Aberbechan and Penarth



Over a mile of left bank fishing with shallow runs, deep glides and weir pool. Many salmon are taken here each year plus good coarse fishing for dace, chub & pike. A very beautiful stretch of river with good access.

Location (SATNAV)

Lat  52°31'54.2"N  Long  3°15'51.9"W  (degs, mins, secs)
Lat  52.531737      Long  -3.264412      (numerical)
Postcode   SY16 3AQ


Aberbechan: From Welshpool take A483 towards Newtown. Turn right at sign for Llanfair and Bettws parking in field adjacent to Aberbechan Bridge. Gate lock code: See BAA Membership card.

Access to the sections upstream of the BAA car park is via the canal tow path, a gate off the tow path by a derelict lock keepers cottage gives access to the top end of the Aberbechan section and the path along the river bank up to Penarth Weir.

Access to the  short section below Bechan Brook and the Plant Yard is via the tow path.


Note: On BAA map south is at the top and north at the bottom. The Google map is normal orientation with north at top.

From Saturday 28th September 2019, an Emergency Byelaw to protect vulnerable salmon stocks on the River Severn in Wales has been introduced by Natural Resources Wales. Salmon catch and release only is allowed on the Welsh Severn.

Giant Hogweed: Please take care at this location as Giant Hogweed grows alongside the river, especially at the upstream end in the area of Penarth Weir,  the sap from the plant can cause burning on the skin.


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