Where to Fish
Known locally as Jonkos lakes, the venue consists of 3 lakes stocked with a mix of species.
Mallard pool or Top lake
A mixed Fishery stocked fullwith carp and silverfish means you will be busy all day using float or feeder tactics
Dragon fly Lake or Middle lake.
Another mixed fish water, the middle lake is an ideal venue for float or pole fishing
Kingfisher or Bottom lake
The most popular of the 3 lakes, Kingfisher holds carp approaching 30lb, with named commons to 20lb plus.Fish have a good reputation for giving a good account of themselves, so lines to 10lb are recommended. Boilies and pellet are the preferred bait choice.
Tel: 01443 231935
Directions : Jct34 M4, then A4119 to Ynysmaerdy. At the 3rd roundabout turn right, then left. The lakes are a mile away on your right.
Dyffryn Springs fishery
Set in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan consists of 3 lakes with a variety of species, but essentially a carp fishery.
Waycock lake contains Ide,good sized bream & Tench, plus carp reaching 20lb+
Thaw lake has a smaller stocking of carp, with a good mix of silver fish. A good venue for float & feeder fishing.
The Reservoir lake is a 2 acre lake with plenty of tree cover. Stocking consists of carp, with some fish over 20lb, including Grass carp
Directions.10mins from jct 33 M4.follow A48
To Bonvilston. Take turning with brown tourist sign by the traffic lights.
Tel: 02920 595929
Address: Dyffryn Springs, Home farm, Dyffryn, Wenvoe, Cardiff CF56SU
Hazel Court Ponds, Llysworney.
The complex consists of 5 lakes mostly spring fed & alll have disabled acess. There is plenty of parking,toilets plus tea & coffee facilities.
The most popular lake at the venue, its advisable to book in advance if you are looking to specifically fish this lake. Catfish have been caught at over 40lb & will grow bigger. There are carp to approaching 30lb, so tackle should be stepped up, with a minimum of 15lb mainline on your reels, no braid, size 2 barbless hooks , a 42inch landing net and a walled or beanie landing mat. Best baits are large Halibut pellets , but the Cats come out on all sorts of baits including boilies & squid
As the name suggests, there is an abundance of reeds around the lake, making for quiet and secluded pegs. A good stock of smaller carp, & silverfish make it a popular float or pole fishing venue.
With carp over 25lb this is the lake for the specimen hunter. Fish to the island and bag up all day, but if you want bigger fish, drop a bait in the margin.
A great mix of species makes fishing this lake a joy. Tench & Orf to 5lb, Roach,Rudd, Bream,Chubb & the obligatory carp can give you bags to 100lb plus.
Tucked away at the back, Jim's is a perfect spot for a quiet bit of general fishing. Carp,Tench & silvers can ve caught using float of feeder tactics.
Tel: 01446 771893
Address: Hazel Court Ponds, Llysworney, Cowbridge, CF717NQ
Directions : Jct 35 from M4,then A473 to Bridgwnd. Join A48 , then follow to Pentre Meyrick. Turn right onto B4268, lakes are 1/2 mile from turning on your right, after bend in road.
Seven Oaks Fishery Ystradowen
Seven Oaks fishery is situated just outside the village of Ystradowen. Fishing consists of a 2 acre lake stocked with variety of Mirror, common & Ghost Koi carp approaching 20lb. Preferred tactics are Method feeder with small boilie hookbaits or floating pellet . A specimen net & landing mat are required to fish the Specimen lake. Opening times 9am to 8pm. Day Tickets can be purchased on the bank on the day.
Tel: 07511 189800 (James)
Porthcawl coarse fishing waters
The fishing at Porthcawl consists of 2 waters, the Meadow & Wilderness lakes. The Wilderness is a mixed fishery, with a good head of Bream & Roach which is best fished using float or feeder tactics. Fish respond well to baits such as bread, corn & pellet. The Meadow lake at 4 acres is predominately a Carp water, with fish approaching 30lb being caught to ledgered baits (floating bait tactics are prohibited due to wildfowl). Boilies are the preferred bait, but fish will be caught using amongst other things corn & meat.
Day tickets can be purchased at Ewenny Angling Bridgend or The Spar super market in Nottage.
Directions: At Junction 37, M4, take the A4229 three miles towards Porthcawl, turning left at the third roundabout. Look out for the Wilderness Lake turning first right just before the speed camera. Parking is either found here or for the other side of the lake follow the road to the end, turn right then take the first right again to arrive at the rear of the lake.