We have the beautiful River Usk literally on our doorstep and it’s one of the earliest to open for fly fishing in early March and remains open until mid-October. It’s been said that the River Usk offers some of the best brown trout fishing in the country. You’ll need a licence to fish the section of river outside The Bridge but we can provide one for you by prior arrangement. Full details (including terms and conditions of the rod licence) can be found on the Natural Resources Wales website.
The fishing on parts of the river is managed by the Usk and Wye Foundation which is a registered charity which has raised large sums of money to remedy habitat degradation, poor water quality and barriers to fish migration. They have a beat at Dan-y-Warren which is located near to Glangrwney. You’ll need to book to fish this – details can be found on their website.
Several of our regulars are keen fisherman and, provided you give us a little notice to arrange things, would be happy to be hired as ghillies.
If the Usk is not open for fly fishing then it’s possible to fish the Monmouth and Brecon Canal which is a short distance away from The Bridge. The fishing on the canal is licensed to local angling clubs but it’s possible to use a Waterway Wanderers permit which will allow you to fish the canal as a guest providing you have a valid Environment Agency rod licence.