Penrhyn Fishing Club Papers

Scope and Content

Penrhyn Fishing Club material consists of minute books, deeds and plans of the riverbanks. Minute books cover the club's general and committee meetings for the years 1933-1963. Leases include details of the terms, conditions and rent. Also includes a letter, dated 1991, from P.I.A. Collinson, representing the Penrhyn Estate to C.M. Bate who was club secretary, informing him that because part of the Estate had been transferred by Lady Janet Douglas Pennant to Richard C.H. Douglas Pennant, the fishing rights would henceforth be administered as part of the Penrhyn and the nearby Cochwillan Estate.

Administrative / Biographical History

Between 1933 and 1991, Penrhyn Fishing Club of Bangor, Gwynedd, leased fishing rights from the Penrhyn Estate, the family seat of the Pennants, who were formerly prominent in the slate mining industry of north Wales. The arrangement allowed the club fishing rights to the banks of the River Ogwen, between the Tal-y-bont Bridge and the Halfway Bridge and between Pont Twr Bridge and the Ceunant Bridge, near Bethesda, in the parishes of Llandegai and Llanllechid, Gwynedd. From 1991, as a result of changes in the Penrhyn Estate, the fishing rights were administered as part of the Penrhyn and the nearby Cochwillan Estate. Penrhyn Fishing Club is still active at the time of this compilation.


Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Deposited at Archives Department, University of Wales Bangor, by the late Eric Hughes, February 1992.


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, November 2001.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 39013-39018

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

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