We cannot stress enough the importance of making quick and accurate catch returns, even if nothing has been caught. Catch returns can be made quickly via our online form for waters that both participate in the Passport and those that do not.

Thursday 7 January 2021

5:46 pm

Despite confirmation by the Westminster Government that fishing constitutes exercise, restrictions on movement remain in place with travel only permitted with your locality (village, town or area of city). This means that for the vast majority, fishing Passport beats is not possible within the rules and we have therefore decided to remain closed for the time being.

Please note that while Passport fisheries are closed they cannot be viewed on the Fishing Passport website, nor can their catch returns.

Once a date for the end of lockdown has been confirmed by Welsh and Westminster Governments, we will reopen the fisheies for bookings. For the latest information, please see the Wye & Usk Foundation's "COVID-19 Latest" webpage.

Tuesday 5 January 2021

1:28 pm

The new lockdown in England proscribes any 'leisure or recreation.' This, along with the Tier 4 lockdown in Wales means that all Fishing Passport beats are closed until further notice. Advance bookings will not restart until confirmation of the easing of lockdown restirctions has been confirmed by the Westminster and Welsh Governments. For the latest information, please see the Wye & Usk Foundation's "COVID-19 Latest" webpage.

Friday 6 November 2020

6:14 pm

COVID-19 Update

With the start of the 4-week lockdown in England yesterday and the end of the Welsh firebreak on Monday 9th, we have issued an update on Passport fishing which can be found here.

Monday 19 October 2020

7:15 pm

COVID-19 UPDATE: Following the announcement today that a 2-week lockdown will begin in Wales from 6pm on Friday 23rd October, Welsh Fishing Passport beats will close for bookings during that time. Beats in England remain unaffected. See here for more details. 

Saturday 4 July 2020

9:28 am

Mid Ballingham and Fownhope 8: a suprise for Charlie McBridge who hooked a monster and played it for 45 mins before landing a common Carp of 18lbs He went on to land a barbel (8lbs) 

Friday 3 July 2020

2:36 pm

COVID-19 Update - following the First Minister's announcement today of the lifting of travel restrictions from next week, we will begin to reopen Welsh Passport fisheries for online bookings as of Monday. Please bear with us as it may take a few hours to reopen all of them.

Friday 19 June 2020

4:40 pm

COVID-19 UPDATE: Following the First Minister's announcement today, Welsh Passport fisheries will remain bookable only for those "local" to each fishery via telephone until July 6th at the earliest.

Thursday 11 June 2020

12:14 pm

Fownhope 5 : Beat now available for the opening day, 16th June. Book online or call 01874 712074

Monday 8 June 2020

9:04 pm

Trelough Pool: A great day for Dan Chance.....11lb Common, 6 3/4 and 5 3/4 bream on pellet. 2 small roach, 5 1/2 and 4lb bream on corn. 

Tuesday 2 June 2020

8:04 pm

COVID-19 UPDATE: Some Passport fisheries in Wales have reopened for "local" anglers only. Bookings are by telephone only. For more details, please see here.

Saturday 23 May 2020

8:27 am

Trelough Pool: Great day for John Cheyne: 7 carp, all but one over 10lbs 

Tuesday 12 May 2020

5:11 pm

COVID-19 UPDATE: Bookings for Fishing Passport beats in England to resume from Wednesday 13th May. See here for more details.

Sunday 10 May 2020

7:50 pm

COVID-19 UPDATE: Following today's announcement on the changes to lockdown measures in England (but not Wales), the Passport will remain closed to bookings for time being. We will be reviewing the situation tomorrow following the release of further details from the Government.  

Thursday 26 March 2020

10:20 am

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR ANGLERS: Following yesterday evening's clarity from the Government on what constitutes non-essential travel, we are closing the Passport to bookings with immediate effect. Please note that the booking system will allow you to place tickets into your basket but will not allow you to proceed to the checkout.

Full refunds will be available to anybody who has made a booking while the current restrictions are in place.

We will review the situation when the latest rules on movement change. In the meantime, thank you for your support and we hope that you stay safe. 

Thursday 27 February 2020

1:32 pm

Holme Lacy 4 & The Elms : Good news! The owner has now made Saturdays available on this beautiful beat.

Friday 31 January 2020

9:49 am

Upper Canon Bridge : New in 2020, the barbed wire river fence has been removed and the bank side vegetation that has caused access problems in the past will be managed for the forthcoming season.

Monday 27 January 2020

5:36 pm

How Caple Court : Tough day with cold, rising and coloured water after heavier than expected overnight rain.  A nice Chub came early on and a mid double Pike late afternoon. Love the venue and hope to be back in more favourable conditions. 

3:30 pm

Middle Wye : A happy angler on Saturday 25th Jan 2020. "After 20 minutes ledgering and trotting a deadbait though the first swim I went into, I switched to a lure, a Savage Gear 3D trout. 4th cast, bang. Knew it was a good fish, it weighed in at 21lb 5oz. Happy days :) "

Thursday 23 January 2020

4:43 pm

Whitney Court : Visiting father and son anglers John and Renny Clark had a red letter day yesterday returning 5 pike from 8 to 16lb. all from beats 5&6. Sink and draw sprats close to the bank did the trick. Not a single take from the dead bates.They commented that the fish were lean and thinner than normal probably as a consequence of the prolonged high water throughout this wet winter.

Sunday 29 December 2019

5:12 pm

Rhymni Anglers finally found the river fishable at the Rectory today. A member landed 3 barbel, biggest 12lbs 3oz (weighed) and another landed a chub of 6lbs

Monday 18 November 2019

3:55 pm


The Wye & Usk Foundation's annual fundraising auction is now live, with an incredible opportunity to fish at Wyesham on the lower Wye on the opening day of the season (June 16th). You can browse and bid on all lots here: https://www.32auctions.com/WUFauction2019 

Thursday 31 October 2019

1:09 pm

We are now in the process of opening up fisheries for 2020. Please check each beat page for availability as this process is on-going. 

Thursday 10 October 2019

9:06 am

Trelough Pool: T D from London had a good day at Trelough, with 5 nice carp to the net! 

Tuesday 8 October 2019

10:46 am

The wet weather continues but some good barbel fishing can still be found by concentrating on the margins. Please remember that "wash-offs" apply when the fishing is impossible or dangerous, rather than just being difficult!

Wednesday 2 October 2019

11:35 am

The Courtfield beat now allows anglers to fish with 2 rods. Please not that this rule only applies to Courtfield and no other fishery in the Passport.