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Official Cwmbran Angling Association

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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 TOWPATH ONLY, 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 fishery.
                                     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 MEMBERSHIP FEE'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
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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 between bridges 45 and 46 - a surprising number of people are not aware of it.


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.


The letter L (as in L63 stands for lock number)