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Arrow mill 2017 08 04

Species present: Brown Trout, Grayling and Chub


Season: All year round


Permits from: Wye and Usk Foundation www.wyeuskfoundation.org


Equipment: Either 12' Tenkara rod/8’ Tenkara or standard fly rod 2# to 4# 6 to 8 foot

Flies: Early season weighted nymphs or spiders, Mid-season Mayflies or other appropriate dry flies, Late season sedge flies and also weighted nymphs.


The Arrow Mill beat on the river Arrow is one of my favourite beats on this river. It can be fish at any time of the year but if fishing in the Salmon spawning season care must be taken to avoid disturbing spawning fish and redds. The beat is divided up into two parts by the weir. The upper part is relatively slow moving. There are a few places where it is not possible to fish. The section towards the top of the first field often holds good fish particularly in mayfly season. The weir pool is also a good place to try and often holds grayling. From the weir pool up to the top of the beat it is possible to use a 12’ tenkara rod but below the weir pool an 8’ tenkara rod is much more suitable. The best area is at the bottom of the beat where the mill stream bypass joins the main river again.