Ynysyfro Reservoirs, Newport

adespin999

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The reservoirs are fishing really well at the moment, please see the latest fishing report below:

The top pond continues to be the more popular of the two reservoirs, providing a source of good returns. Gwyn Davies recorded another limit with seven fish from the railings bank, fishing lightly tied diawl bach patterns as droppers, with a weighted nymph as the point fly. Another good fish from swan bay caught on a Corixa pattern completed Gwyn’s limit. Roger Martin also took a limit plus a further seven fish all caught on the railings bank. Adrian Moyse fished the middle areas of the same bank to catch his seven fish, mainly on buzzers. Ken Bowring rounded off a good boat session on the bottom pond landing seven trout, with a total of eight fish from the top pond over two visits Del Haines recorded a four fish catch, whilst Day ticket visitor, Alan Clark, day ticket holder Martin Williams and permit fisherman, Brian Green all netted three fish, with Brian using Gwyn Davies’s approach using diawl bach nymphs. Cardiff members Alan Rees and Ivor Thomas both caught a brace of trout as did Kevin Pinkney and James Williams.
 

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Fished this morning, couldn't get any interest on buzzers but caught 5 on damsels and intermediate line. It was good to see lots of people catching on the top reservoir from different areas. All the fish were in excellent condition and fought very well.
Tight lines,
Ade
 

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Fished 9am to 1pm today on he top reservoir and had some great sport. First cast I had a nice 3lb rainbow on a damsel and intermediate line. Had lots of pulls and knocks, ended up losing five fish and catching 8, mainly on intermediate line and damsels. Also had one fish on bloodworm fished deep on a floating line.
All the fish fought extremely well and the recent stocking has definitely improved the fishing.

All the best,
Ade
 

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Ynysyfro reservoirs are now open to members and for nonmembers from Monday 19th February. At the moment they are fishing extremely well with a lot of Angler’s catching their limit from both reservoirs by midday. I was one such angler and had my 8 from the top and 8 from the bottom all on lures and a intermediate line.
If you fancy trying the fishery it still costs £12 for a non-member day ticket.
Please see the NRFFA website for further details.
All the best,
Ade
 

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Good day today.
As Ade stated, well attended. I fished from about 07:45 to 10:00 and managed 7, with the two kept being 2lb. plus.
 

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Today was slightly more difficult than yesterday, however most people were catch a fair number of fish and many caught up their limit. I only fished the bottom pond and I’d bagged up by 11.30. Great start to the season. Open to non members from tomorrow.


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Today was slightly more difficult than yesterday, however most people were catch a fair number of fish and many caught up their limit. I only fished the bottom pond and I’d bagged up by 11.30. Great start to the season. Open to non members from tomorrow.


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I popped up there this afternoon and fished the top reservoir from 2pm to 3.30pm and managed 8 on an intermediate line. Although, generally it was harder than yesterday and I lost 5 fish before I eventually landed my first.
Tight lines,
Ade

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Definitely a harder day than yesterday but managed 5 to the bank. Best at 3lb and other keeper at just over two and a half
Lots of knocks but surprising that fish have wised up very quickly
 

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18th March

Ynysyfro continues to be exceptional value for money, with a full day's fishing priced at £12 for visitors and £8 for members. The day ticket price is extremely good value in that permits a full days fishing subject to a 2 fish kill limit (you must stop fishing when you kill your second fish) and a 16 fish (8 fish per reservoir) catch and release limit. Juniors fishing with a responsible adult can fish for free (the junior must be with an adult who has paid a day ticket or who has a season ticket). The fishery is a friendly place and any persons wishing to try the reservoir for the first time are welcome to contact the committee for advice via the Nrffa email address nrffa@nrffa.co.uk

The quality of fish caught so far this season has been excellent, and at the present time, both reservoirs are fishing extremely well, with numerous limits being recorded. Both reservoirs will be re-stocked prior to the Easter week end. Also as a registered "Troutmasters" water members and visitors have the opportunity to enter catches for Troutmasters' badges. The car park has been enlarged and provides security for all visitors/members, whilst committee members are regularly present to provide help and guidance for all. There are toilet facilities and a small ‘tea room’ with a kettle and fresh water available for all.

The top pond saw fewer catches with Ken Bowring taking another of his season's limits so far, whilst a four fish return went to Dave Howells and Gwyn Davies, the latter using a variety of weighted nymphs for his catch. Paul Ellsworthy also fished the wood bank for a good brace of fish.

The bottom pond proved far more productive with two limits being recorded by Ken Bowring plus a further limit for John Eynon, Wynne Jones, Colin Jones and Alan Rees all netted five rainbows, with a four fish return being made by Ken Pascoe, Terry O'Connor and Shaun Cotterell. Dave Howells added a further three trout to his top pond four fish, whilst a brace of rainbows were netted by Keith Higgins, Alan Vaisey, Bernard Hartland and Brian Wareham

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adespin999

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Thursday 29th March.
Both of the reservoirs have been stocked this week and are fishing extremely well. I fished from 10am to 1pm on the top pond to take my 8. Lots of pulls but the fish were not really hooking up properly.
Went down to the bottom and had another 8 by 3.30pm. All fish were caught on damsels on an intermediate line. I tried buzzers on a floating line but had no interest. While other anglers were catching on buzzers.
The reservoirs are well worth a trip and if anyone needs further information look at the NRFFA website or pm me.

