Latest Catches and News

It has been a very dry couple of months in this area of North Wales coinciding with the rest of the UK to be honest! Therefore at time of writing (30th July) the water level on the Dwyfor continues to be very low to say the least. At the start of this month last year, we had a big flood which helped push a very big run of big Sea Trout upstream. This year unfortunately we have not been so lucky, the river has not been above trickling speed for around a month, the fish however have been on the move during the evenings and the big tides that have been on very recently.

On the two occasions I have ventured out onto the river in the past 2 weeks during the night on the Aberkin stretch, it has been very pleasing to see and hear the amount of fish, large and small, moving up into the system with splashes in every pool I’ve walked past. To my knowledge, Stephen Mutt Williams, Len Pemberton, Billy Monks, Alan Bailey and Barry Evans have been just a few of the ones to catch recently all landing Sea trout between 2-6lb. One of our Juniors Jack Wood had a great night last night (29th) landing a 15lb fresh run Sea trout (See picture) on an Alexander fly as well so a massive congratulations to him! A huge congratulations also goes to Stephen Williams for catching the first Salmon of the season, a very nice fresh run Grilse of 6lb (See Picture) whereas the closest I’ve come to catching at all is hitting a tree on the far bank…

Unfortunately with low water comes poaching, and at the moment they are out in force it seems! Please be aware, the association does not encourage individuals to confront these people, but it is possible for you to either get in touch with the authorities or phone Natural Resource Wales line on 0800 807060 if you see anything you wish to report.

On the competition scene, there has been more success for Carl Williams who has successfully qualified for the Wales Commonwealth team which is to fish in Quebec, Canada in 2016 following a trial on Llyn Brenig recently where he came 4th. If any members are keen to enter the competition scene for next year, please get in touch with us for more details.

With regards to the juniors tuition day I briefly mentioned in one of the posts, it will take place over 2 days on the 14th and 19th of August at Eisteddfa Fishery in Pentrefelin, please be aware that numbers have been limited to 10 individuals on a first come, first served basis to all junior members of the Dwyfor, therefore if there is any interest, please contact the secretary on 01766 810548. The day will consist of fly casting tuition, as well as how to read habitats to determine the best tactics to use etc. More details will be posted about the event on the Facebook page/newsfeed so keep an eye out for that!

If there are any more catches you would like to report, please send an email to with your name pic and weight of fish and will post them up!

Stephen Williams' 6lb Grilse

Stephen Williams’ 6lb Grilse

Jac Wood’s 15lb Sea trout caught on an Alexander fly.

One comment on “Latest Catches and News

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Mark Pedley on August 3, 2014 5:35 pm

Fished the river on a dayticket a couple of weeks ago no luck but a lovely river to fish so will be back very helpful tackle shop in cricceith and very friendly locals many thanks

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