Hot Weather Forces Widespread Fishing Suspension

LATEST: Monday 26th July 2021

Wye and Usk coarse and trout/grayling fishing to resume on Passport-participating fisheries tomorrow (Tuesday 27th July).

Passport salmon fishing on both rivers remains suspended until at least Saturday 31st July, with a further announcement due no later than Friday 30th. Unfortunately, multiple dead salmon were reported in the Wye over the weekend before the cooler conditions arrived.

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Monday 19th July, 2021

Following the hot weather over the weekend and the current low flows, water temperatures are at levels on the main stem of both rivers that are likely to cause welfare issues for any fish that are caught, even if perfect C&R techniques are employed.

As a result, most Passport-participating beats on the main stems of both the Wye and Usk have closed for all types of fishing until further notice.

Stillwaters remain open for the time being, as does trout fishing on upland rivers (Wild Streams) and on a handful of beats on the main stem of the Wye upstream of Newbridge and on the Irfon. All other fisheries have closed.

We will be reviewing the situation frequently and will resume fishing as soon as water temperatures drop back to safe levels. There is some rain forecast for the end of this week and into next, so it may not be long before fishing can resume fully once more.

Those booked to fish on closed beats this week should not fish and are asked to contact us for a refund or to rebook later in the year (subject to availability). It may be possible to rebook for 2022 – we are contacting fishery owners to obtain their permission to offer this option.

The Fishing Passport will remain open for those wishing to make bookings later in the year. However, we ask all anglers not to make bookings for the rest of July until we are certain the fishing will be open. Please use the links below to check for salmon, trout and grayling and coarse fishing updates.

We would like to thank everyone for their patience and our offer our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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