The River Usk's reputation for its quality wild brown trout
and salmon fishing goes back over many years and it is still
regarded as one of Britain's finest wild brown
trout rivers. The quality of the fishery has
improved significantly following excellent work
being undertaken by the Wye and Usk Foundation.
In recent years it has been Wales' best performing
The Usk's fishing season starts in early March and with
reasonable water and conditions fishes straightaway
with early hatches of 'grannon' producing wonderful
trout activity during the day. Salmon fishing comes
into its own with the first floods of April/May
and can produce some high quality fish.
The middle beats of the Usk are accessible from
London (2½ hours), Cardiff (35mins), Birmingham (90mins),
Bristol (50mins) and Swindon (1 hour).
About this web site
Many of the salmon beats on the Usk are included on this site so you can read about each one, see its current fishing availability and book fishing permits online or by telephone.