The Long Reach
This is a very popular stretch of water and is one of the oldest CADAC beats. The uppermost section consists of a series of light riffles whilst the remaining majority of this beat is a slow to medium paced glide. The fishing here can be frantic and the Long Reach is at times the scene of some spectacular rises. This beat is extremely popular with dry fly fishermen. The access and parking are very convenient and wading is very easy here.
Rules for the Long Reach
Anglers may fish for Trout, Grayling and Sea Trout.
Fishing is strictly fly only on this section.
Night Fishing for Sea Trout is permitted until 3am - Fly Only
Important: Due to the fact that this is a recognised Salmon spawning area please note that there is a 'No Fishing' policy on this Beat between 1st November to 31st January inclusive.
Access and Parking
Access off the A5 from the direction of Llangollen - travel through Corwen and head out of the town. Proceed to the river bridge and look for the right turn immediately after the bridge. Take this turn and park on the right close to the hedge - keep clear of the gateway.
Access off the A5 heading towards Llangollen - go straight on at the traffic lights where the A494 meets the A5. Proceed along the stretch leading up to the bridge and take the turning immediately before the bridge. Take this turn and park on the right close to the hedge - keep clear of the gateway.
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 left here onto the A5 and head towards Corwen - proceed along the stretch leading up to the bridge and take the turning immediately before the bridge. Take this turn and park on the right close to the hedge - keep clear of the gateway.
From the parking area cross the road and proceed over the stile and follow the public footpath in an upstream direction.
The lower limit of this beat is the river bridge. The upper limit is signified by the signs on the tree as shown below. If walking up to this upper limit please be aware that there are a pair of gates and a footbridge to negotiate. These gates are not the beat end - proceed upstream from here until you see the signs on the tree.
Winter fishing only - Junction
During the closed Salmon season the Long Reach upper limit is extended to include the famous Junction Beat. Please note however and in keeping with the rules of the Long Reach beat that fishing in this area is fly only. The Junction can be fished from the 18th October to the 2nd March inclusive.
Important: Please note that access to this Beat is from the Long Reach parking only. Members must not visit the Junction at any time outside the period of the 18th October to the 2nd March.