River Dee, Rivers Llangollen, Denbighshire - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


. Llangollen Denbighshire Wales
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The River Dee, which is about 70 miles long, rises in the hills above Llanuwchllyn in the 'Dolgellau gold belt' of Merioneth (Gwynedd} and before it passes through Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) it is known as Afon Dyfrdwy or 'The Little Dee'. It then flows north via Chester, and discharges to the sea into an estuary between Wales and the Wirral in England. The river has been famed as a mixed fishery with Salmon and trout fishing, mostly in the upper waters and a good coarse fishery in the lower reaches. On its travels it heads eastwards through the very picturesque vale of Llangollen, through the welsh Foothills near Bangor-on-dee and then meanders northwards along the Cheshire plain to its tidal limit at Chester. Salmon are generally caught throughout its length from its tributaries of Bala Lake down to Cheshire plain as low-down as Farndon, according to the time of the year. The lowest beats in the Overton-on-dee area yield the greatest number Of spring fish. But it is the middle and upper river around Llangollen and corwen that produce most of the summer grilles and autumn fish. There have been disputes on the River Dee for several years between the rights of canoeists and anglers.
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