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'Where Wales Begins'

Within easy reach of Welshpool it is possible to fish waters that yield an amazing range of catches from the awesome pike and noble carp to the more common roach or trout.

Trout and grayling are the main quarry in the many small tributaries which join the Severn. The rivers Vyrnwy, Banwy and Camlad provide the keen fisherman with the opportunity to practice the more delicate skills of fishing.

Within close proximity of Welshpool is the start of the prime coarse fishing beats. As the river gradient eases, a sequence of pools, glides and riffles provide good coarse fish habitat. Lower Leighton holds stocks of roach, dace and chub, and in some areas barbel, pike and perch.

The non-navigable nature of much of its length makes the Montgomery Canal, (an arm of the Shropshire Union), the ideal venue for anyone who wants to enjoy their coarse fishing in peace and quiet. On most stretches you will find large tench, roach, bream, perch and pike. There are also chub up to 66lb in the region of Abermule.

Other venues include the Moel-y-Garth Carp Pools at Guilsfield, Coed-y-Dinas in Welshpool, Llyndu Pool in the Lower Park of Powis Castle, River Severn at Lower Leighton, River Vyrnwy near Llanymynech, River Banwy in Llanfair and the River Camlad near Forden.

Angling clubs control the fishing on the Montgomery Canal, and British Waterways Board can provide Waterways Wanderer Permits if you want to fish on this venue. For disabled anglers the access is good at several points where the A483 road crosses the water.

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Trevor Cox
Shop Tel: (01938) 552202 Home Tel: (01938) 810088
Mobile: (07808) 041598
Fishing tackle specialist

Please contact us for further information on access and permits