Kinmel Beat 1

River Elwy – Kinmel Beat One

(Near Bodelwyddan)

Guests: No Guests, Junior or Interim Members allowed.

Non-Fishing Companions:  Are not permitted. 

One rod an a beat of half a mile of right hand bank fishing on the Kinmel Estate.  The Elwy is a spate river that fishes well during the day when there is water on. There are salmon, sea trout and good wild brown trout to be caught. Advice on current conditions can be obtained from Foxon’s during normal shop hours on 01745 583 583.  The Black Pool is an excellent night fishing venue but the space is limited – see note below.

NB. We share the water with Vale of Clwyd AC and if a pool is occupied you should inform the occupant that you wish to fish and will return in one hour. The rod must then vacate the pool in your favour for at least one hour. If the pool is large enough two anglers may share it by mutual agreement – following each other down and keeping moving. Courtesy and common sense must be applied on the Kinmel beats.

In the event of any disagreement or incident members must withdraw immediately without confrontation and contact a Committee member at the first opportunity.

How to get there

OS map reference SH 978 730 to 985 725

From the A55 – Leave the A55 at the St. Asaph Business Park Exit. At the first island bear right then at the second island take the 3rd exit onto the B5381 towards Betws-yn-Rhos until you see a large signpost opposite the gate to Bodelwyddan Park. Turn left and then continue into the village of Cefn Meiriadog. In the village take the first right and then follow the lane for about a mile to a crossroads (the right hand turn is a rough lane) bear left and continue about a mile  down to Pont-y-Ddol (the entrance to Rhyl Beat 7 – Ddol Farm is 800 yards on the left). Cross the bridge and 100 yards further on you will see a double width iron gate on the right. Park on one side in the gateway allowing room for vehicle access.

Access to the water

Climb the gate and follow the hedge to the bottom of the beat.

Water Information

The best pool on the beat is the Black Pool which is in the 3rd field up from the road and it has yielded a number of double figure sea trout over the years. This is a good pool for night fly fishing but be sure to start under the trees right at the head of the pool.

The pools on this beat are often changed significantly by winter floods moving boulders and gravel around and it should not be assumed that what was safe wading one year will be safe in subsequent years.