Welcome to The Vale of Clwyd Angling Club
Incorporating: Bodelwyddan Game Anglers and Denbigh & Clwyd Angling Club
The vision was to create an angling club with fantastic fishing access and something for everyone whatever age, fishing interest or ability.
The two clubs share a common interest in encouraging families and the younger generation, the future of our club, to take an interest in the sport and join the club. We offer free membership to all children under 12 and for 13 years up to and including 18 years the annual membership fee is just £10.00.
The club was officially formed in 1991 following the amalgamation of 2 neighbouring clubs – the Denbigh and District Angling Club, which started life in 1959 and the Clwyd Angling Club, one of Wales’ oldest angling clubs, which could trace its roots back to 1928.
Through the amalgamation, the new club was able to offer anglers access to waters extending from above Ruthin, at the top end of the Vale of Clwyd, down to a point just outside of St. Asaph, some 14 miles away by road. Apart from a small number of sections, the club has access to either single or double bank fishing for the whole length of the River Clwyd between the uppermost and lowest beats.
In March 1975, long before iPads and smart phones, a new angling club was formed to counter concerns that local youngsters were becoming too inactive.
A few months earlier, Bodelwyddan Town Council had uncovered documents showing that the fishing rights on a section of the River Elwy had been given to local residents. It felt this was an ideal opportunity to form an angling club and encourage youngsters to take up fishing.
In addition to three beats on the River Elwy, BGA has one on the Cledwen as well as stocked stillwaters, a wild trout lake and even coarse lakes
Elwy Booking System:
Please remember you must book via Paul King (Membership Secretary). Fishing the 3 new beats without booking may cost you your membership