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Chain Pool and Bonwm Halt

Salmon – Sea Trout –  Brown Trout – Grayling 

One of the ‘jewels in the crown’ Chain Pool has consistently been high in the rankings as a CADAC Salmon beat. Trout and Grayling fishing is popular at times on this beat, however Salmon is by far the most popular quarry. Salmon are frequently caught on all methods however this beat is extremely popular with fly fishermen.

There is little need for wading here and access to the river is convenient and easy – a short walk from the car park across one field takes you to the river.

Due to the express wish of the owner this beat has some additional rules.

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Permitted Species for this Beat:

Salmon – Sea Trout –  Brown Trout – Grayling 

Beat Rules – Chain Pool

1) Members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling.

2) No night fishing.

3) This beat is restricted to 2 anglers only – irrespective of species fished for.

4) A 2 hour time limit applies. Members are required to show the time of arrival to the beat by setting the clocks situated behind the tree in the car parking area before fishing. The ‘time of arrival’ is defined as the moment members begin their walk from the car park to the river. Members are not permitted to return within 3 hours of leaving the beat.

Note: The upper limit of this beat is clearly marked by a series of 3 white posts. When walking upstream along the water’s edge the posts are to the left in the adjacent field. There is also a red line on the stones leading from the post closest to the river to the river.

The boundaries for Chain Pool are shown below

Access and Parking  

Beat Map

What3words:  Beat Parking ///

Access to this beat is off the A5 – from Corwen take the A5 towards Llangollen and proceed for approximately 1 mile – parking is on the left opposite the river.

From the Llangollen direction proceed through the villages of Glyndyfrdwy and Llidiart y Parc heading for Corwen. Pass a farm and guest house on your right and after a few hundred yards the parking is on the right.


Bonwm Halt

This is a small stretch immediately below Chain  Pool and is fished by Salmon anglers using bait and spinning tactics. The parking and access details are the same as Chain Pool.

Chain Pool specific rules listed above do not apply to Bonwm Halt.