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Rhyl & St Asaph Angling Association

Our lower River Elwy beats consist of The City Beat,
Roe Parc, 
Spring Gardens, Gypsy Lane and Lower Gypsy Lane

These beats give our members almost unbroken access to the lower river Elwy
from above St Asaph to within 400m of the tidal water.
(Affording Association members first chance of a sea-liced sewin as they head up from the tide)

Please note: The beat directions now include exact locators using
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Click the W3W hyperlinks below to navigate. Download the free app to your mobile device.

The City Beat
Extends downstream on the left bank from the New Inn to the A55 bridge and on the right bank from the allotments to the A55 bridge. 
The beat should not be overlooked, with wild brown trout and given good water following a spate it can fish well for sea trout on spinner and fly.


Beat Directions:
Post code for the City Bridge is LL17 0ED
Left bank top: SJ 03538-73995 W3W: laces.downhill.hiring
Left bank bottom: SJ 03402-74880 W3W: moisture.doses.improves

Right bank top: SJ 03604-73827 W3W: masterpiece.ripples.models

Right bank bottom: SJ 03425-74888 W3W: foster.polishing.measuring


Access:
There are multiple access points to both banks and public access paths along the entire length.
Parking: Public car parks and on-street parking.
Booking: Not required.
Day tickets and 5 Day Permits: Available from Foxons Tackle, St Asaph 01745 583583 or online HERE

Roe Parc Beat

Extends downstream on the left and right banks from the A-55 Bridge to

the Spring Gardens bridge. The beat is similar water to and effectively an extension of the City beat.
Access:
This is a short beat and will usually be accessed from the City Beat or when fishing from the Gypsy Lane beat.
Beat Directions:

Post Code for Roe Parc is LL17 0LD

Left bank top: SJ 03402-74880 W3W: moisture.doses.improves

Left bank bottom: SJ 03230-75386. W3W: influence.jars.rollers

Right bank top: SJ 03425-74888. W3W: foster.polishing.measuring

Right bank bottom: SJ 03204-75089. W3W: laughs.moods.digits

Parking: Public car parks and on-street parking in St Asaph. There is no parking on the private road between the dual carriageway and the Spring Gardens bridge. RASAAA MEMBERS ONLY may park at our designated parking area in the Spring Gardens Caravan park. (See below).
(Max. 6 rods on Roe Parc beat)

Booking: Not required.

Spring Gardens Beat
Extends downstream on the right bank from the Spring Gardens bridge ending at a natural boundary.
Access:
This is a short beat single bank and will usually be accessed from the City Beat and Roe Parc or when fishing the Gypsy Lane beat.
Beat Directions:

Postcode for Spring Gardens Holiday Park is LL17 0HY
Right bank top: SJ 03196-75090. W3W: general.chopper.dictation

Right bank bottom: SJ 03241-75375. W3W: aspect.centrally.dots
Parking: See City Beat and Gypsy Lane beat. There is no parking on the private road between the dual carriageway and the Spring Gardens bridge. RASAAA MEMBERS may park at our designated parking area in the Spring Gardens Caravan park (W3W: shorthand.stuffy.spindles). It is vital that members park sensibly and with due consideration, particularly when night fishing. You must display your Association car sticker.​ Abuse it and we lose it.  This parking has been agreed due to our good relations and some delicate negotiations with the owners of these sites. Any member who brings the Association into disrepute will not have his membership renewed.

Booking: Not required.

Gypsy Lane Beat

Extends downstream on the left bank from the Spring Gardens bridge to a second stile adj. to Dol Afon Farm, and downstream on the right bank at Dol Afon Meadow from a natural boundary to a fence line from the metal gate and stile.
The beat has some good holding pools with a head of wild brown trout. It can fish very well indeed for sea trout when the river is fining down following a spate.

Beat Directions:
Left bank top: SJ 03230-75386 W3W:proud.passports.haggis

Left bank bottom: SJ 03158-75819 W3W: they.dealings.protester

Right bank top: SJ03249-75585 W3W: sunblock.rely.mostly

Right bank bottom: SJ 03213-75864 W3W: laser.dice.backhand
Parking: Use public car parks and on-street parking in St Asaph and walk along the dyke. RASAAA MEMBERS ONLY may park at our designated parking area in the Spring Gardens Caravan park as detailed above. Also parking space at own risk 
in “Gypsy Lane parking area” (W3W: palms.buggy.straws) which is accessed from the A525 Rhuddlan to St Asaph dual carriageway just after the weighbridge (Postcode LL18 5UG). There is a footbridge giving our right bank access.

Booking: Not required.

Day tickets and 5 Day Permits: Available from Foxons Tackle, St Asaph 01745 583583 or online HERE


Lower Gypsy Lane Beat

Extends downstream left bank only from the metal gate at the Gypsy Lane parking area to the abutment of the former railway bridge. (The pool below the bridge is private water).
This section has some good holding water and is well worth fishing. Gypsy Lane is the lowest water fished by any members club on the river Elwy. The Lower Gypsy Lane beat is just upstream from the renowned Junction Pool, the confluence of the rivers Clwyd and Elwy, and only 400m above the tidal reaches.
Beat Directions:

Left bank top: SJ 03156-76112 W3W: snooping.lads.save

Left bank bottom: SJ 03260-76340 W3W: snore.begin.pavilions
Parking: Use public car parks and on-street parking in St Asaph and walk along the dyke. RASAAA MEMBERS ONLY may park at our designated parking area in the Spring Gardens Caravan park as detailed above. Also parking space at own risk in “Gypsy Lane parking area” (W3W: palms.buggy.straws) which is accessed from the A525 Rhuddlan to St Asaph dual carriageway just after the weighbridge (Postcode LL18 5UG). There is a footbridge from the parking area  giving access to Dol Afon Meadow.
Booking: Not required.

Day tickets and 5 Day Permits: Available from Foxons Tackle, St Asaph 01745 583583 or online HERE

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Above photos: Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association - part of our St Asaph City Beat

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Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association - Roe Parc Beat, St Asaph.

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Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association -Looking up from Gypsy Lane Beat to Spring Gardens Beat, St Asaph.

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Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association - The members parking area at Spring Gardens Holiday Park, St Asaph.

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Above: Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association - Gypsy Lane working party. Below: Dol Afon Meadow; A fine "Elwy" sea trout caught at Dol Afon; Part of Gypsy Lane beat.

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