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Aberkin Stretch (bottom end of river)

This is the most popular part of the river (a) because of its easy access and good holding pools. This section gives fresh fish into the river their first chance of a rest after traveling up from the sea.

Parking:- At the moment we have no car parking facility at the top end of Aberkin Farm. A new car park is in the planning stage at the moment . There is a car park in the village of Llanystumdwy which is about a 5 min walk to the entrance of Aberkin. Walking from the car park , take a right towards the village bridge, pass the Feathers Inn on your left and roughly 250 yards along is a public footpath on your left which leads you to the By-pass. Cross here and walk up the Aberkin farm track. ( please take care in crossing the by-pass)

17 Bridge Pool:- can only be fished from the right hand bank looking down river. Until the pool was declared a weir it was probably the most productive pool on the river. You can now only fish from the white marker on the wall (visibly seen on the opposite bank ) down stream. Under no circumstance can you fish the white water at the head of the pool. A snaggy pool but can be fairly productive in spate on the worm. To much street light for the serious fly fisherman but fish are caught at night on fly and the worm.
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16 The Sewage Pool:- is accessed by going down a short steep path with handrails alongside the style right on the bend of the farm track. At the foot of the path walk up-river through a wood and the pool is on your left running up to the by-pass bridge. Good holding pool when thereís plenty of fish about but tends to be more of a worming pool because of the difficulty in casting a fly. It is possible to cast a fly by standing mid river at the head of the pool with your back cast going under the bridge.  
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15  Llyn Cam:- is accessed via the sewage pool then wading over at the tail end of the Sewage pool.( Llyn Cam is the deep pool at the bottom of the steep path ). Itís better fished from the opposite bank on the shingle stones. The other way is from the village bridge in Llanystumdwy (walking down river right hand side looking down) along the footpath. Walking under the by-pass bridge and then walking through a small field opposite the sewage pool ( which also can be fished from this side) to the corner. Good holding pool all throughout the season for fly and worm. (a snags in places).   
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14  Cae Criw Bach Pool:- is accessed by walking over the stile on the bend of the farm track and then walking a short distance following the farm fence overlooking the river, go down the slope of the field and then turning right towards the river. Lyn Cam pool has a small tree with a shingle bank in front of it. An overall good holding pool which holds fish all through the season. Good for the fly, worm and spinning in the right conditions. Best fished mid to tail end. 
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13  Cae Criw Mawr Pool:-  is just below Cae Criw Bach  and is a reasonable holding pool and a very popular fly-fishing pool. Worming and spinning is also productive given the right conditions. Fishes well throughout the pool. 
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12  The Trap Pool:- is probably the most popular of all pools on the whole of the river. Access is by going back on-to the field and walking down to the foot of it . There is an anglerís bench in front of the pool in memory of the late Meirion Jones who loved to fish the pool at night. A good worming pool during the day time (snaggy) if you know where to fish and a good choice for the fly fisherman at night. Spinning in the right conditions can be excellent. This pool fishes well in the tale, middle and top end. 
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11  Dan Trap Pool:- is directly beneath the Trap Pool and can be brilliant on the fly if there are fish holding in the pool. Popular with the locals on the fly.  
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10  Llyn Mwd Pool:- is accessed by walking down river to a large pool where the tail end of the pool splits in two. A very under-estimated pool and is always worth casting a fly for 10 minutes or so.
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Baffles and Below the footbridge is accessed by walking down river over a stile and along the riverbank until you reach a footbridge. Cross over via the footbridge and walk up river to fish the 

Baffles Pool:- Most anglersí fish it from the middle of the shallow run above the pool and work the fly from the deep left hand bank (looking down river) and across. Another pool which is mostly fished by the locals. Good for fishing when sea trout are running through.
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8  The Pool Below The Footbridge:- is a small pool, which is worth trying out for a few casts and then walking down a bit further and trying the bottom end of the run.
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7   Holly Bush,   Pot &   Gorlan Pools:- are accessed by going back over the footbridge and walking down river to the short stile. Immediately coming off the stile is a short run leading to the holly bush, this short run is good in flooded water with a worm. Fishing beside the holly bush is usually done with the worm and has produced some excellent fish in the past. Just around the corner is the Gorlan pool, one of the most popular fly-fishing pools on the stretch but not easy to fish. Another bench lies in front of it in memory of Meirin Jones (another of his favorites) Not really a worming pool (snaggy) but does hold good fish.
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 4  Hen Bont Pool:-  is another good holding pool and is accessed by walking down river from Gorlan just a few yards. Mostly a worming pool but the fly fishermen do tend to use it at night also. Technically the first fresh water pool in the system but can be tidal when the big tides are about. Many big fish have been caught on the worm here and in 2001 a 14 lb 2 oz sea trout was caught by Dr William Hughes on the fly. (picture can be seen on the web
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 3  Junction Pool:- is situated about 50 yards below Hen Bont via a stile. Fishing from the left hand bank looking down stream from here onwards is tidal water but access is controlled by the club. A good holding pool as the river splits in two (river Dwyfach, which also gets good runs of fish). Many a big fish has come out of this pool and is mostly renowned for being a worming pool. (can get busy during the day in the summer).   
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  Concete Pool:-  and the run above is a 100yards below the junction Pool  and is worth a go on the fly , in the run above and in the run below it as well as the  pool itself. Good spinning water if the conditions are right. 
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  Bend Pool:-  is the last fished pool of the river apart from a few anglers who trek further down. The first holding pool in the tidal part and can produce a lot of fish in a season. Good on the fly and an excellent for worming during the day.
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