Car Park and access

Dear All,

NRFFA wishes you a safe journey and hope you have a fantastic time at our reservoirs. To this end can you please drive carefully down the lane and park as considerably as you can.

Important news

Update 2nd October 2018

The Boats are no longer to be used because of the reduced water level.

Items to be included as AOB at NRFFA’s AGM must be recieved either by email to a committee member or via a written letter which must be placed in NRFFA’s hut by the 17th of October. No items raised on the day will be allowed as AOB unless they have been submitted as above.


Update 10th Feb. 2018



Update 5th December

Please click on constitution link for amended constitution (section 5.e) as voted for at the AGM. This amendment refers to the membership period.

The amended paragraph is……No Ordinary Member shall be entitled to full privileges of membership until all subscription payable by him/her in respect of his membership have been properly paid. The production of a membership card and current receipt for subscription signed by the Membership Secretary, shall be conclusive evidence of membership when produced by the person to whom it was issued. Membership renewal must be paid by 1st March and runs until the day prior to opening day of the next season..

 Update 5th September

BOTOM POND IMPROVEMENT                    (Sept 2017)

Committee members have been working with both Welsh Water & NRW (National Resources Wales) with the aim of finding a solution to the deteriorating fly hatches etc we’ve experienced over recent seasons.

Waters samples have been analysed by Welsh Water scientists and although not perfect, have not indicated any abnormalities that would drastically impact it’s aquatic fly life.

The Technical Fisheries Officer for NRW has concluded that the recent population explosion of Perch is the most likely reason, especially as they are extremely efficient at bottom feeding on invertebrates etc before they become available to Trout.

Samples of the stunted Perch have recently passed a mandatory “health check” this allows them to be transferred to another fishery, hence NRW & NRFFA will shortly undertake an initial netting operation to determine the most effective method to reduce the population.

Update 29th March 2013- Found

Monday 27/3/17, found- a multitool with pouch left on the top reservoir. If you think this is yours please email me and I will get back to you.

Update 12th January 2017

As was agreed at the last AGM, membership and joining fees, as appropriate, will remain the same for 2017 i.e. £25 membership plus a £10 joining fee for new members.

The Association’s committee has decided that all fishing costs for 2017 will remain unchanged. i.e. Season permits priced at £235 available to paid up members, members’ day tickets at £ 8 for a full day’s fishing and day tickets for non-members staying at £12. Boat prices will remain at 2016 rates i.e. £3 per session, whilst the committee will introduce a parent/adult and child day ticket at the stated price, with the child fishing free (must be supervised by the parent/adult).

The new season will commence on Saturday 4th March with the week end reserved for members. Day tickets and boat hire will be available from Monday 6th March. Both reservoirs will be well stocked in the weeks prior to Opening Day. The Annual Social evening will take place at Risca Rugby Club on Friday 24th February from 7.30pm onwards, with the pre-season work party on the following day ( Saturday 25th February.) 10.00am at the reservoir. All current members will receive the Association Newsletter by the end of January to include comprehensive details of stocking policies ( including Brown trout for the top pond), Troutmasters competition details, catch and release rules , Website information etc. . All current members are reminded that renewal of memberships must take place no later than the 1st March 2017. All such renewals can be arranged at the Social evening, plus purchase of Season permits. Prior to the start of the Season, members continue to meet at the Reservoirs on Wednesday mornings to carry out various maintenance tasks.


Update 18th November

Some forty members attended the Annual General Meeting held at Risca Rugby Club on 17/11/16. The members received reports on the season past from relevant officers and also some details of initial arrangements for the 2017 season.

Opening day is scheduled for Saturday 4th March with the pre season Social evening arranged for Friday 24th February at Risca Rugby Club. The pre season work party is planned for Saturday 25th February. Full details will be included in the Annual newsletter which will be sent to all members in the New Year.

Other matters arising included no change in Members annual subscriptions and/or joining fees. All existing committee members were re elected with the exceptions of General Secretary and Records Officer. The former post will be filled by new committee member, James Francis whilst Ann Kean moves to Records officer.

Members will continue to meet at the Reservoir on a Wednesday morning to carry out close season maintenance tasks. Any member able to spend time helping with the work would be very welcome.

Update 14th September

A small fly box was found at the corner of the dam on Tuesday (assumed lost on Monday 12th September). If the person who lost it emails I will be able to arrange for the box to be returned to its rightful owner.

