Where to Fish in Wales - Conwy


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Canals Trust


The Canals Trust have over 2,000 miles of waterway to look after for the many interest groups who use them. With so much water it is no wonder that fishing is high on the list of activities.

The Trust issues a Waterway Wanderers Permit that entitles you to fish on an impressive amount of water throughout England and Wales (for just £20).

For information on how to apply for a permit Goto Waterway Wanderers Permit Application for a list of waters covered by the permit Goto Canal Trust Waterway Wanderers Permit Waters

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Afon / River

Conwy


Gwydyr Hotel


The hotel has beats on 3 rivers near Betws y Coed; the Conwy, Lledre and Llugwy. Fishing is for salmon, sea trout and brown trout on a very attractive bit of river. Fly, spinner, worm and shrimp alllowed dependent on water conditions. Day, week and season tickets available.

To book call 01690 710777.

Google Map 53.091111, -3.801224 Post Code LL24 0AB

Checked 13/04/19

Betws-y-Coed


Betwy-y-Coed Anglers Club has beats on the Conwy and Llugwy for salmon, sea trout and wild brown trout. Day tickets available.

Just discovered that the gorgeous falls pool and waters below are on the Llugwy so when I took a day ticket 20 years ago I thought I was on the Conwy and missed some lovely streamy water on the main river. Stupid tourist! Twpsym Dwbwl!

The club also has Llyn Elsi which is stocked with rainbows, brook trout and has wild brownies. Day tickets available.

Book day tickets on line at:

Betws-y-Coed AC Day Tickets


In addition, for members only, they have wild trout fishing on Llyn Goddionduom and Llyn Bychan. Elsi Google Map 53.080956, -3.816385 Goddionuon Google Map 53.108363, -3.864271 Bychan Goole Map 53.116076, -3.866531

Checked 10/04/19

Afon Ogwen


Ogwen Angling Society have fishing on the Ogwen for salmon and brown trout as well as fishing on Llyn Ogwen for rainbows, and brown trout.

They also have fishing for wild brown trout on Llyn Idwal, Ffynnon Lloer and Llyn Bochlwyd.

Day tickets fro:

The Ogwen Falls Cafe; Ogwen Bank Caravan Park; