The Aberbaiden beat is 1,200 yards (just under ¾ mile) of right bank middle Usk fishing, a few miles upstream of Abergavenny. It offers salmon fishing opportunities in high/medium flows and is in a part of the Usk that is renowned especially for its wild brown trout fishing.

The Usk here flows over gravel and shale, so wading is easy underfoot, although deep in places. The Top Pool is rated the best of the fishing for both salmon and trout. A wading staff is also recommended. Access is quite steep in some places, with overhanging trees.

There is quite a long walk from the parking area to the riverbank (505m/552 yards) and day ticket anglers are asked to note that the opposite bank is fished by Merthyr Angling Association, so there may be others fishing the water. Also, 2 rods are retained by the house so exclusivity cannot be guaranteed. However, these rods are rarely fished.

Half price evening tickets can be purchased after 1pm on the day of fishing. Fishing is allowed from 5pm.

Rules and Regulations
  • National bye-laws must be observed and it is up to anglers to familiarise themselves with these.
  • Catch & release for all species
  • This Beat operates a Wash-Off Policy
  • Flyfishing only
  • Dogs allowed but must be kept under control at all times


Fishing this Beat

This beat can only be booked by contacting the Fishing Passport. You can view the available fishing online, but bookings cannot be made on the website.

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Ticket Price Info below If applicable, any booking fee will be included at Checkout
Max number of tickets per day:
Full Day £32.50
Junior £16.25
Evening fishing from 5pm onwards £16.25
Trout (River)
Full Day £22.50
Junior £11.25
Evening fishing from 5pm onwards £11.25