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Vale of Glamorgan

The Vale of Glamorgan is said to be where King Arthur reached Wales from England. The Vale certainly has similar wild and rugged landscape to the northern planes of Cornwall. The gulls around the Vales’ high foreboding cliffs would have heralded Arthur’s looming demise. The Glamorgan Heritage Coast now guards more peaceful towns and villages, offering a friendly welcome and relaxing time to any passing traveller spellbound by their ancient charm. The river Thaw is the major river that winds down through the Vale into the sea and can be fished as both game and coarse. The Vale of Glamorgan contains some excellent independent fisheries

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Venue; CADOXTON PONDS

Location; Situated lower Barry Cadoxton Barry dock
Google; Map
Owner Permit; 
Glamorgan A/C
Availability; 
Season Tickets 
Tel; 
07804 097857
Fish Species; 
Tench, Carp, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Carp, Eel, Pike
Website 
www.glamorgananglersclub.org.uk/
Additional information; 
No night fishing.
Star Rating **

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Venue; DUFFRYN SPRINGS

Location; On the Western outskirts of Cardiff close to Culverhouse Cross and Duffryn Gardens
Sat Nav CF5 6SU
Google: 
Map
Owner Permit; 
Duffryn Springs
Availability; 
Day or Season tickets on site. 3 Coarse lakes 3 Trout Lakes
Tel; 
02920 595929
Fish
 Species; Roach, Carp, Tench, Bream, Perch, Grass Carp, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tripoid trout.
Web Site; 
www.dyffrynsprings.co.uk
Additional information; 
Dyffryn Springs is a new fishery on the western outskirts of Cardiff within two minutes of Culverhouse Cross and five of Junction 33 of the M4. The Fishery is situated in the beautiful open countryside of the Vale of Glamorgan in the small village of Dyffryn. There are currently six lakes on site: Waycock, Thaw, Goldsland, Reservoir, Wallace and Worleton. These are all fed from our own springs providing the highest quality water. Trout Fishing Tuition is available with our resident instructor Mat Holloway who is a qualified institutor holding the Salmon and Trout Association’s National Instructors Certificate. Tuition must be booked in advance 
Star Rating ****

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Venue; SEVEN OAKS FISHERY
Location;  Just of the A48 at Cowbridge to Pontyclun road
Sat Nav CF72 9JU
Google: 
Map
Owner Permit; 
Seven Oaks Fishery Contact Mr Mrs Rosier
Availability; 
Day Season tickets One 2 acre Lake
Tel; 
07511 189800
Fish Species; Carp, Bream, Roach, Tench, Grass Carp
Website 
Sevenoaksfishfarm
Additional information; Mr James Rosier has taken over the lakes, prices/rules etc remain the same. Telephone number is now 07511189800.
Star Rating ****

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Venue; GRIBBLES COVERT

Location; Situated adjacent to road to Atlantic College and St Donats
Owner Permit; 
Glamorgan Anglers A/C
Availability; 
Day Season tickets from Local Tackle shops
Tel; 
07804 097857
Fish Species; 
Roach, Rudd, Carp, Tench, Grass carp
Web Site 
www.glamorgananglersclub.org.uk/
Additional information; 
3/4 acre stillwater Lake
Star Rating ***

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Venue; Groes-fean, Bishop’s Pond. Mwyndy

Location; From the M4 J34 follow sign for Llantrisant, follow dual carriage way through 2 sets of lights. Corner park Garage
Owner Permit; 
Glamorgan Anglers A/C
Availability; 
Day Season tickets from Local Tackle shops
Tel; 
07804 097857
Fish Species; 
Roach, Rudd, Carp, Tench, Grass carp
Website 
www.glamorgananglersclub.org.uk/
Additional information; 
Bishops Pond was opened to members on 4th July 2011, it is a 2.5 acre farm pond. New fishing pegs and a small bridge have been built to upgrade the old platforms and create easier access for club members.
Star Rating ***

