River Clwyd beats 1 to 4:  click on each word map in italics to view downloads

map A  Lower Clwyd

map B   Mid Clwyd  

map C  Upper Clwyd

map D above Ruthin

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Beat Description:

Predominantly salmon and sea trout

This beat, being the club beat nearest to the sea is the one salmon and sea trout reach first once they start entering the river.  There are several good pools on the beat including the one immediately below the bridge. The largest and deepest though is the Flamingo Pool about 400 metres further down.  The Flamingo Pool can be identified by a footbridge that spans it, although at the moment (August 2014) it is unsafe to use and is fenced off   There are also a number of smaller pools all of which hold migratory fish once the fish start running.

This beat also has a growing population of wild brown trout and some really nice fish at that, although the bigger fish aren’t easily fooled.  Many fish seen rising in the early part of the season though are salmon and sea trout parr preparing for their first trip to sea. These fish are small and delicate and should be unhooked without touching them if possible; it is these fish that will make up the next season’s sea trout and salmon run and it is in a situation such as this that the club recommends the use of barbless hooks.

The beat is best suited to spinning and bait fishing but fly fishing is possible although under challenging casting conditions at some locations below the bridge due to tree cover.  Wading is generally safe but there are some deep holes, so care is needed and if you intend to fish after dark, it’s advisable to walk the beat during daylight to note these locations.

How to Get There:

Take the Rhyl Road out of Denbigh towards Trefnant. Turn right at the traffic lights at Trefnant and then left for Tremeirchion. After about two hundred yards, turn right at a T-junction near the Stop sign. Llannerch Bridge (Pont Llannerch) is at the bottom of the hill.

Parking:

Park ONLY across the road from the Lodge and gates. Please avoid parking next to the lodge house and annoying the family who live there.

Map:

GRID REFERENCE: MR 059719 – Pont Llanerch

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Beat Description:

Predominantly salmon and sea trout.

Access to the left bank of the beat is via steps in the hedge to the left of Pont y Cambwll* bridge parapet.  On this bank, the water is difficult to access for the first 300 metres or so but where it is accessible there are some nice pools, although casting a fly can be difficult.  After that though, there are many good pools and although there is a lot of bank side tree cover, frustrating for the angler at times but good cover for the fish, access to most of them is good or fair including Hugh’s Pool, a favourite pool on this beat and the only named pool on the beat.

Access to the right bank is across the field leading to the river from the official car park which is located on the left a few hundred yards/metres further along the road in the direction of Tremeirchion.  One advantage of this beat is that as it is nearly all double bank, all pools can be fished from one side of the river or the other.   There are a number of places where anglers can cross the river with care and at their own risk when the water is low.  If intending to fish until after dark it’s worth noting a landmark near where you crossed if you wish to cross back.   There are also some short stretches of high bank on this beat which, because of the sandy nature of the soil, can become undercut as a result of winter floods.  Although easily spotted, beware of getting too near to the edge at these locations.

Although the beat is regarded predominantly as a salmon and sea trout beat, it can also provide some excellent wild brown trout fishing and dry fly fishing can be very productive.  Generally though, fish seen rising in pools where the water is like a mirror are difficult to catch except at dusk.  Instead, during daylight, go for water with a broken surface as it will save you much frustration.

Fishing with fly, spinner or worm is allowed on this beat and all three methods can be very productive under the right circumstances.

*The word ‘Cambwll’ is pronounced:  ‘Cam’ as in English and ‘bwll’ as in the word  ‘bu’ in bush followed by ‘ll’ in place names such as Llandudno or Llangollen etc  =  Cam – bu – ll.

How to Get There:

To reach Pont y Cambwll, take the Rhyl Road out of Denbigh.  At Denbigh Green, turn right at the red brick chapel, signposted ‘Tremeirchion’, go straight ahead at the crossroads and proceed downhill to Pont y Cambwll.  To access the beat from Pont Llannerch, follow the directions on the Pont Llannerch beat map.  If accessing the beat from Pont Llannerch though, park on the roadside verge opposite the lodge and gates not next to the lodge and gates.

