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Fishing Competitions Wales - Fishing in Wales


Welsh Salmon & Trout Angling Association – Game fishing calendar 2024

Llyn Brenig Competitions 2024

May 11th – WIGFIC Competition – Water Industry Game Fishing Competition

May 24th – Ladies International

July 6th & 7th – 6×4 Competition

July 14th – Greys heat

July 21st – Ladies Disabled International Competition

August 1st – Llanilar Fishing Competition

October 6th – Welsh Trials

Llyn Clywedog 2024 Competition Calendar

llyn clywedog competitions 2024

Welsh Grayling Cup – River Rhymney - 27th & 28th 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 January 2024.

Find out more HERE.

South Wales Open Sea Angling Championship 2023

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).

Book now:

Llyn Brenig Tagged Fish Competition 2023

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.

Good luck!

Don’t forget to take a photo of your tagged catch and share it with us #Brenigtagcomp


MANAGER VACANCY – For Welsh Fly Fishing Teams

World Fly Fishing Championship 2022 – Asturias Northern Spain

The FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship was held in Asturias, Northern Spain last week, with the Welsh Senior World team in attendance.


Welsh Fly Fishing Teams - Competition and trial dates 2022

welsh fly fishing competitions 2022

JANUARY (TBC) – First bank trial – Garnffrwdd fishery

FEBRUARY (TBC) – Second bank trial – Garnffrwdd fishery

FEBRUARY 27th – World trial – Garnffrwdd fishery

MARCH 13th– World trials – River Elan

APRIL 3rd – Inter-teams – Trawsfynydd Reservoir

APRIL 17th – World trial – River Ebbw

APRIL 23rd – 24th – First senior trial – Trawsfynydd Reservoir

MAY 23rd – 26th – Welsh ladies international – Lake of Menteith

MAY 28th – 29th – Second senior trial – Llyn Clywedog

JUNE 7th – 11th – Senior Spring International – Lough Melvin

JUNE 24th – River International – River Don

JUNE 28th – 29th – Welsh disabled international – Lake of Menteith

JULY 2nd – 3rd – Third senior trial – Llyn Brenig

JULY 17th – Ladies team trial – Trawsfynydd Reservoir

JULY 23rd – 24th – Rivers team trial – River Ebbw, Newport

JULY 24th – Disabled trial – LLyn Clywedog

JULY 27th (TBC) – Youth international – Lough Lein

AUGUST (TBC) – World team trials – Venues TBC

SEPTEMBER 11th – Youth trial – Llyn Clywedog

SEPTEMBER 17th to 18th – Fourth senior trial – Trawsfynydd Reservoir

SEPTEMBER 26th to 29th – Senior Autumn International – Trawsfynydd Reservoir

SEPTEMBER 25th to 2nd OCTOBER – World Championships – Asturias Spain

OCTOBER 19th – Bank international – Garnffrwdd fishery


If you are a 18 years or over you are eligible to fish the Senior fly fishing trials for Welsh rivers, loch style (stillwater) and bank teams, a selection process which Welsh Salmon & Trout Angling Association (WSTAA) run each year. WSTAA are the governing body for game angling in Wales.

WSTAA also hold Welsh fly fishing team trials for youth, disabled and ladies teams, all eligible anglers will be warmly welcomed to take part.

WSTAA hold these trials to select international Welsh team members, who would then fish the following year in a Home International event against Ireland, Scotland and England. There is also a World Team trial, for competing outside the UK alongside many international teams in the annual FIPS Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship.

So, if you fancy having a go and gaining yourself a Welsh Cap to fish for your country in a International contact your local fly fishing club secretary, they will have the forms and will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding entry.

Further information on the World Championships can be found below. For World team inquiries contact Nathan Gittings:

llyn clywedog fishery

World Fly Fishing Championships 2022 Asturias, Spain.

Trials for the Welsh national team are scheduled to take place in the spring of 2022. The championships are scheduled for the end September 2022 on rivers around the region of Asturias, Spain

Dates and venues are as follows:

Feb 27th – Garnffrwd Fishery
March 13th – River Elan (TBC – 10th Jan)
April 17th – River Ebbw (TBC – 11th Jan)

World championships 2022, Asturias, Spain.

Championship Dates:

September 25th – October 2nd

Championship Accommodation:

Marriott Hotel, Oviedo.

Championship Venues:

Rio Cares
Rio Piloña
Rio Trubiav
Rio Narcea
Lake El Arenero (Tineo)

Could all anglers wishing to compete at this event please register your interest with World team manager Nathan Gittings as soon as possible. Email:

fly fishing world championship

04/12/2021 to 05/12/2021 - Hanak European Grayling Festival river Dee

A fantastic weekend of grayling fishing in Llangollen. Massive congratulations to all anglers who fished the festival this year and congratulations to all the winners. Results can be seen below. Next year’s competition will be held 4th -5th December 2022. For further information or to apply for next year, get in touch via the Facebook page.

Hanak grayling festival

Aberystwyth Angling Association "Season Starter" Competition March 2023

Do you fancy wetting a line before the start of the new season? Aberystwyth Angling Association have decided to run a new competition called the “Season Starter” Saturday 18th of March – at Frongoch, Trisant. Your chance to come and fish before the club season has officially kicked off. What’s more for first place we are offering you the chance to win your season permit!

The competition will be starting at 11am running until 5pm. Entry is £20.

Prizes for: Heaviest Bag will win the season permit, Heaviest Fish and 2nd Heaviest Bag will both win vouchers.

First 4 rainbows to count, all browns to be returned, Fly Fishing Only.