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

Justin Connolly Fly Fishing

justin connolly fly fishing

Fly fishing with instructor Justin Connolly

“For beginners I would recommend an introductory 2 hour session where you will be taught the basic principles of fly casting.

More competent anglers can take advantage of learning new casting tecniques or just iron out your casting faults.

Name: Justin Connolly fly fishing
Phone: 07810 870224/ 018730 830800
Qualifications: GAIA Trout UKCC Level 2 Angling coach
Instruction: Single Handed Fly Fishing, double handed qualification
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes – River Usk and Tribs. Local Stillwaters
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Can be arranged
Onsite Shop: no
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: Can be arranged on request at the Bear Hotel

Just lives just outside Abergavenny. He is a GAIA single handed instructor who has also qualified in double handed casting. Justin is a member of the Gwent angling society, and a committee member and conservation officer for the club. He is a member of the Crickhowell and district anling society, and the club instructor. He holds a Level 2 UKCC coaching licence for game angling.

If any accommodation is required, he has familly connections with the Bear Hotel Crickhowell where accommodation can be arranged.