Double Handed Rods Instruction

Double Handed Salmon Casting Instruction

In order to enhance the membership experience of  CADAC anglers we offer various free tuition days - one such event is the Double Handed Salmon Day. Derek Turner, an AAPGAI qualified instructor, will again be hosting this tuition session. Derek will demonstrate and teach the rudiments of this fine art.

The date for this event is the Sunday 8th of May 2022, meet at 10am at Chain Pool.

Please book on the forum or contact the Club Secretary (Places are limited).

Parking is restricted so please park using as little space as possible.

(Tackle can be arranged on request)

Single Handed Rods - Instruction

In addition to the Double Handed casting tuition and to offer our members comprehensive instruction we have also arranged a Single Handed casting session. 

Chris Aldred, a GAIC/APGAI/FFF qualified instructor, will demonstrate and teach the casts required for optimising the river fishing potential of CADAC members.

This years Single Handed Casting Day will be held on Sunday 22nd May 2022, meet at St. Davids at 9.30

To book on leave you name on the Single handed casting day thread on the forum or contact the Club Secretary (Places are limited).

 CADAC Juniors 2022

CADAC will be once again holding monthly Junior Coaching Days in 2022 between April and October

These days are completely free and are extremely popular. They are conducted by a team of Instructors who kindly give their time to CADAC, led by Matt Clarke, ably assisted by Gary Hedges, an England International fly fisher, and Matt's son, George, who is on the England Youth Fly Fishing team.

For More Details Click Here

Hanak Beat Closures 3rd to 5th Dec 2021

The Hanak European Grayling Festival will again be held on CADAC waters this year. 

All waters from, and including The Run, down to Bridge Pool will be CLOSED on Friday 3rd December, Saturday 4th December and Sunday 5th December 2021


 2021 AGM Cancelled

 Due to COVID 19, the AGM for 2021 has been cancelled.

All AGM news will again be covered within The Beat magazine.


Pink Salmon in Wales

 Natural Resources Wales appeals to anglers for continued help in identifying and reporting pink salmon catches

Advice for anglers and netsmen 

 We are concerned about the state of our native Atlantic salmon stocks: this is why all Atlantic salmon caught in Welsh waters must be returned alive and well. 

Pacific pink salmon are usually easily distinguished from Atlantic salmon, particularly when mature and in spawning condition. If you are confident that you have caught a Pacific pink salmon, the fish should be humanely dispatched. Please report the capture as soon as possible to NRW on 0300 065 3000 (24 hours day) as this will enable the fish to be formally logged.

 If you are not confident that you have caught a pink salmon, the fish should be released back to the river alive where it was captured, preferably having been photographed and later reported to NRW. 

This is to ensure that no Atlantic salmon are retained in error. 

 If you have found a fresh, dead pink salmon, please retain the fish is possible and report this to the Incident Hotline 0300 065 3000 (24 hours day)


Pink Salmon in Wales (456.2 KB)

NRW River Ceiriog Work

 21 July 2021

NRW are carrying out instream work on the River Ceiriog at Brynkinalt. They will be there for about 3 weeks.

 Some discolouration will be expected at and downstream of the Brynkinalt beat .


‘Red Skin Disease’ in Salmon

 Over recent weeks Fisheries Wales has received an increasing number of reports of salmon being caught with signs of ‘Red Skin Disease’

Attached is a briefing report on what to look out for and where and what to report.

Briefing note: Salmon - Red Skin Disease (270.2 KB)

Report dead, distressed or dying fish, please contact the incident hotline immediately: 0300 065 3000

• Where? Please provide a grid reference if possible, for example, NT 252 735. Otherwise, you should provide an accurate description of the location
• What is the report? Take a photograph of the fish if you can
• When did the observation take place?

Fisheries Wales are collating reports and leasing with colleagues in England on observations on fish in Wales.


 Crogen 2 Parking

 We now have a new Parking Area and River Access for Crogen 2 Right Hand Bank. 

Details can be found on the Beats page for Crogen 2, Approximate Postcode is  LL210SY

Please Do Not park by Crogen Lodge ( Black and White House), this parking area is no longer to be used.


COVID-19 - Latest Update 10-04-21

The travel restrictions between England and Wales will be lifted on the 12th of April, and English members can travel to fish our waters from this date.

We remind anglers to be mindful of Welsh Government Covid-19 regulations.

More information can be found on the Welsh Government  Latest FAQ page. 

There is also more information on the Fishing In Wales Website



This year’s CADAC AGM will be cancelled due to Covid-19.

It will not be possible to hold the physical AGM scheduled for the 30th October 2020, instead we will have an AGM Newsletter this year.

This means that all AGM information will be issued to members by post this year due to the unprecedented situation we currently find ourselves in.

Members can still send in any AGM correspondence to The Club Secretary by no later than October the 15th, however any issues will have to be resolved by The Club Committee for the time being, and this will be the situation until the Club is able to hold a physical AGM where members can vote upon resolutions.  Any AGM correspondence will be printed in the AGM Newsletter. 

