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  1. #4531

    Default Re: River Taff, Cardiff

    In what respect?
    Musha rig um du rum da

  2. #4532

    Default Re: River Taff, Cardiff

    Quote Originally Posted by diawl bach View Post
    In what respect?
    Thanks for replying. I have just started to fish the river above Radyr weir, up to the M4. I know that there are plenty of trout and grayling, but what are my chances of chub and barbel on this stretch?

  3. #4533

    Default Re: River Taff, Cardiff

    Quite good barbel wise particularly if you pre-bait I'm told but the chub population isn't what it was, recruitment has been hammered by the cormorants over the last ten years but despite that there are still a few big chub around.

    The Glamorgan Anglers water below Radyr weir and Blackweir have the favoured barbel swims and some real beauties in double figures come out each year, not as good as the Wye or Severn perhaps but still one of Wales' best mixed fisheries. I believe Glam Ang are stocking some silver fish so perhaps the chub as well as the dace and roach will come back although I have my doubts as both the club and NRW aren't keen on built-in fish refuges. GAC don't like the effect they would have on float fishing and NRW are incredibly reluctant to engage on any discussion with regard to in-stream installations due to the flood risk they pose and as no one's shooting the cormorants I'd imagine they're very grateful for any extra fish that come their way.

    Good luck with the barbel, you'll get plenty of advice from the boys at Gary Evans and the anglers you meet on the river. Haven't caught any barbel on the fly myself but I know a few people who have (accidentally). Chub on the fly in the fast deep runs on the right bank below Radyr weir are still a reasonably good bet, a gold bead hares ear with a 4 mm tungsten bead gets you down deep enough and quickly enough to stand a chance of tempting one in the autumn.
    Musha rig um du rum da

  4. #4534

    Default Re: River Taff, Cardiff

    Quote Originally Posted by diawl bach View Post
    Quite good barbel wise particularly if you pre-bait I'm told but the chub population isn't what it was, recruitment has been hammered by the cormorants over the last ten years but despite that there are still a few big chub around.

    The Glamorgan Anglers water below Radyr weir and Blackweir have the favoured barbel swims and some real beauties in double figures come out each year, not as good as the Wye or Severn perhaps but still one of Wales' best mixed fisheries. I believe Glam Ang are stocking some silver fish so perhaps the chub as well as the dace and roach will come back although I have my doubts as both the club and NRW aren't keen on built-in fish refuges. GAC don't like the effect they would have on float fishing and NRW are incredibly reluctant to engage on any discussion with regard to in-stream installations due to the flood risk they pose and as no one's shooting the cormorants I'd imagine they're very grateful for any extra fish that come their way.

    Good luck with the barbel, you'll get plenty of advice from the boys at Gary Evans and the anglers you meet on the river. Haven't caught any barbel on the fly myself but I know a few people who have (accidentally). Chub on the fly in the fast deep runs on the right bank below Radyr weir are still a reasonably good bet, a gold bead hares ear with a 4 mm tungsten bead gets you down deep enough and quickly enough to stand a chance of tempting one in the autumn.
    Many thanks for all the useful information about the Taff. I'll let you know how I get on!

  5. #4535

    Default Re: River Taff, Cardiff

    For the first time in many a year I did not fish the last day of the Salmon season yesterday as such is the poor stocks of migratory fish in the Taff

  6. #4536

    Default Re: River Taff, Cardiff

    Hi Guys
    Any updates or reports on how the Taff is fishing?
    I couldn't fish it last year due to health reasons.
    Would love to hear some reports.
    Cheers
    Garry

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    Default Re: River Taff, Cardiff

    Quote Originally Posted by garrynic View Post
    Hi Guys
    Any updates or reports on how the Taff is fishing?
    I couldn't fish it last year due to health reasons.
    Would love to hear some reports.
    Cheers
    Garry
    It's been a bit variable of late. A couple of big floods at the back end of last year moved a lot of rocks and gravel about and diverted the flow in some of the good runs with the result that some of the most productive spots are not so reliable as they once were. After a couple of years of relative stability in the fishing, where it was fairly straightforward with prior knowledge to predict where fish would be at a given height and flow, now it's a case of learning the river again. But then, that's what makes it interesting.....

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