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Fishing at Dolgadfa


Fishing at Dolgadfa, well I can’t quite believe it is nearly the end of May and I have to say we have had some wonderful spring weather, in fact the rain last week was very welcome not only for John’s vegetable garden but for all the farmers too.  This week is promising fine and fingers crossed it will last into next week, as it is half term and both Dolgadfa and Llanerch are full, it would be nice for our guests to enjoy the surrounding stunning countryside and maybe even try their hand at a little fishing.

We don’t have many guests who come and stay just to fish, but we are truly blessed to have Dolgadfa situated right on the River Dee, literally a stones throw from the garden, the River Dee is renowned for its Grayling, and a fact that the river has to be exceptionally clean for this fish to thrive.  We do of course have trout and have been lucky enough to have salmon here end of August beginning of September.  Not as many as there used to be when John was a child, but it is encouraging that they are coming back.

Trevor is our local gillie, who in fact came to stay with us at Dolgadfa many years ago when I ran it as a bed and breakfast.  He now lives just outside Chester, and comes with clients to fish the river, he knows it extremely well and I could not highly recommend him enough to help any enthusiastic fisherman who we might have to stay.

We do also have a mountain lake which is a truly wild fishing experience, it is stuffed full of brown trout and they are quite a challenge to catch, a good walk up from Dolgadfa, taking your picnic, could make for a great day out.

We still have a week left at Dolgadfa from Friday 19th August, maybe there are some fisherman out there who would take advantage of what we have to offer here.  We only charge £10 per rod per day.

Have a look at the website for all availability as there are still some short breaks available too from Monday to Friday, Llanerch has a couple of weekends left  this summer, and although on the hill above Dolgadfa only a 10 minute walk to the river below.  Please do call me if you have any questions at all.


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