Clearly we will be aiming to avoid any contentious resolutions or changes for the time being.

I hope that Club members can understand and support this decision.

Kind regards

Gareth Jones

Covid 19 Local lockdown 2-10-20

The Counties of Denbighshire and Wrexham are both now in a state of Welsh Government Local Lockdown.

CADAC Waters remain open, however members living outside Denbighshire and Wrexham counties are not allowed to travel into or out of those counties to fish.

Members who live in Wrexham cannot travel into Denbighshire and vice versa.

We will keep you informed of developments.

You must Follow social distancing guidelines and Covid-19 guidance from the Welsh Government.

A reminder that all Salmon must be returned. Full 2020 NRW regulations can be found in the rules section.

Please check the forum for updates.

Guest and Exchange Tickets are now available.

Guest Tickets and Exchange Tickets are also available as per normal, see forum for more details.

Chain Pool Rules - Important

Can all members please note:  

There is a two hour time limit on Chain Pool. The clocks must be set upon time of arrival. No return within three hours of leaving the beat. Also be aware of the upper limit if Salmon fishing, there is strictly no fishing above this point.

A reminder of the rules regarding Chain pool:

This beat is restricted to 2 anglers only - irrespective of species fished for.

A 2 hour time limit applies. Members are required to show the time of arrival to the beat by setting the clocks situated behind the tree in the car parking area before fishing. The ‘time of arrival’ is defined as the moment members begin their walk from the car park to the river. Members are not permitted to return within 3 hours of leaving the beat.

 Note: The upper limit of this beat is clearly marked by a series of 3 white posts. When walking upstream along the water’s edge the posts are to the left in the adjacent field. There is also a red line on the stones leading from the post closest to the river to the river.

New Gate Locks

Some gates on Coed-yr-Allt and River Ceiriog will soon be locked with combination locks, please check forum for details.

New opportunity for Salmon and Sea Trout members this year, Saturday Junction rods, please book on the CADAC forum!

CADAC Waters are now Open!

CADAC Waters are now open!

You may now  travel to Wales from England for the purpose of angling from Monday 6th July.

No Guest Tickets or Exchange Tickets for the time being.

Please refrain from using the huts, and use gloves / sanitiser when accessing gates, locks and stiles.

You must Follow social distancing guidelines and Covid-19 guidance from the Welsh Government.

A reminder that all Salmon must be returned. Full 2020 NRW regulations can be found in the rules section.

Please check the forum for updates.


All CADAC waters will remain closed for the month of May as a minimum.

A further update is scheduled for the 30th of May providing information on possible fishing in June. 

We will keep you informed of any changes after this date.



In view of the recent statement to extend the Government lockdown for a further three weeks, CADAC waters will obviously remain closed.

We will continue to review this decision in the light of further Government advice and developments and of course, keep you updated and notify you when the suspension is to be lifted.

We can, however, confirm that all rents have been paid and our entire portfolio of waters is ready and waiting for you all when restrictions are lifted.

I wish you all the very best and hope to see you on the riverbank soon.



In view of the recent statement by the Prime Minister and the publication of instructions , and in common with an increasing number of clubs, we have reluctantly decided to suspend fishing on our waters with immediate effect.

We will continue to review this decision in the light of further Government advice and developments and of course keep you updated and notify you when the suspension is to be lifted.

We are sure members will understand our decision particularly as the Government’s instructions were to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel.

Stay safe

Dylan Roberts
Vice Chairman
Corwen and District Angling club

CADAC Open Day - Postponed


2020 Open Day - Postponed until further notice.

In view of the current situation regarding the Corona Virus and our concern for the welfare of club members, it is with regret that the Open Day on Sunday April 5th 2020 has been postponed until further notice.

All our waters, parking areas and rules can be found on the club website.

If any new members need further assistance please don’t hesitate to contact me or any committee member, we are here to help.

All our waters will remain open, so please enjoy the fishing.

Barry Cubbins.

Membership Secretary.

2020 Subscriptions

Subscriptions are due on the 1st of January - Click Here for Tariff Page

Please note: There will be a £10 admin charge for payments received after the 3rd of March.

CADAC Working Parties

CADAC relies upon the goodwill of members to assist in general maintenance work relating to the fishery. Constructing benches, stiles, walkways, clearing fallen branches and habitat work are just some of the tasks involved.

There are effectively 3 working parties active on CADAC waters - a Sunday and Wednesday group and a Balsam clearing party which operates during the Summer months.

Members attending at least 4 working dates are entitled to certain privileges. CADAC have secured the use of an exclusively Private Beat and only the Work Party members may fish it. Furthermore, access to one of the most productive Salmon pools is restricted to Work Party members only during the last full week of September - we also have an annual Working Party lunch.

If you're a member of CADAC please do your utmost to join these Parties.......we will all benefit!

