Our Most Recent Fishing Update

Friday 2nd September

Water temperatures on all of the catchments are now at safe levels for salmonid fishing.


Wednesday 31st August 

Water temperatures on the main River Wye below Builth and on the River Usk below Abergavenny remain at unsafe levels for the fishing of salmonids. As a result, the Wye and Usk Foundation advise that anglers should refrain from fishing for salmon, trout, and pike on those stretches.

Water temperatures in the main stem of the Monnow are at 18.5 degrees in places, so we also advise any trout anglers to take the water temperature before fishing and to refrain from fishing if it is at or above 20 degrees.

The River Wye above Builth, the River Usk above Abergavenny and the rest of the tributary network are suffering from low water depths but appear to be at safe temperatures for trout fishing. Again, if you wish to fish, please take the water temperature and refrain from fishing if it is at or above 20 degrees.

River temperatures are currently safe for Coarse fishing.

The Wye and Usk Foundation is monitoring temperatures on the rivers daily; they are currently coming down very slowly. With rain forecasted for this weekend, we hope that both rivers will cool down to safe levels. As we know, weather forecasts are forever changing, so we will reassess this advice with an update on Friday 2nd September, 2022.

Thank you for your ongoing understanding at this time.

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