View the Salmon Catches

Last Update: 10:36 am, 27th November 2019

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. Most of our reporting is from the Wye. Where a salmon has come from another river we will state accordingly.

Monday 20 January 2020

3:39 pm

Has anyone lost a boat during the autumn flooding that was moored on the river Wye? One found just downstream of Hoarwithy. How far it’s come is anyone’s guess but if you suspect this is yours (there is a serial number), please email

Friday 17 January 2020

11:57 am

New Natural Resources Wales fishing byelaws have come into effect as of January 1st. The Wye and Dee will have their new byelaws announced in a few weeks' time. NRW's full press release is here while the byelaws are here.

Sunday 29 December 2019

5:15 pm

Despite gloomy reports about no fish spawning, today was the first chance to walk along the bank and see what the floods have brought down. We were suprised to see how many dead kelts, probably all male were on the bank at Gromain and how big they were. Where were these big fish in the fishing season?

Monday 18 November 2019

3:51 pm

The Wye & Usk Foundation's annual fundraising auction is now live, with some incredble Salmon fishing opportunities (including days at Wyesham on the Wye, on the Upper Oykel in Scotland and the Taw in Devon). You can browse and bid on all lots here: 

Thursday 31 October 2019

1:08 pm

We are now in the process of opening up fisheries for 2020. Please check each beat page for availability as this process is on-going. 

Friday 25 October 2019

3:45 pm

Dolgau: 24lb cock fish yesterday for Paul Mason.

Tuesday 22 October 2019

8:54 pm

Glaslyn: A first salmon for Chee Lio on the 16th. The 17lb cock fish took a fly under Glaslyn bridge. 

8:53 pm

Bigsweir: Finished on 31 for the season

Sunday 20 October 2019

4:43 pm

Cadora Backs: late report of a fish for Maurice Hudson

Thursday 17 October 2019

9:15 pm

Rectory: est 20 - 25lbs fish for Gary Price on a Cascade tube between Island and Rock Pool

6:08 pm

Whitney Court: 10lb Hen, surprisingly fresh, off Beat 3 around 3pm this afternoon - Cascade tube fly for Tony Perrin

5:46 pm

Glanwye: fish of 7,712,7 the 12lbs in good condition details tf

4:51 pm

The Rocks: Richard Thomas had 2 fish today, both hen fish, one at 8 lb and one at 9 lb, both on a Junction Shrimp. 

4:20 pm

Gromain: Roger Kempshall had a 14 lb hen fish from Leaning Willow Pool on a 1.5 inch tube fly.

1:34 pm

Gromain: a grilse for Clive Roberts from the Bachawy Pool; details to follow

Wednesday 16 October 2019

11:32 am

The Rocks: Richard Thomas had a 9 lb hen fish on Monday afternoon. He was then lucky enough to land another yesterday, a 12 lb cock fish, before losing another fish shortly after. 

Tuesday 15 October 2019

12:38 pm

A sumary of the Foundation's 2019 juvenile salmon electrofishing surveys for the Wye and Usk can be viewed here.

Monday 14 October 2019

10:22 am

Dolgau: Steve Jones had a 10 lb fish this morning

Monday 7 October 2019

12:31 pm

Upper Coldbrook (Usk): Mike Bolt had a coloured 13 lb hen fish on Saturday, on an Orange Allies Shrimp.

10:22 am

Brecon Town water (Usk) : Richard Rudge had a 9lb hen salmon on Saturday, on a double Allies shrimp ( size 12).

10:18 am

River Usk: Reports of more fish being caught from Brecon to Usk Town in the past few days, including some sea liced.

Friday 4 October 2019

3:54 pm

Swan Meadow (Usk): 2 fish reported, one from Wednesday and one Thursday. 12lb & 15lb spinning. Both released.

Monday 30 September 2019

2:35 pm

Swan Meadow (Usk): 15 lb cock fish today in very trying conditions, as well as a late report of a 13 lb fish from the 10th Sept caught spinning. Swan Meadow still has some availability for the last couple of weeks of the season. 

Wednesday 18 September 2019

8:41 pm

Rectory: 10lbs hen on a Gledswood shrimp for Gary Price from the Rock Pool

9:24 am

The August salmon fishing report is available to view here while Illtyd Griffith's sea trout report can be seen here.