River Permits

Permits are available in hard copy from:

Albion Cafe, Cilfynydd, Pontypridd.

Garry Evans, Whitchurch Rd, Cardiff.

Cafe Royale, 4 High St, Pontypridd.

Post Office/Spar, Central Square, Trallwn, Pontypridd

Beacons Reservoir

The Association have a Block Licence which enables members to fish the Reservoir during the relevant season (20th March – 17th October) without having to take a daily permit. The appropriate Welsh Water Rules must be complied with, fly fishing only, bag limit – 6 fish, size limit 10” from nose to fork of tail.

River Fishing

  1. Game Fishing

The season runs from 3rd March to 30th September and catch and release is recommended using barbless hooks, however if required 2 trout may be kept per day, but must be over 10” (measured from nose to fork of tail). Spinning is permitted provided that all hooks are de-barbed. Please note that in accordance with the latest NRW Bye-laws (previously known as the Environmental Agency) all salmon and sea-trout must be returned.

  1. Grayling Fishing

Fly Fishing for Grayling on stretches of the Taff, Rhondda, and Cynon shown overleaf is permitted between 1st October and 28th February.


Attend the Clubroom on Wednesday evening to tie flies if you wish or just chat. Tuition in fly-tying and casting can be provided by qualified coaches if required.


Annual visits are arranged to Garry Evans shop.


5 Bank and Boats Competitions held each season.
Members can also participate in the National Trials and other Competitions arranged by WSTAA such as the National Bank Championship and the Molly Sweet & Will Half Moon

Dennis Baynham, Hon Sec