River Usk – Kemeys Beat
The Kemeys beat was the first salmon beat the club purchased in 1979 giving us in those days a foothold on what was prime Salmon and Trout fishing on the River Usk
The Kemeys Beat is the lowest stretch of the River Usk that the Alliance owns. Being low down the river system it is 1st of our beats that our members can fish near to the tide. For this reason is is our most popular and productive salmon beat The public right of way to the river, from the farm, gives access to the beat, which is the left hand bank facing downstream. At the junction of the public right of way on the river, the angler has fishing for two fields upriver, and two fields downriver. 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’. A tarmac lane leads to Lower House Farm and parking is only allowed in the lay-by on the road leading to the farm. No vehicle is allowed to park past the notice at the end of the lay-by. Please be aware that John the farmer has installed Solar Panels in the fields adjacent to the farm and site traffic to the panels can occur at any time so anglers please be careful when walking down to and from the river.
Parking is in the layby before the farm, NO vehicles must proceed any further than the layby. Follow the road passed the farm and down the public right of way to the river (please close any gates) which gives access to the beat, which is the left hand bank facing downstream. At the junction of the public right of way on the river, the angler has fishing for two fields upriver, and two fields downriver.
- Brown Trout
- Sea Trout