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Fishing in North Wales

Fishing in North Wales

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Fishing in North Wales

In a nutshell. Rich pickings in our lakes and out to sea.

Where’s the catch?

Well, it’s almost everywhere.

In our rivers and lakes, streams and small water fisheries, along our beaches and headlands and out to sea.

Our mountain lakes are a magnet for game fishermen.

Llyn Crafnant, for example, hidden in the Gwydyr Forest above Llanrwst, is full of rainbow and wild brown trout.

It’s a stunning 25-hectare/63-acre stretch of water, with fishing from well-sheltered banks.

Mynydd Hiraethog has three superb venues.

Llyn Brenig is a large 372-hectare/920-acre lake – its reputation for top-quality fly-fishing is pretty big, too.

Rainbow trout is the main catch, supplemented by brown trout (stocked and wild) and tiger trout.

The neighbouring 150-hectare/368-acre Alwen Reservoir is also well-stocked with rainbow trout – and there’s plenty of perch too to ensure a good day’s fishing from its wooded, sheltered banks.

Llyn Aled is the ultimate away-from-it-all fishing location.

The peaty moorland waters of this 45-acre/110-acre lake contain perch, roach and pike in large numbers and size (a pike has weighed in at a whopping 22lb).

Dragonfly Fishery, Cerrigydrudion, and Tan-y-Mynydd Trout Fishery at Moelfre near Abergele are both well-stocked with rainbow, brown, blue and tiger trout.

They test the best angler and also give good fun to novices.

If the call of the sea floats your boat, go fishing from the ‘Incentive’ operating from Rhos-on-Sea or the ‘Gwen-Paul-M’ catamaran based at Deganwy.

Don’t forget: For game and coarse fishing you must have a valid permit from the appropriate association or owner and a national rod licence.

For more information, visit the Environment Agency's website.

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