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A wonderful challenge
The area around Rhayader offers some of the best game fishing opportunities in Wales. There are rivers and lakes abounding with trout, grayling, chub, salmon, and pike.
The Rhayader and Elan Valley Angling Association offer fishing on the rivers wye and elan along with some wild trout fishing in Claerwen reservoir and the Claerwen river. The grayling fishing can be good in the autumn their website here Rhayader and Elan Valley Angling Association offers much information including current prices.
The Elan visitor centre issues permits for fishing on some of the Elan valley dams, wild trout lakes and streams, more information available here http://www.elanvalley.org.uk/visiting-elan/recreation/fishing/.
The river Wye itself immediately below Rhayader offers some of the best fishing there is, with quite a few opportunities for visitors.
Glaslyn estate is situated about 3 miles south of Rhayader, it is a chalet complex with fishing available when the cottages are empty. It includes the Elan / Wye junction pool and is good grayling and trout water with back end salmon given the right water conditions.
Doldowlod estate is about 6 miles downstream of Rhayader and is superb Grayling water in the autumn with many fish over 2lb. There are also salmon at the back end given water and many trout. Tickets are available from the Wye and Usk Foundation.
Further down river, 14 miles away is Builth Wells where the salmon fishing gets serious and given some good water there is a real chance of catching one on a fly, the stretch includes some lovely fly water and some very good grayling fishing with the trout fishing found on most of these upriver stretches. There is also some good chub fishing at Builth Wells. Tickets are available in Builth Wells details online here.
Further information and details are available on request, guiding and private beats can be booked for salmon, trout and grayling fishing on some exclusive river Wye beats.
Barbel angling and guiding can be arranged on the middle river wye on request.