Please use this forum to discuss your fishing experiences at Nant Moel
The 2014/15 Season starts Saturday 1st March. We welcome members new and old
can you pay for a day ticket on the bank and do you have to have a key or is the gate open during the daytime.
At present you cannot buy a ticket on the bank. This is something that we are considering though. So for a Sunday you would have to buy the day ticket the day before at present.
Keys are able to be purchased with annual permits only. The gate is open to walk through in the day, you would have to park just outside. Hope this helps. Rhys
Hi paul are you from mountain ash?
im the treasurer of the club and will talk you through
ticket system if you like?
hi christian i live in mountain ash at the moment me and my father are looking for places to fish as we are beginners with just a season or two under our belts, just fishing on the river but we want to start fishing lakes. where would we safely park the car outside the gates and walk in as i have popped up the lake for a look and only seen the car park as you go through the gates.
with the lake being a 2 fish limit if you catch 2 within the 1st hour of fishing (optmistic i know) do you have to leave the lake or can you stay and if we catch more can we release them and fish on for the day.
Hi Paul just to clarify:
Once 2 fish have been KILLED fishing for that day must cease. There is also a 6 fish per week limit (Monday-Monday).
Or like most of our members, fish catch and release. It is entirely up to you. Hope to see you soon! Rhys
Hi I’m a new beginner of fly fishing,and I was wondering what time can u start fishing ther?and until?also is the gate open or do I have to get the key as mentioned above?im going to buy a couple of day permits,and if I like it I want to get an annual permit.also I’m a beginner and would like to join some sort of fly fishing club,and my aim at the end is to enter competitions.i live in hirwaun so only up the road from me.thanks dale
Hi I would like to buy a couple of day tickets as I’m a beginner,then if I like it then I’ll be getting season tickets,also I would like to join a fishin club to learn,I’m from hirwaun,thanks dale
i have just purchased a season ticket after a few day visit last year and was wondering who i need to contact about a key for the gate many thanks
Hi terry. You can purchase a key at the same outlets as the permits when you show your season ticket only. We look forward to seeing you
thank you for the information i will pop in and see greg and get one and yep hope to be up soon for a session
Club competion 23 March 2014. 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
£5 entry,all members welcome……
HI all a great opening day at the res 2day
lots of fish being caught and lots of happy members
and day ticket angling may this continue
lures and buzzers best flies on this day
the treasurer christian jones
Thanks to Luke Davies for talking me in to joining your club. I fished Saturday afternoon and Sunday morring. I caught a total of seven fish, most of them were two to two and half pound, the biggest being three pound and all good fighting, fin perfect fish. Thanks
Glad you are enjoying Nant Moel Keith. I saw you this morning before the rain came. See you again soon
how did it fish this morning(2/3/14)?
Pretty good Dai, still lots of fish moving. Much the same as yesterday just the wind was much stronger/colder
Hi paul please give me a ring on 07883094434 and, have a chat with you
Fished today for first time,….surprisingly not easy,…but it fished well opening day and Sunday with catch of 10 + to some anglers?flat calm when arrived!!not a often sight at nant mole!!but by 11.30 the wind picked up.netted 5 fish in 4 hrs,fish seemed to be up in the water,one angler missed two fish on a black hopper dry!..I caught on buzzers under bung and small black tungsten tadpole.excellent fish both I killed were well over 2 lbs ,plus I returned one which was 3 lbs plus.corner by hut seems to still be holding the fish.not a pull in other areas .
Dear members the lock on the gate is broken at moment
but don’t panic will be sorted very soon
i’ll be there all wkend to sort it out many thanks the treasurer christian
A hard day at the moel 2day for most people
as the nice sunshine and cold wind didn’t help matters
but fair play to one member who had a very good day
Hehe i was on good form 2day butty beer
free makes a difference and a change!! lol
Hi members key found in car park 2day if its yours please contact myself,, it was on a keys ring so will ask for a description thanks chris
Think the lost key may be mine. Searched the whole house,car and garage looking for it, it is on a keyring which I can describe.
anyone fished there this week? how’s it fishing?
