THE RIVER AERON’S ONLY ANGLING CLUB
ATAC runs an active lake fishing section which focuses on fly fishing by boat. The Club organises three lake competitions per year. In addition it organises an annual trip to Lough Corrib in Western Ireland in the Spring and regular trips to Welsh and English reservoirs as social events. All are welcome to join in with these activities and anyone wishing to gain more information should contact the lake fishing secretary.
Dates of events can also be found on the Club calendar.
Iorrie Lewis lake competition
The Iorrie Lewis lake competition is generally held in early May on Llys-y-Fran or Clywedog reservoirs. Anglers are welcome to fish in this competition from either the boat or bank. In memory of the late Iorrie Lewis, the Club’s former President, this competition is an informal event with no restriction on fishing methods or fly sizes. It is the first competition in the Club’s calendar and, despite being an informal day, it is usually keenly fought.
Alan Butler Spring lake competition
The Alan Butler Spring lake flyfishing competition is held on Llyn Brenig in North Wales usually in mid June. Fished to International rules from a boat this is a popular competition which often results in good dry fly fishing. Fishing starts at 10 am and completes at 6pm with a weigh-in at the lodge. The event is normally followed by a dinner and drinks in Aberaeron.
David Morgan Autumn lake competition
The David Morgan Autumn lake flyfishing competition is normally held on Llyn Brenig in North Wales in September. Fished to International rules from a boat this is the last Club competition of the year and again often results in good dry fly fishing. Fishing starts at 10 am and completes at 6pm with a weigh-in at the lodge. The event is normally followed by a dinner and drinks in Aberaeron
Other lake days
Lake members of the Club also organise regular trips to reservoirs and lakes in Wales and England. These are non competition days and are a good chance to fish with experienced anglers and learn new tricks. There is usually someone fishing a lake somewhere, most weekends throughout the season, weather conditions permitting.
The Club also organises on an ad hoc basis, short 2-3 day trips to places such as Chew Valley, Draycote and Rultland Water. For more information contact the lake fishing secretary.
The Club also organises an annual trip to Lough Corrib in Western Ireland, usually in April and coinciding with Easter holidays. The party always stay at the Lakeland Angling Centre in Oughterard near Galway and have been making this annual pilgrimage since 1982. The focus is either the duckfly or olive hatches and good catches have been made though the fishing can be hard and is not for the faint of heart! Whilst this word of warning may put some off, Lough Corrib provides probably the finest top of the water wild brown trout fishing in the World.
A collection of photos can be viewed on the Corrib photos page.