The Llanilar Airflo Classic – The Results!!

The Llanilar Airflo Classic fly fishing competition took place on Sunday 7th August on Llyn Brenig. Conditions began well, but by 1pm the competitors were faced with very gusty winds and bright sunshine, extremely difficult conditions to say the least!!

At the jetty on Llyn Brenig

At the jetty on Llyn Brenig.

The Winner

Kevin McCabe took the no.1 spot, with a staggering 17 fish. We would like to congratulate Kevin on this amazing result, which given the conditions was a truly astonishing haul.

Kevin is pictured here with the Llanilar Airflo Classic trophy, together with an Airflo rocket Rod, Airflo switch pro reel & fly line prizes. Kevin we salute you!

The Llanilar Airflo Classic winner - Kevin Mcabe.

The Llanilar Airflo Classic winner – Kevin Mcabe.

2nd spot was taken by Gareth ‘Gazza’ Dixon with 11 fish, with his brother Aled coming in at 3rd position. A great performance from both.

Here are the full results:

Llanilar AIRFLO Classic 2016 Page 1

Llanilar Airflo Classic 2016 results Page 1

Llanilar Airflo Classic 2016 results Page 2

Llanilar Airflo Classic 2016 results Page 2

We would like to thank all who attended the competition. A more detailed match report and specifics of next year’s event to follow!

Caersws Angling Association

River Severn

River Severn.

With seven miles of the upper river Severn, the Caersws Angling Association control some fine river fishing for trout and grayling.

Website: www.caerswsanglingassociation.com

Contact: Dick Harpur
Email: iangrubb@hotmail.com
Telephone number: 01686688843
Day ticket available: Yes
Season permit available: Yes
Region: Mid Wales
Social Media: N/A

As well as main river fishing, the Carno Brook and Afon Trannon offer small stream fly fishing. Partially fed by the Clywedod dam, the river remains fishable even in hot summers due to cool water releases. Graying fishing in particular can be outstanding, with 3lb plus fish being fairly regularly captured.

 

Llanidloes and District AA – Llyn Clywedog Trout Fishery

Clywedog reservoir, mid Wales.Llyn Clywedog is the finest fishery in Mid Wales without question. Run by the local Llanidloes and District club, the fishing for rainbows and browns on this 615 acre reservoir is first class.

Website: www.clywedogtroutfishing.co.uk
Contact: Russ Owen
Email: r.owen058@btinternet.com
Telephone number: 07904618062
Day ticket available: Yes, from £20
Season permit available: Yes, full season £250
Region: Mid Wales
Social Media: Facebook www.facebook.com/clywedogtrout

Clywedog is fantastic fishery and one of our favourites due to it’s scenic location and excellent stocks of fish. Clywedog tout are reared on the fishery in state of the art cages, so the quality and fighting ability of fresh stocked fish are second to none.  These fish grow on rapidly and full tails are the norm in a short space of time – with the lake record being a staggering 25lb plus. Now with petrol engines, being afloat on this fishery is one of the best fishing days out you will find anywhere in Wales.

Read Tim Hughes full report on a day on Clywedog last season: https://blog.fishtec.co.uk/llyn-clywedog-trout-fishery-revisited-tim-hughes

A Clywedog trout more than large enough for a glass case!

A Clywedog trout more than large enough for a glass case!

We recommend you try:

Fishing the reservoir in early to mid June for the legendary Coch-y-bonduu beetle hatch. Some of the finest dry fly fish you will ever encounter in the British Isles.

The coch-y-bonddu beetle

The coch-y-bonddu beetle hatches in huge number on Clywedog’s banks.


Aberaeron Town Angling club

Aberaeron Town Angling club
The Aeron is a typical West Wales spate river that flows into Cardigan bay. Short and fast flowing this gem of a river holds some small wild trout, but the main species to target here is the Welsh sea trout or Sewin.

Website: www.aberaeron-angling.org
Contact: Shane Jones
Email: info@aberaeron-angling.org
Telephone number:  
07974 780681
Day ticket available:
Yes, from £10.
Season permit available: Yes, from £40.
Region: Mid Wales
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/AberaeronTownAnglingClub

From midsummer onwards (given a good spate) this river proves excellent sea trout sport on fly and spinner, with salmon featuring in the catches at the back end. The club also has a stretch of fishing on the river Teifi. Great value for a day ticket.

We recommend you try:
The town weir pools in Aberaeron. Spectacular sea trout sport on a summer night!