Parking:

There is a parking space on the left of the road immediately after crossing over Pont y Cambwll large enough to accommodate two cars, if the vehicles are parked thoughtfully.  A second, official and larger car park can be found on the left a few hundred yards/metres further along the road in the direction of Tremeirchion.  Parking is also possible in a natural unsurfaced roadside lay-by on the right up the hill a few yards/metres further on.

Do not park at or near the junction of the drive on the right immediately after crossing Pont y Cambwll which leads to Bach y Graig Farm as large agricultural vehicles need regular access to the farm during the daytime and sometimes during night time as well.

Map:

Greenbank

Beat Description:

Predominantly salmon and sea trout but with some nice wild brown trout there as well.

Although the short stretch of fishing on the left bank above Pont y Cambwll* is tree lined, there is reasonably open access to some quite nice pools from this bank where a fly can be cast and when you reach the end of this short stretch, it is possible to wade across the river in thigh waders when water level is low to continue fishing along the right bank.  The fishing along the right bank above Pont y Cambwll is also initially tree lined and can be difficult to fish with a fly but it is still possible to access some of the pools and runs using this method.  Access to pools and runs improves though as you walk further up the beat.

About half way up the beat there are steps cut into the side of a steep hill which it is necessary to climb to reach the fishing higher up which although still being tree lined, provides easier access to the river and to some excellent holding pools.  If you prefer to fish the top section rather than the more challenging lower section, it will be easier to access it via the top of the beat.

Although this beat is regarded as a predominantly a salmon and seat trout beat, it is also home to a good stock of wild brown trout with some sizable fish amongst them providing good sport, especially in March, April and May and daytime and evenings from then onwards when water conditions are favourable.

Fishing with fly, spinner or worm is allowed on this beat and all three methods can be very productive under the right circumstances.

How to Get There:

To reach the lower end of the beat at Pont y Cambwll, take the Rhyl Road out of Denbigh turn right at the red brick chapel, signposted ‘Tremeirchion’ when you reach Denbigh Green.  Go straight ahead at the crossroads and proceed downhill to Pont y Cambwll.   To reach the top of the beat, take the Mold Road from Denbigh.  Pontruffydd Bridge is the hump-backed stone bridge over the river on the A451 road before reaching Bodfari.  If you use sat nav and key in the post code for the Pontruffydd area of Bodfari, LL16 4BP, it will lead you to within about 100 yards of the top of the beat.

Parking:

If you wish to fish the bottom section of the Plasnewydd beat, there is a parking space on the left of the road immediately after crossing over Pont y Cambwll that’s large enough to accommodate two cars, if the vehicles are parked thoughtfully.  A second, official and larger car park, can be found on the left, a few hundred yards/metres further along the road in the direction of Tremeirchion.  There is also parking in a natural unsurfaced roadside lay-by on the right a few yards/metres further on.  Do not park at or near on the drive on the right immediately after crossing Pont y Cambwll which leads to Bach y Graig Farm, as large agricultural vehicles need regular access to the farm during daytime and sometimes during night time as well.

If you wish to fish the top section of the beat, proceed over Pontruffydd Bridge in the direction of Bodfari and park on the grass verge on the left alongside the filter lane leading to a country lane. Do not park at or near the entrance to the farm on the Denbigh side of Pontruffydd Bridge.

*The word ‘Cambwll’ is pronounced as follows:  ‘Cam’ as in English and ‘bwll’ as in ‘bu’ in the word  ‘bush’ followed by ‘ll’ in place names such as Llandudno or Llangollen etc  =  Cam – bu – ll.

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Plasnewydd

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Beat Description:

Salmon and sea trout and brown trout.

This is an excellent mainly double bank beat of about one mile in length with plenty of good pools and runs over its entire length.  The first half mile or so is good open water although the remainder is tree lined and the pools are more difficult to access in many places if fishing with a fly.  There is more open water to be found when fishing from the right bank although the river can be crossed with care when the water is low to take advantage of pools best fished from the left bank and breaks in tree cover.

The Afon Ystrad enters the Clwyd just below Pont Glan-y-Wern and the junction pool can be very productive when water conditions are favourable. The club controls the fishing on both banks of the Afon Ystrad for the length of the first field above its junction with the Clwyd and although it is only a short length there are some good fish holding runs and holes along its length and well worth fishing with a wet fly or a worm.

