Spinfish Guide for Where to Fish in Wales - Merthyr Tydfil

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Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association

Have extensive fishing on rivers and reservoirs for salmon, sea trout and coarse fish and offer day tickets to visitors. Enquiries to the Secretary, Nigel Morgan on 01685 377848 or Frank Thompson on 01685 386730. Google Map Reference 51.759646, -3.397820

River Taff

Once one of the most polluted rivers in the UK the Taff has risen like a Pheonix from the flames.Today it holds good stocks of brown trout offering excellent fly fishing for trout in the half to three quarters of a pound mark with fish up to 3/4lbs taken in recent years. For permits contact Tony Rees on 01685 723520. Google Map Reference 51.495263, -3.196008

River Usk

The club has fishing for salmon, sea trout and brown trout on three beats on the river Usk. Most salmon are taken on the spinner with flying C's being top dog:

Mardy Beat

1.5 miles left bank off the A40 between Abergevenny and Crickhowell. Google Map Reference 51.816961, -3.016513

Ysbytty Beat

Adjacent to the Sun Valley poultry Farm, Abergevenny, 3 beats totalling 1 mile. 51.811947, -3.016665


The B4589 between Kemeys and Usk, 1070 yards left bank for salmon and sea trout made up of 3 beats averaging 20 salmon a year. Google Map Reference 51.617267, -2.910861

River Tarrel

Wild fishing for wild trout on this tributary of the Usk.

The club also have fishing for trout, pike and coarse fish on a number of reservoirs including; Upper Neaudd Reservoir, Talybont Reservoir, Cyfartfa Lake, Top Pond and Middle Pond Google Map Reference 51.918015, -3.445474