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Old 15-06-2017, 08:54 PM
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Llyn Clywedog report 15th June

Weekly stock 1000

Season to date 17000

Well the fine weather has returned to Clywedog this week and so have the Coch y bondu. Tuesday and Wednesday saw good numbers on the water from Bwlch y gle to Carters bay. They should start to come off at Braich y ffedew over the next few days.
Last weekend we hosted our annual European open this year it was capped at a 10 fish limit and bonus this resulted in a very close match over the 2 days Top rod over the 2 days winning 500 was Nymphomaniac Anthony Cartwright with 20 fish 45lb 12oz just ahead of Ken Llewellyn 20 fish 41lb 2oz. Next year we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary and we are planning something special for this competition and other celebrations !!
Back to this week southerly winds have not just brought the coch back on but the cow dun have also been on the water in good numbers off gronwen field.

Bank areas Bigga arm, Gronwen field, Braich y fedew and Eblid

Boat areas Everywhere! Bigga, Gronwen to Carters, Dead channel, Briach y ffedew, Eblid basin, Bwlch y gle to Popeys hole.


Methods Dries, Black and ginger hopper, bobs bits, and beetle patterns.

Washing line midge tip with biscuit fab, diawl bach and mirage cormorants

Boat Bookings are very heavy at present we have boats available on Friday and Sunday with next week filling fast please do not travel without booking a boat we hate to turn away as always miles of bank to fish.


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Old 22-06-2017, 07:56 PM
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Llyn Clywedog report 22nd June

Weekly stock 1000

Season to date 18000

Looks like the cooler weather has come just in time. Us anglers never get it quiet perfect when its cold we want it warmer and when its hot we want it cooler. Well the trout certainly like it cooler.
The week started well. last weekend we hosted Llanilar AA for a club match Top Bag was Glyn Jones with 11 fish on dries from the Dead channel best fish went to Michael Davis with a 3lb 8oz rod average for the day 5.3
As the week has progressed the heat seems to have taken a toll on the surface sport pushing the fish down a few feet. Wednesday we hosted the Blue Light Pairs match top Pair were Dai & Richy Ricketts with 12 fish for 23lb 13oz followed by Mike Williams and David Wigley with 8 fish for 14lb 8oz

Best fish of the week went to season ticket holder Gareth Davis with a fine 7lb 13oz rainbow taken from the bank at rainbow corner on a pink gold head.

With the weather cooling and a little rain forecast the surface sport should improve over the coming days. We are sold out Saturday but there are boats available for Sunday.

Bank areas Bigga arm, Gronwen field, Hedge End and Eblid

Boat areas Bigga, Gronwen to Carters, Dead channel, Briach y ffedew, Cages Bwlch y gle to Popeys hole.


Methods Washing line midge tip with biscuit fab, diawl bach and mirage cormorants

Fast glass and Di 3 sunburst boobies and cormorants


Boat Bookings are very heavy at present we have boats available on Friday and Sunday with next week filling fast the weekend 1st 2nd July is also full on the boats please do not travel without booking a boat we hate to turn away. As always miles of bank to fish.


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Old 29-06-2017, 09:04 PM
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Llyn Clywedog report 29th June

Weekly stock 1000

Season to date 19000

Clywedog has been back on top form this week. We hosted a couple of South Wales clubs Osprey FF and Cwmllynfell FC last weekend with both clubs doing very well. On Sunday we welcomed the Welsh Ladies Eliminator some great bags were taken and a rod average of 11.9. Top of the pile was Audrey Williams Roberts on Sunday winning the Ladies Match with an incredible bag of 19 fish using Coral booby and cormorants fished on a midge tip.
Bigga Arm, Dead Channel and Eblid Basin were the top areas.
During the week the top end has continued to fish very well with bank anglers taking some nice fish along the Bigga and Gronwen field.

Fish seem to be holding in the top 2 feet of water in the calmer areas fish have been feeding on the surface taking cow dun and midge pupa.

Best fish of the week 9lb 4oz was caught today by Jason Lloyd from Mountain Ash on a shuttlecock dry.


Bank areas Bigga arm, Gronwen field, Hedge End and Eblid

Boat areas Bigga, Gronwen to Carters, Dead channel, Eblid Basin and Bwlch y gle.


