Top class fishing amid stunning scenery

Posted on: 12th Aug 2014

The Denbigh & Clwyd Angling Club controls 15 miles of salmon, sea trout and wild brown trout fishing on the River Clwyd between Trefnant, just a couple of miles from St Asaph upriver to beyond Ruthin and on the rivers Clywedog, Elwy, Ystrad and Wheeler.  The club also controls the fishing on Llyn Clywedog located in the Clocaenog Forest above the village of Cyffylliog which contains a good stock of hard fighting wild brown trout.

The club offers annual membership as well as day permits and both are available via the club’s website  Day permits are also available from Foxons Fishing Tackle at Penrhewl on Lower Denbigh Road, St Asaph, telephone 01745 583583 e-mail  website address


The river fishing controlled by the club consists of eleven beats with fly, spinner or worm being allowed on five of the club’s lower beats on the River Clwyd between Trefnant and Llandyrnog as well as the beat on the River Elwy.  The remaining four beats from Pont Clwyd upstream, as well as the beat on the River Wheeler and Llyn Clywedog are fly only.   The club has a voluntary catch and release policy for brown trout, sea trout and salmon.  It also encourages members and day permit holders to use barbless hooks.

The brown trout fishing can be good throughout the season depending on rainfall and the level of water in the river, and it can be especially good with a dry or wet fly in the late evenings regardless of the water level.

Salmon and sea trout start entering the river from June onwards and fishing for both after rain and for sea trout after dark even in low water can be very productive, and as the river is recognised as being one of the top sea trout rivers in Wales, it attracts anglers from great distances.

Annual membership also entitles members to fish a number of other rivers and lakes thanks to agreements made with other clubs.  These currently include some excellent trout and sea trout fishing as well as autumn and winter grayling and pike fishing and details about these additional venues can be found on the club’s website.

As well as welcoming membership applications from new and experienced adult anglers, the club is particularly keen to increase its youth membership.  To encourage this, it provides free membership for youngsters up to the age of twelve and charges a token annual membership fee of just £10 for those aged between twelve and eighteen as an incentive for youngsters to take up the sport of fishing.

Interested?  If so, then visit the club’s website where you will find details about all the fishing it controls, a selection of enticing photographs of most of the beats, maps showing the location of each beat, the cost of day and annual membership and contact details for officers of the club if more specific information is required.