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Elan Valley Fishing

The fishing season on the reservoirs runs from 20th March until 17th October.

A fishing information leaflet and permits are available from the Visitor Centre.

Fishing further afield on the Rivers Wye/Elan and Marteg as well as Llyngwyn Lake is managed by the Rhayader and Elan Valley Angling Association, contact (01597) 810383 or visit

All anglers in Wales who are 12 years and over need a rod licence. These are available from Post Offices and on-line. Permits will not be issued without a valid rod licence. For details about rod licences visit Natural Resources Wales.

Information about the different types of permit for the Elan Valley are detailed below:

There are three types of permit available:

Elan Valley Reservoir Permit

This covers 35 km of shoreline of the Elan Valley Reservoirs (Caban Coch, Garreg Ddu, Pen y Garreg and Craig Goch), except for a small fish and wildlife conservation area between Penbont Bridge and Pen y Garreg Dam. These reservoirs are fly-fishing only.

Price: £12 per day, £4 junior permit (under 18 years), season tickets are also available.

Claerwen Reservoir Permit

20 km of shoreline of the Claerwen Reservoir, except for a small fish and wildlife conservation area at its top end.
All feeder streams of the Claerwen Reservoir
The upland lakes, except Llyn Gwngu, Llyn Fyrddon Fach, Llyn Fyrddon Fawr and Llyn Du. This reservoir is fly-fishing only.

Price: £10 per day, £4 junior (under 18), season tickets are also available.

River Permit

Trout fishing season: 3rd March to 30th September
Coarse fishing season: 16th June to 14th March
Bait on rivers as permitted by the Environment Agency, no maggots allowed.
Fishing on the River Claerwen is from Claerwen Dam down to the road bridge above Doly Mynach Reservoir

Price: £10 per day, £3 Junior (under 18), season tickets are also available.


Fron Farm Fishery

SY23 4JG

Tel:  01974 251 392


One of the leading fisheries in Wales

Our fishery is based in the beautiful quiet countryside of Dyfed, the perfect location for rest, relaxation and a spot of fishing.

Fron Farm Fishery consists of four lakes ranging from 1-2.5 acres, each with a generous selection of top quality fish for you to catch.

Lower Trout Lake

Our lower trout lake is over 20ft deep, there are a few trees and bushes around the bottom of the lake, with natural level ground.

We restock rainbows and blues at 1.5 lb. We have strong fully finned hard fighting fish, not the largest fish, but fish worthy of the fight. Brown trout breed naturally in the clean healthy water. The fish caught in this lake are well earned, as it is not an easy water to fish. There is easy access between trout lakes.

Upper Trout Lake

Our upper trout lake is approximately 10ft deep, deep enough for the trout to remain cool in the warmest of Welsh summers. A smaller lake but with the same sporting fish as the lower lake. This lake is ideal for novices and the younger angler, ideal for those fishermen that want to share their passion as casting is easier.

Our stocking policy is to maintain a good head of 1.5 lb Trout and re-stock regularly. Knowing that the growth rate is impressive given the ample natural food supply.