Last night the committee made the tough decision to keep Llyngwn closed for the winter season.
We are not satisfied with the water conditions at the lake and we feel that it's in the best interest of the club, it's anglers and the aquatic environment to keep the place closed over the winter.
We know this is disappointing and we will all miss fishing the lake.
We will update you in the spring with any future plans.
Rhayader and Elan Valley Angling Association.
To help improve the water quality at Llyngwyn, Rhayader & Elan Valley AA has asked the Wild Carp Trust to remove an agreed number of carp from the fishery. They will be doing so from Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th October, removing carp via rod and line, and will at the llyn overnight to monitor the fish before they’re transported to their new homes. Minimal disturbance will be made to the fly fishing and we are confident that the activity will help to reduce ammonia levels. We appreciate your support in this matter.
We're pleased to announce that Llyngwyn will re-open from September 1st 2023.
After successfully treating the lake over the summer the water is looking great with no sign of blue-green algae.
However, to prevent the problem from re-occurring we have had to put some measure in place. The bay between the car park and the island and also the very far bay by the lily pads are now both 'No Fishing' and 'No Wading' zones. This is to prevent stirring up the ammonia rich sediment in these locations.
The financial repercussions of closing and the inflation of running costs also means we have had to increase the day tickets prices to £25 and the fish limit is now 2 fish. You can still catch and release after reaching your bag limit of you don't have to keep any if you don't want to.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding. We look forward to welcoming you all back from September.
LLYNGWYN TO REMAIN CLOSED FOR SUMMER SEASON 2023.
We would like to provide an update on LLyngwyn lake. On April 7th the club undertook survey of the lake using and underwater camera and drone footage from above. The result was that we have a large spread of filamentous algae covering the whole lake and a thick layer of ammonia rich soil on the bed.
On the 15th of April, after a week of sunshine we had another large bloom of the surface algae which seems the be a reoccurring issue when the sun comes out. Samples were taken and sent to our team dealing with the issue, however, we must now wait for the water temperature to rise to 16°C before we can take another sample for the report to be conclusive.
A water treatment plan is being drawn up and the club is doing everything we can to have the lake back open before the winter season commences.
We appreciate everyone's patience at this time. We know how disappointing this is but if we take the time to sort it out the root causes then hopefully this is an issue we can avoid happening again.
Rhayader and Elan Valley Angling Assocation.
We are still not happy enough with the condition of Llyngwyn to open. There are several issues including BGA present and fish are not feeding as normal. We have employed experts to help us with a way forward and have decided that for the time being Llyngwyn is to remain closed.
LLYNGWYN CLOSURE - NRW ALGAE UPDATE
We regret to announce that, unfortunately, the high level of blue-green algae at Llyngwyn has returned only days after having the all clear.
This type of algae is toxic and can be harmful to people and animals. Llyngwyn therefore needs to close again and remain shut for the time being. NRW are going to monitor the situation and let us know when it is safe to reopen. We appreciate your patience at this time.
June 2022 fishing report.
An excellent start to the month saw the hatch of Coch y bonddu, the best seen down Llyngwyn for years.
The hot weather in the middle of the month sent water temperatures high and the fish down into the deeper water.
The anglers who fished with sinking lines still caught well.
The last week after the rain and fresh winds has brought the fish back onto the surface with the dry fly the way to go. 4 fish in the 6-7 lb bracket have been caught and released. Top flys from the last week are shuttlecocks,foam beetles and hoppers.
Results of round 1 league competition held at llyngwyn today, perfect conditions from.the off,saw a lot of fish being caught with fans and nymphs In the morning and the with the wind picking up lures were the way to go...competition was fished to a 1 kill fish then catch and release.
Top rod went to Lynn Evans with 17 fish with for 33lb 10oz,
2nd place to Roger Lewis with 13 fish for 25lb 12oz and John Felton 3rd with 6 fish11lb 10oz. Heaviest fish was by Phil Price weighing in at 4lb 6oz and safely returned , 5 fish safely returned over 5lb in catch and release.
Llyngwyn has really switched on with the rise in temperatures.
The fishing at Llyngwyn has been excellent since the start of the year, with many good bag's of fish caught. Mainly using lures such as cats whiskers, Damsels, blobs, boobies etc
Ken Holroyd had a few memorable days with catches of 13, 10 and 12 trout.
Christian Jones also had several great outings catching 10, 10, 9 and 6 on various days.
Lee Jenkins also caught well over the period with catches of 10, 10 and 9 fish
Pat Sharman had an excellent day catching 8 total on a cut throat cat.
A few of the larger trout were caught including 6lb+ rainbows by both Paul Ireland and Ben Evans in the winter league, and we have also heard that a fish around the 10lb mark was recently caught and returned. Hopefully we will have a photo soon.
We now look forward to the summer season on Llyngwyn where buzzers/diawls will become more effective over the next month or so.
The rivers have fished well when conditions have allowed and we are aware of catches of grayling in the 1-2lb range.
Some good early season brown trout have been reported on the river around the 2lb mark C&R on fly.