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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