The Glide


On Llangollen-Maelor’s upper beat of the Welsh Dee “The Glide” is a short section of water running over a rock platform which over millennia has eroded channels into it. These channels provide a number of good lies for salmon because in low water they are fed with oxygenated water running down from the long upstream riffle section. As a result of these feature salmon and sea trout are caught here most years, especially on the spinner.  In addition, Grayling are often found in the top half of the glide, especially in the drop-off zone at the head of the main channel close to the left bank. While brown trout are generally located from the middle to the tail of The Glide.

Looking at the Head of the Glide from the right bank
The tail of The Glide from the right bank

Directions and Parking

From Llangollen take the A5 to Crown then just after the junction with the B5103 by Berwyn Station take the next right and follow the lane for about 1mile. At the end you will see the top car park on your left.

Walk up the lane from the car park to the style on your right that takes you into the field. Continue up river for about 200 metre and The Glide is just above the telegraph pole.

[Disclaimer – like most outdoor sports, fishing is not without its hazards. Therefore, you MUST do your own RISK ASSESSMENT before starting to fish; especially if you decide to wade and/or fish at night. In addition, you must follow the club rules when fishing this water.]

Welsh Dee Fishing Information Source & Blog for the Welsh Dee

This website is primarily dedicated to fly fishing for grayling, trout & salmon. It provides helpful & interesting information on fishing the Welsh Dee, augmented with photographs and videos.  In addition, I will be writing about the techniques, tactics, and flies that prove successful on the various beats & pools throughout the year.