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Angling Trust licensed Game Fishing coach Guide for the Wye, Usk & tributaries

Wye & Usk

Oliver Burch

Teaching Base



Small Streams

River Trout

Autumn & Winter Grayling

Upland Lakes & Reservoirs

Sea Trout


Fly Tying

Useful Links & Information

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Useful Links
& Information

The Wye-Usk Foundation at Talgarth, www.wyeuskfoundation.org or 01 874 712074. Essential information for anglers, including details of all the work being done to improve the fisheries. Ask them to send you a copy of the famous Passport showing all the beats available on the Wye, Usk and tributaries. The Foundation now also markets lake and river fishing from more distant parts of Wales and the border country. Trout and grayling newsletter: http://www.wyeuskfoundation.org/fishing/trout-reportm.php

Sweet’s Tackle Shop, Porthycarne Street, Usk town, 01 291 672552. A unique institution, lovingly preserved down the years, and much more than just a tackle shop...Jean Williams presides over a sort of club and information centre for all fishing the Usk.

Cammarch Hotel, Llangammarch Wells, 01 591 610802 - a Mecca for Irfon grayling fishers.

Lyn Davies, fellow guide, photographer and sea trout specialist, 07931 966444, www.capturedonline.co.uk

Salmon, 3 March - 17 October, some upper Wye reaches to 25 October.
Brown trout, 3 March - 30 September
Grayling (Wye system only), 16 June - 14 March
Sea trout (SW Wales), 20 March - 17 October

Natural Resources Wales poaching and pollution hotline, 0800 807060