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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.