Usk

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Many thanks to Woodside Service Station for facilitating this camera's location.The River Usk (Welsh: Afon Wysg) rises on the northern slopes of the Black Mountain of mid-Wales, in the westernmost part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Initially it flows north into Usk Reservoir, then east by Sennybridge to Brecon before turning southeast to flow by Talybont-on-Usk, Crickhowell and Abergavenny after which it takes a more southerly course. Beyond the eponymous town of Usk it passes the Roman legionary fortress of Caerleon to flow through the heart of Newport and into the Severn estuary at Uskmouth beyond Newport. The Usk has long been a noted salmon and trout fishing river. Salmon of over 30 lb (14 kg) can still be caught. The river has the highest estimated salmon egg deposition of any river south of Cumbria and the Scottish rivers, and exceeded its spawning target.[when?] The river has recently been rated as the best fly fishing water in Wales for salmon and inside the UK Top Ten.