Vale Of Clwyd Angling Club Open Day - 24th February Foxons Tackle
Welsh Grayling Cup – River Rhymney 27th and 28th of January 2024
An all-new fly fishing competition is being held on the river Rhymney, South Wales, across two days on the weekend of 27th and 28th of January 2024.
Please note: The event has reached now capacity, with 20 teams entered, consisting of 2 anglers per team.
Pike Anglers Night - 16th January
River invertebrates and anglers flies talk - 29th January, Clydach
Take A Friend Fishing is back for Christmas!
Take a Friend Fishing’ is on for the Christmas Holidays from 22 December 2023 to 2 January 2024
Get together with a friend and create some amazing angling memories this winter!
Between 22 December 2023 to 2 January 2024 (inclusive), existing rod fishing licence holders in Wales can register for a FREE one-day Natural Resources Wales rod licence so they can take someone they know fishing.
Registration for a FREE daily fishing licence (worth from £6 to £12) will be available at: www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk
Taking a friend or family member on a fishing trip is the ideal opportunity to catch-up and enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of angling.
The free fishing licence will be sent with a confirmation email, so please remember to have the angler’s fishing licence and both people’s email addresses handy when you register to Take a Friend Fishing.
Please note: A day ticket from the fishery or angling club will also be required. You can find places to go fishing in Wales here.
Reel Minds CIC Drop in Events
Come join Reel Minds CIC in Pontypridd and make some rigs, re-spool and service your reel or just have a chat and enjoy some warm drinks and a warm lunch. All are welcome.
‘There’s more to fishing than catching’
Junior Pike Day - Sunday 26th of November at Semtex Lake Brynmawr
This event will help junior anglers to get started pike fishing and understand –
How best to go about catching them.
There will also be some giveaways on the day!
Llyn Brenig Christmas Fishing Competition 28th December
Join us for Llyn Brenig’s Christmas Fishing Competition on Thursday 28 December!
Entry is £30 (£20 children) with a maximum of two trout catches from the bank. After the 2.30pm weigh-in, warm up at Caffi Brenig with home-made soup and a roll, included in the entry price. The wait will then be over when 1st, 2nd and 3rd places are announced with cash prizes to be won!
The Tagged Fish Competition draw will be on the same day (also at 2.30pm).
AAPGAI Autumn Open Day - Builth Wells 28th October
Vale Of Clwyd Fly Tying Club - Autumn 2023
Pike Anglers Club RA10 South Wales Night - 25th October
Vale of Clwyd Angling Club Fly Tying Winter Social
Entry is free, all we ask is that you buy a drink from the bar.
Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association - "Introduction to Fly Fishing"
Our final “Introduction to Fly Fishing” event of the season is on Saturday October 14th 2023
Venue: Our Members’ lake in Prion near Denbigh
The event will commence at 10:30 a.m. and finish around 3:00 p.m.
We will provide all fly fishing tackle if you have none.
All Under 16’s (Free)
RASAAA Members (Free)
Adult Non-Members £10 (Refunded upon Joining the Association).
Our “Late Season Membership Offer” is now available – join now and there’s nothing more to pay until February 2025.
You can join online through the website or over the counter at Foxons Tackle in St Asaph.
Click the link below for full details of the fly fishing taster event:- https://www.rhylandstasaphanglers.co.uk/introduction-to-angling
Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance - Game Angling Taster - 16th September
On Saturday 16th September from 9am-2pm there will be a game angling taster event being held at the Railway Building at Cyfarthfa Park Merthyr Tydfil (CF47 8RE) by Welsh international team members. The session will include fly tying tuition, casting clinics, equipment and tactical advice. Experienced and beginners are all welcome.
Welsh Game Fair - September 9th - 10th Vaynol Estate Bangor
Calling all angling adventure seekers and fishing enthusiasts! Get ready to immerse yourself in a captivating celebration of Welsh culture, tradition, and the great outdoors at the Welsh Game Fair, set to take place just outside the city of Bangor, North Wales on September 9th and 10th at the picturesque Vaynol Estate.
