Welsh Dee/Afon Dyfrdwy

ROVER

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Hello all Dee anglers!

I'm normally fish the Tees, but looking to do a two day foray next weekend for trout and grayling for a change and was hoping that someone might be able to lend me some advice about the best areas to go on the Dee, and how its been fishing lately?

Graeme
 

sewinbasher

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There's been a little rise in water levels that have livened things up a bit. For trout and grayling a good bet would be a day ticket for the Bala AC water, alternatively the Maelor-Llangollen water further down is quite good. Keep an eye on the gauges before deciding where to go. I'm not sure where you'd get the Maelor/Llangollen tickets but the Bala tickets are available from the sports shop in the High Street in Bala.

The Dee is predominately a grayling river but has good wild trout too. If you were interested in salmon they've started to move up the system with a few being taken over the past day or two.

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AAAH! that's the infamous (John Prescott) Craig.:D
Yes it certainly is but he's calmed down a bit now! :D
 

pavle

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Got a free day tomorrow and hoping to give one of the CADAC beats a try for the first time since Feb. Hope its not put down as much rain there as it has here
 

pavle

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Just back from a few hours fishing on the Berwyn Arms beat. A few fish rising but but i opted to fish nymphs and caught well, no biguns, best at 1.5lb.

Got a free day tomorrow and hoping to give one of the CADAC beats a try for the first time since Feb. Hope its not put down as much rain there as it has here
 

Arthur Wellesley

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Views invited on whether the Dee above Corwen will be fishable (trout) by Thurs/Fri this week. Gauge is showing 0.8m now and forecast is fairly dry overnight and tomorrow.

Kev
 

pedros

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North Wales river levels have been tricky since the start of the trout season, fingers crossed for this weekend
 

JeffR

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Dee was unfishable when we arrived in Corwen on Thursday morning! Had come up overnight. Had breakfast in Yum Yum's.....then headed back to fish our local river Dove, which was clear and in top condition, so a 190 mile round trip to end up back fishing on our home turf. We did have a two days good sport and socialising though as we stopped overnight in Hartington. Thankfully it was Kev driving rather than me!
 

tubefly

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Jeff

That's the problem with a spate river we had rain that was not forecast when you were tucked up in your pit at least you had a good meal in YumYums and I presume a good kip while Kev drove to the Dove.

Cheers

Harry
 

JeffR

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.... and I presume a good kip while Kev drove to the Dove.
You've not been a passenger with Stirling Harrison have you?:eek::D

Ah well, the Dee will have to wait for another day. Ironically I can probably be there in about the same time as it takes me to drive to Dovedale, but preferably not both in the same day!
 

splashing2stomachs

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Wow, we're has everybody gone off this?i came on to see if anybody had been grayling fishing on the Dee, no posts since April, what's happened?
I spoke to two lads on the river who said they were sick of people butting in on here and giving there opinions on stuff nowt to do with them and heard about a few arguments on this site, but is it that bad?
Have the lads all left?
I loved looking on this Dee one.
Gaz.
 

lyndonford

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I live in Glyndyfrdwy, just between Llangollen and Corwen, travelling to work every day I can confirm the river is being regularly fished, saw a few guys in to fish by the Corwen bridge. Had a look at the river a few nights ago, early evening and saw plenty of rises, so id recommend giving it a go!! I will be rejoining Cadac next season for sure, gonna spend the winter getting my fly boxes in order ready for next season.
On a side note, i heard a rumour from a local Shepherd that a 33lb salmon was caught on the Dee around Carrog area.... not been able to confirm this with anyone else, maybe someone here knows if this is fact or fiction???
 
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