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

6:07 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

7:12 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. See here for more details.

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

4:39 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.

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.

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. 

Monday 23 March 2020

11:59 am

Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru have made the decision to close their reservoir fishing until further notice. Llwyn-onn, Beacons, Usk and Llandegfedd are closed with immediate effect. 

Thursday 5 March 2020

12:24 pm

Unfortunately, our network of river webcams and gauges has sustained some damage from the winter storms. We know which sites need attention so please bear with us while we try to have them repaired as soon as possible. 

Tuesday 4 February 2020

2:34 pm

Mowley Wood : Upstream limit extended for 2020. The beat now comprises approximately 1½ miles of double bank wild brown trout fishing on the delightful river Arrow. The river valley here is a wonderfully secluded part of Herefordshire that has been kept largely private for many years. It offers some of the most magical brown trout fishing available in the Wye catchment. (The beat is now day ticket only and not available via the Wild Stream Permit)

Friday 31 January 2020

12:54 pm

A new Fishing in Wales website will be launched by the Angling Trust in the spring. Read more.

12:53 pm

New fishing byelaws are in place for the 2020 season. Please see here for details.

Monday 18 November 2019

3:53 pm


The Wye & Usk Foundation's annual fundraising auction is now live, with some incredble Trout/Grayling fishing opportunities (including days at Hobby Lake in Reading, on the Wye, the Usk and on the Ebble in Wiltshire). 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. 

Tuesday 8 October 2019

10:41 am

With no sign of the wet weather abating, water levels remain too high on the main Wye for grayling anglers. Our advice for those wanting to get out is head for the hills! In other words the upper Wye at the Clochfaen or the top of the Irfon.

Friday 27 September 2019

3:42 pm

Aberystwyth Angling Asoc: The recent rain thwarted plans for Upper Wye fishing, so P B headed West to the Aber AA waters, with this fat trout as a reward!

Wednesday 18 September 2019

11:14 am

Llyn Bugeilyn: K G's last trip of the season on Monday was a foggy but successful day, with 10 trout to the net (and as many missed). Lots of surface activity reported, small black flies hatching.

9:22 am

Oliver Burch's August Trout and Grayling fishing report is now available to view here.

Saturday 14 September 2019

12:37 pm

Cildu: With the beat only being open a couple of days, first visit was A S, looking for grayling. He agrees with our first thoughts - "Quite a hard beat to fish, but enjoyable". He had 9 grayling between 12 and 16 inches. 

12:34 pm

Carmarthen Amateur AA: Great to see a newcomer to the Passport, and trying out one of our new beats! P G had a good day on the Towy, for his first trip back after some years, with 2 trout to the net. 

Thursday 12 September 2019

10:56 am

Abernant: D C had a good day on this upper Wye beat, bringing 22 grayling to hand plus a trout of over 2.5 lbs. Afternoon proved to be the most productive part of the day, largely on a size 18 pale hare's fur Ducks Dun. 

Monday 9 September 2019

5:00 pm

Please note that due to the outbreak of crayfish plague on the Monnow tributaries, we have temporarily closed the Escley beats.