Fly Fishing the Usk

Airflo‘s French distributor, Hugues Bruneeo, had a fantastic couple of days fly fishing at the Gliffaes Hotel on the river Usk, Brecon.

Despite the low water conditions, many fish were landed, mainly on small nymphs fished upstream in the faster runs.

Even in the clear water, the fish showed a definite preference for flies with either a Fl. orange or Fl. pink thorax, unweighted flies were best as they kept the hooks out of the weed.

In Hugues best session 15 fish were landed to just over a pound in weight. Although many undersized fish were also returned to the water and shows a good crop of fish for the future.

Gareth Jones commented ‘Hugues’s patient approach proved just what was required in the low water conditions’

Written by Kieron Jenkins

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Kieron Jenkins

About Kieron Jenkins

Born and raised on the rivers and lakes of south Wales, Kieron Jenkins won his first cap at the age of nine, fishing for the Welsh Youth International team. He has gone on to prove himself as one of the leading competition anglers of his generation, both on the river and also the stillwater scene. Specialising in nymph and dry fly fishing in the small streams and larger, freestone rivers of South Wales, he’s also a highly respected and innovative fly tier. Kieron regularly contributes quality features to online and printed game fishing publications. When he’s not fly fishing, kieron is digital marketing manager at Fulling Mill.