The Glan-y-Wern Beat has a good head of wild brown trout and is a favourite beat with anglers during the early part of the season and on summer evenings with many pools lending themselves perfectly to dry fly fishing.  It is also a good beat for sea trout after a spate and after dark from June onwards.

Fishing with fly, spinner or worm is allowed on this beat and all three methods can be very productive under the right circumstances.

How to Get There:

Follow the A525 out of Denbigh in the direction of Ruthin and take the Llandyrnog road at the first roundabout.  Pont Glan-y-Wern, where the beat starts, is just over a mile along this road.  Alternatively, you can approach the beat via the B5429 Bodfari to Llandyrnog road turning right at the cross roads at the entrance to the village.

Parking:

Park in the club car park in the field on the right of the road immediately after passing over Pont Glan-y-Wern (when travelling from the Denbigh direction).  Please remember to lock the gate behind you once you have entered the car park and also when leaving.  Do not park on the road.  Take care when walking across the road and when leaving the car park after fishing as visibility to the left, looking towards Pont Glan-y-Wern, is restricted and traffic does move quickly on this section of the road.

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Glan-Y-Wern

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Beat Description:

Salmon, sea trout and brown trout.

This beat is located upstream from Pont Glan-y-Wern stretching as far as Pont Perfa on the Afon Clwyd and Pont Drefechan on the Afon Clywedog with much of it being double bank, especially on the Afon Clywedog.  The beat is quite overgrown and is really wild fishing but it does hold a good head of brown trout, some of them quite big.  It can also hold a surprisingly large numbers of migratory fish from June or July onwards depending on rainfall.  It’s really challenging fishing with many long slow-moving pools, deep holes and lots of tree and bank cover as well as in-stream obstacles but well worth the effort to fish.  Fly fishing is possible in some places but the beat is probably more suitable for spinning or worm fishing.  The challenging nature of the beat means that it’s under-fished.  So, if you like your fishing to be a solitary experience, this is the beat for you.

How to Get There:

If you intend to fish the lower section of this beat between Pont Glan-y-Wern and the junction of the Clwyd and Clywedog, follow the A525 out of Denbigh in the direction of Ruthin and take the Llandyrnog road at the roundabout.  Pont Glan y Wern, where the beat starts, is just over a mile along this road.  Alternatively, you can approach this lower part of the beat via the B5429 Bodfari to Llandyrnog road turning right at the cross roads signposted ‘Denbigh’  as you enter Llandyrnog.

If you intend to fish the Afon Clwyd or the Afon Clywedog above the junction of these two rivers, take the A525 out of Denbigh in the direction of Ruthin and turn left upon entering Pentre Llanrhaedr signposted ‘Llanynys and Llandyrnog’.  After about a mile, the road crosses the Afon Clywedog at Pont Drefechan, the upper boundary of the beat on the Afon Clywedog, and after about half a mile, crosses the Afon Clwyd at Pont Clwyd.  The road then continues to Llandyrnog, about another mile further on.  The beat can also be accessed from this direction by turning right in the centre of the village (when travelling from the Denbigh or Bodfari direction), signposted ‘Llanrhaedr’.

To access Pont Perfa, the upper boundary of the beat on the Afon Clwyd, turn left off the A525 Denbigh to Ruthin road in Pentre Llanrhaeadr, follow signs for Llanynys and turn left in Llanynys.  Pont Perfa can also be accessed from the Llandyrnog direction by turning right about a mile after passing through the village (when travelling from the Denbigh or Bodfari direction) along a road signposted  ‘Llanynys and Rhewl’.

Possession of an OS map of the area would be a distinct advantage in helping to direct you to Pont Clwyd, Pont Drefechan and Pont Perfa when making your first visit to any of these locations.

Parking:

If you’re intending to fish the bottom part of the beat, park in the club car park in the field on the right of the Llandyrnog road (when travelling from the Denbigh direction), immediately after passing over Pont Glan-y-Wern.  There is a combination lock to access the car park.  New season members will be informed of the combination upon joining. Day ticket holders will be notified of the combination when purchasing the permit if they request this information. Please remember to lock the gate behind you once you have entered the car park and also when you leave to prevent unauthorised access.  Do not park on the road.  Take care when leaving the car park after fishing as visibility to the left, looking towards Pont Glan-y-Wern, is restricted and traffic does move quickly on this section of the road.

