Breconshire Usk Fishery Syndicate

FISHING ON THE RIVER USK IN BRECON

The River Usk is now Wales's premier salmon river. It is also renowned for its wild brown trout, which average well over 1/2 lb. Salmon stocks on the Usk have benefited from the Environment Agency clamp-down on illegal fishing in the estuary. The recent North Atlantic salmon Fund-assisted buy-out of the last of the Usk salmon nets plus the buy-off of putcher stations in the Severn Estuary is also making a difference The river is also inhabited by many other species of fish, including minnows, the pollution sensitive Stone Loach and Bullheads, as well as the Twaite Shad, the rare Allis Shad, Eels, Lamprey, Sea Trout and Salmon. It is also the home of the elusive otter and the Kingfisher. The river is re-stocked with brown trout.

SEASON DATES AND METHODS
Salmon: 3 Mar to 17 Oct ;
Fly only until 1 June;
Fly, spinner or worm between 1 June and 15 Sept;
Fly and spinner only from 15 Sept to 17 Oct.
NO MAGGOTS AT ANY TIME.
FOUR BAG LIMIT
Sea Trout: 20 Mar. to 17 Oct. Methods as for salmon.
Trout: 3 March to 30 Sept.
Note: Please check the Environment Agency Wales latest edition byelaws booklet before you go fishing, as changes may have occurred since our information was last updated.

Maps detailing the fishing ground are available from ticket vendors.

SEASONS

March 16th Trout and Salmon season opens for fly fishing only, Salmon to be returned. June 1st Spinning season opens. June 16th Salmon may be taken. October 16th Season closes.
There is a bag limit of four fish daily
Fishing Permits

Breconshire Usk Fishery Association

ADMINISTERED BY COMMITTEE OF BRECON TOWN COUNCIL

BROWN TROUT

These inhabit all unpolluted upland rivers, they may be seen during the summer months, breaking the surface of the water to take flies. These form part of their diet along with snails, insects, crustaceans and occasionally small fish.

SALMON

The Usk is an important SALMON RIVER. Each year,between March and November fish, which are born in the river 1 to 3 years earlier, return from the North Atlantic ocean to spawn.
They lay their eggs in the river gravel during November and December. The eggs hatch in May and the young fry swim out of the gravel to grow into parr and feed in the river for 1 to 2 years. In the spring when the parr are about 4 inches long they turn silvery and as smolts swim out to sea to feed off the coasts of Greenland until returning to the river when mature. Salmon may be seen leaping at the Brecon weir during summer and autumn.

Fishing on the RIVER USK

LLANFAES BRIDGE TO GWENNIES LANE

The Usk Valley, with its backdrop of the Brecon Beacons, contains a wealth of wildlife and scenic beauty. It is also one of Wales's finest game-fishing rivers. The river is fast-flowing and heavily wooded in its upper reaches, becoming a little more gentle and open as it passes Brecon. The Usk flows south through the town of Usk before sweeping west to enter the Bristol Channel at Newport.
Over most of the lower and middle river the access to the fishing is reasonably easy going, although in places the banks are steep.

The River Usk is now Wales's premier salmon river. It is also renowned for its wild brown trout, which average well over 1/2 lb. Salmon stocks on the Usk have benefited from the Environment Agency clamp-down on illegal fishing in the estuary. The recent North Atlantic salmon Fund-assisted buy-out of the last of the Usk salmon nets plus the buy-off of putcher stations in the Severn Estuary is also making a difference The river is also inhabited by many other species of fish, including minnows, the pollution sensitive Stone Loach and Bullheads, as well as the Twaite Shad, the rare Allis Shad, Eels, Lamprey, Sea Trout and Salmon. It is also the home of the elusive otter and the Kingfisher. The river is re-stocked with brown trout.

For details of professional fishing tuition providers please contact Brecon Town Council.

The Usk Valley, with its backdrop of the Brecon Beacons, contains a wealth of wildlife and scenic beauty. It is also one of Wales's finest game-fishing rivers.

Useful Information

Breconshire Usk Fishery Syndicate

Manager/ Contact Person: Mrs Gail Rofe

The Guildhall, Lion Street Brecon Powys LD3 7AL Wales
phone: 01874 622884 fax:

News & Special Offers

Fishing permits are available from the following

The Guildhall
High Street
Brecon
(entrance via Lion Street at rear of building)
TEL: 01874 622884
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H.M.Supplies
The Watton
Brecon
TEL: 01874 622148
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The Post Office
Westend Service Station
Llanfaes
Brecon
TEL: 01874 623225
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Edwards Newsagents
50 The Watton
Brecon
TEL: 01874 623304

ALL ENQUIRIES
Mrs Gail Rofe - TOWN CLERK
BRECON TOWN COUNCIL
THE GUILDHALL
BRECON
LD3 7AL
TEL : 01874 622884
E.MAIL:Click to email

or to The Wye and Usk Foundation (on-line tickets available). Tel: 01982 551520
email: Click to email
website link

Three Day Weekend Ticket - £25.00

Tariff

When?

March to October

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