Hi all things have picked back up after a hard wkend last wkend
with a rod average of 2.3 per person on this wkend,,and that was without me
fishing so good times,,,best flies was hares ear,buzzers,,and lures
remember all fishing comp on sunday please all come mr jones
yes it was a good weekend i spent the day there on saturday and had 5 and then 1 on sunday when i popped up for an hr or 2 hope my luck continues
Glad you had a good wkend butty and hope it continues for you,, please come along and fish the comp on sunday
Had a cracking 1st day at the lake after a slow start to the day, had a chat to christian who gave me a couple of tips to try, which payed dividends i might add caught four tidy size fish. Plus all the guys that i spoke to on the day were friendly, had a well enjoyable day and will be visiting again.
Hi Paul glad you had a great first day at the moel,,and lets hope for plenty more
thanks you for the kind words about myself and glad i could help you out
hope 2 see and your old man again soon,,thanks captain chris.lol
Hi all quick report on fishing comp,,first would like to thank people for turning up cheers really bad weather 2day very strong winds cold and rain not great
but still people had fish,would like 2 say congratulations to the comp winner
which was ….christian jones,,I put the money back it into the club
best flies this wkend was black lures and olive but down deep bcos of the weather
still good rod average of 1.9 per angler best line intermediate
If I pay for a day ticket for 14teen days will that count for a family
Next club meeting Monday 7 April 7:00 at Cwmdare club….all are welcome
Hi all been a hard wkend at the moel for most people still fish coming out mind,, I didn’t well myself so can’t complain,, best flies has been buzzers under a indicator,, with a rod average of 1.5 per angler! See you all again soon
anyone fish the on sunday 6th april, just wondering what i missed as me and my old man bought a ticket and couldnt use it as my wife was taken ill early hours of sunday the 6th
fished for 2 hrs. had 1. too wet and windy!
Hi Paul im sorry 2 hear that,i will have a chat with the board 2night
and see if they agree 2 let you use the tickets on another date,,but you will have 2 ring me let me know when going up,,hope wife is doing well now,thanks christian
The meeting is at the welfare welcome 2 come,,7pm
Hi Christian misses not to bad at the moment thanks for asking, only now looking on the forum i would be gratefull if we could use them on a different day.
Hi paul glad she is getting better mate,,I spoke with the rest of the board members
last night about this,I won’t say the out come on here,,so please either phone myself
on 07883094434,,or any of the committee members,,thanks christian
just a quick question i was wondering if i could carry 2 rods with me say one set up to a sinker and one set to say a floating line but only use 1 AT A TIME are there any club rules on this and if so what are they many thanks
you are only allowed to carry one rod.i don’t know why, but that’s the rules
hi all, im looking to fish nant moel for the first time Friday then possibly buy a season ticket. does anyone know if the army navy shop is open on good Friday for me to buy a day ticket, thanks dale.
Hi Dale, welcome.
I’m unsure but I can ring and find out for you tomorrow and post a reply on here if you wish?
that would be great, thanks rhys.
I have been told that the army store is open on Good Friday. Hope to see you soon.
Dry flies are really working well at the moment. Beetle, hopper patterns etc. Buzzer’s also working well under a sight bob. The evenings can be a very productive time! Lost a few this evening but still had great fun, (CDC buzzer’s).
