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.


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Last Update: 3:26 pm, 11th July 2022

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The data for this calculation is provided by Natural Resources Wales and based on lengths and weights from the Welsh Dee over ten years.

Tuesday 9 August 2022

4:16 pm

9th Aug 2022 : The water temperatures in the main Usk below Crickhowell and Wye below Builth Wells are currently above the safe levels for fishing salmonids and the daily air temperatures in the WUF region are continuing to increase this week through the weekend. Therefore, the fishing for salmonids (and pike) on the River Usk below Crickhowell and Wye below Builth Wells is to be closed as of midnight tonight, 9 August 2022, through midday Friday 19th August 2022 next week.  During this period, river temperatures will be monitored daily by the WUF team and if it is felt that they have dropped into a safe zone (18 degrees and below) and that the reduced water levels are not further stressing the fish population, we may revisit the decision to keep the fisheries closed. Equally, if the waters have not reduced in temperature to safe levels for salmonids this closure may be extended. Thank you for your help in safeguarding our rivers.

Wednesday 3 August 2022

3:29 pm

Wyesham: 11lber this am on fly

Saturday 30 July 2022

9:16 pm

Wyesham: 12lber this morning on a fly

Monday 25 July 2022

7:54 am

20-30mm of rain across the headwaters of both rivers has caused the Upper Wye, Irfon, Ithon and Upper Usk to rise into a small, but very welcome, spate. It is unlikely to move fish, but it is what both rivers need and will drop water temps right back which with the extra water, will improve prospects in the lower beats of boith rivers.  

Monday 11 July 2022

3:14 pm

Upper Bigsweir : 10 fish reported for June.

Friday 8 July 2022

2:02 pm

Update: With water temperatures now  in excess of 21 degrees in the lower river and 20 degrees at Glasbury. We advise all salmon anglers to cease fishing until water temps fall. 

Tuesday 5 July 2022

3:32 pm

Wyesham: 14 lbs on a Silver Stoat.  A Wyesham fish landed at last for Patrick Timmis.

Monday 4 July 2022

10:54 pm

Wyesham:16 & 13 lbs on fly today.  Another lost

Sunday 3 July 2022

9:49 pm

Coedithiel update: 10 in May, 4 in June. 

9:46 pm

Wyesham:  One on Saturday 12.5lbs, and 6lb today and another lost.  

 

Friday 1 July 2022

3:04 pm

Wyesham : 2 this morning on fly. 10lb & 12lb. 1 lost.

Wednesday 29 June 2022

3:00 pm

Redbrook : 74cm Salmon on a Iain Bain special fly from Joe Sirley run for Simon MacLucas yesterday

Tuesday 28 June 2022

11:07 pm

Bigsweir: Up to 52 for the season with 3 for 1 rod yesterday morning. 

Monday 20 June 2022

2:21 pm

Wyesham: 2 so far today, 9lbs on a silver stoat and 14.5lbs on a dirty banana

Sunday 19 June 2022

10:27 pm

Wyesham: 9lber today on a silver stoat, another lost. 

Wednesday 15 June 2022

10:21 am

Wyesham: 15 lbs sealicer at 7a.m. on a McCormack Shrimp

Monday 13 June 2022

10:13 pm

Wyesham: another this afternoon, also 9lbs and also on a fly. 

3:49 pm

Wyesham: 9lb on a fly this am. 

9:14 am

Water visibility was >4ft yesterday on the lower Wye. Water temp was 17 degrees.

9:10 am

Wyesham: raised a Root like century, with it's 100th fish caught yesterday, afternoon. 10.5lb salmon for Chris Morley on the fly.   

Sunday 12 June 2022

3:57 pm

Cadora backs: 2 fish caught on the 7th June. 11lbs on FC and 14lbs on fly. 

 

3:53 pm

Wyesham: 2 this am 12.5lb and 16lb. Both fell for the charms of a #8 Bann Shrimp

Friday 10 June 2022

4:30 pm

Redbrook : 10lb salmon on a skull head cascade tube today

1:59 pm

Wyesham: 2 this morning 10lbs and 10.5lbs; both on fly. 

Thursday 9 June 2022

8:44 pm

Wyesham: 3 this am  17lb and a brace of 11lbers. All on fly.