Facts and Figures

Some interesting statistics from across the Fishing Passport.


The Fishing Passport's value to the local economy

barbel underwater


The approximate total number of barbel caught last year in the Passport scheme (based on angler catch returns). This was followed closely by chub at 7,607 while trout racked up an impressive 8,094!


The proportion of the total tickets sold through the Passport in 2018 that were for coarse fishing. 35% were for trout, 15% salmon and 5% winter grayling.


For fish welfare reasons, the number of rods fished per angler is limted to one on all Passport fisheries.


The number of fisheries leased or owned by the Passport or Wye and Usk Foundation. All participating fisheries are marketed on behalf of their owners, who remain in control the whole time.

hooked grayling in water


The percentage of tickets in 2018 that were booked online. The remaining 22% were booked over the phone.

young barbel next to a hand


The amount of profit the Passport makes. After operating costs, all the day ticket revenue goes to the fishery owners.


The number of day tickets booked through the Passport last year.

The Wye and Usk both follow the same season dates:

Coarse: 16th June to 14th March

NB: Grayling follow the coarse season.

Sewin: 20th March to 17th October

Salmon: 3rd March to 17th October inclusive.

Brown Trout: 3rd March to 30th September

Other rivers have different dates and restrictions apply, so always check your local EA/NRW bylaws before you fish.


We have 233 fisheries for you to browse and book online.