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Memberships are now available to buy on line and from the cafe at Festival Park Lake

This year we have added to our canal stretches, and are pleased to say we have taken on the stretch from bridges 143 to 148 at Talybont on Usk.

19th July 2020 
Please note that the online applications for memberships is now closed as we are nearing capacity

29th June 2020 - Mon and Brec Canal

We are delighted to confirm that the club have secured the lease of another prime stretch of the mon and brec canal, this time at Pontypool.

Probably the worst kept secret in history, but there was a slight delay in releasing the news due to the covid lockdown slowing down the process of contract finalisation.

since we have worked on the Lets Fish campaign with the canal and river trust, and after discussions with them, we can now confirm that the fishing between bridges 48 at Pontymoil Basis up to 53 , just past the open hearth pub is officially under Festival Anglings control.

This is a great stretch of canal that is stocked with quality Bream, Tench, Perch, Roach and even a few Pike.

Your current membership will of course cover you to fish this, and we'd encourage you to pop down and give it a try.

Canals are great fishing, and it offers a different skills and watercraft to stilwaters so its a great place to learn some new techniques.  

This section of canal is seldom used by boats and seeing some will be rare!

In time it will be used for coaching events such as the lets fish days, and the clubs match secretaries will also be looking to schedule in some competitions.

Details of which will be posted when confirmed.

19th June 2020

We are pleased to advise that the re introduction of Angling on Festival Lake will commence on Monday 23rd June at 9am.

Anyone wishing to fish must be a member of Festival Angling Club, no day tickets will be issued until further notice and the following guidelines must be adhered too:


The Welsh Government impose a 5 mile travel restriction, you must live within 5 miles of NP23 8WR to be able to fish.

Fishing is only permitted between 9am – 8pm, no kit is to be placed on pegs until each angler wishing to fish has checked into the café him/herself, and confirmed the peg they want to fish. (Family members are abled to do this for any wheelchair or disabled anglers) 


Once confirmed with Festival Angling Club staff, you will be able to take your kit to your chosen peg.


To control how many we can safely allow on the lake, there is no exception to this, all anglers must comply.

The car parks will be locked at 8pm so anglers must be away from the lake by that time.


Strict social distancing must be adhered to at all times.

One angler per peg (unless a junior member is being accompanied by a household member)


No Keepnets to be used until further notice.

No Night Fishing

No spectators or gatherings, only anglers at the water side

No sharing of fishing tackle.

No Alcohol or illegal substances on site

Do not fish or come to site if you have any symptom’s of Covid-19 or are following guidelines on isolation.

Maintain a distance of 15m of other anglers when fishing.

Please note that due to recent developments at Festival Park, unfortunately the toilets in the bottom car park are closed for the foreseeable future.

As a polite reminder, the pegs in the bottom carpark are wheel chair priority.

These guidelines are effective immediately and will run daily, this will be reviewed in two weeks time based on the Welsh Government’s next review on travel and on how busy the lake is.

Procedure on renewal of memberships: Memberships can be done online or at the cafe.

There will be a strict social distancing in place if done on site, to save any excess contact if you are renewing from last year. Please have last season’s membership card /number to hand so we can use last years application forms for your details.

No one is to take gear to the pegs until membership is proven.

If paying by cash, please have correct money ready and in an envelope with your name, phone number and last years membership number written on it.

Prices are : £25 Full Membership, £15 Concessions, £10 Under 16s.

12th June 2020

New Website launched!

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