View the Salmon Catches

Last Update: 5:07 pm, 24th March 2017

We cannot stress enough the importance of making quick and accurate returns of salmon catches, even if nothing has been caught. Recording catch data is one (perhaps the best, certainly the most cost effective) way of determining the success of our river restoration works. Although affected by short term variations in weather and water conditions, the longer term data set will build an accurate picture of our salmon runs. Catch returns can be made quickly via our online form for both Passport and non-Passport waters.

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Friday 24 March 2017

4:50 pm Llanover: A 13lb fish for Simon Jones, with gillie Tim Hewitt, which is first salmon on the Usk. Lovely day for it too!

11:05 am Llanstephan gauge has dropped under 3ft this morning and there is a dry forecast - the upper river high level catches should become fishable by tomorrow or Sunday. The upper Usk is currently at a good salmon fishing height and the middle river should be fishable over the weekend.

Sunday 19 March 2017

2:06 pm Wyesham: 14lbs sealicer for Mike Timmis on single hook FC, another larger lost and several others seen running past.

7:41 am Ingeston: 20lb fish for Duncan Read on a fly yesterday.

Friday 17 March 2017

5:53 pm A superbly conditioned salmon from the Nyth today estimated at 18lbs, caught 2 1/2 hours into the successful angler's season.

5:01 pm Wyesham: 13lbs for George Adams on fly, long tailed sealice and another lost by Gordon Richards (also fly). Others seen.

Thursday 16 March 2017

3:23 pm Lower Winforton, The Cow Pond: A big'un at 46", estimated at well over 35lbs. Caught by Terry Ward with a floating line, sink tip with a Cascade fly. Landed by Major James Forrest, with photos to follow.

Wednesday 15 March 2017

10:44 pm Holme Lacy 4: Fresh run 36in (estimated 20lb) hen fish for Monty Bishop on his second cast of the season using a Devon Minnow.

8:49 pm Ingestone: Opened their account yesterday with a 12lber for Gordon Nuttall.

Tuesday 14 March 2017

9:20 am Wyeside: 45" (C.32lbs) fish caught by 88yr old Ernest Coleman. He caught an even bigger fish last year!

Monday 13 March 2017

1:40 pm Whitney Court beat 5, a fish of 28lbs to Mr Steve Dawes on a flying C.

Sunday 12 March 2017

1:34 pm Spreadeagle: a fish of 41" (C. 26lbs) for Richard Wothers on a fly. First reported this year.

Friday 10 March 2017

2:00 pm Llanstephan gauge now at 2ft 9” with reasonable clarity so the high water catches on the upper beats should come into play later today or tomorrow. The Usk is currently at a nice salmon fishing height for upper and middle river beats. More rain is forecasted for Sunday though.

Thursday 2 March 2017

1:00 pm SEASON START UPDATE
Both rivers are currently high and the prospects for an opening day fish are not looking promising. The Usk is dropping off quickly so the upper and middle reaches could become fishable in the next couple of days. With more rain in the forecast, however, anglers will need to keep an eye on the gauges.

Wednesday 26 October 2016

9:52 pm Pwll-y-Faedda: late report of fish of 9lb and 15lb for Brian Skinner, caught on the 15th Oct.

Tuesday 25 October 2016

4:52 pm Wyebank: late report of a couple of 5lbers caught by Denis Corcoran on the 4th Oct.

Friday 21 October 2016

10:01 am Dolgau: Two yesterday for Steve Jones 7½lb and 9lb.

Thursday 20 October 2016

4:30 pm Above Llanwrthwl: fish of 7/8lbs on barbless Cascade for Graham Matthews (see anglers reports for full details)

Wednesday 19 October 2016

5:00 pm Swan Meadow (Usk): finished on 28 for the season.

12:43 pm Spreadeagle: finished on 73 for the season.

10:31 am Cadora Backs: 2 for October, making 28 for the season.

Tuesday 18 October 2016

6:37 pm Builth wells: Their 14th fish of the season was caught by Mark Robinson from the Aber pool on the 15th October.

1:32 pm Weirend: Late report of a hen salmon on a red shrimp fly from Saturday 15th Oct. Ross AC 44 for the season.

1:19 pm Rocks: 4 in October so they finished with 10 for the season.

10:50 am Golden Mile: 17lbs for Nigel Smith and 7lbs for Tim Macfarlane

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