For a perfectly planned fly fishing holiday at Gliffaes we recommend the following fishing equipment to really maximise your time with us on the river:
For salmon fishing at Gliffaes we recommend using a 15ft rod in most conditions down to a single-handed rod in low water. For trout an 8½ to 9 foot rod with 4/5 wt line is perfect.
To ensure safety on all of our fishing weekends, wading is essential at Gliffaes. The bottom of the river is slippery and stony, and felt bottomed boots work better than studded ones. Chest waders and a wading stick are recommended over thigh waders. We also recommend a flotation vest and have a number at the hotel if you wish to borrow one.
Please note: The hotel does not have any tackle on site available for loan. We do have a couple of pairs of waders and our ghillies may be prepared to hire out fishing tackle.
Fishtec in Brecon (10 miles away) have a tackle shop alongside their big mail order fishing business and with advance notice would likely be able to dispatch tackle to Gliffaes for your arrival. We do sell flies, leader, monofilament and flotant – please contact us or ask at reception for further details.
Olives predominate until March, Brown arrives in late March early April. Dark Olives are best to start and lighten up as the weather improves.
We have more comprehensive information and advice about flies available here, as well as a good supply of flies for sale at the hotel.
For more information, or to book your fishing holiday at Gliffaes, please do give us a call on 01874 730 371.
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.