Can we all make sure our rubbish / old leader spools are put in the bins provided, thanks. Rhys
Dear members a flask was found on the res last monday if its anyone’s
please contact myself thank you,,also people are not locking the gate tidy
not putting lock on the chain putting it on sliding bar please don’t do this
the water board can’t get in thanks again chris
HI all landing net found on the res please call me thanks chris
Chris the net belongs to Daniel Rees (new member) where can he get it from? I can give you his number if you like
Dear members,for the people who don’t know
we as committee have put a new rule in place,,there is now a 10 fish per day
after some people r killing the sport for others members and all,anyone found
breaking this rule will come up infront of the committee and most prob end up losing
license!!thanks all,,from the committee
Hi all,,must say cracking wkend up the res for all members and day ticket anglers
people been catching very well 37 members fishing and a rod average of 6.4 per person,,best flies black lures and olive and buzzers,,Must say we had a new day ticket angler up this week,from the welsh team! Keith cadogan which landed 14 fish in 2 visits was well impressed with nant moel he is now going 2 buy a season ticket in morning so thanks keith cadogan!! and hope more people will come along and join in the fun with the club,,thanks christian
Great fishing. 14 fish over both days and only fished a max of 3 hours per day. Just what any angler wants for a few hours fishing. Great welcome to the club by the members I spoke to on the bank and very helpfull.
Some really good fighting fish and a couple of over winter bars of silver.
Great day there today,,despite the bright sun,cdc emerger on top accounted for most fish plus 3 on a unweighted hares ear nymph three off us fishing,resulting in 27 fish in the net.fish moving all day,black and natural cdc colours best,takes were savage,and although biggest fish went to about 2.5lbs ,fight and condition was second to none
and resulting in many smashed takes.
i was just wondering if i am allowed to take my 6 yr old grandson up the res to introduce him to the wonders of fly fishing it would be nice to start him on his way to being the next generation fisher man many thanks for any information you can provide
Thurs fished well,10 fish 9.30/1.45 mostly to drys cdc on top.it seems to be coming back like it use to by 3 years ago,for surface fishing,as 2012/2013 the dry fly sport weren’t like the year I first jointed,2011.fished also Sunday 9 th June,8 fish in net,missed loads on cdc s yellow owls,size 16, but if the ripple gets to mini waves go up to a 14,and they will take this size as good.had a few fish/ misses on a apps blood worm too.just remember if u don’t see them rising I don’t mean u won’t catch on the surface,,,they will come up for your fly.i can say the last 3 visits there 90% of fish caught were on the surface.
Unfortunately things have changed,due to the weather being warm,bright sun.the surface action has be non existent some days,but sporadic rises buy the “w” on tue.fish very close in and chasing the blue damsels…and there were brownies jumping clean out of the water to take the hovering blue damsels in mid air .,!.
Water level remain high so far.only 2 fish/ 4 hrs,and poss only missed 2 other takes…one on a damsel with orange tunsten head/ intermedate and other on a cdc yellow owl off the top.be prep aired to go down,fast intermedate/ di3 if no fish are moving.
This is the first sighting of brown trout I have heard for many years??
Hi all just 2 let everyone know half season ticket will be on sale from
1st August price of 60pounds last until 1st feb any information please phone me on 07883094434 anytime after 4pm mon-fri wkends anytime thanks
well i did my first session in the boat today had 3 fish in 3 1/2 hrs and missed a few takes. i can say it was a the most fun i have had fishing nant moel res this season so far went home a very happy chap to the point that i am planing next season
can any one tell me what the minimum age is for a Junior member
as i was looking into the family ticket for next season i am looking to get my grandson into fly fishing many thanks
Anyone fished the res lately since it’s cooled down???any fish left in there??
i fished if friday morning had 2 lost a nice one in the top bay
been fishing it at least twice a week but only from the boat for the last few weeks been doing ok fish have been hiding in the middle of the lake and very deep down
Very disappointing morning,,great conditions,overcast wind a tad strong but that’s nothing new at nant moel,only seen 1 fish move,and had one take/ one fish in 3.5 hrs fishing,and my son blanked even on a sinking line.water nice a cold.
Fished this the weekend, the bankings were overgrown and not maintained, every one there kept get tangled and loosing flies.not much action the pond, think only one chap caught a small trout., and the guy who was checking the tickets had an attitude about him, even the other people that came up to us and said that about him
Anyboby been fishing the res lately
Is anyone know of any local fly tying classes?
CLUB AGM 2014. Monday November 24th 2014, 7pm Cwmdare Social Club, CF44 8RB.