Methods Dries, Black and Ginger hoppers, black shuttlecock and daddies.

Washing line, midge tip with biscuit fab, diawl bach and mirage cormorants




We have boats available Friday but the rest of weekend is full next weeks forecast looks good so please book in advance the weekend of 8th and 9th is nearly full.


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Had a great day on the water today !!
Had 1 early on coral booby then I reacted to the swallows swooping low over the waves and put my trusty black hopper on and had 5 nice fish to finish my bag. A great day on a great fishery. Will be back as soon as...😊
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:09 PM
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Llyn Clywedog report 6th July

Weekly stock 1000

Season to date 20000

Back to sunny warm conditions this week but even though some days its been very bright fish are still being taken off the top with hoppers and cdc dries.
Last weekend saw round 3 of the popular Clywedog League 50 anglers caught 284 fish for a rod average of 5.7
Top team on the Day were Clywedog Ospreys followed by Welsh Hawks and Y Gwynaid.
Successful tactics were midge tip and intermediate with small boobies and cormorants.
As the week has progressed anglers have ventured more widely around the lake and found fish from Bwlch y gle right up to the top of the arms.
Bank angler are being rewarded with some good fish taking black dries and nymphs fished slowly around the wind.
With slightly cooler conditions and more cloud forecast for the weekend prospects look good for some surface sport. We surprisingly have 3 boats still available for Saturday but Sunday is full please call the lodge for Bookings 01686 412890

Bank areas Bigga arm, Gronwen field, Hedge End and Eblid

Boat areas Bigga, Gronwen to Carters, Dead channel, Eblid Basin and Bwlch y gle.


Methods Dries, Black and Ginger hoppers, black shuttlecock and daddies.

Washing line, midge tip or intermediate with biscuit fab, small cat boobie, diawl bach and cormorants



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Old 13-07-2017, 08:31 PM
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Llyn Clywedog report 13th July

Weekly stock 1000

Season to date 21000

Clywedog has continued to produce the goods this week when other waters are suffering from the effects of the warm summer. Last weekend we hosted the Eliminators for the senior Welsh team 488 fish were caught with a rod average 10.1 over the 2 days.
Top rod on day 1 was Tim Llewellyn with 33 fish! from the cages area second was Stuart Pickard with 20 fish also from cages area.
Day 2 top rod was Terry Llewellyn with 19 fish from Dinas point just ahead of Pete Thurnall also with 19 fish from the Bigga arm.
Best areas were Bigga arm and the cages area tactics ranged from midge tip to Di 3 flies seemed to be small boobies or fabs with cormorants.
As the week has progressed we have had cooler conditions with some rain which has been excellent fishing conditions and the lake has continued to fish well form the bank and boat. The water level is continuing to fall so there is some mud at the top end so please take car if your on the bank the popular side is still fishing well with black dries and daddies scoring well. We still have availability this weekend on the boats contact the lodge to book 01686 412890

Bank areas Bigga arm, Gronwen field, popular side, Hedge End and Eblid

Boat areas Bigga, Gronwen to Carters, Dead channel, Eblid Basin


Methods Dries, Black and Ginger hoppers, black shuttlecock and daddies.

Washing line, midge tip or intermediate with biscuit fab, small cat boobie, diawl bach and cormorants



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Old 19-07-2017, 08:25 PM
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Llyn Clywedog report 20th July

Weekly stock 1000

Season to date 22000

Very warm conditions during this week but cooler conditions with some rain have arrived just in time for the weekend. The boat anglers have still been enjoying good sport with returns showing bags up to 10 fish per rod, most of the better bags have come to intermediate and tip lines. There has been some surface activity with sporadic hatches of ants and small green buzzer.
This Saturday we host a Heat of the Anglers World Holidays Championships late entries are still available if your quick,contact the lodge.
Bank angler have done best fishing the drop offs with gold heads and nymphs in the deeper spots such as Gronwen field, rainbow corner and Eblid.


