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Torfaen, the most easterly of the South Wales Valleys, stretches just 12 miles from Blaenavon in the north to Cwmbran in the south. Its principal river is the Afon Llwyd which offers 13 miles of double-bank game fishing. Llandegfedd Reservoir can be fished coarse and game. Though a smaller county, Torfaen has a wide variety of landscapes and Blaenavon is home to the National Mining Museum of Wales, a place of great importance to the history and culture of the Valleys.



Location; Situated in Cwmbran Park
Sat Nav: NP44 8HT
Owner Permit; Crow Valley Angling
Availability; 5 acre Park Lake
Tel; 01633 867642 / 01495 766720
Fish Species; Rudd, Bream, Perch, Tench, Carp, Gudgeon
Additional information; Now under new management with Crow Valley Angling see facebook page for more information


Location; Situated between New Inn Pontypool and Coed-y-reservoir
Owner Permit; Welsh Water
Availability; Day Tickets from office
Tel; 07817 265588
Fish Species; Tench, Rudd, Roach, Perch, Bream, Pike, Rainbow trout, Brown trout
Additional information; A Mixed fishery that holds the current Pike record of the UK. Fishing permits are available to book online or from the Grab & Go café on the ground floor of the Visitor Centre.


Location; Situated in the Business Park Cwmbran
Owner Permit ; Cwmbran A/A
Availability; Day Season Tickets from Cwmbran pet shop
Tel; 01633 483051
Fish Species; Perch, Roach, Rudd, Chub, Tench, Brown trout
Additional information; Landscaping at Llantarnam ponds in Cwmbran means it is easier to fish this popular spot. Work has taken place around the bottom pond, the one closest to the Greenhouse pub.There are five new fishing pegs along with a path that now runs down the grass bank and along the edge of the water.

Venue; AFON LLWYD – Ponypool (Map F8)

Location; Near Pontypool
Owner Permit; Pontypool A/A
Availability;  fishing double bank 
Fish Species; Brown trout, Dace, Chub, Roach, Gudgeon
Additional Information; Pontypool Angling Association has the Afon lwyd in the Ponypool area, fishing is from Chapel lane to Abersychan fire station.

Venue; AFON LLWYD   (Map F8)

Location; Near Blaennavon and Croesyceilliog
Owner Permit; Pontypool A/A
Availability; 13 miles of fishing double bank contact Mr B Jones
Tel; 01633 873426
Fish Species; Brown trout, Dace, Chub, Roach, Gudgeon
Additional Information; The Afon Lwyd is a 13-mile-long river in south-east Wales which flows from its source north of Blaenavon, through Abersychan, Pontnewynydd, Pontypool, Llanfrechfa and Cwmbran before flowing, at Caerleon, into the River Usk. Enquiries can be made via the Facebook page or club secretary. Pontymister Angling Supplies and Cwmbran Angling shops sell tickets locally.

Venue; Garn-yr-erw Ponds (Map D4)

Location; On the outskirts of Blaenavon
Owner Permit; Garn-yr-erw Angling Club
Availability; Day Season tickets
Tel; contact Nick on 07818426665 / 01495742333
Fish Species; Roach, Rudd, Carp, Perch, eels
Additional information; A local nature reserve holding several different species. Barbless hooks only. Unhooking mats a must for Carp. Contact the heritage centre for more information 

More information on Torfaen
Blaenavon is also the source of the Afon Llwyd – the game fishing only – river of Torfaen that stretches for 13 miles through the entire length of the borough – through Pontypool which is the next town down this valley. Pontypool has an angling club and game fishing on the Afon Llewyd and also a local tackle dealer Ade’s – contact for local details. Running alongside Pontypool town is the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal ( fishing rights with the Waterway Wanderers). From this point – the Mon and Brecon canal and Afon Llwyd river run side by side – separated by half a mile of buildings/roads down the valley to the Town of Cwmbran.
Cwmbran Angling association lease or own nearly all the waters through and around Cwmbran.They have 3.5 miles of double bank game fishing on the Afon Llwyd river, 4.5 miles of course and Pike fishing on theMonmouthshire and Brecon canal, 3 ponds on the Llantarnam Business Park holding about fifteen different species.
Also behind the ponds is the Dowlais brook containing the odd small trout and eels. Apart from This there is Cwmbran
boating lake that is council run and free fishing holding some decent size carp. Also above Cwmbran town centre – in Upper Cwmbran is Blaen Bran reservoir – with free fishing with some good fish of different species Cwmbran has a local tackle dealer called Cwmbran Angling in Pontnewydd – not to be connected to the club of the same name. Steve is the owner and sells the membership and day tickets for the Cwmbran waters. Cwmbran A.A. also have a website).
Information supplied by David Edwards


Tackle Shops 

Cwmbran Angling 39 Richmond Rd, Cwmbran NP44 1EQ, Tel: +44 1633 868890

Hook & Line 2 Osborne Rd, Pontypool NP4 6LT, Tel: +44 1495 751896

Pontymister Angling 27 Commercial St, Risca, Newport NP11 6AW Tel: +44 1633 615723

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