Horses on Howards Beat

We have been advised by the Howards beat manager that there are some 20 horses grazing on the field at Howards beat. There is therefore a potential for cars to be damaged by these horses and anyone fishing the beat for grayling needs to keep an eye on their cars. We are trying to get […]

Chirk Work Party

Work Party at Chirk Saturday 27th November  Meet at the  car park at 10am TasksRepair two stiles Tidy up the wire fence on the Wood Pool Time permitting move items in the corral to the Donkey Pump so that a future work party can repair the steps for safe access to the Donkey Pool Equipment needed […]

A Dying River?

A report on the state of the River Usk has recently been issued by Guy Mawle who was ex EA Fisheries officer. This is worth reading as although this focuses on the USK the same applies to most if not all of the rivers in the UK.


We have recently been advised of the death of three of our senior members: Fred Tarbuck (91) Ken Cross (93) Brian Storey (86) Unfortunately we did not receive notification in time for the club to be represented at the funerals, our thoughts are with the families at this sad time.

Salmon from Howards Beat Sunday 19 Sept

Jonothan Croft has reported a fresh grilse of about 8lb he caught from the ‘Slips’ at 13:50 on Sunday 19 Sept. Via WhatsApp Jonothan has sent the following photograph and short video. He was helped in landing the fish by Simon Artley, the video and photograph was taken by Alwen Cartwright. The fish was caught […]

Chester Weir Fish Counts

We have received the following information from NRW for the salmon and sea trout counted at Chester weir up to the end of August. Assuming 15% of fish enter the trap (the rest go over Chester Weir) then the run so far is approx 3,000 salmon it is likely that many of these fish will […]

Howards beat – Trouble at the Bubble!

Those who fish Howards Beat will be aware that over the winter following the land slip several trees had slipped into the pool. This had not been helped by the opposite bank cutting trees and letting them fall into the river to become tangled with those which had slipped in and were anchored by their […]

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