All the best,
Ade
 

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I fished this water for the first time today.
I started off by fishing the top pond, I started with an intermediate line and a few nymphs.
I had a few takes on this set up but nothing to lock into. With a lot of fish rising, I decided to put on my floating line, and thought I would try a small olive dry fly, almost immediately I locked into a fish, and did so with another three.
I must have lost at least another five and missed numerous other takes.
The value of this water is exceptional at £12 all day catch and release (16) fish limit and you are permitted to take two fish away with you all included in the price.
A Big thumbs up
Cheers
Garry
 

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13th April Fishing report


Again, the top pond produced the better catch returns with limits and brown trout being regularly included. On the top pond, Day ticket visitor Luke Thomas certainly had his monies worth with limits on successive days whilst Keith Higgins and Dave Howells also had eight fish catches during the week. Bob Bradley landed seven rainbows, with a six fish catch netted by Bernard Stephens. Mark Southwood, Ken Bowring, Terry O Connor and Dave Reynolds all netted five fish, whilst Jeff Evans, Roy Jones, Graham Ingram Evans and Chris Daniels each landed three rainbows. A brace of top pond trout were recorded by Martin Lewis, Gareth Neale, Andrew Brann, Dave Hiscocks and Colin Jones In most cases, fish were caught on buzzer variations although a spell of warmer weather resulted in a few fish being landed on baby sun fly patterns, mainly from the Hedge bank.
On the bottom pond, Ken Pascoe registered two eight fish limits from the bank and the boat, whilst Luke Thomas added a second limit to his top pond returns on both of his tickets. Roy Jones added another limit to his season's total catch whilst Ken Bowring landed four to match his earlier top pond return. Martin Rees landed three good bottom pond rainbows, as did Lee Ashcroft, Brian Christopher, and Phil Morgan. A brace of trout were netted by Shaun Cotterell, Phil Morgan and Mark Cox.
All of these returns were demonstrated in the monthly catch returns for March which saw some four hundred and fifty fish caught on the top pond and over a thousand from the bottom pond. With over four hundred visits by permit holders and day tickets respectively, a very good early season rod average of three point five fish per rod was achieved In addition well over three dozen brown trout, all in excess of one lb have been caught and released back into the top pond. Well over sixty season permits have been sold and with membership totals nearing two hundred, the committee of NRFFA are looking forward to a very good season with both ponds having been well restocked.
The annual Troutmasters fish off final is scheduled for Saturday April 21st on the top pond, between 8.30am and 12.00pm. The pond will be restricted to competitors only for that time, but outside of the morning the pond will be open to all. There are no restrictions on the bottom pond for permit holders or day tickets alike.

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Please see latest report below

6th October

NRFFA’s stocking policy has resulted in a huge improvement in fishing with some excellent catches reported over the last week. At present the water level on the bottom reservoir has been dropped by about 6 feet and NRFFA has decided to concentrate its stocking on the top reservoir where anglers are enjoying some hectic sport.
Roger Jones caught his 8 fish limit using a floating line, 15 foot leader and a mixture of cat’s whiskers, orange blob and black tadpole. Gordon Stewart has made several visits to the reservoir catching 2, 7 and 8 fish with all the fish coming to buzzers or a black wooley ****** fished on an intermediate line.
Several other anglers also took 8 fish limit catches with the fish coming to intermediate lines and various lures. Lee Ashcroft, Stephen Snape and Lee Ashcroft caught 7 fish each, Paul Jennings and John Eynon 6; Paul Elsworthy, Keith Higgins and Chris Daniels 5 each and Ivor Thomas caught 4. Day ticket visitor Tom Collier had a good day and caught 4 fish while his companion Rod Collier caught 2 as did another day ticket angler Mike Bryant who again caught 2. Ken Bowring visited the reservoirs 4 times and took 2 fish each time. Other anglers who caught 2 fish are Phil Harper, Mark Bryant, Bryn Burgess, Richard Young, Roy Jones, Colin Poole, Mark Waters, Bernard Stephens, Martyn Rees, Ivor Thomas and Gareth Neale. Anglers who caught 1 fish each are; Alan Vaisey, John McIndo, Phil Harper and Brian Wareham.
With the fish in perfect condition anglers have experienced some epic battles with fish regularly taking the line down to the backing and with lots of ‘snap offs’. The prospects for the next week look excellent with the fish really switching on and enjoying the cooler water temperatures.
 

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Ynysyfro opened on the 16th of February for the 2019 season. Please note the bottom reservoir is unfishable as it is drained for maintenance works.
The top reservoir is open and is providing some excellent sport. Please note day ticket prices for nonmembers is now £15. This allows you to catch and release 8 fish which includes taking 2 fish for the table. Please note fishing must cease when you kill your second fish.
Today only a small number of anglers took advantage of the mild weather to fish but all caught 8 fish limit bags. With lures fished on intermediate or floating lines the most successful tactic due to the high number of newly stocked fish.
Please remember it is barbless hooks only and more information can be obtained on NRFFA’s website.

Tight lines,
Ade
 
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