Natural Resources Wales are sponsoring the Fishing Village at this year’s Welsh Game Fair, and there’s some amazing news for rod licence holders in Wales and England, who can get 25 percent off their one-day entry tickets for this fantastic event.
The Fishing Village will feature a range of activities including casting competitions, advice from celebrity anglers, fly-tying, coracles and much, much more!
To claim your 25% discount simply visit the Game Fair website at www.welshgamefair.org and enter the code NRW23 when purchasing your tickets*
‘Fishing in Wales’ will be in attendance at the Welsh Game Fair, along with expert sea trout angler Alun Rees, who is helping to man the stand with Natural Resources Wales fisheries staff. The stand will be located in the fishing village. Come and see us to learn more about angling opportunities in Wales!
Below: A few images from last years event
*Discount code T&C
• Not in conjunction with any other offer
• No cash alternative
• Not transferable, strictly for rod licence holders only
• Only available while stocks last
• Proof of rod licence may be sought at the entrance
Free Fly Fishing Lessons - Swansea Area - River Tawe - PASAS
Angling Direct Cardiff - Open day 22nd July
Come and meet Sir Gareth Edwards, CBE and keen angler!
FREE FLY FISHING LESSONS FOR KIDS - THIS AUGUST - With Llandysul Angling Association
Have a go at fishing - Trefnant Pond Denbigh 16th July from 10am
To launch this exciting opportunity, both clubs are to hold a free of charge, “Have a go at fishing” event at the facility on Sunday 16th July.
Both clubs will have their club stands/tents set up on the sports field, where Committee members and enthusiastic volunteers will be on hand to talk to attendees about the clubs, the fishing they offer and membership options.
Fishing and demonstration of techniques in coarse and fly fishing will be available on the day, both on the water and on the field.
Trefnant pond is a coarse fishery, holding lots and lots of silver fish, roach, rudd, tench and carp and I’m sure will provide hours and hours of angling entertainment for the youngsters.
Further information on the open day event will be made available over coming days and weeks on VCAC Facebook page.
Just to reiterate, this opportunity commences from 16th July 2023 only and is for Junior VCAC members only. Adults can join Bodelwyddan Coarse Anglers from £40 a season.
National Fishing Month – August 1st to August 31st 2023
National Fishing Month – August 2023
This Summer we want to get more people fishing and with family-friendly events, now is your chance!
The Angling Trades Association created this initiative to encourage more people to get a taste for fishing, and with its partners in the Angling Trust, Environment Agency and Canal & River Trust, National Fishing Month is reaching an ever-growing number of people, encouraging the next generation of anglers to enjoy time by the water.
We want our wonderful waterways to feel an open and inviting place for everybody and raise awareness that fishing is about so much more than catching a fish!
TAKE A FRIEND FISHING – FREE ROD FISHING LICENCE!
Applies for the whole of National Fishing Month! So you can take a friend fishing with you for free. More information can be found on the TAFF Website.
(N.B Day ticket or club membership still required)
Take A Friend Fishing is Back! 29th July to 3rd September
‘Take a Friend Fishing’ is on from 29th July to 3rd September for National Fishing Month.
Get together with a friend and create some amazing angling memories this summer!
Between 29th July to 3rd September (inclusive), existing rod fishing licence holders in Wales can register for a FREE one-day Natural Resources Wales rod licence so they can take someone they know fishing.
Registration for a FREE fishing licence is open now at: www.anglingtrust.net/takeafriendfishing
Summer is a fantastic time of year to get outdoors and spend some time next to the water. Taking a friend or family member on a fishing trip is the ideal opportunity to catch-up and enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of angling.
The free fishing licence will be sent with a confirmation email, so please remember to have the angler’s fishing licence and both people’s email addresses plus a few other details handy when you pre-register to Take a Friend Fishing.
