Fishing

Cheryl Warren

30 June 2020

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Fishing

Course and fly fishing can be found locally on the River Monnow and the River Wye. We also have our own trout lake that access can be arranged for.

The Honddu – not to be confused with the Usk tributary with the same name – flows through Llanthony and Llanfihangel  Crucorney, entering the Monnow on its right bank. This is a good little trout stream.

The Usk valley, with its backdrop of the Brecon Beacons, contains a wealth of wildlife and scenic beauty. It is also one of Wales’s finest game-fishing rivers. The river is fast-flowing and heavily wooded in its upper reaches, becoming a little more gentle and open as it passes Brecon and Crickhowell, but it is still a very lively river even at Abergavenny. Historically, the river Usk has been one Wales’s top salmon rivers. It is also famed for its wild brown trout.

Llandegfedd resevoir, between Pontypool and Usk, is one of the premier stillwater fisheries in south-east Wales; it has a fleet of boats and provides reservoir fishing within easy reach of the major towns.  The waters of the 435-acre Llandegfedd Reservoir are of very high quality and the trout flourish there – as do pike, some of which grow to well over 40lb.