When travelling from the direction of Pentre Llanrhaeadr, parking at Pont Drefechan is in the field on the left side of the road immediately before crossing the bridge.  There is also parking for one or two vehicles in a lay-by on the left immediately after crossing Pont Drefechan.

When travelling from the direction of Pentre Llanrhaedr, parking at Pont Clwyd is on the left of the road immediately before crossing the bridge.

When travelling from the direction of Pentre Llanrhaeadr, parking at Pont Perfa is on the right of the road immediately before crossing the bridge.

Map:

Llandyrnog

Beat Description:

Salmon and sea trout and brown trout.

River Clwyd:
Again a beat that is hardly fished but well worth the effort to get to know. Upstream of the bridge the river has suffered from flood defence work that left it rather featureless. Time has been a great healer though and given water this stretch can provide very exciting sport to a spinner on high water. Some pools still remain on this stretch. It is worth keeping an eye on the cows in this area they tend to be a little ‘wild’! Downstream of the bridge again is heavily overgrown but does open out after about 1.5 fields. Here you will find the river meanders with good pools including ‘Llyn Mawr’ (the big pool). In the old Clwyd Angling Club days prior to the two clubs merging, this was the first port of call for anglers following heavy rain from August onwards. Sea trout and salmon were regularly caught in this area but few people fish here now. Well worth a walk given some water from August onwards and remember this stretch will be fishable after rain much earlier than the main river.
River Clywedog:
Lovely water this, pools and runs perfect for the dry fly fisherman. Wild brownies supplemented with stocked fish can give outstanding sport. A 4-5 weight fly rod is perfect to cover every ‘fishy’ spot on this stretch. This area can also throw up the odd surprise, surprising numbers of migratory fish make this stretch their ‘place to hide’ So be prepared especially if you are fishing until dusk!

How to Get There:

Pont Perfa can be approached from Llanrhaeadr. Turn for Llandyrnog past Pentre Motors Garage over the narrow bridge (River Clywedog) to a T-junction. Turn right for Llanynys and then left. For the Clywedog, the upper beat can be reached from the Ruthin-Denbigh road, and for the lower beat, turn at the side of the Pentre Motors Garage as above.

Parking:

Parking on the right before Pont Drefechan, and on the upper beat, there is parking in the lay-by on the main Ruthin-Denbigh road.

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Llanynys

Beat Description:

Salmon and sea trout and brown trout.

From Pont Perfa to Pont Llanychan the river is predominantly tree lined with some deep pools but mainly shallow runs and riffles. Again 7′ 4-5 weight rods are ideal with lovely water to explore either on the upstream dry fly or nymph or using downstream wet fly tactics. From Pont Llanychan to Pont Telpyn the river is a delight, fast flowing runs into deep pools, fly fishing heaven probably the best trout fly water on the upper river. Be aware also that from August onwards it is not only brown trout that find this stretch to their liking. Sea trout hold up in the deep pools here also and although few people fish for them specifically this high up the river, it does not mean that they are not there!

How to Get There:

Turn off the Ruthin-Denbigh Road at Rhewl for Pont Telpyn and Pont Llanychan.

Parking:

There are three access points to this stretch the bottom of the beat, parking on the grass verge on the upstream side of Pont Perfa nearest to Llanynys. Half way up the beat park on the downstream side of Pont Llanychan on the grass verge on the Rhewl side of the bridge and Pont Telpyn parking on the upstream side in the pull in area on the Gellifor side of the bridge** currently this bridge is under repair and is not passable in a vehicle**

Map:

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Beat Description:

Salmon and sea trout and brown trout.

There are two or three good pools in the first 200 yards upstream of the bridge including the junction of the River Clwyd and the Dwr Ial stream (once a prolific spawning tributary for migratory fish but now sadly few migratory fish enter this stream due mainly to years of agricultural pollution).

