Bryn y Pys Beat 4
River Dee – Bryn-y-Pys Beat 4
Non-Fishing Companions: Are permitted.
This beat on the Bryn-y-Pys water goes from below Pigeon Cote Pool to Bangor Bridge. It is reasonable salmon, sea trout and brown trout water. Salmon fishers can fish anywhere, trout fishermen cannot fish salmon pools with marker posts.
How to get there – OS map reference – SJ 365 441
To fish the left hand bank park at Ddol Farm – From the Cross Foxes Pub at Overton Bridge (A539/A528) head towards Wrexham and turn right at the Eyton Lane cross roads in to a lane marked “no through road”. Just before the end of the lane drive into the Ddol Farm at the point where the road bears sharply to the left (river to right). Park in front of the traditional buildings on the right and follow the edge of the field to the river. Alternatively, cars can use the farm track at the back of the buildings. Park clear of the farm gates adjacent to the fields. In dry conditions, you may be able to get permission from the farmer to drive to the river using the well defined tracks across the fields, it is possible to drive to the river in a car but a 4×4 is safer in wet conditions.
To fish from the right hand bank of the Althrey Pool park at Althrey Hall Farm. Follow the B5069 out of Bangor-on-Dee village. The entrance to the farm is just past Bangor on Dee race course entrance on the right hand side, turn right down the Althrey Hall Farm concrete drive and park in between Althrey Hall and the traditional farm buildings. Walk through the gate towards the river the Althrey Pool is marked by marker posts.
The two main pools are: Dorlan and Althrey, they tend to be better in low water conditions and are marked with white posts. There are salmon pools in between these two main holding pools which are also worth trying, particularly if the fish are running. There are also holding pools downstream of the Althrey pool all the way to Bangor on Dee bridge (opposite the race course) where fish can be found occasionally.
Most fish come from Dorlan Pool as it is deeper and holds fish longer, the taking spot is anywhere from a rods length to the other bank opposite the fishing seat.
It is possible to drive to the both Dorlan and Althrey Pools but please get permission from Peter Jones (01978 780 341) of Ddol Farm first. Night Seat trout fishing is only permitted with the farmer’s permission
- Peter Jones, Ddol Farm, Eyton Lane – tel: 01978 780 341
- Geoff Done, Royton Farm, The Straight Mile, – tel: 01978 780 353
- John Evans, Lower Eyton Farm, Eyton Lane. – tel: 01978 780 233
- Roger Done Althrey Hall Farm, Bangor, tel: 01978 780 350
NOTE: Vehicle access via Ddol Farm is available but no vehicles are to use the track during milking time, this is early morning and specifically between 15:00 to 16:00hrs. This is to avoid any spooking of the cattle. If there are signs of cattle being brought in DO NOT GO ONTO THE TRACK UNTIL FARMER GIVES THE OK
Guest: Guests, Junior & Interim Members not allowed