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Welcome to the Rhayader and Elan Valley Angling Association's website


Wales, and in particular mid-Wales, has always been one of Britain's premier fishing areas, and Rhayader is at the heart of the "Lakeland of Wales". Rhayader is a small market town on the banks of the river Wye and is at the gateway to the spectacular Elan Valley in the Cambrian Mountains.

By entering the Rhayader and Elan Valley Angling Association's website, you will have found an angler's paradise at prices that are hard to beat. (Concessions for OAP's / Disabled / Juniors).

Fly-fishing only is available in the beautiful Elan Valley. A series of dams has formed four reservoirs with a total area of 850 acres, supporting a good head of wild brown trout. Also the Claerwen Reservoir, 900 acres of wild brown trout fishing.

The Association owns Llyngwyn, a 16-acre spring fed natural lake in quiet surroundings, with private car park at the lakeside. Three boats are available for anglers. The lake is stocked regularly throughout the year with rainbow trout, and there is also a good stock of brown trout. Carp fishing is also allowed on part of the lake. Almost daily, red kites can be seen hovering above.

The Elan Valley reservoirs and Llyngwyn Lake are Troutmaster waters.

For the angler who is looking for river fishing, the Association has five miles of the river Wye for salmon, brown trout and grayling; two miles of the river Elan for brown trout, grayling, pike and some coarse fish; and three miles of the river Marteg (a tributary of the Wye) for brown trout and two miles of the Claerwen River for wild brown trout fishing.

Fly fishing, spinning or worming is allowed on the rivers.
Day permits and Summer or Winter Season permits are available.
Fishing tackle is also available in Rhayader.

A variety of accommodation is available in and around Rhayader, including hotels, inns, pubs, guesthouses, farmhouses, log cabins, hostels, campsites, caravan sites, and self catering accommodation.

For further information contact:
Alan Lewis
Hafod Hardware, East Street, Rhayader, LD6 5DS.
Telephone: 01597 810 383   |   Contact by e-mail:

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