 

Tregaron Angling Association (Cymdeithas Pysgota Tregaron Angling Association)

Tregaron Angling Association (Cymdeithas Pysgota Tregaron Angling Association)

Llyn Hir & Egnant - typical upland natural lakes.

Llyn Hir & Egnant – Two of the Teifi pools.

Tregaron angling association controls fishing in the upper river Teifi and several wild upland lakes.

Website:
www.tregaronangling.com
Contact: Cheryl Bulman
Email: Cheryl.bulman@sky.com
Telephone number:
01974 298177
Day ticket available:
Yes, From £13
Season permit available: Yes, from £75
Region: Mid Wales
Social Media: N/A

The Teifi pools are located in a area of the Cambrian mountains once known as ‘The great desert of Wales’ – a remote treeless moorland where red kites and buzzards wheel over head.

A typical high lake brownie - from the Teifi pools.

A typical high lake brownie – from Llyn Teifi

Home to wild brown trout which rise freely to floating line and wet fly tactics, these lakes (llyns) offer fantastic sport and solitude in scenery which is hard to beat anywhere in the UK. Another lake called Llyn Berwyn also offers wonderful sport, and the upper river Teifi which rises in these lakes is known world wide for brown, sea trout and salmon fishing.

We recommend you fish: The Teifi pools. 

The video below was shot on the Teifi pools with the late, great, Moc Morgan who was a local angler. It really sums up the wilderness fishing on offer here!

 

 

Rhayader and Elan Valley Angling Association

Rhayader and Elan Valley Angling Association

A rise on Llyn Gwyn

A rise on Llyn Gwyn.

The waters controlled by this angling association truly are an anglers paradise.

Website: www.rhayaderangling.co.uk
Contact:
Alan Lewis
Email: hafodhardware@btconnect.com
Telephone number: 01597810383
Day ticket available:
Yes, From £7
Season permit available: Yes, From £25
Region: Mid Wales
Social Media: N/A

The Elan valley reservoirs are some of the most scenic places to fish in all of Wales, if not the UK. In the steep sided Victorian masonry dammed waters you will find free rising wild and stocked brown trout. Red kites wheel majestically over head, and the fishing is mostly top of the water with floating line.

In addition there are many miles of almost untouched river fishing available – the Wye, Elan, Claerwen and Marteg all hold nice wild trout, and in the case of the Wye and Elan rivers healthy stocks of grayling. The Elan in particular is an unfished gem – when other rivers in the area are in flood, the Elan often stays fishable due to the dams upstream.

To top it off there is also a rainbow trout fishery, Llyn Gwyn, which provides excellent sport from boat and bank all year round.

We recommend you try:

Caban Coch Reservoir, Elan valley. Brilliant Wild trout fishing, step and cast traditionl wets with red kites wheeling overhead. Magical.

Aberystwyth Angling Association

Aberystwyth Angling Association
This club offers the very best stillwater fishing for native brown trout, plus great sewin and salmon fishing on the river Rheidol. For a true Welsh angling experience why not pay them a visit?

Website: www.aber-angling.co.uk
Contact:
Mike Barrett
Email:
mbarrettuk05@yahoo.co.uk
Telephone number:
01970 623682
Day ticket available:
Yes, From £23
Season permit available: Yes, £175 visitor, £115 local.
Region: Mid Wales.

Located in the beautiful wilds of Ceredigion, Aberystwyth angling association hold the fishing rights to 9 upland lakes which predominately contain wild native brown trout. Variety truly is the key here; moving from lake to lake, you can catch small vividly coloured fish of 6 to 12 oz from the banks of the peaty llyn Syfydrin one morning, then target huge sedge feeding wild trout up to 9lb in weight (yes that’s right!) from the fertile Oerfa and Rhosrhydd lakes in the evening.

Lets not forget Aber AA also has fishing rights for 16 miles of the river Rheidol – one of the most productive sea trout and salmon rivers in Mid Wales, where hard fighting double figure sewin often grace anglers nets.

We recommend you try:

Llyn Rhosrydd – Amazing evening sedge fishing in July/August for grown on browns to well over 5lb.

Llyn Glandwgan  – Classic top of the water wild trout fishing, small but free rising fish in a tranquil upland setting. Floating line and traditional wet flies. Don’t miss out on the amazing coch y bonduu beetle hatch in June.

River Rheidol – Glan yr afon estate pool. Located just outside Aberystwyth this famous sewin pool consistently produces schoolies and the odd double for most of the summer. A great stretch of river.