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Venue; HAZEL COURT PONDS

Location; Situated at Llysworney, B4268 Near Cowbridge
Sat Nav; CF71 7NQ
Owner Permit; 
Hazel Court Fishery
Availability;
6 Ponds Including Catfish pond Day Tickets on the bank
Fish Species; 
Barbel, Bream, Carp, Catfish, Chub, Common Carp, Eel, Ghost Carp, Hybrid, Ide, Koi Carp, Mirror Carp, Orfe, Perch, Roach, Roach-Bream, Rudd, Rudd-Bream, Silver Bream, Tench
Website http://www.hazelcourtponds.co.uk
Additional information; 
Parking -Disabled access -Toilets -Refreshments -Bait shop
Star Rating ***

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Venue; Llanthrithyd Lake

Location; Situated 1.5 miles from A48 from Cowbridge to Cardiff road, near Llantithyd Village
Owner Permit; 
Glamorgan A/C
Availability; 
Day Season Tickets from local tackle shops
Tel; 
07804 097857
Fish Species; 
Tench, Carp, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Carp,Eel
Website 
www.glamorgananglersclub.org.uk/
Additional information; 
No night fishing. More information from club secetary M Roberts, 4 Heol Don, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 2AU
Star Rating **


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Venue; PYSGODLYN MAWR
Location; Situated in Woodland near St Donats
Owner Permit; 
Glamorgan A/C
Availability; 
Contact local tackle shops
Tel; 
07804 097857
Fish Species; 
Carp, Tench, Perch, Grass Carp, Roach, Bream
Website 
www.glamorgananglersclub.org.uk/
Additional information; 
A natural 4 acre Lake, set in woodland, lots of insects at night, wear a hat!!
Star Rating ***

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Venue; St Y NYLL
 (Top Pond)Location; Situated to the West of the A4232 Cardiff Link road near to M4
Owner Permit; 
Glamorgan A/c
Availability; 
Season tickets only
Tel; 
07804 097857
Fish Species; 
Roach, Eel, Carp, Rudd, Tench, Pike
Website 
www.glamorgananglersclub.org.uk/

Additional information; A natural spring fed pond 2 acre, lots of small rudd to be caught
Star Rating **

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Venue; St Y NYLL (Bottom Pond)

Location; Heol  StyNyllSt Brides Super Ely, Nr Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan
Sat Nav CF5 6EZ
Google: Map
Owner Permit; St y Nyll Farm
Availability; 
Day tickets on Bank
Tel; 
02920 619828
Fish Species; 
Roach, Eel, Carp, Rudd, Tench, Pike
Additional information; Fed by the Top pond, did hold the Welsh record pike until caught and killed, the fish can be seen at Gary Evans Tackle Shop, Cardiff
Star Rating **


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Venue; TREOS LAKE


Location; 
Close to Treos Village Bridgend
Owner Permit; Glamorgan A/C
Availability; 
Day Season Tickets Local Tackle shops
Tel; 
07804 097857
Fish Species; 
Roach, Rudd, Carp, Tench, Eel, Bream, Perch
Website 
www.glamorgananglersclub.org.uk/
Additional information; A natural 4 acre Lake Stages built for comfort
Star Rating **

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Venue; EAST ABERTHAW LAGOON

Location; On the estuary of the River Thaw
Owner Permit; 
NCB
Availability; 
Fishing from beach bank only
Fish Species; 
Roach, Rudd, Carp, Tench, Eel, Bream, Perch
Website  
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/848197
Additional information; A Nature reserve close to Aberthaw beach, Snake sanctuary.
Star Rating **

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Venue; WARREN MILL
Location; 
One mile from A48 at Bonvilston
Sat Nav CF71 7US
Google: Map
Owner Permit ; 
Warren Mill Fishery Contact Howard Fairfax
Availability; 
On Bank
Tel; 
Mr Fairfax 01446 781274
Fish Species; 
Roach, Rudd, Bream, Carp, Perch, Eel, Crucian carp
Web Site; 
http://www.warrenmillfarm.co.uk/
Additional information; 
Tickets on the bank, Family Day out with Farm animals
Star Rating ****

