Cwm Hedd fly fishing 3rd April 2016

The fish have been extremely high in the water with many anglers enjoying sport on dry flies and emergers. In the right conditions there have been plenty of fish rising to buzzers all around the lake, with the lodge frontage producing some good numbers of resident fish.  Recommended flies to target these buzzer feeders are shipman’s and shuttlecock buzzers fished on the surface. Damsels have also been very effective fished slowly on a floating line.

Ray McCarthy netting a rainbow

With the competition season underway or many anglers returning to the rivers and reservoirs it’s been very quiet at Cwm Hedd in the last few weeks, but it at least gives those who prefer small still waters some excellent fishing opportunities.  Very few have blanked and good numbers of fish have been caught.   Thanks to those who are visiting – your support is very much appreciated.


Lee Ashcroft has brought 24 fish to the net over three visits in the last couple of weeks and we wish him the best of luck in the final of the bank team trials later this month.

Lee Ashcroft

One of the pleasures of running a fishing lake is that of meeting many interesting people from all walks of life. Robert Forrest-Webb, ‘Writer, adventurer and sportsman’ enjoyed a few hours fishing at Cwm Hedd this week, as a preliminary warm-up to his 87th birthday. Check out Robert’s profile on his web site  Happy birthday Robert!

Robert Forrest-Webb
Robert Forrest-Webb

Remember that barbless hooks must be used at all times.  If you are crushing barbs make sure that you check every hook using a piece of material (in an item of your clothing if you haven’t brought anything for this purpose).  I’d rather you damage your clothing than damage a fish.

Congratulations to Kristian Davies and Kieron Jenkins, first in the Scierra pairs heat at Chew Valley on Saturday.  Well done both.


Kieron enjoying a few hours at Cwm Hedd on Sunday after the Scierra pairs heat on Saturday on Chew

Remember that  under 16s have free catch and release if accompanied and supervised by an experiences adult angler paying a standard or concession ticket. See opening times and prices on the Cwm Hedd web site

Here’s 6 year old Oliver (left) with his first Cwm Hedd rainbow 🙂

Mark Whalley (centre) with six year old Oliver and ten year old Devon


Open 8am-4.30pm Wednesday through to Sunday.  5 minutes from Junction 28 of the M4 Newport. Fishery rules, directions and further information on . Tel 07813 143 034 before 6pm; 01633 896854 (lodge during fly fishing opening hours).



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