The middle of this beat can be accessed by parking next to the newly remodelled fish pass by the sewage work in Ruthin (turn off the new Ruthin bypass towards the public refuse collection centre (Dump!). Below the water fall are two deep interestingly named pools, `Holy Moses number 1 and Holy Moses number 2′. It is well worth stopping to see the fish jumping on the waterfall from September onwards following heavy rain. Not the most popular stretch to fish due to its close proximity to the sewage works and it is also a popular dog walking area so fishing can be disturbed by the odd diving Labrador!

The upper beat is accessed from the car park next to Bridge garage in Ruthin centre. Not much holding water here and again due to its proximity to Ruthin town centre can be very busy

How to Get There:

The lower part of the beat is  accessed from Pont Telpyn

The middle of this beat can be accessed by parking next to the newly remodelled fish pass by the sewage work in Ruthin (turn off the new Ruthin bypass towards the public refuse collection centre (Dump!)

The upper beat is accessed from the car park next to Bridge garage in Ruthin centre

Parking:

Access to the bottom stretch of this beat involves parking at Pont Telpyn.There is room for 2 to 3 cars by the salmon pass in Ruthin (near the sewage works), and parking is available in the main car park next to the petrol station in Ruthin.

Map:

Pont-Telpyn-Ruthin-Park

Beat Description:

Salmon and sea trout and brown trout.

The first field is again very busy in the summer months seeing more children swimming in the river than fish! Above the old access bridge to Ruthin Castle is a small water fall and above this for a distance the river is slow and deep. The two short stretches above and below the Corwen road bridge are again beautiful stretches of small pools and runs. The upper stretch below Pont Eyarth is again a lovely stream with runs and pools although quite over grown. Wild brown trout can give you a run for your money up here. Also be aware that sea trout have been caught above this stretch as early as June and July in recent years so you may be lucky.

How to Get There:

The bottom stretch is easily accessed from Cae Ddol car park near the park in Ruthin. Further up you can approach from close to the bridge on the Corwen road out of Ruthin.

Parking:

There is room for 1 or 2 cars by the side of the road near the Corwen Road bridge. There is also a large Car Park in Ruthin town by the bridge near the cafe, and there is space to park by the bridge at Pont Eyarth.

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Ruthin-Park-Pont-Eyarth

RIVER DEE:

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Beat Description:

Bala Angling Club Water

NOTE: Conditions do apply, so please refer to our club handbook

This stretch can be fished fly only for trout and grayling during the salmon season, mid March to mid October. Between mid October and mid March  worm fishing is allowed. No maggots are allowed on any club  river (except the outflow), Environment  Agency byelaw.  During the summer the grayling offer superb sport on dry fly and during certain hatches the river seems to be boiling with fish. A wonderful sight for any angler. Brown trout are also present in lesser numbers. Salmon fishing is not allowed by request of the landowner.

Flies that can do well are red tag, red spinner, ginger quill, gold ribbed hare’s ear fished dry and a small Adams whilst heavy nymphs in various colours take good fish when nothing seems to be rising to a fly.

Access to the river at Bala is via the track to the sewerage near the Tryweryn bridge or from the first lay by on your right as you leave Bala. This will be found approximately 1 mile from Bala, passing Llanfor, in the Corwen direction.

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Beat Description:

Bala Angling Club Water

NOTE: Conditions do apply, so please refer to our club handbook

fishing is by any method but no maggots. Useful flies are as those used at the Bala end. This is a superb beat with lovely pools. Salmon anglers do well here at the back end of the season. When spinning can prove to be productive. There is room for a few cars in the parking area by the bridge. at Llandderfel.The Bryntirion Inn sells club tickets and welcomes cold, hungry and thirsty anglers, waders and all, throughout the day. They serve hot drinks and food all day.

If you  would like 4 star luxury then nearby Palé Hall is for you. They are open to non residents and serve morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

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llandderfel

Beat Description: Bala Angling Club waters

From the Dee bridge downstream to the confluence of the Tryweryn and Dee on both banks. This stretch holds mainly coarse fish, perch and roach in abundance and also pike. Grayling are  present and during the colder months offer very good fishing with float, ledger or fly. Fishing is by any legal method. Maggots are permitted here.

