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A fish off the llangolen and Maelor Angling water on the Welsh Dee

The fish above from the Llangollen and Maelor Angling beats on the Welsh Dee shows what is on offer in Wales. While some salmon fishing in Wales has taken some knocks in recent years the sea trout fishing remains second to none. Indeed with the recovery of the once polluted rivers of South Wales the number of rivers offering fishing has increased significantly.

Brown trout fishing has also benefited from the reduction is pollution adding to the list of rivers and lakes offering some first class trouting.

Stalwart work by the Wye and Usk Foundation and many others has started a resurgence in the the fortunes of these once prolific rivers with salmon and sea trout returns improving and wild brown trout numbers and quality at an excellent level.

The Wye still has a run of Shad as do a few other rivers in Wales which makes it one of a few areas where you might catch one (please note it is illegal to targets them or to kill one, C & R only if caught accidentally).

Spinfish has significantly updated the Where to Fish Guide for Wales adding many new fisheries for you to browse or better still, to visit for a day or a week fishing in some gorgeous countryside for some of the best sewin you can hope to find anywhere. (thats a hard thing for a Jock to admit, but true).

We hope the new Where to Fish guide for disabled anglers will encourage more anglers with disabilities to try the sport for it's relaxation and positive health benefits. For those who are already anglers we hoped you will find it easier to identify places that can accommodate your needs better. We have been a bit fussy,"disabled" friendly is not enough, we have looked for fisheries that have good paths, car parking close to where you want to fish, safe fishing platforms, toilets facilities for disabled and level access to lodges and on site cafes. A few "friendlies" have been included because they were such good places to fish, more suited to people with mobiltiy issues.

I also found a small number of clubs (clubs are the leaders in accessibility) that have gone that bit further to make access to river fishing available with ramps and solid walk ways next to a good pool. Pembroke Angling Association is worth a special mention by creating a pool with access for wheelchair users next to their Angling Centre, well done, more please from other clubs.

Tight Lines - Llinellau Tynn


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