About Us

About Royal Oak Angling Club

Royal Oak Angling Club was originally set up in the early seventies by the then landlord of the Royal Oak Pub in Ystrad Mynach, Mr Bernard Murphy , and other keen fly fishermen.

The membership of the Club is open both to locals and non locals from as far afield as Neath and Brecon.

To get details of joining the club go to the Membership page or get in touch.

Our objectives are:

To monitor the health of the River Rhymney and ensure that any pollution is reported to NRW and Welsh Water.

  1. To ensure that as much of the river as possible remains accessible to our members where we have the fishing rights.
  2. To encourage people to become a member of the fishing club regardless of their  age, religion or belief.
  3. To make local people aware of the diverse wildlife along the river such as kingfishers, otters, herons and migratory water birds.

Club history

Royal Oak Angling Club was originally set up in the early seventies by the then landlord of the Royal Oak Pub in Ystrad Mynach, Mr Bernard Murphy , and other keen fly fishermen.

The extent of the Club waters has varied over time.

Originally the Club could only fish the Rhymney at Tiryberth and Ystrad Mynach and  a small section of the River Usk at Brecon then following the reclamation of Penallta colliery we acquired joint fishing rights with 5 other Clubs to fish 2 small coarse ponds in Penallta Park.

In 2014 we acquired fishing licences for an additional section of the Rhymney at Llanbradach and for a section of the River Ely at Cardiff as well as Cardiff bay but due to lack of interest we gave up the River Ely and Cardiff bay licences in 2018.

Following the demise of Llanbradach Angling Club protracted negotiations with the Council culminated in 2021 in the acquisition of 6 new beats in Llanbradach and Caerphilly although early in 2021 we lost our licence in Brecon.

  • 1970
    Royal Oak Angling Club Ystrad Mynach Founded 1970
  • 2007
    Acquisition of joint fishing rights to fish 2 small coarse ponds in Penallta Park.
  • 2014
    Acquisition of fishing licences for River Ely at Cardiff and Cardiff bay
  • 2018
    Cardiff Bay and River Ely licences relinquished
  • 2021
    Acquisition of 6 new beats in Llanbradach and Caerphilly

The Committee

Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson

01443 816750 / stjacko@outlook.com
Richard Van Gemeren

Richard Van Gemeren

07772058364 / harleyvan1@gmail.com
Nathan Gittings

Nathan Gittings

07484104968 / nathan.gittings@icloud.com
Lee Parry

Lee Parry

07946733881 / parrylp86@googlemail.com
Kyle Cheshire

Kyle Cheshire

07527966591 / djchesh88@gmail.com

Address

23, Penycae
Ystrad Mynach
Hengoed
Caerphilly
CF82 7FA

Phone

Mobile: 077720958364

Email

harleyvan1@gmail.com

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Get in touch

If you’d like to learn more about our club, membership or anything else, please get in touch.