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ID:14820

M. B. from cwmbran, Saturday 19 April, 2014

Area: Upper Wye
Beat: Hay Castle (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 2

A nice stretch of river which holds a good head of Grayling and Trout. Nymphing proved the best bet, but a lunchtime hatch did bring a few fish on the dry fly. Access is not the easiest in places but the long run down to the bridge is very accessible. There was a few canoeists who bring with them plenty of noise and lack of rivercraft, which can be a bit of a pain. I dread to think what it's like mid summer!

6 Trout, 4 Grayling


ID:14824

P. G. from New Milton, Saturday 19 April, 2014

Area: Middle & Lower Wye
Beat: Middle Hill Court (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Salmon, No. Anglers: 1

A beautiful fishery and stunning wild brown trout.

1 Trout


ID:14833

P. R. from Bristol, Saturday 19 April, 2014

Area: Upper Wye
Beat: Llangoed (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 2

2 delightful clients had their first day fly fishing. The weather was kind and the fish were showing. The 2 young people were quick learners and took to casting. I have every confidence that they will become competent anglers and add to the body of fishers that enjoy the Wye, its fish, wildlife and outstanding beauty.


ID:14837

C. K. from Droitwich, Saturday 19 April, 2014

Area: Lugg & Arrow
Beat: Arrow Eardisland (Wild Stream), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 1

Most of the fish caught were small, just two decent trout of 9 and 10 inches plus an out of season grayling of 13 inches. Other trout and grayling were in the 4 to 5 inch bracket. All caught on a variety of nymphs. Good to see plenty of juvenile fish, hopefully they’ll evade the two cormorants I saw on the water and grow to a good size.

It’s worth noting that this beat is more overgrown than ever with about 6 fallen trees crossing the river at various points. The downstream end is particularly difficult to access and fish.

7 Trout, 9 Grayling


ID:14842

N. U. from London, Saturday 19 April, 2014

Area: Usk
Beat: Ashford House (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 1

Access very difficult ...wind hard and sadly no fish...still better than a day in the office though!


ID:14843

A. D. from Hereford, Saturday 19 April, 2014

Area: Usk
Beat: Lower Grywne Fawr (Wild Stream), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 1

Water condition good, clean and clear. Very little insect activity between 10am and 3 pm. No fish rising. Enjoyable day but uneventful in terms of catch.


ID:14844

C. P. from Clevedon, Saturday 19 April, 2014

Area: Middle & Lower Wye
Beat: Courtfield (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Salmon, No. Anglers: 1

Perfect level (0.53 on Ross gauge). Cool breeze and overcast day with some sunny intervals.

Started by fishing the fly down Wyebank but only joy was a perfectly marked brownie of just under a pound. Moved up to Courtfield and fished the fly through the willow run. Had a savage take which actually resulted in a 4lb chub.

The canoe traffic was endless between 10am and 4pm but in fairness the majority were well mannered and didn't pose any problems.

Moved upstream and put a spinner through the woods and Legg meadow but no takes. Early evening moved back down to the boat pool and within the first few casts I was into a very good fish (took just over half way across and just below the large flat stone from where I was casting. Despite this area holding a lot of pike I knew this was a salmon judging by the long runs where I just had to let the fish take line. Final result was a 24lb Wye springer.

1 Salmon, 1 Trout, 1 Chub


ID:14845

L. B. from London, Saturday 19 April, 2014

Area: Usk
Beat: Penpont (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 2

Tough day but enjoyable. The fish were returned.

4 Trout


ID:14846

L. I. from Birmingham, Saturday 19 April, 2014

Area: Severn - Teme & Onny
Beat: Bucknell (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 1

Another great day out on the river but unfortunately without much luck of meeting the local fish habitat. The water was clear and very cold. It may have been that I lost my stealth skills in the last couple of month so I scared them away but unfortunately I didnt get to see a single fish on the day and didnt see much flylife either. There are quite a few nice runs and pools on this stercth of the river which seemed very promising so I may need to revisit on a warmer day to see what this river really holds.


ID:14847

T. O. from Red Hill, Saturday 19 April, 2014

Area: Usk
Beat: Glan-y-Cafn (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Salmon, No. Anglers: 3

Lovely beat, if a little small. Also very expensive given the size of the bear when compared to others.

No salmon even seen, but 2 average sized trout caught and one lost. Imagine the beat will be better later in the year.

2 Trout

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