Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (4.5 miles towpath side)
Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. (4.5 miles towpath side)
Cwmbran A.A. control the fishing from
Solomons Bridge (bridge 47 - 230 yrds. above Bevans Lane, Pontrydrun,
Cwmbran) to Malpas Court bridge (bridge 31), Newport. This is becoming
more & more fish-able as the regeneration schemes progress. Fishing
is from the TOWPATHONLY, anglers who fish from other accesses are liable to prosecution. There is no close
season, the only bait restrictions are Bloodworm and Joker during match's and live baiting at any time. However Bloodworm and Joker can be used outside of match's.
Deadbaiting with sea fish only (Sprat, Herring, Mackerel, Sardine etc.).
Hooks should be barbless or micro-barbed (other than trebles for
deadbaits) for the welfare of fish and wildlife. Lines should be
carefully selected for each species. NO METAL or GLASS bait
containers,glass drinks bottles,plastic bags, weapons (of any
description),knives or cutters (other than used for tackle). Do not
disperse unwanted bait or groundbait on the bankside. Always be vigilant
about other users (cyclists and walkers etc.).
Cwmbran A.A. have carried out
numerous stockings over many years, and some venues have dominant
species, some are known for their large head of Carp, others for Bream,
Tench, Roach and Rudd. Perch and Pike are spread throughout the whole
The Canal Trust are returning the canal to its original
splendor and these works continue to make the canal a vibrant, fish-able
waterway, thus giving our members value for their annual membership. DAY TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM CWMBRAN ANGLING, PONTNEWYDD ( SEE MEMBERSHIPFEE'S PAGE FOR PRICES).
N.B. IF YOU ARE 12 YEARS OR OLDER , YOU MUST OWN A NATIONAL ROD LICENCE ( EASILY OBTAINABLE FROM ANY POST OFFICE ).
Above - Bevans Lane marina and turning point. Lots of good catch's reported from this area
Suggested Parking - Five Locks Close, Cwmbran Bevans Lane, Cwmbran Cwmbran retail park ( by Pets at home and B&Q )
Above - most area's have good quality tollpaths
Above - many feature's and fish cover
Above - Cwmbran tunnel - the fish funnel
Map to the left shows the top limit of the Cwmbran stretch of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal,( bridge 47 Solomans Bridge) just 230 yards above Bevans Lane.
Bridge 46 - Bevans Lane Bridge.
Bridge 45 - Cross Keys Bridge.
NB. Notice the Cwmbran tunnel betweenbridges 45 and46-asurprisingnumberofpeoplearenotawareofit.
Also notice on the map - where Chapel Lane goes over the Afon Llewyd River - this is the top limit of The Cwmbran a.a. stretch on this river.