About the beats

There are some 147 beats along the course of the river Usk. In yester year, fishermen 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 to gain access to fishing on the majority of the river.

Click here to learn more about the Wye and Usk Foundation Passport Scheme.

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 aras of the Usk and even gain directions to the beats illustrated.


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