Aberdare and District Angling Association

The Aberdare and district Angling association control the fishing on Nant Moel Reservoir and also a 4 mile stretch of the River Cynon.

Nant Moel Reservoir

Nant Moel Reservoir. Image credit: Jason Williams

Website: www.nantmoel.co.uk
Mr DW Morgan
Email: aadaafishing@gmail.com
Telephone number: 07504507327 (email preferred)
Day ticket available:
Yes, £12. Available from Hirwaun Post Office.
Season permit available: Yes, £70 half season, £120 Full..
Region: South East Wales
Social Media:  Yes, Facebook page for members only.

Situated at the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, the Nant Moel reservoir is regularly stocked with quality rainbow trout and sometimes blues, which grow on and fight well in the cool oxygenated water. Four level access disabled platforms make the reservoir an easy place to fish for everyone. Nant Moel reservoir fishes well all year, but particularly so in summer due to the high altitude – when other lower lying fisheries are not at their best, Nant Moel is often on song.

A typical Nant y Moel rainbow trout Image credit: Jason Williams

A typical Nant y Moel rainbow trout. Image credit: Jason Williams

The River Cynon flows through Aberdare, with the Aberdare Angling club stretch being from Llwycoed to Abercwmboi. This small tributary of the Taff is little fished, but it does hold plentiful stocks of beautiful wild brown trout, some of which reach decent sizes to rival the fish found in the main river Taff. Grayling are also beginning to show up in the middle and lower reaches of the Cynon system.

A river Cynon brown trout.

A river Cynon brown trout.