Fishing on the River Usk

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 salmon fishery.

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.


River Usk

Bryn Pool, Middle Usk



River Usk

Typical middle Usk beat

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There is a host of information in the left hand menu to help you arrange your fishing on the Usk and its tributaries and organise your visit to the area.