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.

 

Click on the link below for details of their Annual Prize Raffle and membership benefits and details.

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WINTER

FLY TYING

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 and mince pies went 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. All kit supplied if you have none.

One of our Junior members 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. He has now incorporated Fly Fishing and Fly Tying in his Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award.

 

WINTER 2019 PRE-XMAS
FLY-TYING DATES

All on Tuesdays 7 - 9pm at Trefnant Village Hall, LL16 5UG

October 8th, 15th, 29th
November 12th, 26th
December 17th

NEW YEAR 2020 FLY-TYING DATES
(Same time and Venue)
Tuesday January 7th, 21st, 28th
Tuesday February 4th, 11th, 18th

 

2019-2021
Association MEMBERSHIP


this great offer gives you up to
6 months free fishing
(That's 18 month's fishing for the price 
of 12!) 

valid from august 11th 2019

all new members will have access to all our waters until the end of february 2021

fill out the online form or sign-up at foxons tackle in st asaph and our membership secretary will contact you to confirm everything

for more info ring:
Membership Secretary:
Dave Roberts 01352 712198

Association Secretary:

Ian Macdonald 01745 813839

Chairman:

Chris Porteous 07970 216533

RENEWING MEMBERSHIP

If you wish to renew online you can do so HERE

A downloadable catch return is available HERE.


There are no increases to any of our Membership Fees for the 2019 season.

Full Adult Member - £135
(+ £15 admin fee for new application)

Junior Members up to age 16 - FREE
(£10 admin fee for new Junior Member)

Young Adult Members (16-21) - £30
(No admin fee)

Lake Only membership for Llyn Crud y Gwynt
£100 p.a.

The Club applies an upper limit to the number of members, which is maintained to preserve the quality of angling and ensure that at no time do members find the beats over fished.

GIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE
HERE

FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY  

Welcome to

Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association

Game fishing in North Wales for Sea Trout,
Wild Brown Trout, Salmon, Rainbow Trout and Grayling

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WORKING PARTIES
Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th

Pont Dafydd Beat on the river Clwyd - meet 10 a.m. at the parking area on both days unless otherwise informed. Plenty to do starting at the top of the beat and working down.

River Keeper John was delighted with the turnout at the Pont Dafydd weekend working party. Eight members attended on Saturday and ten on Sunday - a large amount of work was completed.447 man hours of beat improvements have been carried out this season so far.


 

INTRODUCTION
TO

FLYFISHING

THE WORLD

NEEDS MORE

TACKLE BOXES

AND LESS X-BOXES!


We had a full complement of student fly-casters on our last "Intro" day of the 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!


look our here for Our 2020 "Intro" Days


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.

2019 BEAT WALKS

The final beat walk of the 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.

Chris Porteous.

ABOUT US

The Rhyl & St Asaph Angling Association controls around 20 miles of 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.

NRW
BYLAWS
2019
WORKING
PARTIES
2019
OUR 2017
YOU TUBE
FILM
RIVER LEVELS
TIDE TIMES
BBC WEATHER
INTRODUCTION
TO ANGLING
DAYS

Scott has been stocking our member's-only reservoir near Denbigh with high quality Rainbow Trout.

To see just a few of our new Rainbow residents click
HERE for a 4 minute video on YouTube and HERE for more of the same!

NEWS FLASH

RIVER DEE FISHING WITH
Llangollen-Maelor a.a.


We now have a reciprocal deal with Llangollen-Maelor AA 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 36 miles of bank fishing in North Wales.

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2019
FISHING AT LLYN BRENIG

Our Association Members can now fish Llyn Brenig and Llyn Alwen from January 1st to December 31st 2019.

Llyn Brenig is a top international fishery and we are delighted to offer this opportunity to our members at no extra cost.  Brenig rainbow 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.

BOOKING STRICTLY

THROUGH FOXONS

Niall "Wally" Wallis with three cracking Brenig rainbows - total 7.75lb made third prize for Wally in the 2018 Brenig Bash.

1-day & 5-day VISITOR PERMITS

Day tickets are available on a 1 day or 5 day basis.
They may be purchased at Foxons of St Asaph or online HERE

2020

FISHING

BYELAWS

Following the outcome on the local inquiry on NRW’s salmon and sea trout byelaws, Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural affairs has made her decision to confirm the bye laws which will come into force from 1st January 2020. These new byelaws will affect all Welsh rivers.

Technically the river Dee is not included in these new byelaws as it is a cross border river but it is certain to follow. THIS IS SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION

All of the new byelaws will have an effect for 10 years with a 5 year interim review.

The Association will keep members updated on any further information we receive about the new regulations.

For advice on converting your lures, spinners, flying C's etc, call into Foxons – they have suitable hooks in stock.

In summary, the new byelaws contain these measures:........

Salmon

The catch and release of salmon will be mandatory, all salmon must be returned to the water. Even if fish are fatally injured they MUST be returned, no angler can be legally in possession of a dead wild Atlantic salmon.

On flies only barbless or de-barbed single or double hooks may be used. Treble hooks are no longer allowed UNLESS no larger than 7mm (about size 16) gape and of course they must also be barbless or de-barbed.

On all lures ONLY one barbless and de-barbed single hook is permitted UNLESS hooks with a gape no larger than 10mm (about size 10) (13mm on plugs) are used.

Worming for salmon is no longer permitted.

Shrimp and prawn will be permitted ONLY from 1st September to the end of the season and with the same hook restrictions. As for flies.

Sea Trout

 

There will be different byelaws for sea trout according to which river is fished, on rivers where sea trout are perceived to be threatened more severe restrictions will be imposed. None of the North Wales rivers fished by this Association are going to be subjected to enhanced restrictions so only the following new byelaws will apply:

 

Sea trout may be killed provided that they are not less than 23cms (9”) or larger than 60cms (24”) in length (about 6lbs), all sea trout of more than 60cms in length must be returned to the water.

On flies only barbless or de-barbed single or double hooks may be used. Treble hooks are no longer allowed UNLESS with a gape no larger than 7mm (about size 16) and of course must also be barbless or de-barbed.

On all lures ONLY one barbless and de-barbed single hook is permitted unless hooks with a gape no larger than 10mm (about size 10) (13mm on plugs) are used.

Worming is permitted after 1st May BUT only with a single barbless or de-barbed hook of no more than 8mm (about size 14) gape AND a single worm. We believe that hooks with “bristles” on the shanks designed to keep a worm on the hook will be permitted. Any salmon accidently caught whilst worming for sea trout must of course be returned.


IMPORTANT NOTICE

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.