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Stay safe fishing near obstructions

Fishing is not permitted near certain obstructions. Find out how you can stay safe

Usk district

River Obstruction Downstream limit Upstream limit
Llwyd Pontymoel Weir Pontypool 50m below weir 50m above weir
Usk Newton Weir, Brecon 25m below weir 25m above weir

Taff district

River

Obstruction

Downstream limit

Upstream limit

Taff

Blackweir

75m below weir

27.4m above weir

Taff Llandaff Weir 50m below weir 27.4 above weir
Taff Radyr Weir 50m below weir 120m above weir
Taff Treforest Weir 40m below weir 27.4m above weir
Taff Merthyr Weir 50m below weir 27.4m above weir
Taff Merthyr Vale Weir 52m below weir 27.4m above weir
Taff Upper Falls at Quakers Yard Gorge 113m below falls 27.4m above falls
Taff Weir below A472 road bridge (ST 093 957) 50m below weir 27.4m above weir

Gower fisheries

River Obstruction Downstream limit Upstream limit
Afan Dock Weir New road bridge below weir Crest of weir
Dulais Aberdulais Falls 50m below weir 50m above weir
Tawe Wychetree Weir 25m below weir 25m above weir
Tawe Tawe Barrage 100m below weir 100m above weir
Tawe Panteg Weir 10m below weir 10m above weir

West Wales fisheries district

River Obstruction Downstream limit Upstream limit
Camddwr Smolt trap on river Camddwr 50m below trap 50m above trap
Cleddau - Eastern Canaston Weir 25m below weir 25m above weir
Cleddau - Eastern Vicars Mill Weir 25m below weir 25m above weir
Cleddau - Western Town Weir Haverfordwest 91m below weir New Bridge Haverfordwest
Rheidol Aberffrwd Dam Road bridge at dam 18.3m above dam
Rheidol Rheidol Falls Footbridge below falls 27.4m above falls
Syfynwy Llys-y-Fran Fish Trap 45.7m below trap Llys-y-Fran Fish Trap
Teifi Cenarth Falls Two marks upstream of Cenarth Bridge: left bank 45.7m; right bank 54.8m Two marks upstream of Cenarth Falls: left bank 54.8m; right bank 27.4m
Towy Llyn Brianne Fish Trap (near St.Paulinus’ Church, Ystradffin) 114m below trap Llyn Brianne Fish Trap
Towy Smolt trap at Llyn Briane 50m below trap 50m above trap

Gwynedd district

River Obstruction Downstream limit Upstream limit
Cefni Dingle Weir Disused railway bridge ca.70m below weir Crest of weir
Clwedog Bontuchel Weir fish pass Road bridge ca.170m below weir 24.7m above weir
Conwy

Conwy Falls*

*no fishing allowed for salmon and sea trout upstream of Conwy Falls

90m below Confluence with Afon Machno
Dwyfor Bridge Pool Left bank 16.5m below pool; right bank 14m below pool Road bridge
Dyfi Ceinws Falls 20m below falls 10m above falls
Dyfi Llwyngwern Weir 20m below weir 10m above weir
Dyfi Leri Mill Top Weir 20m below weir 5m above weir
Dyfi Leri Mill Middle Weir 20m below weir 5m above weir
Dyfi Leri Mill Bottom Weir 25m below weir 10m above weir
Dyfi Abercywarch Falls 20m below weir 10m above weir
Dyfi Cywarch Falls 25m below falls 10m above falls
Dyfi Crewi Mill Weir 20m below weir 10m above weir
Dyfi Gwydol Falls 20m below weir 10m above weir
Gwynant Abergwynant Falls fish pass 50m below fish pass 25m above fish pass
Lledr Gethin's Viaduct Footbridge at 73.2m below viaduct Upstream side of viaduct
Lledr Granllyn Falls Downstream end of gulley leading to Granllyn pool 22.9m above falls
Lledr Pont-y-Pant Falls Left bank 18.3m below falls; follow ridge of rock running diagonally across to right bank Left bank 13.7m above falls; right bank 27.4m above falls
Llugwy Swallow Falls 100m below falls Top of falls
Llugwy Llun Du pool d/s edge of Llyn Du 15m above Llyn Du
Llugwy Pont-y-Pair Falls Pont-y-Pair Road Bridge Left bank 18.3m above falls; right bank 36.6m above falls
Ogwen Ogwen Bank Weir Old footbridge abutments 250m below weir 10m above weir
Fishing for salmon and trout in the following areas of the River Lledr is restricted to unweighted artificial fly ONLY:
Lledr Pont-y-Pant Falls Downstream end of road bridge Left bank 13.7m above falls; right bank 27.4m above falls
Lledr Pont-y-Goblyn Falls 59.4m below road bridge Head of falls (20.1m above road bridge)

Dee & Clwyd district

River Obstruction Downstream limit Upstream limit
Dee Chester Weir Dee Bridge, Chester 18.3m above weir
Dee Erbistock Weir 45.7m above weir 27.4m below weir
Dee Horseshoe Falls, Berwyn Left bank - meter house below falls; right bank - pumphouse below falls 27.4m above falls
Dee Weir at Bala Confluence of flood water channel of R.Tryweryn with R.Dee 45.7m upstream of confluence of low water channel of R.Tryweryn with R.Dee
Dee Submerged weir at gauging station, Bala 18.3m below weir 18.3m above weir
Tryweryn First weir downstream of Pont Tryweryn Confluences of R.Tryweryn with R.Dee 27.4m above weir
Dee & Clwyd District - ALL RIVERS Any other weirs, dams or obstructions 22.9m below any such obstructions 27.4m above any such obstructions

Upper Severn area

River Obstruction Downstream limit Upstream limit
Severn Penarth Weir, Newtown 25m below weir 15m above weir
Tanat Carreghofa Weir, Llanyblodwl 25m below weir 15m above weir

Look up before you tackle up

Fishing near overhead power lines can be extremely dangerous and has resulted in serious injury or death to anglers.

Even if your rod does not come into contact with a power line electricity can arc across and deliver a potentially lethal charge to the angler.

Look up before you tackle up.

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