If you like your fun on the water…
There’s plenty of opportunity for watersports on the River Usk and Llangorse Lake. Or explore the peaceful Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal by boat. There’s fantastic fishing on the Usk too.
Paddle your own canoe
Canoeing is a very popular activity in the Abergavenny area. For gentle or long-distance canoeing there’s the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. Paddling quietly along is a great way to nature-spot (see the canal river trust website for a spotters’ guide). A short drive from Abergavenny is Goytre Wharf – a fun place to visit. There is boat and canoe hire, cafe, playroom, picturesque walks along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and there is also accommodation vailable. www.goytrewharf.com
Fun on Llangorse Lake
A short drive from Abergavenny, Llangorse lake offers everything from waterskiing and sailing to windsurfing and rowing. There is also pedallo and canadian canoe / kayak hire – find out more from the Llangorse Lake website. Near Usk, Llandegfydd Reservoir offers fishing and watersports run by Gwent Adventures (kayaking, sailing and windsurfing). NB The lake will reopen to recreational users in spring 2015.
Fishing beats on the Usk
There’s fantastic fishing on the River Usk (for salmon, sea trout and brown trout) during the season which runs roughly from March to October. Find out more about fishing restrictions and the beats on the Usk Fishing Association and Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association websites. For fishing in Abergavenny’s Castle Meadows contact Monmouthshire Council. ADTA members Gliffaes Hotel, Swan Meadow Holiday Cottages and Psycodlyn Farm Caravan Park own fishing beats and sell permits / run special fishing holidays.
2.5 miles of wild brown trout and salmon fishing on the Usk at The Gliffaes Hotel. Day tickets available form the hotel. Bar lunches and
Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance owns the Fishing Rights on several Beats of the River Usk (Trout and Salmon) and Local Reservoirs. Day tickets for our
Situated between Abergavenny and Usk Swanmeadow Fishery offers a mile of single bank fishing on the River Usk. The beat has 10 named pools alongside