DISABLED FRIENDLY FISHING IN WALES
Wales has plenty of options for anglers with limited mobility or disability. These include stillwater fisheries for coarse fish and carp, plus many small stocked trout lakes, which have easy access with fishing platforms and parking close to the fishing. There are also locations for easy access sea fishing, such as piers and harbours. This page lists Welsh fisheries and venues with access for persons with disabilities.
TROUT FISHING LAKES AND RESERVOIRS – BOAT FISHING
Wales has a good number of trout fishing reservoirs and lakes, which offer disabled access by way of wheelie boats. These can be accessed usually on a boat jetty, with assistance available from rangers and on-site staff. The following lakes have wheelie boat facilities:
> Llys y fran reservoir (re-opening summer 2020)
We strongly advise contacting these fisheries in advance – to enquire of wheelie boat availability and to book.
TROUT FISHERIES – BANK FISHING
The following trout fisheries have suitable disabled platforms, which allow wheelchair access and even footing for the less able and elderly.
> Eglwys nunydd (Tata Game angling)
> Taff Bargoed Angling association lakes
We advise contacting these fisheries to enquire of availability and to book in advance
COARSE FISHERIES IN WALES – WITH DISABLED ACCESS
The following coarse fisheries and canals have disabled access and suitable platforms.
> Monmouthshire and Brecon canal – Towpath at Talybont
> Monmouthshire and Brecon canal – Five lock basin
BRITISH DISABLED ANGLING ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDED:
These disabled friendly Welsh fishing venues are based on Information from the British Disabled Angling Association website – click the venue name to go through to the BDAA listing, where you will find a comprehensive list of facilities and access information for the fishery.
> Taff Bargoed Angling association
> White springs Fishery
> Bluebell Park Coarse Fishery
SEA FISHING WITH DISABLED FRIENDLY ACCESS:
Disclaimer: Fishing In Wales cannot be held responsible for any issue arising or bad experience in connection to a recommendation on this page. We rely solely on information from the internet or fishery owners. Therefore, we always advise checking directly with the fishery/venue before travelling to confirm suitability.