While most of the Foundation's work concentrates on the physical improvement of Wye and Usk tributaries, an important part of our effort has been to make available the fishing on both rivers and thus convert our environmental improvements to tangible benefits for the rural economy in the form of sustainable tourism. The Passport scheme began in 2003 and set up wild brown trout fisheries in the uplands of the Wye catchment, opening up fishing that was not previously accessible to visiting anglers. Its success has enabled us to add salmon, trout, grayling and coarse fishing on the main river Wye and tributaries such as the Lugg, Arrow and Monnow, along with the salmon and trout fishing in the Usk catchment. The scheme continues to expand with new waters added each year, including some of the area's top still water fishing.
The Passport is made up of two distinct elements. Our "Wild Streams" scheme focuses on the opening up of new fisheries created by our habitat work on the tributaries while our 'Booking Office' has been created to take day, week and season rod reservations for salmon, trout, grayling & coarse fishing on the more established fisheries. An online booking facility allows reservations to be made at any time of day. We act as a focal point enabling you to get fishing with the minimum of fuss. At the same time, we are giving farmers and landowners an economic incentive to look after the rivers and support the various initiatives that improve them.
NOTE: you cannot currently use Passport Tokens to fish the Wye & Usk Passport - you must book directly on the Wye and Usk Foundation website (link below)
Please see www.wyeuskfoundation.org/fishing/passport.php for more details and for your free copy of the passport please contact:
The Wye & Usk Foundation
The Wye and Usk Foundation
Unit 4 Talgarth Business Park
Brecon LD3 0PQ
Tel: 01874 711714 (General enquiries)
Tel: 01874 712074 (Fishing enquiries)