Bank areas Gronwen field, popular side, Hedge End and Eblid

Boat areas Bigga, Gronwen to Carters, Dead channel, Eblid Basin and Bwlch y gle


Methods Washing line, midge tip or intermediate with fabs, small cat boobie, diawl bach and cormorants




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Old 27-07-2017, 09:36 PM
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Llyn Clywedog report 27th July

Weekly stock 1000

Season to date 23000

The fishing this past week has been some of the best this season large numbers of fish have been feeding on the surface. Last weekend we hosted 2 competitions Saturday the Anglers World Holidays Championships Top rod on the day was Ken Llewelyn with an incredible bag of 33fish best fish went to Gareth Evans with a cracking rainbow of 6lb 4oz. In total 306 fish were caught for a rod average of 15.3 of which 266 were returned to be caught again.
Sunday saw the Welsh heat of the Sportfish team event the Welsh Hawks ran out winners with Valley Commandos also qualifying for the final at Chew and Blagdon in August the rod average was slightly higher than Saturday at 16.3 best areas over the weekend were the Bigga Arm the Llwyd and Cages
Best methods were either slow glass washing line method or dry fly.
Mixed weather this week with showers and sunny spells has helped to settle the water to a constant 15c and the fish are certainly liking it.
Water levels have fallen slightly over the week but as I write they have shut off so hopefully the lake should start to rise.
We have 5 boats still available for Saturday but Sunday is full as always loads of room on the bank

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Llyn Clywedog report 3rd August

Weekly stock 500

Season to date 23500

Here we are the start of August already. July was our busiest month on record so many thanks to all the anglers that visited us and enjoyed some truly great fishing. Trout Fisherman magazine voted us the number one fishery in Wales and 8th in the Uk we hope to improve upon this next year.
Although water levels have fallen in recent weeks ( thankfully rising again now) bank sport has remained very good with some good returns top spots have been Bigga arm Gronwen area Christmas trees and Eblid as always remaining consitant caught a couple in there today.
Last weekend we hosted the 4th round of our Clywedog boat league 50 anglers caught 492 fish for a rod average of 9.84 top bag was Ken Llewellyn with 36 fish ken fished the Llwyd area.
This weeks wet weather has not helped surface sport but the fish are still being caught on midge tip lines with washing line tactics as well as daddies dry and wet

Today we hosted a blind pairs match with some of our Celtic cousins from Ireland and Scotland that were visiting, conditions this morning were very poor with strong winds and heavy rain expectations were low of a good day! But in the end some outstanding bags were taken 34 anglers took 368 fish with a rod average of 11.5 Top individual Bag went to Christian Jones with 28fish Top Visitor Wullie Leech with 19th Top Lady Alice Davis with 17th fish best fish went to Tudor Owen with a 3lb 4oz
The Blind pairs Match (drawn by Jess when everyone was out on the lake) was won by Christian Jones and Ken Llewelyn with a massive 52 fish second were Gaz Dixon and Alice Davis with 43 fish.

Prospects look better for the weekend with winds dropping with a few showers next week high pressure building so hopefully fish back on the dries.



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Bank areas Bigga Gronwen field, popular side, Hedge End and Eblid

Boat areas Bigga, Llwyd Gronwen to Carters, Dead channel, Eblid Basin and Bwlch y gle


Methods Washing line, midge tip or intermediate with fabs, small cat boobie, diawl bach and cormorants

Dries black hoppers, bobs bits and daddies



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Llyn Clywedog report 10th Aug

Weekly stock 1000
Season to date 24500

Clywedog continues in fine form this week and some excellent fishing has been had. Last weekends rain has risen the water level by almost 0.5m
The fresh water has pulled fish into all three of the arms over the past few weeks in fact a tagged fish that was stocked on the popular side last Thursday was caught in the Llwyd on Sunday nearly a mile away. During the year to date we have tagged nearly 60 fish and awarded prizes for the captors but the information and understanding how the fish move in the lake after being introduced has been invaluable to help us improve the fishery.
Back to the fishing the fish continue to feed high in the water with dries and midge tips again proving most successful. Even the bank Anglers have reported doing well with daddies and hoppers the best
Boat anglers have enjoyed some Stella sport with some boats reporting 30+ fish.
Top bank areas
Bigga, Gronwen, popular side
Top boat areas
Llwyd, Braich y ffedew, Bigga, Gronwen to Carters and cages
Please book your boats in advance

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