Registration is open now so that anglers and their friends who want to get a date booked in advance can visit www.anglingtrust.net/takeafriendfishing to register for the FREE fishing licence.
Please note: A day ticket from the fishery or angling club will also be required. You can find places to go fishing in Wales here.
Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance Fly Casting Clinic - Monday Evenings 6pm to 8pm Aberfan
Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance fly casting clinic starts tonight at 6pm on the grove fields in Aberfan.
Free for MTAA members, just £10 for non members, free to all under 16s.
All abilities catered for from complete beginners to those who have fished forever.
Equipment can be provided.
The clinic will run on Monday evenings over the summer, for more information join the Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance Facebook group.
Wye Salmon Association Casting Clinic - 27th May 2023
If you need to brush up on your casting skills or would like to learn some new fishing skills, why not come along to the Wye Salmon Association casting clinic. It is supported by professional instructors from the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA). Contact and booking details below.
Gwent Angling Society Open Day - 10th June 2023
Gwent Angling Society Open Day 2023
Following on from the success of last year’s Open Day event, Gwent AS are excited to announce the launch of this year’s Gwent Angling Society Open Day on Saturday 10th June. Last year’s event was a truly wonderful day for members and non-members, anglers and non-anglers, and families looking to enjoy a day in the sun, in great company and glorious surroundings, and with a host of events, activities, and great food.
Join us again for a fantastic and family-orientated day of fishing skills, fly tying and fly fishing demonstrations, entomology, and tuition and instruction. Hear more about the issues our rivers continue to endure and the Gwent Angling Society’s great work to combat these issues.
To read more about the event, to see what the club has planned throughout the day, or to purchase tickets, simply visit Gwent Angling Society Website HERE.
Image C: Gwent Angling Society
Llyn Brenig Tagged Fish Competition 2023 & Brenig Fish farm Tours
Find a tag and bag yourself £1000 in Brenig’s season-long tagged fishing competition!
From 18 March, Llyn Brenig fish farmers tag ten fish a week and introduce them into the weekly restock distributed across the lake. The tags are inserted in the back of the fish by the dorsal fin. The more tags you collect as you fish at Llyn Brenig in the competition timeframe, the better the odds of winning in the prize draw!
1st Prize: £1,000 cash
2nd Prize: Full season ticket
3rd Prize: Half season ticket (Jan-Jun 2024 or July-Dec 2024)
Details of each collected tag will be added to the prize draw which will take place on Saturday 4th November 2023.
Don’t forget to take a photo of your tagged catch and share it with us #Brenigtagcomp
Fish Farm Tours 2023
Have a tour of the fish farm at Llyn Brenig!
Meet the fish farmers and learn about the different phases of fish growth and what is involved in maintaining our stock of rainbow and brown trout.
Tours every first Saturday of the month from 6 May through to 2 September.
9.00am & 11.00am
Glynneath & District Angling Club - Fishing competition for children and adults - MAY 20th
Glynneath & District Angling Club Fishing competition for both Children and adults on MAY 20th 2023 details below:-
BOOK IN 9AM to 10AM @ HALFWAY HOUSE CARPARK
START FISHING 10AM FINISH 3:30 PM WEIGH IN BY 4PM AT HALFWAY HOUSE
(NOTE ALL CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OLD HAVE TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)
Children: Prizes for All children who enter the competition and return to the Halfway Car Park @ 4pm.
Adults: Members fish for free.
An Adult who wish to fish just on the competition day can do so for £10
Adults: Prizes for 1st 2nd 3rd
Licences are available to purchase on the day.
For updates visit the club FACEBOOK PAGE here.
Learn how to fly fish on Llyn y Dywarchen in Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) - Saturday 13th May
Aberdare & District Angling Association - Open Day - May 14th 2023
Our friends at Aberdare & District Angling Association are holding an open day at Nant Moel fly fishing reservoir on Sunday 14th May.
Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association - Introduction to Fly Fishing 2023
Learn to cast a fly and then fish for trout in our spring-fed lake.
It’s FREE for all juniors under 16 and current members, and just £10 for adult non-members.
Click the link for the registration form: www.rhylandstasaphanglers.co.uk/intro-day-booking-form
Take A Friend Fishing in Wales!! 1st and 16th April 2023
Between 1st and 16th April 2023 (inclusive), existing rod fishing licence holders in Wales can register for a FREE one-day NRW rod licence to take someone they know fishing. This includes the standard ‘Trout and Coarse’ day licence which is usually £6.60 and also the migratory ‘Salmon and Sea Trout’ license which is normally £12.60 per day.
Registering for a free one-day fishing licence couldn’t be easier!
Simply visit www.takeafriendfishing.co.uk and follow the simple registration steps and away you go!
Introduction To Fishing - 13th May Llandegfedd Reservoir Pontypool **EVENT NOW CANCELLED**
A taster day at Llandegfedd for young people interested in taking up angling organised by Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water.
The day aims to spark an interest in the next generation of anglers and educate them in the ecology of the reservoir.
Over the course of the day, participants will:
– Experience fly-casting off the pontoon.
– Try coarse fishing from the shoreline.
– Learn fly-tying techniques
Writer, angler and BBC presenter Will Millard also joins us to lead a workshop on the freshwater ecosystem of Llandegfedd.
For more information and to book follow this link: https://llandegfedd.co.uk/events/introduction-to-fishing/
Fishing In Wales at the BFFI show – 11th and 12th February 2023
‘Fishing in Wales’ will be attending the British Fly Fair International (BFFI) at the Staffordshire County Showground on 11th and 12th February 2023!
With a wealth of experience our Marketing Manager Ceri Thomas, along with Alan Parfitt, our photographer, will be on-hand to help you discover the many and varied game angling opportunities we have in Wales.
From remote mountain lakes to rainbow trout fisheries, wild trout streams and grayling rivers, there are hundreds of incredible venues in Wales. We’d love to share our knowledge with you, so you can plan your visit to Wales for an unforgettable fishing experience.
We look forward to seeing you there!
FIND US IN HALL1 – Next to Coch-y-Bonddu Books and opposite Corwen & District AC.
For more details on the show – which has a record number of exhibiters this year – visit www.bffi.co.uk
BFFI 2023 show floor plan:
Pike Anglers Club Night - with John Horsey 18th Jan 2023
Fishing Film Evening - April 22nd 2023 - Ffwrnes, Llanelli
Steffan Jones is organising a fishing film night for April 22nd 2023 in Ffwrnes, Llanelli.
Through his global contacts as a fishing guide and destination tour operator, Steffan has sourced a number of exciting fly fishing films which will be shown through the evening.
The event will also be an opportunity for local Welsh angling clubs to appear and represent themselves, prior to the film evening starting, with a view to promoting their waters and encouraging membership uptake for the season ahead.
Cost will be a modest £10, under 16’s free of charge. The evening is anticipated to start at 5pm.
This is a non-profit event, with any surplus revenue invested into youth fishing initiatives.
Fly tying nights with Pontardawe and Swansea Angling Society
PIKE ANGLERS CLUB NIGHT - ALL WELCOME
PIKE ANGLERS CLUB NIGHT
The PAC South Wales region will be holding a night with Neville Fickling on Monday 17th October, at the Kings Head public house in Usk.
6.30pm for a 7pm start
Non members £5
There will be a raffle and a trade stand on the evening with Martin Mumby from Catch Cult also in attendance.
