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Guide to Fly Fishing in North Wales: Here’s Where to Go

Do you prefer artificial flies to traditional bait? Then we bet you’ll be thrilled to know that there are lots of rewarding locations for fly fishing in North Wales.

What fish can you catch fly fishing in North Wales?

The most popular type of fish that you can catch fly fishing in North Wales is definitely trout, from brown to tiger and even other varieties like rainbow.

While some of these are more challenging, you might also be able to go home with carp, grayling, pike, rudd, and bass, in some cases.

7 best places for fly fishing in North Wales

As you probably know, fly fishing in the sea is even more testing. However, if that sounds exactly what you were after, you can check our guide to sea fishing in North Wales.

Otherwise, keep reading to discover the most exciting lakes and fisheries.

1. Lyn Brenig - Cerrigydrudion, Conwy

Surrounded by nature and boasting 14 miles of shoreline, this reservoir lake is definitely the best spot for trout fly fishing in North Wales.

This isn’t only due to its remarkably peaceful location and the practical option to hire boats: it’s also stocked with different varieties of hard-fighting trout.

You can choose amongst a wide range of permits, from part days to weekly and season tickets. Should you get hungry or need some more equipment, you’ll be able to rely on a lakeside café and a professional tackle shop.

2. Graiglwyd Springs Trout Fishery - Penmaenmawr, Conwy

Only a fifteen-minute drive from our Conwy Lodge Park, this fishery is another excellent option for trout fishing: not only is it full of brown, tiger, rainbow, and even blue trout, but it’ll spoil you with a charming location and impeccable service.

Graiglwyd Springs involves a large lake located right between the edge of the Snowdonian National Park and the coast.

It mainly offers four-hour tickets, and its premises include a tackle shop, a seating area with Aga (perfect during the coldest months!), and free coffee and tea.

3. Llandegla Fishery - Llandegla

This fishery involves several lakes and pools for different types of techniques. When it comes to fly fishing in North Wales, you’ll get to head to the two pools stocked with brown, rainbow, tiger, blue, and even gold trout as well as rudd.

This Llandegla Fishery also offers a great variety of ticket options, from as little as two hours to group deals for the entire day.

Whether that’s for a healthy free-range breakfast or a fresh fish-based meal, you’ll definitely want to make time to enjoy some food at its café, too.

4. Cregennan Lakes - Arthog

Owned by the National Trust, this fishery consists of two natural lakes.

The largest one, with a picturesque island, covers 27 acres and is stocked with wild brown trout. While it’s a fantastic place for fly fishing in North Wales, it allows worms, too.

The smaller lake is for fly fishing only, and its 13 acres hide blue and rainbow trout on top of the common wild brown variety.

With a full-day ticket costing £15 and under 14s paying only a fiver, the large lake is especially recommended for families.

5. Eisteddfa Fisheries - Pentrefelin

Thanks to its layout and ticket variety, this fishery with a cosy café is a popular spot for special days out with family and friends as well as a great place for experienced anglers.

Both of its trout-stocked lakes allow fly fishing and welcome non-anglers, too.

6. Tan-y-Mynydd Trout Fishery - Abergele, Conwy

This trout fishery includes five pools for different experience levels and fish varieties, with the main lake stocking the largest range of trout.

The Tan-y-Mynydd Trout Fishery also offers several ticket options and memberships… and free tea and coffee, which is always a welcome perk.

Would you like to take someone fly fishing in North Wales with you, but they’ve never attempted it before? Then check out this fishery’s tuition packages, too.

7. Llyn Trawsfynydd (Traws Lake) - Gwynedd

Managed by the Pryson Angling Lake Management Committee, Llyn Trawsfynydd is an idyllic spot that will reward you with unforgettable mountain views… and a variety of fish, of course.

Besides the usual trout, you might even be able to catch some rudd and pike. And how about hiring a boat?

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If you were only planning a standalone fishing trip, we hope we’ve given you enough inspiration.

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