Junction Beat

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Beat Details for: Junction – TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY,THURSDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY Day/Night Hut Lock 1828

Junction Beat
We have both rods on this beat on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday during the migratory fish season. This is often amongst the most productive beats on the river. Members fishing here must ensure that the gates between the field and river bank are properly closed. From the Alwen Junction the beat is double bank, you can access the right hand bank from the B4401 drive past the house and through two gates into the field, drive toward the Alwen junction you can then turn right and drive to ‘The Run into Charlies’ the right hand bank fishes well in high water.

The Junction Beat has a short single bank stretch of the Alwen (from the gate into the field) but is usually fished from the Alwen Junction downstream as far as the footbridge over the Afon Camddwr. Access to the beat is from the traffic lights on the junction of the A494 and the A5 (west of Corwen).
If travelling on the A5 out of Corwen you need to turn left at the lights into a lane signposted as a No Through Road. If approaching on the A494 you cross over the A5 (straight across). 

Take the lane until approx 50 m from the farm (Glanalwen) and take a right turn. Follow the lane until you are parallel to the Alwen until you reach a gate (not the gate to the ford!). Beware, the last 100 metres of the lane are quite rough. Pass through the gate, you are now in a field. Stay on the track following the Alwen until you reach the Dee. Bear left following the bank of the Dee to the hut. Do not drive across the field as it is full of undulations.

If there are livestock in the field park in the corral next to the hut, if there are no livestock in the field you can park next to the river. Please note that we are required to display a car parking ticket on the dashboard of cars parked on this beat. There are two laminated parking tickets in the hut, please would any member fishing please put one in their car whilst fishing and return it to the hut before leaving.
There is a combination lock on the hut, the code is 1828. 

The hut has power and lights but you need to switch these on from the main switch which is just above the door. There is a kettle and some mugs and usually some tea, coffee and sugar. Please ensure that you turn the power off at the mains switch when you leave. You may spin or fly fish but bait fishing is not allowed. 

Catches of salmon and sea trout for the beat must be recorded in the log book in the hut as well as on the WGFC website. The log book is kept in the drawer near the door. There is a pad to record comments/observation plus any trout/grayling caught. 

The pools are as follows (upper to lower).

Upper Junction (where the Alwen meets the Dee)
Lower Junction
Run into Charlies
Run out of Charlies

There is a mixture of pools which will fish better in higher water and those where the wading is easier. Spinning is allowed when the water is higher than the red marks on the prominent rock by the water’s edge in Charlies. No shrimping/prawning/worming allowed.
There is the likelihood of a salmon in early June while the sea trout are mainly from mid July onwards.
Iwan Lewis (Beat Manager for the Estate) is available on 07967 317315 for up to date information on water height/advice.

A decent lunch can be had at the Rhug Farm Shop just up the A5 towards Bala.