Learn to fish for free!! With Llandysul Angling Association - Every Friday in August
Game Fair Parc Y Fro Field - Aberaeron - 6th August 1.30pm to 5pm
The GWCT Welsh Game Fair: 9th to 11th September 2022
The team behind The Game Fair and The Scottish Game Fair, hugely popular annual gatherings for people passionate about the countryside and country pursuits, is delighted to announce the launch of the first ever GWCT Welsh Game Fair. The event will take place from 9-11 September 2022 at the historic Faenol Estate near Bangor in northwest Wales and is being organised in partnership with leading conservation charity The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). The landscape of the Faenol Estate, which includes a beautiful, large lake in front of the main mansion for casting displays, is perfect for this celebration of all things rural. The event will raise money to support the GWCT’s charitable work and give a welcome boost to the region, with tourism and visitors contributing to the local economy.
The GWCT Welsh Game Fair will feature fishing, clay shooting, gundogs, game cookery, falconry, horses and hounds, as well as rural crafts, food and drink.
Currently for Fishermans Row there will be Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Magazine, who will be taking a Marquee with a mix of traders and Fly Tyers . There will be a Fishing competition held over the three days culminating in a Game Fair Championship. World fly casting champion Hywel Morgan will be demonstrating at the show. Visitors can look forward to a wide range of attractions, displays, live debates, shopping at hundreds of trade stands and family entertainment, all with a countryside theme. The Clay Shooting Line and Gunmakers Row, both extremely popular elements of the Scottish and National Game Fairs, will feature alongside a wealth of Welsh produce.
The event is set to be a fantastic shop window for the Welsh countryside and will promote the unique culture and heritage of Wales. The Game Fair will also bring together representatives from a range of conservation, farming, field sports and fishing bodies for debates on Welsh rural issues. The aim is to foster greater communication and cooperation between sectors and promote the benefits of country pursuits and conservation to a wider audience.
For more information click HERE
Gwent Angling Society Casting Clinics - Starting Mon 20th June 2022
Gwent Angling Society fly casting clinics in conjunction with the Game Angling Instructors’ Association will be taking place fortnightly throughout the summer, starting Monday 20th June, 6pm – 8pm. The sessions will cover everything from the basics to advanced techniques and will include single and double-handed fly casting. These sessions are perfect for ironing-out any issues and will help to improve your fishing and presentation by improving your underlying knowledge.
The evenings are open to both members and non-members, so feel free to share, bring along your friends, etc. Simply bring your rod/reel/line outfit if you have one, or we may be able to provide a kit depending on demand.
Single-handed will take place in the upper field, with double-handed down on the river. As such, please bring appropriate clothing, waders, etc.
There is a small fee required to cover our instructors’ travel and is payable via cash on the evening. Under-18s are welcomed free of charge.
- Members – £5
- Non-Members – £10
- Under-18s – Free of charge
The location will be our Usk beat at Ty Mawr, the best SatNav destination for which is Gilwern Outdoor Education Centre, Ty Mawr Rd, Gilwern, Abergavenny NP7 0EB. Once there, the gate to our beat will be open, and you can simply follow the track down and park in the upper field. Please do not park in the beat car park, as this will be needed for any members fishing during the evenings.
Any queries, as always, please reach out.
Gwent Angling Society
Glynneath & District Angling Club Comp - 18th June
Are running a fishing competition on Saturday 18th June 2022. Please see details below.
Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association Introduction to fly fishing days
Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association “Introduction to Fly Fishing” days are popular events hosted at the club trout lake near Denbigh.
The next two events will be held on:
Saturday April 30th 2022
Saturday July 9th 2022
Full details and a link to registration form is on the website.
Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association are keen to get more people, especially youngsters, involved in the sport of angling.
Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.
Tuition is given by our experienced instructors and the events are open to all ages and abilities.
It is free for all members and for junior non-members (u-16).
The cost to adult non-members is just £10 which is refunded if they later decide to join the Association.
The days usually start at 10.30 a.m. and finish about 3 p.m.
Following initial casting tuition, you will then be fly fishing for our feisty rainbow, blue and brown trout in a spring-fed lake. One rainbow trout (if caught) may be taken home. Bring suitable clothing and lunch – but all fishing equipment is supplied. There will be a further Intro Day in September date TBA.