The Committee would like to thank everyone who participated during the 2018/19 sessions, the 2019/20 work party dates are as follows:

Work Party Dates 2019/20

Meeting at 10am at the Pavilion Beat Car Park by the temporary Railway Platform, behind Canolfan NI, but please check as we often meet on site.

February dates and possibly some of March are likely to be in Chirk with a different meeting point to be confirmed.

Please check the forum or get in touch with Gareth if you’re not sure of anything as dates and venue can change due to River heights and work load etc. We usually work until about 2/3pm with equipment provided but please wear suitable clothing and bring a drink/sandwich for yourself.

Gareth Jones on 07824504796 or [email protected]

October 2019

Wednesday 23rd & Sunday 27th

November 2019

Wednesday 20th & Sunday 24th

December 2019

Wednesday 18th & Sunday 22nd

January 2020

Wednesday 15th & Sunday 19th

February 2019

Wednesday 12th & Sunday 16th

March 2019

Wednesday 11th & Sunday 15th

Please contact Gareth Jones on 07824 504796 or Dylan Roberts on 07802 843489 with all Working Party queries

Bridge Pool Update

To All Members:

We no longer have parking in the Field at Bridge Pool/Bottom of Berwyn Arms Beat in Glyndyfrdwy.  Access will revert back to parking on the roadside in a safe/sensible location, access over timber fence/stile close to the Bridge near River before the field gate, not through or over either of the galvanized field gates.  

Also please note that the pedestrian access along the Beat is along the waters edge, there is no access to walk along the side of the field/meadow to get to the top of the beat.

Saturday Junction Rods

New opportunity for Salmon and Sea Trout members this year, Saturday Junction rods, please book on the CADAC forum!

Website Forum

Members registering for the club forum must use their real names as their username.
Registrations using screen names will not be activated.

River Ceiriog


Ceiriog Fly Fishers Ltd integrated with Corwen & District Angling Club (CADAC) from 1st July 2018

Click on the map above to open the Ceiriog River Map page for information on the river, the beats, access roads directions and parking.

There are specific rules to be followed when fishing the Ceiriog beats. Members must familiarise themselves with these rules before fishing.

The principal fishing rule is that dry fly, wet fly and nymph only are allowed, and barbless hooks must be used. No Brown Trout less than 23cm may be taken, and all Grayling are to be returned.

Different guest rules apply to the Ceiriog - members may take up to one guest per week and need not give prior notice to the club.

The full rules can be found here:

Ceiriog Fly Fishers Rules (70.8 KB)

The Ceiriog beats are:

Beat 1 - Pontfadog to Castle Mill Bridge – double bank fishing for both wild and stocked Brown Trout.

Beat 2 - Castle Mill Bridge to Chirk Aqueduct - double bank fishing (except for part of north bank at Chirk hatchery and fishery) for both wild and stocked Brown Trout.

Beat 3 - Brynkinalt to Pont-y-Blew (Forge Bridge) - double bank fishing for wild and some stocked Brown Trout. 
Finding the access to the top of the beat is not easy, detailed instructions on how to find access will be added to the beats page.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC RULES FOR BEAT 3, which must be complied with by members and their guests:
A maximum of two cars belonging to members to be parked at the parking spaces accessing the Brynkinalt Estate waters including the parking area below the A5 bridge
Maximum of 6 rods to fish the Brynkinalt Home Beat waters at any one time

Beat 4 - Pont-y-Blew (Forge Bridge) to river meet with River Dee - double bank fishing for mostly wild Brown Trout and Grayling. This beat joins the lower end of the Coed yr Allt beat and is easily accessible from that beat.

Ceiriog Fly Fishers Rules (70.8 KB)

Guest Tickets

CADAC members are issued with an allocation of 2 Guest Tickets per season - there are no charges for these tickets.

They allow the guest to fish for Trout and Grayling only, they are dated and are only valid for the date on the ticket. The member to whom the ticket is issued to may fish for Salmon when accompanying the guest. The member is responsible for the conduct of the guest and must accompany the guest at all times - both anglers must be on the same Beat.

Please contact Club Chairman Gareth Jones to book guest tickets, e-mail [email protected] or text 07824504796 if possible, failing that phone.
Please do not wait for a response, sending the message will be proof of the booking.

Please include name of guest and date required.

Guest tickets are for the sole use of a member wishing to bring a guest to fish, these tickets are not to be used for any form of professional coaching or guiding and no member should take any form of payment for the use of these tickets.

Llangollen Maelor Exchange Tickets

The club has an exchange ticket agreement with Llangollen Maelor Angling Club. This consists of 2 separate arrangements and are as follows: - 

Salmon fishing only from the 3rd March to 31st August. These tickets are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only.

Trout and Grayling tickets are available 7 days a week and all year round (seasons apply). Tickets numbers are restricted and will be issued on a 'first come first served' basis.

Please note: The Fechan and Lingo pool (A5 side) will be excluded from the water share as these are restricted to members only.

To book tickets contact Derek Bithell on 01978 860012

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