Fishing in Brecon

BRECONSHIRE USK FISHING ASSOCIATION – ADMINISTERED BY COMMITTEE OF BRECON TOWN COUNCIL

Fishing on the river Usk

 Llanfaes Bridge to Gwennies Lane

Llanfaes bridge to Gwennies lane

With a backdrop of the Brecon Beacons the River Usk contains a wealth of wildlife and scenic beauty.

The river is inhabited by Brown Trout and Salmon and many other species of fish including minnows, the pollution sensitive Stone Loach and Bullheads, as well as the Twaite Shad, the rare Allis Shad, Eels, Lamprey and Sea Trout. The River is occasionally restocked with Brown Trout. It is also the home of the elusive Otter and the Kingfisher and Dippers may be seen, who unlike any other bird, seeks its food by walking under water. Daubenton’s Bat may be seen in the daytime or, more usually, at dusk as the River Usk is an important bat corridor. 

Brown Trout and Salmon inhabit all unpolluted upland rivers, and may be seen during the summer months, breaking the surface of the water to take flies. These form part of their diet along with snails, insects, crustaceans and occasionally small fish.

The Usk is an important Salmon river. Each year, between March and November, fish which were born in the river 1 to 3 years earlier, return from the North Atlantic ocean to spawn.
They lay their eggs in the river gravel during November and December. The eggs hatch in May and the young fry swim out of the gravel to grow into parr and feed in the river for 1 to 2 years. In the spring when the parr are about 4 inches long they turn silvery and, as smolts, swim out to sea to feed off the coasts of Greenland, before returning to the river when mature.  Salmon may be seen leaping at the Brecon weir during the autumn months.

Brecon River and Beacons

Scale of charges:

Daily trout and salmon – £15.00(both resident and non-resident)


Resident trout and salmon – Season Ticket – £30.00 (Brecon Town Rate Payers)


Non-resident trout and salmon – season ticket – £40.00


Concessionary permits – children up to 14 years – season ticket – £15.00


Disabled and oap’s (residents & non residents) – season ticket – £20.00 (on production of pension book or disability identification card)


3 day weekend ticket – £25.00

Brown Trout & Salmon

These inhabit all unpolluted upland rivers, they may be seen during the summer months, breaking the surface of the water to take flies. These form part of their diet along with snails, insects, crustaceans and occasionally small fish.

The Usk is an important Salmon river. Each year,between March and November fish, which are born in the river 1 to 3 years earlier, return from the North Atlantic ocean to spawn.
They lay their eggs in the river gravel during November and December. The eggs hatch in May and the young fry swim out of the gravel to grow into parr and feed in the river for 1 to 2 years. In the spring when the parr are about 4 inches long they turn silvery and as smolts swim out to sea to feed off the coasts of Greenland until returning to the river when mature. Salmon may be seen leaping at the Brecon weir during summer and autumn.

Please see the link below for full fishing rules and regulations

Note: Please check the Environment Agency Wales latest edition byelaws booklet before you go fishing, as changes may have occurred since our information was last updated.

Maps detailing the fishing ground are available from ticket vendors. 

Fishing Permits

The Guildhall, High Street. Brecon, (Lion Street entrance)

Tel: 01874 622884

Brecon Pet and Garden Centre, 53/54 High Street, Brecon

Tel: 01874 625913

The Hours Cafe, 15 Ship Street, Brecon

Tel: 01874 622800

 

For all other enquires please use our main contact information.

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Rules & Regulations

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