The Glanusk Fishery
The Glanusk Fishery has 3 beats:- Below the Bridge, Above the Bridge and the Island Beat (available on request for one rod).
“Many thanks for a wonderful day on your stretch of the Usk. I’m an Usk boy now living in England and my three chums from here in Berkshire had never fished the Usk before. They were smitten with its beauty and variety and when combined with the lovely parkland and the friendly reception it was the perfect recipe for a truly delightful day.” Mr G Smith
The Glanusk Estate operates a full Catch and Release system for Salmon and Sea Trout. Owing to diminishing stocks in the Usk it is vital we retain as many fish of both genders to allow re-generation of the river and its tributaries. This is in support of the recommendations of the Usk Fishing Association.
There will be no spinning or bait fishing on the Estate water unless the river is above 2 feet on the bridge gauge after 31st May to the end of the season.
Fishermen are requested to adhere to the Wye & Usk Foundation and AST methods for catch and release, and release fish as quickly and safely as possible. We would prefer you to use barbless hooks for salmon fishing but no Trebles are allowed on the Estate Fishery.
Salmon and Sea Trout fishing season
3rd March to 17th October
Brown Trout season
3rd March to 30th September
Fly fishing is the only permitted method between 3rd March and 31st May.
Please return smaller trout, but please do keep those over 1lb in weight and fishermen are limited to keeping 2 for supper or lunch!
Travel through the Fishery
If it is dry and firm under foot, we are more than happy for you to drive up and down the river bank. If, however, it is wet, please use the designated car parking areas that you will find on the Glanusk Fishery Beat Map
This map is also available at the Estate Office. Access to the Island Beat is via the Gliffaes Gate next to the entry to the hotel on the north side of the river.
Picnic lunches are available on request to the Estate Office; and the Estate pub, the Nantyffin Cider Mill, welcomes all fishermen for all types of refreshment. This is situated on the north bank on the Below the Bridge beat.
Meet Fishing Guide – Justin Connolly
Justin is a member of Game Angling Instructors Association and is qualified to teach single and double handed casting and fishing techniques.
He is also an Angling Trust Level 2 Coach which has enabled him to be part of a program which has taken Fly Fishing into local schools with the help of the Wye Salmon Association to educate the younger generation who are the future of fishing.
Salmon: £45.00 per rod, per day
Trout: £35.00 per rod, per day
As part of the on-going challenges facing the River Usk and its tributaries, the UFA which is the owners association, needs to have funds to protect and enhance the river and streams.
There are many challenges ahead and the UFA needs fishermen’s support. With this in mind, the Glanusk Fishery will make a contribution from the daily fees to the UFA.
The UFA would also of course greatly appreciate all fishermen who fish the Usk and its tributaries becoming full members. All details are available at www.uskfishing.org
This has to be fishing’s best kept secret.
Fabulous trout on the dry fly, a really good chance of a Salmon and all within easy driving distance from London. The Glanusk Estate near Crickhowell in Wales offers everything any fisher could want. We stayed in Glanusk Lodge where the pools of the renowned River Usk are all in walking distance within the beautiful private estate grounds – a luxury not often found.
Give it a go, you won’t be disappointed.
With exceptional help from the Estate at every level it went extremely well and everyone was happy and delighted with our choice of venue.
It would be difficult to imagine more helpful hosts and staff. Thank you - we do appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again.
I fished Glanusk on Monday with a friend and I wanted to say thank you for an excellent day.
We received a very warm welcome when we checked in at the Estate Office. Having been slightly disorganised and left most of our flies behind, fly advice was given and the offer of spare flies was made. We were given a very useful map and the most likely pools were highlighted.
The river was in wonderful condition and is clearly expertly looked after. We fished most of the pools over the day and I had two large wild brownies on a small stoat’s tail including on of 2.5-3lbs at Bungalow rocks. With the last cast of the day my friend hooked a 15lb salmon also at Bungalow rocks. As it was landed, we both saw 2 otters playing in the pool from which the salmon came. It is hard to imagine a better ending to the day.
Many thanks and we look forward to coming back next year.
I know you are rightly proud of your superb home but you should also be extremely proud of the wonderfully high standards of hospitality you and ``Team Glanusk`` achieved