Alwen

Alwen

The Alwen is one of the upper Dee's largest tributaries and flows into the Dee at Corwen. It's very similar to the Ceirw in terms of size and types of water. This is a Beat for the wild Brown Trout angler and the members who fish it regularly enjoy fantastic sport using light tackle or Tenkara outfits. It also fishes well for Salmon in the latter part of the season and fishing is possible here when the water levels on the main river are too high. It's not for the faint hearted due to the number of trees along the river but it's certainly worth spending a few hours here as it does hold some large Brown Trout. Fishing here is single right hand bank only.

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Access and Parking - Upper Beat

Access off the A5 from the direction of Llangollen - travel through Corwen and head out of the town. Go through 2 sets of traffic lights and proceed through the village of Maerdy. Pass the Goat Inn on the right and turn immediately right. Proceed along this road for approximately 1 mile until you come to the lay by on the right as shown below. Park here and walk back up the road for a few hundred yards until you come to a gate on your left. This gate is immediately before a house and is pictured below. Proceed through the gate and walk down the track to the river.

Access off the A5 from the direction of Bettws y Coed - travel along the A5 passing the village of Cerrig and continue through the village of Dinmael. As you enter the village of Maerdy and as you approach the Goat Inn take the left turn off the A5. Proceed along this road for approximately 1 mile until you come to the lay by on the right as shown below. Park here and walk back up the road for a few hundred yards until you come to a gate on your left. This gate is immediately before a house and is pictured below. Proceed through the gate and walk down the track to the river.

Access off the A5 travelling from the Chester direction - follow the A5104 to the point where it becomes the A494 and proceed to the traffic lights where the A494 meets the A5. Turn right here onto the A5 and proceed through a second set of traffic lights. Go through the village of Maerdy, pass the Goat Inn on the right and turn immediately right. Proceed along this road for approximately 1 mile until you come to the lay by on the right as shown below. Park here and walk back up the road for a few hundred yards until you come to a gate on your left. This gate is immediately before a house and is pictured below. Proceed through the gate and walk down the track to the river.

Access and Parking - Lower Beat

Access off the A5 from the direction of Llangollen - travel through Corwen and head out of the town. Go through 2 sets of traffic lights and proceed through the village of Maerdy. On the right you'll see the Goat Inn - turn into the car park and park in the top left hand corner. Proceed up the road on foot from here until you come to the house shown below. Go through the main gate keeping to the left of the house - go through the gate shown below and walk up the track - keep walking through this field and walk down to the river.

Access off the A5 from the direction of Bettws y Coed - travel along the A5 passing the village of Cerrig and continue through the village of Dinmael. As you enter the village of Maerdy you'll see the Goat Inn on your left - turn into the car park and park in the top left hand corner. Proceed up the road on foot from here until you come to the house shown below. Go through the main gate keeping to the left of the house - go through the gate shown below and walk up the track - keep walking through this field and walk down to the river.

Access off the A5 travelling from the Chester direction - follow the A5104 to the point where it becomes the A494 and proceed to the traffic lights where the A494 meets the A5. Turn right here onto the A5 and proceed through a second set of traffic lights. Go through the village of Maerdy and on the right you'll see the Goat Inn - turn into the car park and park in the top left hand corner. Proceed up the road on foot from here until you come to the house shown below. Go through the main gate keeping to the left of the house - go through the gate shown below and walk up the track - keep walking through this field and walk down to the river.

 
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