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Fishing in Snowdonia - River, lake and sea fishing all on our doorstep

Fishing in Snowdonia

Book a fishing holiday or break in our Holiday Accommodation in Snowdonia and go river fishing, shore and sea fishing or game and coarse fishing. Trawsfynydd Lake is the closest lake, River Eden the closest river and the coast is just 30 Mins drive away.

Lake Fishing

Llyn Trawsfynydd

Trawsfynydd Lake is a 1200 acre lake set in beautiful surroundings with wild native brown trout, stocked rainbow trout and pikes up to 20lb. There are large areas available for bank anglers to fish either bait or fly and there is a fleet of boats with outboard motors available for fly fishing only. The season runs from February 1st until December 31st. Our holiday village is only a few miles from the lake and we offer bunkhouse & log cabin accommodation. Fishing permits & boat hire are available from Prysor Angling Association.

Llyn Tegid – Bala Lake

Llyn Tegid is located outside Bala is the largest natural lake in Wales. The surroundings form a great backdrop for a great days fishing for perch, roach, pike, trout, grayling, eels and salmon. Buy a ticket from the warden or ticket machine near the warden’s office.

Cregennan Lakes

Cregannan Lakes are two natural lakes are situated 5 miles west of Dolgellau, set in stunning scenery and one is stocked with wild trout and the other lake is stocked with large rainbow trout.

Llyn Cynwch Lake

Llyn Cynwch opens on the 1st of March and ends on the 31st October. The lake is situated near the well known Precipice Walk, near Llanfachreth, Dolgellau. It is stocked every 2 - 3 weeks throughout the season with mainly Rainbow Trout. 

Eisteddfa & Bron Eifion Fisheries

At Eisteddfa fisheries in Pentrefelin (25 mins drive from the village) there is a carp lake, a pleasure lake and a trout lake and Bron Eifion, just past Criccieth, (approx 30 mins) is in 40 acres of mature woodland and has a 4 acre coarse lake stocked with carp, bream, tench, golden and blue orfe, and roach, and a 2 acre trout lake stocked with brown and rainbow trout.

River Fishing

River Mawddach

The Dolgellau Angling Association issues daily, weekly and season permits for two high quality salmon and sea trout sections on the Mawddach River which runs from below Tynygroes Bridge through Ganllwyd village up to footbridge approx. 1 mile above the village.

River Glaslyn 

River Glaslyn is a short river, just 14 miles long and Brown Trout, Salmon and Sea Trout can be caught. The Glaslyn Angling Association holds the rights for most of both banks from Porthmadog to Beddgelert and Dinas Lake and Llyn Gwynant but boat fishing is restricted to local members.

Sea fishing

Shore fishing can be good anywhere along the coast from Fairbourne to Criccieth and beyond. A good place to start is Barmouth where you can catch a good variety of fish. Bass, flounder and eels are around from May to October, mullet and garfish May to September. May and June can produce a few good plaice and Mackerel are caught from July, as long as the summer lasts. Dab, dogfish and whiting arrive in the autumn.

If you prefer to go sea fishing on a boat talk to Barmouth Boat Trips.

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