Dee Anglers Association (River Dee)

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Seven Beats of the River Dee around Fardon and Holt

General description

Through an affiliation with this club, PSAC members have complete access, at no further charge, to four and a half miles of the River Dee. It offers some great year round sport and is a completely different experience from our other still water fishing.

Winter fishing at Holt can be especially good where the fish shoal up in the cold weather.

Predator fishing is good here to with pike over 20lb and Perch over 3lb caught.

TIP: The river has fresh cold water running through it on Thursdays and Sundays from Bala Lake where the river starts, when they open the gates to release water from the lake which can make fishing more difficult.

Known Species

  • Chub
  • Barbel
  • Perch
  • Dace
  • Eel
  • Brown Trout

Special Conditions and Information

Carry your club card, D.A.A baillif Reg Williams walks the banks and is the font of all knowledge having fished river for over 50 years..

Dee Anglers are allowed to fish our stretches of the Shropshire Union Canal at Backford and Christleton and also the Weaver Navigation at Sutton Weaver. Those who are ONLY looking to fish these waters together with the Dee Anglers stretches of the  River Dee, the Prees branch of the Llangollen Canal and the Mongomery Canal at Lower Frankton can do so by purchasing a Dee Anglers annual membership from Chester Tackle Locker, 140 Tarvin Road, Boughton, Chester, CH3 5EE (http://tacklelocker.co.uk/)

Parking & Access

Parking at Dee Lane and the hairdressers stretch is good and in close proximity to good swims, however, like all river fishing you will have to climb down a bank to fish.

You can download the Dee Anglers maps from HERE

Also see ,Llangollen Canal, Prees Branch and Montgomery Canal (Lower Frankton)