Safeguarding the future of the river Usk
There are some 147 beats along the course of the river Usk. In yester year, fishermen and women would fish the same beat on the same day of the week throughout the season. In 2003, the advent of the Passport Scheme run by the Wye and Usk Foundation opened up fishing all along the river and enables fishermen and women to gain access to fishing on the majority of the river.
The below map outlines a few key beats over the course of the river Usk. It shows the course of the river from its source high in the Brecon Beacons to the estuary at Newport. The map will allow you to zoom in to specific areas of the Usk and even gain directions to the beats illustrated.
In addition to the WUF Passport Scheme, there are fishing clubs and associations as well as websites that have information about fishing. What follows is a selection of weblinks:
|Fishing in Wales
|Game Angling Instructors AssociationIt is available for help and advice on casting and fishing as well as qualified guides||www.gameanglinginstructors.co.uk|
|Go Fly Fishing in Wales
|Gwent Angling SocietyGAS offers a good range of fishing in South East Wales on the Wye Usk and Sirhowy rivers. In addition it offers the development of skills training and environmental awareness with skills fishing days, which are open to everyone.
Although day tickets are not available you may contact the secretary through the website if interested in membership.
|Merthyr Tydfil Angling AssociationMTAA offers a superb range of fishing in beautiful surroundings, and for many different fishing styles and species. The Association owns three miles of the Usk between Crickhowell and Abergavenny – namely Mardy, Ysbytty and Kemeys — one mile of the Tarrell at Libanus and approximately fifteen miles of the Taf Fechan/Taff. In addition it controls by lease numerous reservoirs (Pontsticill, Dolygaer, Neuadd and Talybont) and ponds.