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Venue; RIVER THAW
Location; Situated near Cowbridge, Llandogh and Llanbethery
Owner Permit; Cowbridge & District A/C
Availability; 
3 Stretches of the river Day Season tickets
Tel; 
Dr R D Jones 01446 774442
Fish Species; 
Brown Trout, Eel, Sea trout
Website; 
https://www.facebook.com/cowbridgeangling/
Additional information; 
Fishing on the River Thaw is situated at Cowbridge, Llandough and Llanbethery in addition to a small stretch of River Kenson at Penmark. Public fishing available. For permits contact Dr. R.D. Jones on 01446 774442. Please note, there are bait restrictions.
Star Rating **

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Venue;  CADOXTON STREAM

Location; Situated near Barry
Owner Permit; Free Fishing
Availability;
 8 miles of river
Fish Species; 
Brown Trout, Eel, Bullheads
Additional information; 
A small trout stream which flows into the Bristol Channel near Cadoxton. Free Fishing provided permission from land owners first obtained.
Star Rating **

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SEA


Locations; 
Penarth, Barry, Rhoose

An excellent early season flounder venue fishing best from mid January through until late March. Fish average about the pound, but genuine 2lb fish are also taken. Bass start to work the rocks on the left hand side of the estuary mouth by mid April, with mullet moving in to the estuary channel in early May and garfish feeding around the outer sandbanks. Thornbacks feed either side of the estuary on the clean ground from late April on. May to August gives good eel fishing and the flounder are back and fattening up. In September, fishing straight off the rocks finds whiting, dabs, bass, mullet, and longer casts have produced small turbot and plaice. October through to Christmas sees most anglers chasing flounder, but big bass stay around the rocks and the mullet are late to leave in milder years.

TIDES For the flounder, choose the medium to neap tides. For the bass, rays, etc, fish the spring tides, especially low water which is excellent for bass. Spring tides off the rocks gives the best chance of rays and turbot.

WEATHER Avoid periods of heavy rain when the estuary carries heavy flood water and fishes poorly. The rocks at the estuary mouth are good in a steady southwesterly wind for the bass, but it needs to be calm for the whiting, rays and flatfish.

BAITS In the early year, harbour rag or king rag baits left to move in the water take the flounder. Crab is best for the bass. A mackerel strip on a rolling lead or float fished in the current takes the garfish and occasional mullet. Fish sandeel, mackerel and squid at long range for rays, whiting and turbot. From summer to Christmas for flounder change to crab baits.

TACKLE AND RIGS A 10-foot spinning rod, small fixed spool and just 10lb line covers all the flounder fishing, eels and school bass. For bassing off the rocks, pick a light beachcaster rated for 4ozs, and a reel loaded with 15 to 18lb line. A proper 5-6oz beachcaster is needed for the rays, whiting, turbot, etc.

A single hook clipped down paternoster, or a long and low single hook rig armed with a Mustad 3261BLN Aberdeen size 2/0 to 6/0 or similar is best for the rays. Fish a three hook rig with 12-inch (30cm) hook lengths for whiting and flatfish and a size 1 Aberdeen. For bass use a single hook rig with a weak link to the lead and an 12-inch (30cm) hook length with a Mustad Bass 79514 size 4/0. Flounder take best with a flowing trace rig and 18in hook length. Aberdeen hooks are best for flounder.

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Tackle Shops in this County

Barry Angling Centre
14 Park Crescent,
Barry,
CF62 6HD
Tel 01446 747638

Holton Road Angling
242 Holton Rd,
Barry,
CF63 4HS
Tel 01446 679284

Svendsen Sports (UK) Ltd
Unit 6, Llandough Trading Estate,
Penarth Rd,
Cardiff, South Glamorgan,
CF11 8RR

Tel 029 2071 3820

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NOTICE; It is inevitable that whilst producing fishing guide Wales, some fisheries details may change or some fisheries will have been omitted. I would be grateful if any errors or omissions could be brought to my attention, please email me clive@angling-news.co.uk