Glan y Wern

Glan-y-Wern Lake

Guests: Guests allowed from 1st March until the water closes, usually 31st August. Junior & Interim members allowed all season.  Junior members to be accompanied by sponsor.  Guest & Interim members must be accompanied by a Full or 5 Day Member.

Non-Fishing Companions:  Are permitted.

A small lake of approximately 3 acres set in beautiful surroundings in the Clwyd valley near Waen, between Denbigh and Llandyrnog.  It is well stocked by the Club with rainbow trout in excess of 2 lbs and is for the exclusive use of WGFC members.  There is a fishing hut and at least three boats available for members. The hut and boats are secured by a combination padlock – see your Club card for the combination. The oars for the boats and life jackets are kept in the hut. The wearing of a life jacket or buoyancy aid is mandatory when boat fishing. Members must ensure that the life jackets and oars are secured in the hut, the hut locked and the padlocks replaced on the boats before leaving. Please clean the boat after use.

How to get there – OS map reference SJ 096 659

From the A541 Mold-Denbigh road – At Bodfari take the B5429 towards Llandyrnog.  At the roundabout at Waen take the right turn on to an unclassified road towards the A525 Denbigh. After approximately 1000 yds you will see the entrance to Glan-y-Wern Hall on your right, 50 yds further turn into an entrance with a double gate and a club lock on it. Once through the gate follow the track to the car park. Please ensure the entrance gates are kept closed and locked.

From the A 525 Ruthin-Denbigh road – Take the right hand turn at the first roundabout at Denbigh into the unclassified road towards Waen. The entrance to fishery is – 50 yds before the entrance to Glan-y-Wern Hall – is approximately 300 yards past the bridge over the River Clwyd.

Access to the water

From the car park follow the path through the wood to the fishing hut. There may be nesting swans but they are not normally aggressive if treated with respect.

Water information

This is a fly only fishery and barbless or de-barbed hooks must be used at all times with a maximum of two flies per cast.  Until 1st March only catch and release is allowed, thereafter, the limit is 1 fish per day with a limit of 2 fish per week per angler. Members may continue to fish catch and release after taking their limit. The logbook in the hut must be filled in before leaving the water, including ‘blank’ returns, stocking frequency relies on this information.

Filters are fitted to the inlet and outlet to the lake and Members are asked to check that they are clear of debris and the water is flowing freely. If you are unhappy about the water flow please contact the Beat Manager.

Cormorants: Members are asked to report any signs of mink, cormorants or damaged fish. Photos will help.  Please move scarecrows (scare cormorants) to a new position when you arrive.

Poachers: If you suspect poachers are on the water, do not approach them, ring Police on 999

Fish Returns:  Ensure returns are filled in even if Nil. This information is to aid in fish stocking