Updates 7th September

The Annual General meeting to be held at Risca RFC on Thursday 17th November commencing at 7.30 pm. All members will receive individual letters around the end of October. Nomination sheets for membership of the Committee for 2017 are on display in the Fishing Hut with the notice of the AGM to follow.

Any proposals to add to/amend the constitution of NRFFA must be forwarded to the Secretary by not later than 17th October for consideration at the AGM



Updates 5th July

Discarded fishing line- The committee would like to remind everyone to please ensure they dispose of their discarded fishing line in an appropriate manner. If anyone is seen to discard line inappropriately they could face disciplinary measures.

Rod Licences– All anglers who fish at Ynysyfro should be in possession of a current and valid Environmental Agency Rod Licence.

Life Jackets-The Committee would like to remind boat anglers that they must wear a suitable life jacket and also remind them of the need to service and test these correctly to ensure they function if needed.

Update 21st February 2016

NRFFA members enjoyed a well-attended successful Social evening at Risca RFC with most members taking the opportunity to renew annual memberships and to take out season permits. The committee wish to thank all those who attended to demonstrate their support for the Association and in particular those members who donated prizes for the raffle. The pre-season activities will continue with a work party at the reservoir ( Saturday 27th February from 10.00am onwards) whilst Stocking officer Steve Kean, will be supervising the first season stockings for both ponds, prior to the beginning of the season. Rainbow trout will be stocked to an average weight of 2lbs plus, whilst more brown trout will be added to the top pond. The season proper will commence on Saturday 5th March from 7.00am onwards with the week end being reserved for members. General Day tickets priced at £8 for members and £12 for visitors will be available from Monday 7th March. This price will cover an eight fish catch and release limit for each pond and the usual two fish kill allowance. New visitors are asked to make themselves fully aware of the Fishing regulations as displayed in the fishing hut. Membership renewals and purchase of season permits can still be made via an SAE application to Phil Harper, Membership Secretary, and Colin Jones, Fisheries Treasurer respectively (Prices and contact details are available on the Association Website ) Finally some hints on tactics etc., for the early season will be available on the Website and via the local press releases as the season progresses.

Update 30th Jan 2016

The NRFFA 2016 Newsletter is now available

Update 6th Jan 2016

To improve speed of information I am collecting a database of members email addresses. This will allow important information to be immediately emailed to you rather than printed and posted second class as is the current method. To assist with this could you please email your email address and membership number. Many thanks, Ade

Committee men and other members have continued to meet on Wednesday mornings ( 10.00am fishing hut) and have carried out various aspects of maintenance around the reservoir. This has included refurbishment of the fishing hut and the surrounding areas, grass trimming around the boat moorings and nearby bank areas plus some work on the top pond particularly around the hedge bank at the outlet end of the reservoir
Dates for the Social evening, Friday 19th February 7.00pm onwards at Risca RFC ( an opportunity to renew memberships and obtain season permits etc) ;
Pre-season Work Party Saturday 27th February 10.00am onwards at the fishing hut and the Opening Day Saturday 5th March 7.00am, have been confirmed. Memberships will remain at £25 for existing members (£ 10 joining fee for New members) whilst season permits for members will remain unchanged at £235 All other prices re day tickets/ boat hire etc will also remain unchanged.
Pre-season stocking plans are well in hand with larger fish being included throughout the season. Further brown trout will be introduced to the top pond.
PS Cardiff Fly Fishing Club “Gary Evans Shop night” Thursday 25th February Whitchurch Rd Shop.

Dear All,

As you can see the website is now ‘live’.

A big thanks to Jamie and Danielle of Click Business Solutions who designed and built the new site for us.

Also, a big thanks to Jeff Prest of Trout Fisherman magazine for allowing us to use the pictures he took at Ynysyfro for an article for Trout Fisherman.

Finally, NRFFA would like to thank Andy Hoffrock for the wonderful aerial footage of the reservoirs that can be found on the Gallery page of the site. It provides an excellent and rare overview of the fishery.

If you would like to post something on this page please use the email link to contact us.

End of Season Work Party

IMG_1134We look forward to seeing you at the End of season work party

to be held at the reservoir on

Saturday 12th December at 10:00 am.

All members are asked to lend their support.