…to the official and online home of the Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association! We offer a superb range of salmon, trout and coarse fishing in beautiful surroundings, on rivers, reservoirs and ponds for a very reasonable fee.

We own 3 beats on the River Usk at Mardy Farm, Ysybytty and Kemeys that offer good salmon fishing, brown trout fishing and coarse fishing.   The salmon fishing is dependant on water height.  In recent years the March Brown hatch has begun to return and all other fly life is abundant and the best time to fish during the summer months is during the evening or early morning.

One rule we strictly enforce for all fishing on the River Usk Beats is that all anglers book before fishing via the phone numbers on the River Usk Pages.

We offer 14 miles of fishing on the River Taff and its tributaries the Rivers Taf Fechan, Taf Fawr,this is now all wild brown trout fishing.  The Taf Fechan from Ponsticill Water Works to the Blue Pool is a fly only catch and release. The River Tarrell at Libanus a tributary of the Usk and a wild trout fishery of approximately 1 mile of double bank fishing.    This year 2018 in August the Welsh Fly Fishing Trials will take place on the river Taff, another feather in the cap of the wonderful industrial River Taff, which in the 1980’s was running black with coal and now is gin clear and full of wild brown trout and all of the wildlife associated with a natural river.

MTAA has access to 2 lovely reservoirs, Cantref which is alongside the A470.  This reservoir is lightly stocked with Rainbow trout but also has a very good head of wild brown trout.   The second reservoir is Talybont situated in the heart of the Brecon Beacons and is a totally wild brown trout fishery, all trout must be returned as the reservoir is catch and release,  but be warned this reservoir can be a challenge.

Our coarse fishing is spread over reservoirs, ponds and Brecon canal.   The reservoirs are Pontsticill and Dolygaer set in the beautiful and peaceful Brecon Beacons alongside which runs the Brecon Mountain Railway.   The reservoirs offer excellent pike, bream, perch and roach fishing.   Dolygaer has produced carp of 36lb and bags of bream to over 300lb have been recorded. Our canal fishing is from the Basin in Brecon to Bridge  Pencelli, the canal holds a good head of chub, roach, perch, skimmers and eels.  We have access to 3 ponds, top pond behind ASDA at Dowlias Top just off the A465 fishes extremely well for bream, roach,tench, perch, barbel and carp.  Middle pond in Dowlias (it is visible from the A465) holds a good head of Carp, bream perch and roach.   Cyfarthfa Park Lake is situated near the town centre and contains Carp to 20lb, bream, rudd, roach, barbel, tench, gudgeon and chub.

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The Picture above is of Ethan Jones who caught his very first salmon of 12lbs on the Ysybytty beat of the River Usk

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Interested in becoming a member of the Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association? Simply chose one of the options below:

1. Download, Print, Post

 Simply download the form by clicking the link below, print the form, and pop it in the post to the enclosed address, with your cheque and photograph.

 Membership 2018 (3) Use this link to print a Microsoft Word application form.

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