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If you have any useful tips to pass on to our members - send them to us using the link below.

We're looking for....

Your favourite fly patterns - tell us about them and when and where they work for you

Tackle reviews

Your favourite beats and why you do well there

Fishing trips away - tell us the where, how and why!

Send your tips and pics to us

If you have any spare tackle to sell (or swap) email details and a pic and we'll post it here.

You can also send details to our Facebook Group.

We received this message through the website recently. It's great to know that our site is viewed by people from all over the world!

"Happy Saturday, As an assistant leader for my son's Boy Scout troop, I wanted to send the Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association a thank-you note for putting together your links page. Our troop is currently working on our Fishing Merit Badge and the resources on your page helped us a bunch! For the summer, which I can't believe is over this week, we encouraged the parents to work with the kids at home to make sure we stay on track. I've been putting together a list of activities that the kids can do from home for the Fishing Merit Badge. Your page led us to some great websites to check out so the troop and I wanted to make sure we thanked you! The badge requires the boys to learn the basics of fishing. They also need to demonstrate how to tie the following knots: improved clinch knot, palomar knot, uni knot, uni to uni knot, and arbor knot, and be able to explain how and when each knot is used. I asked the troop to email me any good websites they found. One of the boys, Sean, found this guide which I was very impressed with.... Ultimate Guide to Fishing Knots, Hooks, Bait, and Lures If it's not too much trouble, can you add a link to it on your page? I'd love to show Sean and his parents! It's always nice to get some recognition for a job well done. And I know Sean would be delighted to see he's helped other fishing lovers out there! We meet Tuesday evening if you get a free moment to include it by then! I know the end of summer/start of the school year can be hectic though, so if not, whenever you get a chance to add it is great! I really appreciate it :) Warmly, Mr. Matt Kelly"

Not realising that Matt and the Boy Scouts are in the USA, both Ian our Secretary and myself offered a visit to us by the Scouts!! Well, you never know perhaps one day - Matt you'd always be welcome if you're ever in the vicinity!

The link to the website is now on our "Useful Links" page. Thank you Sean.

Chris Porteous




The new All-Wales Byelaws bans the use of trebles and double on spinners, flying C lures and plugs.
Have a read of the Byelaws on the NRW website

Below are a few links to YouTube videos and a Website to help you (Mostly USA but useful)
Alternatively take a trip into our friendly local tackle shop
FOXONS where you will find

all you need in terms of advice and suitable replacement hooks.


The Elwyre System - by Martin and Fergus Guiver - October 2018

If you've ever been plagued with autumn leaves whilst fly fishing in the last few weeks of the season,
here's an ingenious solution devised by our own Martin and Fergus.
HERE to read the PDF, as published in "Fly Dresser"

Many thanks to Martin and Fergus for sharing this with us.


Click HERE for Shaun's You-Tube Tutorial

The Cosseboom Variant
A sea trout fly to try this June
Tied by Richard Roberts of Rhyl & St Asaph Angling Association

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