River Usk – Ysbytty Beat


Another middle  beat on the River Usk, that was purchased in 1992. Although we do share Abergavenny Town water the next beat upstream and opposite with ISCA and Gwent Anglers.  The beat starts just above the A465 road bridge at the stream and terminates downstream at the beginning of the woods.  It is Left or east bank only being 1,070 yds long. This beat holds a good head of wild brown trout and the  salmon when the water is right for them.   In spring do not be surprised to see large lamprey moving the stones to make a redd prior to spawning.

Location & Parking

This water is situated adjacent to the poultry processing plant at Abergavenny. Access to the factory car park is only from the roundabout along the A465 towards Merthyr Tydfil. You keep bearing left and turn into the employee’s car park opposite the security office, where you must report before fishing.

You may be expected to produce you license as the ground belongs to the factory and security may approach you on the riverbank.

The access route to the river is shown on the map. Once on the riverbank you can move up or downstream.

After fishing you must leave the factory premises by the exit on the A4042, which will take you back the roundabout or to Pontypool.

Parking is in the factory car park, please be respectful of employees cars. Please inform security that you are fishing the river if the security post is manned.


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