Some of the finest fishing in Britain is on our doorstep. The Irfon flows through our grounds and has first class trout and grayling fishing. Quality coarse fish are also caught. Salmon, although now not as numerous, run along our river. Our best fish in recent years weighed in at 38lbs. Fishing on our own water is strictly catch and release.
Additionally, day tickets can be purchased for the Groe Park beats at reception, but ensure this is done prior to fishing. Llyn Arlach, a lake, is next to the hotel and tickets can be purchased easily. Trout still waters nearby include Llyne Gwynne and the Elan Valley.
Salmon: 3rd March to 17th October. River Wye
Salmon: 3rd March to 25th October River Irfon
Trout: 3rd March to 30th September.
Coarse including Grayling: 16th June to 14 March
We can arrange for Fly fishing lessons for you with Frank Williams, a highly experienced instructor who is GAIC and APGAI qualified. Both salmon and trout casting is covered. Costs are £110 per person for half a day for one and £50 for a second person. For a whole day, rates are £175 and £75 for a second person. For additional days, the rates are £155 and £65. All tackle is supplied. Phone 01594 541229 to book a lesson. www.frankwilliamsflyfishing.co.uk
For the coarse fisherman, there are chub, dace, pike and perch. Barbel are present in the middle reaches of the Wye but are starting to move upstream. Carp fishing is available at Spring Rock and some other lakes in the area.
The Wye and Usk Foundation have a very exciting Passport scheme which has opened up many new beats on a day ticket basis. See www.wyeuskfoundation.org for full details of what is available.