RESERVOIR FISHERY REGULATIONS 2007
The following general regulations apply to ALED, ALWEN and BRENIG fisheries.
PERMITS: No angler
may start fishing without first having obtained a permit and paid the correct
fee. Permits are not transferable. Permits are available at the following
Brenig, Alwen & Aled: Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre, Cerrigydrudion,
Permits are also available from
machines at Llyn Brenig. The permit machines take
10p, 20p, 50p, £1 & £2 coins. No change is given.
ROD LICENCES: A fishing
permit is not valid unless the holder has an appropriate Environment Agency Rod
Licence. Licences are available from Llyn Brenig
Visitor Centre or most Post Offices.
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday 8am - 4pm. After 4pm, you may
purchase permits from Car Park Machines.
FISHING SEASON: Alwen & Brenig: March 17th –
October 28th. Llyn Aled: No close season for coarse fish
FISHING TIMES: Brenig, Aled & Alwen: 08.00am - 1hr
CATCH / SIZE
LIMIT: Six fish over 12" at Brenig including a maximum of 2 Brown Trout.
(Undersized Rainbows maybe retained at Brenig and do not contribute to the bag
limit) At all other sites the bag limit is six fish and the size limit is
RELEASING FISH: Fly caught
fish may be released with minimal or no handling but fishing must cease when
your limit is complete. The release of takeable trout
caught on spinner or worm is not permitted.
CATCH RETURNS: At Llyn Brenig every angler, including season permit holders,
must submit an accurate record of his/her catch after each visit and before
leaving the reservoir. Nil returns are also required. Catch return boxes are
provided for this purpose.
9. FISHING METHODS:
Brenig: Fishing is only allowed by means of artificial fly or dapped natural insect.
Alwen: Fishing is only allowed by means of artificial fly, spinning and single natural worm. No other bait may be taken to the lakeside.
Aled: All legal coarse fishing
methods except live baiting.
NUMBER of RODS: Fishing by
means of only one rod and line is permitted. Only one rod and line may be
assembled at Alwen.
LEAD BAN: The use of
lead weights larger than 0.06g (No 8 shot) and less than 28.35g (1oz) is
prohibited. This does not include lead incorporated into fly dressings.
HOOKS: Treble hooks
are only permitted for spinning at Alwen & Aled fisheries.
GROUND BAIT: The use of
ground bait and swimfeeders is prohibited except at Llyn Aled.
FISHING ZONES: See maps
located at each fishery. Fishing from Jetties is not permitted.
WADING: Anglers are
warned that wading can be dangerous. Wading deeper than thigh depth is
FLOAT TUBES: Float tubes
are permitted in a designated area of Llyn Brenig.
FACILITIES: The primary purpose of each reservoir is for water supply. Where
provided, anglers should ensure that toilet facilities are used for all
LITTER: Anglers are
requested to take their litter home or use litter bins where provided. Nylon
monofilament is dangerous to wildlife and must not be discarded.
FISH CLEANING: In order to
prevent the transmission of fish disease, anglers are requested not to clean
fish at the lakeside. At the Llyn Brenig Visitor
Centre a fish cleaning room is provided.
TELEVISIONS: The use of portable radios, televisions or tape
recorders is prohibited.
DOGS: Aled, Brenig and Alwen - Dogs
must be on a lead at all times.
FIRES: No fires are
LLYN BRENIG - BOAT FISHING REGULATIONS
23. FISHING ZONES: Boats must not approach
within 100 yards of the darn, quarry or draw-off tower. Fishing in the Nature
Reserve and the buoyed off areas around the Brenig fish cages is prohibited.
24. COURTESY: Bank anglers may not commence
fishing in the line of a boat already finishing a drift. Boat anglers may not
approach within 40 yards of a fishing boat or a bank angler who is already
fishing. Boats under power shall give way to sailing craft.
SINGLE ANGLERS may he
refused boats if the Duty Ranger considers weather conditions unsuitable.
TROLLING: Defined as
the pulling of a fly or lure behind a boat under power of either oars or
engine, is prohibited at all times.
SAFETY: Anglers are
warned that it is unsafe to stand in the boats while fishing. Waders must not
be worn in the fishing boats. Buoyancy aids or life jackets must be worn at all
times. Where anglers opt to wear their own persona! buoyancy
aid or life jacket they must have a minimum buoyancy of 65 newtons.
Boats will be withdrawn if in the opinion of the Duty Ranger, weather
conditions are unsuitable.
RECALL: All boats
must return to the Jetty immediately when the recall hooter
is sounded or on a specific request from the Ranger-.
BOATS: All boats must be returned to the mooring paint and properly secured
at, or before the designated time. Failure to return by the stated time may
result in anglers not being allowed to hire boats on future occasions. Buoyancy
Aids must be returned to the store.
boats must not be moored to any buoys or other structures within the Reservoir.
LANDING: Anglers may
only land at the boat jetty or the beach by the Archaeological Toilet Block.
Landing is not permitted on any other share.
32. EXCLUSION: Fishing is prohibited from all craft other than the Company's fishing boats.
Action will be taken against any
person causing damage to trees, banks, or any other part of Dwr
Cymru Welsh Water's property, throwing anything into
the water; leaving litter, or behaving in a manner considered to be prejudicial
to the preservation of amenities and the conservation of wildlife. Any angler
committing an offence under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975, the
bye-laws made under the Act, or contravening the rules and regulations relating
to the fishery, are liable to prosecution, or may, at the discretion of the
Manager, be barred from fishing the reservoir or any other waters owned by the
Company. Where such bans are made, no refund will be given.
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water must reserve the right to close all or
part of the reservoir to anglers at any time without giving prior notice to
permit holders. Anglers should note that certain areas of the reservoir may be
closed to fishing at times when other sporting events are in progress.
MANAGER'S DECISION IS FINAL ON ALL MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE FISHING AND THE
INTERPRETATION OF THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS.
Anglers entering the property of Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for the
purposes authorised by the fishing permit, do so at their own risk. Anglers
must indemnify the Company in respect of death, injury or damage to the
property of another person for which they may be legally liable.
NEWS / INFORMATION
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