Kinmel Beat 2

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River Elwy – Kinmel Beat Two

(Near Bodelwyddan)

Guests: No Guests, Junior or Interim Members allowed.

Non-Fishing Companions:  Are not permitted.

Two rods on a beat of one and a half miles of mostly double bank fishing on the Kinmel Estate.  The Elwy is a spate river that fishes well during the day when there is water on and that particularly applies to this beat. 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.

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.

How to get there – OS map reference SH 968 727 to 978 730

From the A55 – Leave the A55 at the St. Asaph Business Park Exit. At the first island bear right and 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 immediately right and continue on the B5381 past the left turn to Llannefydd and take the next left turn at the bottom of a substantial dip in the road. You will shortly come to a crossroads – go straight over and down the un-made road to a gate with a red post box.

Access to the water

Go through this gate (Lock Code 1964) and down the long drive to Meifod Mill. Pass through the field gate and if the ground is soft, park on the side. If the ground is firm, you may drive straight across the field to the Elwy and park by the footbridge. If you walk upstream from the footbridge and go to the end of the field, climb over the fence and walk straight to the Elwy through the woods. You come out downstream of the Rock Pools. Otherwise, cross the footbridge, turn right and follow the path for about half a mile. The path is way-marked with white paint on the trees. Bear right at the end to come to the Landslip Pool. Turn left over the footbridge through the wood and down one field for some decent trout water before meeting the top of Beat 1..

There is a further short length of Left Hand bank accessible from Pont Meredydd at the end of Beat Three.

Water Information

There are two good pools just downstream of the footbridge and the pool under the bridge often yields fish on good water but the long straight leading to Beat One is shallow and rocky. The best pool on the beat is the Landslip Pool and another spot worth trying is the weir about 50 metres upstream of the Landslip Pool. NB: The Landslip Pool is a good pool for night fishing but great care needs to be taken walking through the woods in the dark because of fallen trees across the path and a head torch is recommended. There are often deer in the woods and they might give you a scare as they run off.