Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association
Game fishing in North Wales for Sea Trout,
Wild Brown Trout, Salmon, Rainbow Trout and Grayling
Association members' AGM
Thursday February 20th at the Oriel Hotel
7:30 p.m. start
Membership Sec. Dave will be there to take your membership renewals and catch returns. Potential new members click HERE
The formal part of the AGM shouldn't take long so plenty of time chat about the forthcoming season, perhaps win a raffle prize and have a look at some pre-used tackle for sale.
The committee members and Officers will be there so an opportunity to ask anything and make useful suggestions.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
We hold 12 fly tying sessions during the close season which are very popular with beginners and experts alike. The beginners learned a lot, and the experts enjoyed sharing their knowledge. (The free tea, coffee, biscuits go down well too!!)
There is NO CHARGE even if you are not a member of the Association, but please register your interest first with Chris Porteous. 07970 216533 All kit supplied if you have none.
One of our Junior members first learned to cast a fly in 2018 at one or our intro days, then joined our fly-tying class, and the following week caught a 3lb rainbow trout on a fly he tied.
All on Tuesdays 7 - 9pm at Trefnant Village Hall, LL16 5UG
NEW YEAR 2020 FLY-TYING DATES
(Same time and Venue)
Tuesday January 7th, 21st, 28th
Tuesday February 4th, 11th, 18th
AND LESS X-BOXES!
We had a full complement of student fly-casters on our last "Intro" day of the 2019 season.
The forecast was correct - WET - but everyone landed fish and went home very happy albeit in varying degrees of dampness.
Here's Dan and Chloe with their catch!
2020 "Intro" Days
April 26th 2020
September 27th 2020
Suitable for most age groups - and anyone who'd like to learn how to cast a fly for the first time, or just needs a little help with their casting technique.
We have three qualified coaches on hand throughout the day.
Please click the link below for details.
The Rhyl & St Asaph Angling Association controls 20 fishing beats for salmon, sea trout and wild brown trout fishing on the rivers Clwyd, Elwy and Aled.
These rivers are situated amid stunning scenery in the Vale of Clwyd and the Elwy Valley, North Wales. The Association controls 18 beats, several of which it owns. The river Clwyd is one of the most productive sea trout fisheries in Wales with regular catches of fish in the 5 - 10 lb range.
Some are reserved for members only and some are bookable to ensure there is no overcrowding. The association also has a two acre spring-fed reservoir located in beautiful surroundings near Denbigh, stocked with rainbow trout. This is exclusively for members’ use.
We also now have two bank rods for Llyn Brenig (fly only for rainbows) and Llyn Alwen (multi method) for trout and coarse fish. (Valid on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from January 1st - December 31st 2019)
A reciprocal arrangement with Llangollen-Maelor AA now also gives our members access to 10 miles of the River Dee (the Welsh Dee) for salmon, sea trout, brown trout and grayling fishing through the year. (2 rods bookable through Foxons Tackle). The Dee is one of the best grayling fisheries in Europe.
The club beats on these rivers and their tributaries offer undoubtedly the best game fishing in the area. They are well known for their sea trout fishing, or sewin, as it is known locally. Beat maintenance and habitat improvement are high on our agenda and during 2018 our working parties carried out 815 man hours of work on our owned and rented beats. (Thanks to the effort of our river keeper John and Richard his assistant).
In 2017 our members caught 495 sea trout (86% were released), 12 salmon (100% released), and 636 wild brown trout (100% released). 468 rainbow trout were caught in our lake, of which 450 were returned to grow bigger.
JOIN THE ANGLING TRUST AS AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBER FOR £29
YOU'LL RECEIVE VOUCHER FOR £29 FOR FISHING TACKLE AND
THE FOLLOWING benefits:-
As an Angling Trust member you receive big savings on products and services from trade partners, discounted fishing venues, free £10m civil liability insurance, entry to Angling Trust only fishing matches, member newsletters, e-updates and members only prize draws.
Our Association is a Member of the Trust but many more individual members are needed in Wales to help the Trust help us look after our rivers and fishing and we do encourage you to consider this.
RIVER DEE FISHING WITH
Our reciprocal arrangement with Llangollen-Maelor AA is for two of our members per day to fish their waters on the River Dee near Llangollen.
Depending on close season dates, salmon, sea-trout, brown trout and grayling may be fished for until the end of August, with brown trout and grayling only after that date.
Details of the beats and rules can be found on their website www.llangollen-maelor-angling.com/
PLEASE NOTE: Some beats are strictly reserved for LMAA members only.
Booking is via Foxons.
Including the fishing at Llyn Brenig and on the rivers Clwyd, Elwy, Aled and Dee, our members now have access to approx. 33 miles of bank fishing in North Wales.
FISHING AT LLYN BRENIG
Our Association Members can fish Llyn Brenig and Llyn Alwen from January 1st to December 31st 2020.
Llyn Brenig is a top international fishery and we are delighted to offer this opportunity to our members at no extra cost. Brenig rainbow and blue trout are very hard-fighting as they are raised in the lake and many grow on to a very large size!
We have 2 tickets on Tuesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays.
Niall "Wally" Wallis with three cracking Brenig rainbows - total 7.75lb made third prize for Wally in the 2018 Brenig Christmas competition..
He also won a Scierra rod for catching the heaviest fish in the 2019 event!
The final beat walk of the 2019 season took place on 25th May
and covered the Pont Dafydd beat and part of the Gypsy Lane beat.
The previous walks were at Pont y Ddol, Bodfari and Wern Ddu, and were very well attended and much appreciated by those who joined our river keeper on the river bank.
If any member was not able to join us on those days, but would like some help with the beats, please speak with any committee member - contact numbers are on the website.
Finally, a big "thank you" to John our river keeper for organising the beat walks in such a professional way.
The dates of our 2020 beat walks will be advertised nearer the time.
ASSOCIATION WORKING PARTIES 2020
Saturday March 28th and Sunday March 29th
Saturday June 20th and Sunday June 21st
Saturday September 19th and Sunday September 20th
Start times usually 10 a.m. - venue etc to be confirmed nearer the time depending on weather / river levels.
Please be aware that fishing is NOT PERMITTED in the area where the new power lines cross the river Elwy towards the lower end of our Pont y Ddol beat. Scottish Power are erecting warning signs to this effect - WE DO NOT OWN THE FISHING RIGHTS BETWEEN THE SIGNS. This is for your safety - the pylons are a wooden type and do not appear to be as high as the metal ones such as those at Bryn Polyn/Wern Ddu.