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River Dee - Bala

Beat Description

Bala Angling Club Water

NOTE: Conditions do apply, so please refer to our club handbook

This stretch can be fished fly only for trout and grayling during the salmon season, mid March to mid October. Between mid October and mid March  worm fishing is allowed. No maggots are allowed on any club  river (except the outflow), Environment  Agency byelaw.  During the summer the grayling offer superb sport on dry fly and during certain hatches the river seems to be boiling with fish. A wonderful sight for any angler. Brown trout are also present in lesser numbers. Salmon fishing is not allowed by request of the landowner.

Flies that can do well are red tag, red spinner, ginger quill, gold ribbed hare’s ear fished dry and a small Adams whilst heavy nymphs in various colours take good fish when nothing seems to be rising to a fly.

How to get there:

Access to the river at Bala is via the track to the sewerage near the Tryweryn bridge or from the first lay by on your right as you leave Bala. This will be found approximately 1 mile from Bala, passing Llanfor, in the Corwen direction.


Please see maps for more information regarding parking.

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