Fishing around Abergavenny and the Brecon Beacons
In and Around The Usk
The River Usk is one of Wales’s finest game-fishing rivers set amongst the scenic backdrop of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. A lively and varied river that is probably Wales’s best Salmon river, with the famous wild brown trout averaging 10oz and sea trout offering a very different challenge on a summers evening.
The Usk is noted as an early river for the native brown trout and in most years, the occasional salmon will have taken up residence by March. The river is a notified Site of Special Scientific interest (SSSI) and is a candidate for the European Special Area of Conservation. In addition to the piscatorial interest, there are other species that will delight visitors to the river, such as otter, kingfisher and sandmartin.
Any-one fishing the rivers must have an Environment Agency Rod Licence. These are available online or from any main post office.
River through the town
Abergavenny has approximately 2.5 miles of river with fishing on both banks. It is owned by Monmouthshire County Council and looked after by members of Abergavenny Game Fishing Association. The river is stocked with 12-14 inch trout on a yearly basis.
Permits can be purchased from Keith Price Garage, Merthyr Road, Abergavenny.
Contact: Phillip Starmore, Secretary A.G.F.A
Tel: 01873 857771
River Usk Fishing
Gliffaes Country House Hotel
2.5 miles of wild brown trout and salmon fishing on the Usk at Gliffaes Hotel. Day tickets available from the hotel. Bar lunches and afternoon teas everyday.
Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association
Tickets from Pyscodlyn Farm 01873 853271 for trout and salmon fishing.
Abergavenny Town Council
Town Hall, Abergavenny
Tel: 01873 852721