Wye and Usk Foundation Update
26th July 2012
>>>>>Evening tickets now available<<<<<
Summer seems to have arrived with a vengeance: 30° C recorded for the Royal Welsh Show. Both rivers have dropped back quickly but not to the usual low summer levels we have been familiar with over the last few years. Downstream fisheries are once again fishing and it won’t be long before we need some more rain (only joking!)
The upper Wye has caught more salmon than for a very long time and for once the beats above Hereford have done better than those below. The fly has been by far the most successful method. Rumours from the Usk tell of catches spread throughout the river, caught by a variety of methods.
Trout fishing has improved with the rise in temperature but has largely been confined to the evening. Usk, Arrow, Lugg, Irfon and upper Wye all fishing well with the odd grayling starting to feature in Wye catches. Coarse fishing has been improving as the river fell and some excellent bags of barbel and chub have been made.
Prospects: If you’ve been waiting for the lower Wye to come into condition, it already has! Cadora took fish on both the last two days and Wyesham took its first fish for many weeks. Evening tickets have proved very popular but salmon fishers need to choose beats below Hereford: Cadora, Goodrich, Courtfield, Caradoc, Holme Lacy, Aramstone to name a few. Don’t rule out the beats above Hereford if cloud and rain drop the temperature a little.
Coarse fishers need to get up early, metaphorically speaking most of the fishing this month as already been booked and next month is fast disappearing. There’s plenty of trouting available on both the rivers, brooks, still waters and reservoirs
All the best from WUF
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