Rhondda Cynon Taf

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Rhondda Cynon Taf
The Valleys of South Wales are known the world over for their culture, heritage and warmth of welcome. Rhondda Cynon Taf has a fascinating variety of places to explore, starting with the Brecon Beacons National Park that reaches into the north of the area The home of many different species and a huge variety of types and sizes of rivers, Rhondda Cynon Taf is also a great fishing holiday venue. Many anglers, old and young, return year after year to further explore the wealth of fishing opportunities this area has to offer. The tributary rivers Cynon and Dare roll down to the Taff here and both coarse and game angling can be had on the River Rhonnda from Treorchy to Trahafod.

 


Venue; ABERDARE LAKE (Map C5)


Location; Situated in Aberdare
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/b7p4J
Owner Permit; Aberdare & District A/C
Availability; Day or Season tickets 2 acre Lake
Tel; 01685 876321
Fish Species; Eel, Carp, Perch
Website; http://www.nantmoel.co.uk/
Additional information; Day tickets can be purchased from: Gareth Rees Newsagents, 33 Canon Street, Aberdare Town Centre


Venue; DARRAN PARK LAKE (Map D5)


Location; Situated in Park Ferndale
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/AHIb2
Sat Nav CF43 4LE
Owner Permit; Darren Park A/C
Availability; Day or Season tickets 2 acre pool
Tel; 07425121938
Website https://www.facebook.com/darranparklake/
Fish Species; Eel, Carp, Perch, Crucian Carp, Rudd, Tench, Pike, Chub
Additional information;. Tickets to fish the lake are as follows, Adults season £25, day tickets £5. Juniors season £10, day tickets £3. Tickets can either be bought on the bank or from Dylans pet shop on the high street Ferndale


Venue; BROOKFIELD (Map E6)


Location; The fishery is situated at Ynysbwl Cribyn Du Farm near Pontypridd
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/AFQwd
Sat Nav CF37 3HS
Owner Permit; Brookfield AA
Website: https://fishing-wales.net/brookfield
Availability; Day or Season tickets 2 pools
Tel; 01443 790388
Fish Species; Mixed Fish, Trout, Roach, Carp, Bream
Additional information; Back open for business. Phone for information and membership


Venue; NANT MOEL RESERVOIR (Map C5)


Location; Near Aberdare
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/c5ty4
Sat Nav CF44 8UF
Owner Permit; Aberdare & District A/C
Availability; 8 acre pool
Tel; 01685 882632
Fish Species; Mixed Fish
Website; http://www.nantmoel.co.uk/
Additional information; Set high up above the South Wales valleys is Nant Moel. A picturesque and peaceful reservoir run by Aberdare AA. Stocking takes place every three weeks with rainbows which are grown on at the clubs fish farm. These range mainly from 1 lb up to 2lb although a good number of larger fish up to double figures are regularly stocked throughout the season.


Venue; FURNISH POND (Map C5)


Location; The fishery is situated in the middle of Aberman
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/sJ7CD
Sat Nav CF44 6BH
Owner Permit; Rhondda Cynon Taf County Council
Websiite: https://fishing-wales.net/furnishpond
Availability; FREE
Tel; 01685 882632
Fish Species; Mixed Coarse Fish
Additional information; Local Tackle shop for more information Stephen Davis 01685 882632 Aberaman Industrial Estate, Aberdare Mid Glamorgan, CF44 6DA


Venue; MOUNTAIN LAKE (Map F6)


Location; Situated behnd Heol Penybryn Blaengwynlais Country Club
Sat Nav: CF83 1NG
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/UEtrO
Owner Permit; FREE
Availability; Free
Website: https://fishing-wales.net/mountainlake 
Fish Species; Tench, Carp, Bream, Perch, Rudd
Additional information; A newly formed Mountain Lake Situated near Caerphilly mountain, this small lake has Tench, Carp, Bream, Perch and Rudd. It was once part of the now defunct Llantrisant & Pontyclun Anglers.