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RIVER CLEDWEN:

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Beat Description:

This beat is 1 mile both banks from the river bridge to Hafod Farm. This river is the upper reaches of the Elwy and it is a noted brown trout river. This beat contains numerous pools along its gorge like terrain and it also has several long flat riffles. This is a good sea trout river in high water towards the end of the season.

OS GRID REFERENCES – TOP OF BEAT SH 889 637 BOTTOM OF BEAT SH 890 645

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RIVER CEIRIOG:

 

SORRY ACCESS TO THIS WATER IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

RIVER ELWY:

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Beat Description:

Predominantly salmon and sea trout

The beat has a classic spate river topography, fast running water over boulders and large stones. There are pleasant pools, one at the top of the beat, a further two towards the centre and a further at the end of the beat. Salmon may be taken from the pools later in in the season  and sea trout at night. With a little skill and more than a little luck the occasional decent wild brown trout may be encountered.  This is a beat you will either love or hate.

How to Get There:

To be added

Parking:

Currently access to this River Elwy beat is limited by lack of available parking. It is possible to park on the main road and access the beat by walking along the river bank by way of the Rhyl and St Asaph beat. Your Committee is negotiating the location of a suitable parking area and hope to construct a car park in the near future. Watch the web site for future updates.

Map:

Pont-y-Ddol

Beat Description:

This beat comprises of 400 yards of left bank. The entrance to the car park is along a narrow track off the south bound carriageway of the A525, approximately 2km from its junction with the A547.

Noted for Salmon and Sea trout when the conditions are favourable

OS GRID REFERENCES – TOP OF BEAT SJ 031 758 BOTTOM OF BEAT SJ 031 761

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Beat Description:

This beat extends from the A55 road bridge to the 2nd stile down stream. There is 800 yards of left bank with both banks between the access road and the A55 road bridge. Please note that this beat is only for three rods at any one time.

Noted for salmon and sea trout when the conditions are favourable.

OS GRID REFERENCES – TOP OF BEAT SJ 034 748 BOTTOM OF BEAT SJ 032 753

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Beat Description:

This beat comprises 1 mile of mainly both banks. Please look for the beat signs on site.

Take the A548 in a westerly direction from Llanfair Talhaiarn for approximately 2 miles. The entrance to Nant Mawr is on the left. Please park in the field to the right of the entrance.

This is a noted sea trout river when the conditions are favourable and there is a good head of wild brown trout. This beat contains some very interesting corner pools.

Members should note that there are often cattle in the fields at the eastern end of the beat.

OS GRID REFERENCES – TOP OF BEAT SH 888 696 BOTTOM OF BEAT SH 904 698

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RIVER CONWY:

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Beat Description:

Salmon & Sea trout

This is a small beat of 300 yards of right bank and it contains one long pool. Please look for the beat signs on site.

Park in the lay-by on the A470 and the beat is a short walk through the trees opposite.

This is a noted salmon and sea trout river when the conditions are favourable.

BEWARE OF SLIPPERY STONES WHEN WADING.

OS GRID REFERENCE – SH 798 554

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RIVER WHEELER:

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Beat Description:

Sea trout, brown trout & rainbow trout

Quite a walk from the recommended parking spot in the lay-by but the reward is a delightful river containing a good head of trout. They are small fish that give a good account of themselves on a light rod. Use a 6/7 foot rod rated 3/4 with a dry fly and good sport can be had. There are rumours of sea trout and rainbow escapees.

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RIVER LLAFER & RIVER LLIW:

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Beat Description: Bala Angling Club Water

THE LLAFAR AT Gwernhefin.. is a brown trout river. Most are natural wild fish supplemented by stock fish. As many other upland rivers this water fishes best in flood conditions. Fishing is by any method but no maggots. Traditional flies like the Zulu, Gold ribbed Hare’s Ear, Soldier Plamer, Black Spider and so on should do well on this river. Expect the occasional sizeable trout during flood conditions as fish from Llyn Tegid can quickly move upstream to feed in these conditions. Fish to several pounds can be encountered at these times. Worm and spinner can also prove successful during a flood. When the weather is warmer and the river lower, a gently presented dry fly to rising trout is a pleasant and relaxing way to fish the Llafar.

