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Dates for the Diary

Next Working Party Sunday 21st July 2024 - 9:30 am  
Quarterly Committee Meetings
Monday 7th October 2024 - 7:30 pm  

Sunday Working Parties

Sunday 7th July

An excellent turn out of 7 members for the Work Party. Heavy rain was forecast but thankfully it held off and a lot of progress was made. The work focused on the area at the back of the Water Treatment Works. Geoff, assisted by Kevin, used the hedge cutter to open up the footpath all the way from Gresford Weir to the Sheep Field. This path had become almost impenetrable in just a few weeks. Meanwhile Sean operated the Pole Saw in river while Martin, Graeme, Jordon & David hauled away timber. The last pool at the top of the Sheep Field is now fishable as is the Sewage Works Pool. Several runs closer to Gresford Weir have also been cleared of logs which have been stuck there since the winter floods. There is now a lot of excellent fish holding water available to try. The last action of the Work Party was to slightly divert the footpath just below Gresford Weir as the original path had been very badly undercut during the winter. Please be careful in this area. Once again all Club members will benefit from the hard work of this Work Party. 

The next Work Party is scheduled for Sunday 21st July at 9:30. It would be very good to see some more new faces then.


2024 Season

The river had fallen to a season low last week but there was rain on 6th July which led to a bit of a rise in level. The river was settling back and clearing on Sunday but more rain is forecast for Tuesday 9th July! A number of members have been out fishing in recent weeks and have caught both brownies and grayling but have found fish harder to come by than earlier in the season. The Combination Lock for the Water Treatment Works parking area was found on Sunday to have been been jammed (not sure how or by whom!). This will be replaced very soon.
There is much work to be done to keep the footpaths clear and enable easy access to the river. Please note that a very large willow has collapsed across the river just upstream of the island which is above Llay Road Bridge. There is a very good run & pool upstream of this but I suggest accessing this from the wooden steps on the right bank a little further upstream. Help on the Sunday Work Parties is always much appreciated. 
 Sunday 21st July is the next scheduled Work Party and we will meet just downstream of Llay Road Bridge at 9:30 am.

David Meadows (Chairman)

News from the Catchment

Work has started on an eel pass on the weir at Pont y Capel so there may be coloured water spasmodically affecting the river. The work shouid only take a couple of weeks, so fingers crossed.


Recycle Hub

A Recycle Hub has been set up on the Club forum.

The purpose of the hub is for members to recycle any old fishing or fly-tying equipment that that might be useful to other members who are either just starting out or wanting to try something without having to commit to buying it new at full price; or just to generously pass on something that is no longer of use to someone who might benefit from it for a small donation.

Funds raised will be utilised at a later date to introduce some local young people to fly fishing, fly tying and the river itself.

The hub is for Club members only and registration is required in order to access the forum. Please contact us via the E-Mail us page for any forum registration queries.

Please read the “Welcome to the recycle hub.” thread on the forum.

The forum can be accessed here