Venue; TRI-NANT FISHERY (Map F6)


Location; M4 Junction 34 A4119 Situated up Lane behind the Royal mint in Llantrisant
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/Xp5EY
Sat Nav CF72 8LQ
Owner Permit; Tri-Nant fishery
Availability; Day tickets on bank
Tel; 01443 228316 / 01443 231935
Fish Species; Carp, Tench, Roach, Perch
Website; https://www.facebook.com/TriNantFishery/
Additional information; Excellent Coarse fishing, Set within 45 acres of countryside, these well established lakes are spring fed and have abundant natural food. Within the fishery complex are Disabled access, W/C and Luxury B&B, plus The Countryman Inn and restaurant


Venue; CWM DARE (Map B4)


Location; Near Aberdare
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/9kjxA
Owner Permit; Aberdare & District Council
Availability; 2 acre pool
Tel; 01685 874672
Fish Species; Rainbow stock trout from 1lb to 2lb and wild brown trout
Website; http://www.darevalleycountrypark.co.uk
Additional information; Set high up above the South Wales valleys is Bwlfa. This is a worm and fly reservoir. It is above the Dare Country Park in Aberdare..


Venue; GLYNCORNEL LAKE (Map F5)


Location; The lake is situated at the top end of Tonypandy, in Rhondda’s only nature reserve, adjacent to the County Court building.
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/7KBxe
Sat Nav: CF40 2JF
Owner Permit; Glyncornel Angling Association
Availability; Season tickets only
Tel; 01443 432289
Fish Species; Rainbow trout, Brown trout
Website; http://www.glyncornelangling.co.uk/
Additional information; Fly fishing only.The season runs from the 20th of March, to the 17th of October. The lake is stocked with good quality 2½lb – 14lb rainbow trout every month, and brown trout to 1lb The Glyncornel Lake season permit also includes fishing the River Rhondda


Venue; RIVER CYNON (Map C4)


Location; Near Aberdare
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/7xu1a
Owner Permit; Aberdare & District A/A
Availability; Day Season Tickets from Valley Angling
Tel; 01685 882632
Fish Species; Brown trout
Website; http://www.nantmoel.co.uk/
Additional information; Several miles of game fishing


Venue; CLYDACH  FACH (Map F4)


Location; Near Clydach Vale
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/lZB1d
Owner Permit; Glyncornel A/A
Availability; Upstream of confluence with River Rhondda to the Lake
Tel; 01443 432289
Fish Species; Brown trout
Website; http://www.glyncornelangling.co.uk/ 
Additional information; The Clydach Fach in South Wales is a small tributary of the River Rhondda. Close season apply, Fish limit, Disabled access


Venue; DARE River (Map C5)


Location; North west of the Cynon Valley
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/0rUZs
Owner Permit; Aberdare & District A/A
Availability; Several miles of fishing,
Tel; 01685 882632
Fish Species; Brown Trout
Website; http://www.nantmoel.co.uk/
Additional information. River Dare runs through Dare Valley Country Park, a tributary of the Afon Cynon


Venue; RIVER ELY (MISKIN) (Map G6)


Location; Situated upstream of Miskin
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/73zCU
Owner Permit; Llantrisant anglers
Availability; Day Tickets Season.
Website: https://fishing-wales.net/river-ely-miskin/
Fish Species; Roach, Brown trout, perch, chub, eel, grayling, sea trout and salmon and more recently some barbel.
Additional information; Flowing through Talbot Green, the Ely is joined by the Afon Clun at Pontyclun, before heading east to Miskin. Although numerous smaller streams join the river 


Venue; RIVER RHONDDA (RHONDDA FACH) (Map D4)


Location; Situated from Treochy to Trehafod
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/EyKI9
Sat Nav: CF40 2JF
Owner Permit; Glyncornel A/A
Availability; Day Tickets Season. Contact Mr Picton Davies
Tel; 01443 432289
Fish Species; Brown trout, Grayling (Bag limit: 3 fish per day, 7 days a week)
Website: www.glyncornelangling.co.uk
Additional information; Fishing from Stag Hotel to Old post office in Trehafod on both banks, Disabled access, fish limits, observe fishing season Glyncornel Angling Association own the rights to over 10 miles of the River Rhondda, where brown trout are stocked regularly though out the fishing season. . Fishing is permitted on both banks from The Stag Hotel in Treorchy, to Barry Sidings Park in Trehafod. This also includes the stretch of river from the top of the Bwlch Mountain (adjacent to Cwmparc), to The Stag Hotel in Treorchy. This entitles the holder of the permit to over 10 miles of river to fish in.


