The trout season on the River Usk ends on the 30th September and with the pleasantly warm weather we have been enjoying at Gliffaes over the last few days combined with a good height of water means that conditions are tip top for fly fishing.
A 42lbs. salmon was landed at Llanover, downstream of Gliffaes just yesterday (Wednesday 14th September), so if you are after bigger fish now could be the time to strike. Please call us to check on the conditions, you don’t have to stay at the hotel to access the fishing, although residents take priority.
This short YouTube video was made by one of the Gliffaes ghillies, Frank Williams, fishing at Gliffaes last week when the water was really pretty high.
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.