This is another one of the CADAC main beats and it's a mixture of slow deep pools, fast broken water, glides and riffles.
As a Salmon fishery it offers the angler the choice of fly, worm and spinning tactics and several Salmon are caught on this beat every year. Trout and Grayling anglers are able to use a variety of tactics on this water due to its varied nature. Access and parking are excellent at this location.
Night fishing for Sea Trout is allowed until 3am
Access and Parking - Top of Beat
Access from the A5 to the top of the beat - take the B5437 towards Carrog, go over the railway bridge and proceed over the river bridge. Once you've crossed the bridge turn immediately right and travel along the single track road - the first parking area is on the right and is situated at the top of the St David's beat.
Access from the A5104 to the top of the beat - If travelling from the Chester direction take the left turn which is sign posted for Carrog. Proceed along this road for just over a mile. At the bottom of the hill and at the T Junction turn left and proceed through the village of Carrog. As you leave Carrog with the Grouse Inn on your left bear left at the bridge and follow the single track road described above. Access to the top of the beat is over the wooden rail structure pictured below.
Access and Parking - Bottom of Beat
Access to the bottom of the beat - pass the top of beat locations detailed above and follow the road travelling in a downstream direction. After approximately 500m look for the CADAC sign on the right - immediately in front of this there is a gate. Parking for the bottom of the beat is through this gate and in the field - please be aware that after long periods of heavy rain this parking area can be closed.
Winter Fishing Only - Pen y Bont
This is a Winter Grayling Beat and members may fish here from the 18th October to the 2nd March inclusive. It's an extremely accessible Beat and starts above Carrog Bridge, directly below The Wharf, on the right hand bank (looking downstream) and extends beyond the bottom of St David's Beat. On the opposite bank it starts directly below Carrog Bridge and finishes at the start of St. David's Beat.
This Beat is strictly 'fly only' and is limited to 4 CADAC anglers at any one time. In order to ensure that this is adhered to we have implemented a 'sign in' system here. Please read the following carefully to ensure that you fully understand the correct procedure before fishing this Beat.
On arrival at the Beat park in the area shown below.
Before fishing proceed through the gate at the bridge and walk through the first arch.
Go over the gate and you will see a peg system mounted on the wall to your right.
Remove a peg (one per angler) and ensure that this peg is replaced before you leave.
If on arrival there are 4 removed pegs then you are not permitted to fish.
You may park in any of the St David's car parks when fishing Pen y Bont however you must sign in prior to this and sign out as outlined above. If you decide to park at the top of St. Davids to access the left hand bank use the access point below.