River Usk – Baker’s Beat


The Baker’s beat is the latest water we have acquired in our vast portfolio. It lies directly upstream of our Kemeys beat and provides an extra ¾ of a mile extension to the Kemeys of prime salmon and trout fishing on the River Usk.

The Baker’s beat is the second lowest stretch of the River Usk that the Alliance has.   Being low down the river system it is 2nd of our beats that our members can fish near to the tide. For this reason, it is one of our most popular and productive salmon beats. The footpath to the river is accessed from the gateway just after the Chainbridge Pub (see map for details), alternative parking can also be found at our Kemeys beat. The beat is the left-hand bank facing downstream and starts directly opposite where a tributary stream enters the main river (see map for details). Besides the opportunity to catch a running salmon the beat holds an excellent head of wild brown trout.

All salmon caught must be returned to the water, NRW have bought in a by-law which makes it mandatory to return all migratory fish.   The salmon season is from 3 March to 17 October.  The season for wild brown trout is 3rd March to 30th September.

It is necessary to book in advance to fish the Kemeys beat by ringing either of the following people or using our online booking system.

  • Nigel Morgan – 01685 377 848
  • Tony Rees – 01685 723 520

Location & Parking

This fishery is situated above Usk town and access to it is from the B4598 between Abergavenny and Usk, signposted ‘Kemeys Commander ¼ mile’. The designated parking and entrance for members is in the field on the first right after the chainbridge pub or via our Kemeys beat. Please ensure you leave the gateway unblocked and park on the right where you enter the field. No vehicle is allowed to park past the designated parking on the right-hand side of the field. Please be aware that Bev the farmer runs a working farm so site traffic to and from the area can occur at any time, so anglers please be careful when walking down to and from the river.

Once parked, follow the footpath at the perimeter of the field leading down to the river. Ensure to stick to the footpath and do not walk through any fields where crops are being grown. The walk to the start of the beat is around ½ mile, and the beat starts directly opposite the tributary that enters the main river (see map).


  • Brown Trout
  • Chub
  • Dace
  • Eel
  • Roach
  • Salmon
  • Sea Trout