Venue; RIVER RHONDDA (RHONDDA FAWR) (Map D4)


Location; Situated from Stag Bridge, Treorchy to Blaencwm & Blaenrhondda
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/tfgfO
Owner Permit; Upper Rhondda Angling Association
Availability; Day Tickets Season. Contact Fred Llangley
Tel; 01443 777650
Fish Species; Brown trout, Grayling
Website; https://fishing-wales.net
Additional information; Afon Rhondda is a river in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales which has two major tributaries; the Rhondda Fawr and the Rhondda Fach The Rhondda Fach has its source very close to the Rhondda Fawr on the hills above Blaenrhondda. The fledgling river is first contained in the Lluestwen reservoir before flowing down into Maerdy and then on through Ferndale, Tylorstown, and Ynyshir before joing its sister tributary at Porth


Venue; CWM PARC RIVER RHONDDA (Map D4)


Location; Situated at Glyncornel
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/c7D9C
Owner Permit; Glyncornel A/A
Availability; Day Tickets Double bank fishing, contact Mr Picton
Tel; 01443 432289
Fish Species; Brown trout
Website; http://www.glyncornelangling.co.uk/
Additional information; Some Disabled access, close season Apply


Venue; LLYN FAWR  (Map D4)


Location; Situated near to Treherbert and Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taff
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/WPSCS
Owner Permit ; Upper Rhondda AA
Availability; Day Season Tickets from petrol Station Treherbert
Tel; 01443 777650
Fish Species; Brown trout, Rainbow
Website; https://tinyurl.com/Upper-Rhondda-Anglng
Additional information; Llyn Fawr has an area of 9.8 hectares (24 acres) and lies south of Rhigos in the unitary authority of Rhondda Cynon Taff. It lies near the source of the River Rhondda Fawr, at an altitude of 368 metres, and is overlooked by the crags of Craig y Llyn. Originally a smaller lake, it was converted into a reservoir in the early 20th century. Close season apply


Venue; LLYN FACH (Map D4)


Location; Situated near to Treherbert and Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taff
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/WPSCS
Owner Permit ; Upper Rhondda AA
Availability; Day Season Tickets from petrol Station Treherbert
Tel; 01443 777650
Fish Species; Brown trout, Rainbow
Website; https://tinyurl.com/Upper-Rhondda-Anglng
Additional information; Llyn Fawr close to Llyn Fawr offer group tickets for angling clubs . Close season apply


Venue; Lluest-wen Reservoir (Maerdy) (Map C5)


Location; Situated near Aberdare
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/lh804
Sat Nav; CF43
Owner Permit;  Welsh Water
Availability; Day tickets 38 acre reservoir Call in Ticket office
Website: https://fishing-wales.net
Fish Species; Rainbow Trout, Brown trout
Additional information; Brown trout may be returned, Close season apply Tickets available on site or Call at North Road Motors in Ferndale for tickets.


Venue; NANT HIR RESERVOIR (Map A5)


Location; Situated Heads of the valley road A465
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/SWS9a
Owner Permit; Aberdare A/C
Availability; Day tickets
Tel: 01685 876321
Website; http://www.nantmoel.co.uk//
Fish Species; Rainbow Trout, Brown trout
Additional information; Close season apply Tickets available on site


Tackle Shops 

Fishing World 26 High St, Tonyrefail, Porth CF39 8PG Tel: 44 1443 670218

Rhondda Tackle 191 Trebanog Rd, Trebanog, Porth CF39 9DU, Tel: +44 7968 396951

Bob’s Fishing Tackle old Cardiff road, Mwyndy, Pontyclun CF72 8PN, Tel: 44 1443 227267

Reel Angling Supplies Unit A, Llanover House, Llanover Rd, Pontypridd CF37 4DY, Tel: : +44 1443 303002

Lidsters Fishing Supplies Pontcynon Industrial Estate, Unit 19, Abercynon CF45 4EP, Tel: +44 1443 741380

First4FishingUnit 11, Moy Road Industrial Estate, Moy Road, Taff’s Well, Cardiff CF15 7QR, Tel: +44 330 043 7438

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