Osprey Fly Fishers Association

The Osprey Fly Fishers Association control fishing on the River Taff, Rhondda, Clydach, Usk and the Beacons reservoir.

Website: www.ospreyffa.co.uk
Dennis Baynham
Email: dennis@thebaynhams.fsnet.co.uk
Telephone number: N/A
Day ticket available:
Yes, Available from Harvey Angling, Cafe Royal Pontypridd.
Season permit available: Yes, £65. Options for winter grayling only available.
Region: South East Wales
Social Media:  Yes, Facebook group.

With a diverse selection of fly fishing water, this is one of the best value angling clubs you can join in Wales. The Osprey section of the middle Taff is the best on the river for large brown trout, and also has prolific grayling shoals that allow for sport to continue in winter.

A river Taff brown trout

A river Taff brown trout.

A small tributary call the Clydach joins the Taff above Pontypridd. Know locally as the Bwll brook, this rugged mountain stream teems with small trout, and provides great fun on a light set up.

River Clydach - aka the Bwll brook

River Clydach – aka the Bwll brook.

The Club also own rights on the Rhondda river which has great trout stocks plus a few grayling, and a short stretch of the river Usk in Brecon, where it is deep and slow but holds a lot of fish for those willing to wade deep.

Finally the Ospreys lease the Beacons reservoir near Pen y Fan. Beacons is an upland wild trout fishery where traditional floating line and lough style tactics works best. It’s fish are mainly around 3/4lb but it does throw up some 2lb plus fish each year.

A typical fish from the Beacons reservoir

A typical fish from the Beacons reservoir.

Not forgetting the places to fish, The Ospreys also have a very active social calendar including club competitions on various stillwaters including Clywedog, Barrows, Chew, and Llandgefedd. The Ospreys also have a club house in Abercynon, where every Wednesday evening you can enjoy fly tying demos, fishing talk and banter with members.