Champagne For First Wye & Usk Salmon of 2019 After a five month break, the new salmon and trout season on both the Wye and Usk starts on Sunday 3rd March. For those anglers not excited enough, Pol Roger have kindly donated a bottle of champagne each for the lucky anglers who catch the first salmon on both rivers. If you catch an early season salmon, please first check here to see if anyone has beaten you to it. If not, please contact Chris Gurney at the Wye & Usk Foundation by email or by phoning on 01874 711 714. Any salmon (except kelts and parr) that has been caught by legitimate method can qualify. The fish will need to be witnessed (name and phone number of witness required) or photographed. If the latter, please remember to follow good catch & release practice, preferably not removing the fish from the water. Good luck!