also booked a fishing beat with us as well as booking one of the guides. Please note, you will need to pay the guides separately, their fees can’t be added to your hotel bill.

Learn to Fly Fish

For many years we ran Beginners Fly Fishing Courses at Gliffaes over 3 days and with about 6 students. I am no longer offering these as I think beginners can get better attention on a one to one or one to two instructor ratio over two days and at the same cost as a three-day course. This also has the added advantage of working to dates that suit you and one of the instructors below. They can supply all the kit you need from waders to rods which means you can try the sport out before investing in your own equipment.

Want to improve your casting and learn new skills?

If you are keen to take your fishing to the next level and learn some different casting techniques and other skills to improve your trout fishing then pick up the phone to the guides listed below and explain what you want to achieve. I am sure all of them will be delighted to help out.

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. See the video below to see Justin and Lee Davis fishing on the middle beat at Gliffaes.

Lee Davies

A member of the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA). The leading body for fly fishing instruction in the UK. You can contact Lee on 07791 569 422.

Frank Williams

Frank is an FFF MCI (Fly Fishing Federation certified Master Casting Instructor) and holds an advanced certificate from the Game Anglers Instructors Association (GAIA). Only available at weekends.  Contact Frank via his website or telephone him on 01594541229  or on his mobile 07824 363 376.

Chris Price

Chris can guide you on both the Wye and the Usk for salmon, trout and grayling. Chris can provide all the necessary tackle and equipment you might need.  Website 01495 231 899. 07734 469 158. email