Ashford House

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The Ashford House beat extends for about a mile below Talybont Bridge. This lovely stretch of the Usk is also of some historical interest as John Henderson who invented many Usk patterns, moved to Ashford House in the 1930s and owned the fishery for many years.

Whilst there are some pools with salmon lies (including the Chain Pool and Blue Pool), it is better known as a wild trout fishery. The beat enjoys good hatches of fly typical of the Usk and offers a good variety of pools, runs and riffles. As such, the beat lends itself to fishing by a variety of methods and trout exceeding two pounds can be caught here.

When “normal” water levels permit, and whilst there are some deeper parts, the river can be accessed for much of its length downstream of Talybont Bridge as far as the Chain Pool. Downstream of the Chain Pool another gravel section can also be accessed before the river deepens into the Blue Pool.

After crossing the fence into the lower field by the Blue Pool, the river is deeper but can be entered when water levels are low enough, and good fishing can be enjoyed here. The lower part of the long pool above the bottom limit of the fishery can be fished upstream until it becomes too deep to wade.

This beat is part of the Summer evening ticket scheme. Half price evening tickets can only be purchased by phone after 1pm on the day of fishing provided the beat hasn't been booked that day. Fishing is allowed from 5pm.

Nearby accommodation

Gliffaes Hotel, Crickhowell

Glanusk Estate, Crickhowell

Availability & Pricing

Rod Type TroutSalmon
Dates Thu 3rd Mar to Fri 30th Sep Thu 3rd Mar to Mon 17th Oct
Max no. of rods daily 44
Price per Rod £30£40

Rules and Regulations

  • 1 trout can be taken per rod
  • 1 salmon can be taken per rod when byelaws allow.
  • Dogs allowed but must be kept under control at all times
  • This Beat operates a Wash-Off Policy
  • National bye-laws must be observed and it is up to anglers to familiarise themselves with these.
  • Fly Fishing only for Trout

Maps and Directions

Beat maps and directions will be Emailed to you when a booking is made for this Beat.