The last few days of rain combined with a spring tide has meant the level of the river Usk is very high at present. Although unfishable at present in a couple of days time the prospect for salmon fishing on the Usk is looking good.
Before the heavy rains of the last few days we had some succesful fishing. Jimmy Devoy, the resident ghillie at Gliffaes, caught an 8lbs grils last weekend (5th September) on the Llandetty beat and two of his charges the day before caught the sea trout and trout pictured above. That is Tim Wilikinson with a fine sea trout above along side his son.
Regular Gliffaes guest and ace dry fly fisherman, Tony Bostock, fished the top beat in very wet and windy condtions on the 6th September for a couple of hours and caught seven brownies on a sparkle dun.
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.