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Beat Description: Bala Angling Club water

THE LLIW AT Llanuwchllyn  (Prys water) is a brown trout river, similar in many respects to the Llafar in terms of size, flies and fish.  Fishing is by any method but again no maggots as per NRW byelaw.

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RIVER TRYWERYN:

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Beat Description: Bala Angling Club Water

THE TRYWERYN..  is a brown trout river. Most are natural wild fish supplemented by fingerling stocking by the club.  Any  legal method allowed but no maggots.  As the river is controlled by LLYN CELYN, care must be taken when crossing a low river as a rapid rise in level can leave the angler stranded on the wrong bank. Trout can be taken on worm, fly or spinner.  Fish of 2lbs plus are caught here. Salmon are also taken when present especially September and October. Fly, spinner and worm are the preferred methods. Grayling are also present.

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RIVER TANAT:

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Beat Description: this is the Monday Club’s water which we fish by special arrangement.

Description will be updated shortly.

 

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STILL WATER FISHING VENUES

STILL WATERS:

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Water Description:

Llyn Clwedog - Rainbow & Wild Brown Trout Lake

Species: Rainbow trout and brown trout.

Llyn Clywedog lies high in Clocaenog Forest, approximately 6 miles from Denbigh. The lake is generally regarded as the source of the River Clywedog which winds its way through the hills and down into the Vale of Clwyd, where it joins the River Clwyd between Ruthin and Denbigh. This year the lake will be available for wild brown trout fishing and overwintered rainbows only. We have suffered badly from poaching, so are ceasing stocking for this year and taking the opportunity to carry out maintenance works on the dam. Alternative lake fishing is currently being sourced and members will be advised of progress. See membership book for discounted fishing at local fisheries

Fly life is limited – except for the large numbers of Welsh Caenis which descend on unsuspecting anglers whenever the wind drops. Small black and brown flies are most successful when fish are top feeding. On the colder days of early and late season, small black lures can be very productive.

The lake is fly fishing only and is subject to the same rules as the river regarding bag limit. Anglers may keep no more than 3 fish per day, irrespective of species or where caught.

Extensive work was carried out on the lake in 2004 and anglers re-visiting it will notice some change! Some 2000 tons of silt have been removed and the lake is now very deep, dropping quickly straight from the bankside. You can see some before and after pictures below.

Llyn Bran: 

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Llyn Bran is on the left of the Road From Denbigh to Llyn Brenig at the sharp left turn just before Llyn Brenig Llyn Bran is the large water that comes directly to the roadside. Access and parking are through teh five bar gate. Excellent pike and perch fishing. No boats or other methods of “getting afloat”.

Water Description:

Hafod

Two small pools that are regularly stocked with blue and rainbow trout, and they also contain coarse fish. This is the only club venue that must be booked in advance as it is only suitable for 4 rods. Take the B5384 from Llansannan, keeping left at the junction for Gwytherin, look out for the large oak tree and turn right at the sign for Hafod. Go over the cattle grid to the pools. To get to the River Cledwen turn back and take the first left and left again to the river bridge.

OS GRID REFERENCE – SH 895 637

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Water Description:

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This is a 3 acre spring fed lake that is regularly stocked with rainbow, blue and brown trout.

Members must sign in prior to fishing and comply with the relevant Game Water Rules when fishing this venue.

Take the B5113 from Colwyn Bay for approximately 6 miles. Turn left, just before the white public house onto an unclassified road. Follow the BGA signs to the lakeside.

Parking is available in the lay-by at the entrance to the house and adjacent to the dam.

OS GRID REFERENCE – SH 860 708 POST CODE LL22 8RF

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Llyn Syberi: Coarse lake stocked with Bream, Tench, Crucian Carp, Chubb & BarbelERDF logo

Leaving the A55 take the Conwy valley road for Llanrwst. After passing through Glan Conwy village look for the Tal-y-Cafn pub on the right. Turn left here and take the second turning on the right sign posted for Llyn Syberi. Follow this narrow lane for 1.5 miles to the lake side. Parking is available at the far end of the lake.

Fishing for members is either side of the lake. Two rods are allowed on this water and also all legal coarse fishing methods and baits. No night fishing. The lake contains roach, rudd, perch, tench, Trout, Bream, crucian carp, chubb and barbel and of course the legendary “Syberi Eels” up to 6lb and 25 years old. No keepnets and barbless hooks only. Care should be taken when fishing from the jetty.

