Other Activities

Practice your backhand on one of our professional standard floodlit tennis courts, try your hand at fly, spin or bait fishing or explore 2,000 acres of rolling Welsh countryside.

Guests have the opportunity to fish for salmon, brown trout and sea trout on the nearby River Usk.

Synonymous with some of the best salmon and brown trout fishing outside of Scotland, our experienced Ghillie is able to guide you in the skills required to fish this dramatic tidal river.

The season runs every year from 3rd March to 17th October. To protect the habitat of the river there are a number of restrictions regarding fishing during this period as detailed below:

Salmon Fishing

3 Mar – 15 Jun: Catch and release only - all salmon must be carefully released back to the river.
Fly fishing only, barbless hooks.

16 Jun – 15 Sep: Limited catch and keep - catch and release is encouraged but one salmon may be kept, with all additional fish released back to the river. Fly, spin and worm fishing - once you have caught one salmon, barbless hooks must be used and bait fishing is no longer permitted.

16 Sep – 17 Oct: Catch and release only - all salmon must be carefully released back to the river.
Fly and spin fishing, barbless hooks.

Sea Trout Fishing

20 Mar – 15 Jun: Catch and release only - all sea trout must be carefully released back to the river.
Fly fishing only, barbless hooks.

16 Jun – 15 Sep: Limited catch and keep - catch and release is encouraged but two trout over 28cm may be kept each day, with all additional fish released back to the river.
Fly, spin and worm fishing. 

16 Sep – 17 Oct: Catch and release only - all sea trout must be carefully released back to the river.
Fly and spin fishing, barbless hooks.

Fishing Breaks

Starting from only £275 per person, packages are available for all abilities including beginners. Full or half day expeditions and tuition are also on offer for those looking to enjoy this most peaceful of pastimes.

All half day fishing breaks include:

  • Tea, coffee and pastries on arrival*
  • The dedicated services of a trained/qualified local fly fishing instructor
  • Your day permit for the fishing location
  • Your day Environment Agency fishing rod licence
  • Loan of all the necessary fly fishing tackle, waders, flies etc if required
  • Complimentary transfer from The Resort

*In addition, our full day packages also include lunch at the Newbridge on Usk.

Celtic Manor Resort's two tennis courts have been graced by the likes of Pat Cash, Henri Laconte, Goran Ivanisevic and Peter Fleming.

Our professional standard courts have full floodlighting and an all season surface which allows for play all year round.

Hotel residents can hire the courts during their stay and rackets are available to hire from the Forum Health Club. 

Prices

  • Residents court hire £5 per hour
  • Racket and ball hire £2.50

Tennis Coaching

Game, Set and Match!

We're excited to offer a new tennis coaching programme to all members, hotel guests and non-members. The programme will be led by experienced LTA, PTR and RPT qualified coach, Jo Hill.

"LTA/PTR/RPT Qualified Coach from a professional sports background. Has worked overseas and in London as a Full time Coach for past 14 years, produced Juniors to County /Regional Level. Worked with ATP Coaches from around the world. Coached ages 3.5 years to 74 Years in Group and Individual settings."

Enjoy a three week trial for only £1 per session, or FREE for Celtic Manor members!

All members will be entitled to 3 consecutive weeks of complimentary coaching on any of the groups outlined below. One to one lessons are available on request, please contact Jo Hill for further information.

  • Saturdays

    9am – 10am Mini Red Beginners (5-8 years old)
    10am – 11am Orange Ball Beginners (9-12 years old)
    11am – 12pm Green Ball Teen Tennis (13-17 years)

    Maximum of 6 people for Junior sessions.

  • Sundays

    9am – 9.45am Tots Tennis (3-5 years)
    9.45am – 11am Adults Technical Workshop

    Maximum of 6 people for Junior sessions.

  • Mondays

    11am – 12pm Drop In Cardio Tennis
    6pm – 7pm Drop In Adult Sessions

  • Tuesdays

    4.30pm – 5.30pm Mini Red Beginners/Futures (5-8 years)
    5.30pm – 6.30pm Orange Ball Beginners (9-12 years)
    6.30pm – 7.30pm Ladies Coaching Beginners

    Maximum of 6 people for Junior sessions.

The Resort has 2,000 acres of rolling Welsh countryside, perfect for exploring.

For those that want to explore further afield there are plenty of established routes in the local area, such as the 50-mile Usk Valley walk, or numerous trails in the Brecon Beacons or along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.

4th November - 18th December

The days may be getting colder, but all the more reason to warm up with some exciting activities!

19th - 27th December

Prepare for all the festivities with our bundles of seasonal activities!

28th December - 5th January

Enjoy festive family time together and a magical new year with our seasonal indoor and outdoor activities!
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