Vale of Glamorgan

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The Vale of Glamorgan is said to be where King Arthur reached Wales from England. The Vale certainly has a similarly wild and rugged landscape to the northern plains 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 for both game and coarse. The Vale of Glamorgan contains some excellent independent fisheries.

 


Venue; BARRY PONDS (Map G6)


Location; Situated lower Barry Cadoxton Barry dock
Google; https://tinyurl.com/Barry-Ponds
Owner Permit; Glamorgan A/C
Availability; Three Lakes -Members Only
Tel; 07804 097857
Fish Species; Tench, Carp, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Carp, Eel, Pike
Website; http://www.glamorgananglersclub.org.uk/
Additional information; Carols Pond, Cadaxton and Sue Lake. Sue’s pond is an extension of an old pond that had been on the site for many years


Venue; DUFFRYN SPRINGS (Map F6)


Location; On the Western outskirts of Cardiff close to Culverhouse Cross and Duffryn Gardens
Sat Nav CF5 6SU
Google: https://tinyurl.com/Dyffryn-Springs
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.
Website; http://www.dyffrynsprings.co.uk/
Additional information; Dyffryn Springs is a 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


Venue; SEVEN OAKS FISHERY (Map E4)


Location; Just of the A48 at Cowbridge to Pontyclun road
Sat Nav CF72 9JU
Google: https://tinyurl.com/Seven-Oaks-Fishery
Owner Permit; Seven Oaks Fishery Contact Mr Mrs Rosier
Availability; Day Season tickets One 2 acre Lake
Tel; 01446 622236 / 07511189800
Fish Species; Carp, Bream, Roach, Tench, Grass Carp
Website; https://www.facebook.com/Seven-Oaks-Fishing-Lake-166487790072980/
Additional information; Sevenoaks have 2 fishing lakes to suit most methods.A beginners lake which is teeming with small coarse fish, it is an any method pond (barbless hooks only)
Our coarse lake is filled with carp and Koi up to 20lb, roach, rudd, tench and bream of all sizes. Catch & release only, carp mats and large nets must be used. 12 and 24 hour night sessions also available


Venue; GRIBBLES COVERT (Map G3)


Location; Situated adjacent to road to Atlantic College and St Donats
Google: https://tinyurl.com/Cribbles-Covert
Owner Permit; Glamorgan Anglers A/C
Availability; Season tickets Members Only
Tel; 07804 097857
Fish Species; Roach, Rudd, Carp, Tench, Grass carp
Website; http://www.glamorgananglersclub.org.uk/
Additional information; Gribbles is small pond of around half an acre. Due to the size of this pond there is a 1 rod or pole only per angler rule and carp rods are discouraged.


Venue; Groes-fean, Bishop’s Pond. Mwyndy (Map D5)


Location; From the M4 J34 follow sign for Llantrisant, follow dual carriage way through 2 sets of lights. Corner park Garage
Google: https://tinyurl.com/Groes-fean
Owner Permit; Glamorgan Anglers A/C
Availability; Season tickets members only
Tel; 07804 097857
Fish Species; Roach, Rudd, Carp, Tench, Grass carp
Website; http://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. Would all members be aware that the paths around the pond do get slippery in wet conditions and please be careful when fishing the car park bank pegs as the water is over 6ft deep in some of the margins.


Venue; HAZEL COURT PONDS (Map E2)


Location; Situated at Llysworney, B4268 Near Cowbridge
Sat Nav; CF71 7NQ
Google: https://tinyurl.com/Hazel-Court
Owner Permit; Hazel Court Fishery

Tel: 01446 771893.
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: https://www.hazelcourtponds.com/
Additional information; Parking -Disabled access -Toilets -Refreshments -Bait shop


Venue; Llanthrithyd Lake (Map F5)

Location; Situated 1.5 miles from A48 from Cowbridge to Cardiff road, near Llantithyd Village
Google: https://tinyurl.com/Llanthrithyd-Lake
Owner Permit; Glamorgan A/C
Availability; Season Tickets Members Only
Tel; 07804 097857
Fish Species; Tench, Carp, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Carp,Eel
Website; http://www.glamorgananglersclub.org.uk/
Additional information; . No night fishing. More information from club secetary M Roberts, 4 Heol Don, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 2AU


Venue; PYSGODLYN MAWR (Map E5)

Location; Situated in Woodland near St Donats
Google: https://tinyurl.com/PYSGODLYN-MAWR
Owner Permit; Glamorgan A/C
Availability; Season tickets Members Only
Tel; 07804 097857
Fish Species; Carp, Tench, Perch, Grass Carp, Roach, Bream
Website; http://www.glamorgananglersclub.org.uk/
Additional information; Pysgodlyn Mawr is a designated SSSI site and owned by the Welsh Forestry Commission, please respect all plant life and Wildlife A natural 4 acre Lake, set in woodland, lots of insects at night, wear a hat!!


Venue; St Y NYLL (Top Pond) (Map E6)

Location; Situated to the West of the A4232 Cardiff Link road near to M4
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/oHOO9
Owner Permit; Glamorgan A/c
Availability; Season tickets only Members Only
Tel; 07804 097857
Fish Species; Roach, Eel, Carp, Rudd, Tench, Pike
Website; http://www.glamorgananglersclub.org.uk/
Additional information; A natural spring fed pond 2 acre, lots of small rudd to be caught


Venue; St Y NYLL Carp Pond (Bottom Pond) (Map E6)

Location; Heol St-y-Nyll, St Brides Super Ely, Nr Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan
Sat Nav CF5 6EZ
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/oHOO9
Owner Permit; St y Nyll Farm
Availability; Day tickets on Bank
Website: https://web.facebook.com/Stynyll/
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 Now a Carp Pond


Venue; TREOS LAKE (Map E3)

Location; Close to Treos Village Bridgend
Google: https://tinyurl.com/TREOS-LAKE
Owner Permit; Glamorgan A/C
Availability; Season Tickets Members Only
Tel; 07804 097857
Fish Species; Roach, Rudd, Carp, Tench, Eel, Bream, Perch
Website; http://www.glamorgananglersclub.org.uk/
Additional information; A natural 4 acre Lake with 5 disabled platforms, a 2 meter family platform and 32 bivvy pegs, there is also a disabled toilet, kitchen facility’s and a covered area for Club events.


Venue; WARREN MILL (Map F5)


Location; One mile from A48 at Bonvilston
Sat Nav CF71 7US
Google: https://tinyurl.com/Warren-Mill
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
Website: https://www.warrenmillfarm.co.uk/fishery
Additional information; Tickets on the bank, Family Day out with Farm animals


Venue; RIVER THAW (Map F4)

Location; Situated near Cowbridge, Llandogh and Llanbethery
Google: https://tinyurl.com/River-Thaw
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.


 

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.

 


Tackle Shops 

Corus Tackle 31b Vale Business Park, Llandow, Cowbridge CF71 7P Tel: +44 1446 776464

Ewenny Angling Supplies 21 Coychurch Rd, Bridgend CF31 3AP, Tel: +44 1656 650604

Keen’s Tackle 117, 119 Bridgend Rd, Aberkenfig, Bridgend CF32 9AP, Tel: 44 1656 722448

Our Database of fisheries updated on a regular basis, Please send any amendments to clive@angling-news.co.uk  The Printed version is available on Amazon or your from local tackle Shop

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