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Canals Trust

The Canals Trust have over 2,000 miles of waterway to look after for the many interest groups who use them. With so much water it is no wonder that fishing is high on the list of activities.

The Trust issues a Waterway Wanderers Permit that entitles you to fish on an impressive amount of water throughout England and Wales (for just £20).

For information on how to apply for a permit Goto Waterway Wanderers Permit Application for a list of waters covered by the permit Goto Canal Trust Waterway Wanderers Permit Waters


Game Fishing - Pysgota Gem | Coarse Fishing - Pysgota Bras | Angling Club - Pysgota Clwb  

Game Fishing - Psygota Gem

Afon / River | Llyn / Lake | Trout Fisheries / Pysgodfeydd Brithyllod

Afon / River

For fishing on the Wye, Usk, Sirhowy and Llynfi see Gwent Angling Society under clubs below.

Llyn / Lake

Cwmtillery Lake

Located in Abertillery this reservoir once supplied water to the local coliiery. Now landscaped it is a pleasant place to spend time fishing. A members club has the fishing for stocked rainbows, brown trout and blues in the 1.5 to 2.5lb range although fish to over 5lbs are present. Day tickets are available call, 01495 320504 or from the boat house where members can issue tickets or you can use the Honest Box.

Goolge Map 51.756074, -3.130487 Post Code NP13 1LR

Checked 15/04/19

Trout Fisheries / Psygodfeydd Brithyllod

Ynysyfro Reservoirs

Newport Reservoir Fly Fishing Association have fishing on 2 reservoirs near Rogerstone, Newport. One reservoir is about 16 acres while the other is about 10 (at this time the lower reservoir is out of action temporarily).

Stocked with rainbows there is a good population of brown trout (C & R only). Fishing is fly only with barbless hooks.

Membership is very inexpensive and gives a good discount on the day ticket price (especially good for juniors and students). You can also take a members season ticket which allows you 100 fish plus catch and release on unlimited visits. Day tickets are also very reasonably priced. There are 2 boats for hire.

Toilets and a lodge on site. The fishery is also just half a mile away from the 14 Locks Canal Visitor Centre.

Call 01633 838250

Google Map Post Code 51.596086, -3.037052 NP10 9GN

Checked 16/04/19

Coarse Fishing - Psygota Bras

Cwmycelyn Feeder Ponds

Located in Blaina the pond is managed by Cwmycelyn Angling Club. If you look on Google Satellite it looks like the pond is weeded over but it has undergone significant improvement including since then, and I have seen the pics on their web site, having weed cleared by a floating bulldozer, cool of what! New paths, landscaping, a pedestrian bridge across the middle making the site accessible.

It is a sizable pond, at least 300 metre long but but probably averaging 30 plus metres wide and up to 8ft deep. 20 generous pegs fishing for carp, skimmers, hybrids, roach, rudd, tench, chub, crucians, perch and eels.

Membership is very inexpensive with discounts for pensioners and juniors. Day tickets (and membership cards) are available from Singh Food Stores in Cwmycelyn.

Google Map 51.769812, -3.153359 Post Code NP13 3NB

Checked 17/04/19

Waun y Pound Reservoir

Waun y Pound or Blue lakes is run by Blue Lakes Angling Club. There are 3 lakes, Blue Lake and St Ives holding stocks of carp, bream, tench and roach. There is a small 1 peg pool for members only.

Can't find contact information or where to buy permits.

Google Map 51.789147, -3.229922 Post Code NP23 6XQ

Checked 21/04/19

Parc Nant Waun

From 2009 Parc Nant y Waun Angling Club have had control of the fishing on the ponds in the park, Machine Pond and Mustard Ponds. They have raised funding to stock the pond and to install facilities to accomodate disabled anglers..

They have stocked with carp, roach tench bream and crucians since taking over.

Membarship is very in expensive, disabled anglers fish for free. Season and Day tickets are available from:

The Fruit Shop in Beaforts St, Brynmawr: Animal Magic in Bethcar St and the Tackle Shop in the Shopping Mall both in Ebbw Vale and from Nantyglo Post Office. Permits can also be bought on the bank from the Bailiffs.

Google Map 51.794611, -3.184879 Post Code NP23 4Hw

Checked 21/04/19

Angling Club Pysgota Clwb

Cwmycelyn Angling Club

See Coarse Fishing above, this club has transformed a rather rough looking site into something which is a great benefit to the community.

Gwent Angling Society

Gwent AS has extensive fishing on 15 miles on the rivers of South Wales including the Wye, Usk at Ty Mawr, 3 miles of the upper Sirhowy and water on the Llynfi.

The fishing is for salmon, brown trout and grayling.

For membership enquiries call 01495 312508

Newport Reservoir Fly Fishing Association

See Fisheries above

Checked 15/04/19

Blue Lakes Angling Club

Blue Lakes AC have 3 lakes (Waun y Pound Reservoirs), Blue Lake and St Ives holding stocks of carp, bream, tench and roach. There is a small 1 peg pool for members only.

Can't find contact information or where to buy permits.

Google Map 51.789147, -3.229922 Post Code NP23 6XQ

Checked 21/04/19