Could all members please make every effort to attend. There are subjects to be voted on and ideas to be discussed as we continue to take this fantastic club forward. Also any potential new members / officers for next season are welcome. Any queries you can email myself on firstname.lastname@example.org , kind regards Rhys Llewellyn, Club Vice Chairman.
Good words Rhys lad
please attend meeting all members and non members
we like new ideas Thanks christian
I would like 2 wish everyone at the club a very merry xmas and a good new year
Hi all a happy new year to you all. one or two updates for those who did not attend the AGM.
New elected secretary – Mr R Llewellyn, new elected chairman – Mr M Williams, new elected V chairman – Mr J Williams.
New Permit outlet – Gareth Rees newsagents, Aberdare town centre. Open 7 days a week, 6am to 10:00pm. Cwmdare post office also remains.
Final meeting before season start. Mon 19/1/2015. See home page. Members new and old welcome. Make an effort to attend.
Thanks for for your support in what was a successful season in 2014/2015 as it draws to a close. We look forward to seeing you in March. Tight lines, Rhys
well looking forward to renewing my season ticket this year as i had a a wonderful time this season on a great res with a good bunch of members tight lines everyone
Thanks Terry always good to have. feedback. Glad your enjoyed!
Licenses are on sale from tomorrow also now at Gareth Rees and cwmdare post office.
We are having a clean up day at nant Moel reservoir sat 21st Feb . If anyone is free come along and help loo after YOUR lake.meet 10am in car park. Hopefully jsee you all soon, Rhys
i will be there, glad to do my bit to help in the upkeep of the res seems only fair see you there
This Saturday is still on, clean up at the res. I’ll be there from 9:30. Wrap up warm! It’s a cold forecast. Rhys
Hi all members new and old. The 2015/2016 season starts tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you all. The lake is ‘ready’.
Thanks to all the members who helped this morning and last Saturday with the cleaning/litter picking/grass cutting.
Anyone considering joining if you would like to ask any questions contact me by email on email@example.com with your number and I will be happy to talk. Regards, Rhys, club secretary
A successful opening weekend at nant Moel, great to see some members returning to the club after a few years away. Fish were taken on flies that included olive / black lures. Also lots taken on buzzers. One peice of advice to members, if your not having bites, move around. I saw 1/2 people blank (out of over 30) who did not move. Do not underestimate the top end of the reservoir. Tight lines all
CLUB COMPETITION. Sunday March 15th. 10:00am to 14:00pm. Members only, (no day tickets). £5 entry, cash prize for winner.
Heaviest 2 fish will win. Meet 9:30am prompt at the car park. More the merrier! Regards, Rhys
Gents, apologies the club competition has now been re-scheduled for Saturday April 4th, 10am – 2:00pm. Heaviest 2 fish wins. Meet 9:30 in car park. Thanks Rhys
well just got my new season ticket today so looking forward to friday when i have a free day to enjoy it
Good to see you back Terry!
can i fish the lake on a day ticket tomorrow 14/03/15 thank you
Sorry I’m only now seeing this message. You can purchase day tickets on the day you wish to fish. Either from Gareth Rees newsagents (open 7 days a week) or cwmdare post office. Did you go up after? If so how did you do? Rhys, Secretary
How often is it stocked and are there any decent spots to fish on the river?
Forgot to add just asking about the river as RCT website says the club has the res and the river.
Yes AADAA holds rights for large stretches of the river Cynon. Fly, worm, spinner. If you would like more details drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks Rhys, secretary
hi Rhys i didn’t manage to get up the rez but i am looking forward to doing a spot of fishing in the near future
Hi Paul, no problem. The wind has put end to any hopes of fishing until it eases on Thurdsday.
It’s fair to say it’s been a very successful start to the season Paul, many new members too. Get up when you can. Don’t forget you can buy your permit at Gareth rees I newsagents Aberdare. Rhys
Hi all just a rule reminder:
Those wishing to kill fish or kill fish then catch and release must kill their FIRST FISH caught regardless of size or condition. However fishing must cease for the day when 2 fish have been killed.
