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Fishing on the river Usk

UFA is an independent association representing riparian owners, clubs, associations, organisations and everyone interested in the conservation of the river environment and fishing on the river Usk and its tributaries.

Usk Fishing Association

About the UFA

Welcome to the Usk Fishing Association (UFA) website! In the past UFA was known as the United Usk Fishermen’s Association.

It has been actively involved in all of the important issues relating to the river Usk and its tributaries, such as buying out salmon nets and successfully fighting against an Usk barrage.

If you want to learn more about the formal objectives of UFA do go to ‘About UFA ’.  In addition the UFA rules lists them — as well as other formal details about the running of UFA.

Usk Fishing Association


UFA is currently influencing discussions and decisions on:

  • pollution,
  • water abstraction,
  • access issues,
  • education,
  • catch and release, and
  • poaching.

All these matters affect, directly and indirectly, the health of the river and associated livelihoods and enjoyment.

Courtesy of Emma Blackwell

UFA meeting with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water CEO

There is a summary about what took place in the meeting and a copy of the written responses to specific topics.

River Usk

'The State of the River Usk' report

This report looks at the ecology of the Usk from a wider perspective than salmon or indeed fisheries.

2021 Usk salmon rod catches and stock status

Summary of the Usk salmon catch and stock status in 2021, along with comparison with past catch data and what the river conditions were like in 2021.

Join the UFA and help to safeguard the future of the River Usk.