This lake is patrolled by the Bodnant Estate keeper and anglers must have their membership cards ready for inspection.

NO WADING AS VERY DEEP WATER AND SOFT VEGETATION IN THE MARGINS.

OS GRID REFERENCE – SH 789 698

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This is a private fishery retained for friends and family, but the club have agreed a concession with the owner Mr and Mrs Garnett. This venue must be booked in advance by telephoning the owners on 01492 640201. The cost is £10-00 for a four hours fishing with a two fish limit. The relevant fee must be paid to the owners prior to commencing fishing. The lake covers approximately 7 acres and it holds a good head of wild brown trout.

Pass through the town of Llanrwst towards Betws-y-Coed, go over the humped back bridge to the far side of the River Conwy. Follow the straight road until you come to a road sign on your left indicating Betws-y-Coed. Turn left and then immediately right, and travel up the hill. Go straight across the road junction that indicates Llanrhychwryn to your right. Proceed straight up Nant B.H. pass the pursuits centre, and then turn right at the T junction for Llyn Geirionydd. After about ¾ mile look out for a large cottage on your right (there is only one). Turn right into this track, pass the cottage. Open the field gate and follow the track for about half a mile, pass Castell-y-Gwynt and a few hundred yards further on the terminates and the lake and you may park here.

OS GRID REFERENCE – SH 772 604

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  LLYN TEGID … holds perch, roach, pike, trout, grayling, eels,  along with salmon in the season and the legendary GWYNIAD.   This is a plankton feeder and seldom caught on rod and line. It is a relic of the ice age and unique to this lake. Also present are minnows loaches and bullheads. Recently ruffe have been caught by some anglers fishing ledger. Any legal method is allowed for any fish.  During summer roach and perch can be caught along the margins on float or ledger using worm or maggot. Fish of 2 to 3 lbs in super condition are not unusual. The perch above left was caught during the club’s junior competition and is typical of the size and condition that can be expected. Perch will also take a spinner. Pike can be caught using live or dead bait or by spinning. Wild brown trout can be taken on fly and although not present in the vast numbers of the early 1950’s they are still present and well worth a day’s fishing.  The fish above right is a wild lake brown trout caught by a local junior and weighed over two pounds. Large ferox trout are also present. The lake is a popular venue for coarse fishermen during the winter and impressive bags of roach and perch are consistently taken on ledger  and swim feeder. Dead baiting for pike is also a popular method during the colder months.

    The approximate sizes of the biggest fish that have been recorded here are as follows:

Pike 33 lbs, Salmon 15 lbs, Sea Trout 6 lbs, Brown trout 11 lbs, Ferox Trout 10 lbs, Grayling 3 lbs, Perch 4 lbs, Roach 2lbs, Eel 4 lbs, Gwyniad 2 lbs.  

“Teggie”, the mythical lake ‘monster’ has not yet been weighed!

    Access to the lake is from the main parking near the warden’s office or lay byes on the main A road side and from the official Snowdonia National Park parking at Llangower on the B road side. Further information including maps from the Tourist information centre near the warden’s office.

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A suitable postcode for  your vehicle’s sat nav:   LL23 7SR

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Shown on an OS map as Llyn Tryweryn,  is a small mountain lake full of wild, hard fighting brown trout. Their colour reflects the dark peaty water in which they live. Generally on the small size, which is normal for a lake of this type, the sport they provide will not disappoint.

CWMPRYSOR LAKE is approximately 12 miles from Bala on the main Bala  – Trawsfynydd road.(A4212). Fishing is by fly only and there is a 4 fish limit on all BDAA waters. Although the trout at Cwmprysor are mainly on the small side there are larger specimens amongst the smaller fish and these can surprise the unsuspecting angler. During warm days and evenings you WILL need anti midge cream or midge net! There is space to park two or three cars on the stony verge near the stile. Please take care if wading as the lake can be quite soft bottomed and boggy in places.

Small dry flies can be used to good effect when conditions allow otherwise any traditional imitation pattern should suffice.

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