I realise I may not have covered this when printing the rules which should have been given when purchasing your licence. Apologies. Rhys
Club competition Saturday April 4th 10am till 2pm. Meet 9:30am in the car park. Full permit holders only. £5 entry. Regards, Rhys
Well done to Matthew penny winning the club competition held on Saturday 4/4/15. His heaviest 2 fish weighed in at 5 lb 15oz. Including a 4lb cracker. He took home the cash prize.
Fishing was tough at times due to the bright sunshine but everyone had fish and enjoyed themselves.
Successful patterns on the day were Pheasant tail nympth, hares ear, various buzzers, squirmy worm.
More competitions will be held, possibly in May/June next. It’s a way of everyone getting to know each other. Updates to follow.
Cwmdare post office closes it’s doors tomorrow Saturday 11th April 2015 after many years loyal service to this angling club. The committee past and present would like to thank Julie for all she has done to make this club succeed. We wish you all the best. Many thanks from us all! Rhys
Members, please circulate. Permits are available at Gareth Rees newsagents canon street, Aberdare – 7 days a week, 6am till 10pm. Thanks
CLUB COMPETITION – Sunday 10th May 10:00am to 14:00. £5 to enter
Heaviest 2 fish at weight in wins, first fish must be killed. Although fishing must cease once 2 have been killed. Basically normal rules! FULL MEMBERS ONLY.
Anglers of all abilities welcome, anyone can win!! It’s a good social event for people to meet the committee and other members also. Spread the word. Thanks
Have i got to join the club to fish? ive never been there fishing,
Hi Matthew. Think I missed this post. Did you ever get up Nant Moel to fish? To answer your question you can purchase a day ticket if you don’t want to buy an annual permit
Hi all. I hope everybody is enjoying the season so far. The word on the bank is that everyone is! We have seen record numbers of annual permits sold this season along with day permits which has enabled us to invest more money into the club. If you are considering joining the club contact myself by email or leave a comment on here. Or consider buying a day ticket.
From 1st July 2015 we will have half season tickets on sale at a price of £70 – which will be valid until 31/01/2016. On sale at Gareth Rees newsagents, Aberdare town centre.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted so I thought I better keep things up to date….
Summer as often is with trout fishing has been challenging but also rewarding for those anglers willing to search their fly boxes to ‘match the hatch’ and also move around Nant Moel reservoir in search.
Popular flies have been CDC black hoppers, small ant / gnat patterns, CDC yellow owl, various beetle patterns and more.
The water levels have remained high, dropping no more than 10 feet all summer.
There has been an abundance of fly life and fish rising most days.
We now approach daddy long legs season, which again often entertains anglers at Nant Moel, sometimes with a small twitch across the ripple resulting in ferocious takes!
Membership numbers again are up year on year for the 2nd year running. If your looking for a new challenge or somewhere different to try why not give this hidden gem of a place a try. Regards, Secretary, Rhys
Hi all please note the important dates below:
Club meeting, Monday October 27th, 7pm, Cwmdare Social Club. All welcome. Anything that you would like to discuss at the AGM needs to be brought up at this meeting.
AGM Annual General Meeting. Monday November 30th, 7pm at Cwmdare social club. All welcome more the merrier.
Regards, Club Secretary – Mr R Llewellyn
Hi when is the next fishing competition? I have about 6 new members looking to join how can I go about this?
Hi Andrew,sorry for slow reply mate,the next fishing comp will be in march and one a month afterwards,yeah all new members will be more than welcome,we have the agm meeting on 30th november please come along if can make it 7pm, Cwmdare Social Club ,thanks christian the treasurer
Hi Andrew, apologies for the delay. We are nearing the end of the 2015 season now. But we will be holding competitions every other month starting from March 2016. Exact dates to be announced early 2016.
Licences are available from Gareth Rees newsagents, Aberdare or we will be holding a registration night in February 2016 where potential members can join.
If you have any other questions you can email me on email@example.com hope this answers your query. Rhys, Secretary
Hurray is this the right site,or have I messed it up again.lol.
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