Canal and Rivers Trust Angling Events - Wales 2022
Canal and Rivers Trust ‘Lets Fish’ Events at Llangollen
28th May 2022 – Trevor Basin Llangollen
04th June 2022 – Trevor Basin Llangollen
06th August 2022 – Trevor Basin Llangollen
13th August 2022 – Trevor Basin Llangollen
20th August 2022 – Trevor Basin Llangollen
27th August 2022 – Trevor Basin Llangollen
For more information on ‘Lets Fish’ events, head to the Canal and River Trust’s website.
Image C: Canal & River Trust
FREE Coaching sessions for junior members of Corwen & District Angling Club
Do you have children under 16 who want to try fly fishing or get some coaching to help improve their fly casting or fly fishing skills?
If so, I (Matt Clarke) and England International fly fisher Gary Hedges are providing coaching sessions to members of Corwen and District Angling Club (CADAC) between April and October. The sessions are funded solely by CADAC and are FREE for junior club members.
For many years, CADAC has provided FREE membership and instruction to junior fly fishers. Many children and grandchildren of club members have caught their first fish on the fly at coaching sessions, or have picked up new skills and made new friends. Over the past few years, several regulars have even won places on Wales and England Youth Fly Fishing Teams.
Coaching sessions are held at Llandegla Fishery in North Wales (where there are toilets, ample parking, and great food) with a session planned for the River Dee during the summer months (weather permitting).
Provisional dates are as follows:
Sunday April 3rd, 2022 (Llandegla Fishery)
Sunday May 8th, 2022 (Llandegla Fishery)
Sunday June 12th, 2022 (Llandegla Fishery)
Sunday August 7th, 2022 (TBC)
Sunday September 18th, 2022 (Llandegla Fishery)
Sunday October 9th, 2022 (Llandegla Fishery)
Sessions start at 10am and finish at 2pm and will cover a range of topics to suit fly fishers of all ages and levels. Equipment is provided. Food and drink is available from the cafe. Juniors will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. For safety reasons, anglers and their guardians must wear a cap and sunglasses to protect themselves from airborne flies!
You’ll need to be a member of Corwen and District Angling Club (membership is FREE for under 16s). Please contact Barry Cubbins via the CADAC website: https://www.corwenanddistrictanglingclub.co.uk/contact-us/
Juniors aged 13-16 will additionally need to apply for a FREE rod licence. https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences
To book a place, please contact Matt Clarke at email@example.com
Image credit: Matt Clark ‘Fly and Lure‘
Ladies Team Fly Fishing Competition Llyn Gwyn
Dolygaer and Pontsticill Match Calendar 2022
Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance have announced a match schedule for 2022 for the popular Dolygaer and Pontsticill reservoirs.
Fixtures can be found here: https://www.mtaa.co.uk/pontsticill-and-dolygaer-fixtures/
Angling Events Wales - Winter 2021/2022
17/12/21 to 02/01/22 – Take A Friend Fishing this festive season
Between Friday 17th December 2021 and Sunday January 2nd 2022 (inclusive), existing rod fishing licence holders in Wales can register for a FREE one-day Natural Resources Wales rod licence worth £6 so they can take someone they know fishing. More information here.
15/12/21 – Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance fly tying sessions.
These will start this week on Wednesday 15th December at the ex service mans club in Merthyr Tydfil at 7pm.
This weeks session we will be going back to basics looking at tying techniques, tools and sharing our experiences.
The two patterns that we will be developing our techniques are a pheasant tail nymph variant and Olive Emerger. Both are must have patterns for the river Taff and Usk.
The cost for the session is £5 for members and £10 for non members.
If you are interested in attending please email the secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2021 to April 2022 – Fly Dressers Guild Cardiff
The Cardiff branch meets on the first Monday of every month. Details below: