Wirral Game Fishing










The Conwy, rising from Llyn Conwy and Migneint Moor in Snowdonia, flows through beautiful scenery for 56km before discharging into Liverpool Bay. Historically it is an important salmon and sea trout fishery with principle tributaries being the Lledr and Llugwy. In times past it was used for coracle fishing and the transportation of oak timber.

The WGFC Beat extends 'left bank' downstream for almost two miles (with two short stretches of double bank), from the confluence with the Llugwy to just below the bridge carrying the Betws to Llanrwst railway over the Conwy and covers 10 pools. The bottom, providing spawning gravels and sea trout holding areas, is safe for wading provided the usual precautions are taken. A comforting factor, especially when night fishing for sea trout! Fishing huts and rest benches are strategically sited along the beat.

We also have a stretch of the River Conwy, below its junction with the River Lledr and up through the "Fairy Glen". The "Fairy Glen" stretch consists of a series of pots and pools between the cascades as the River falls down to the junction pool below. This section is prime bait water but the stretch from the junction down to the Beaver bridge is prime fly water, although spinning and bait are allowed. The beat is particularly good for sea-trout and salmon can be expected as well.

The first sea trout runs begin late May and salmon, generally from June onwards (in small numbers) but increasingly transiting during late August/ September, especially after a flood.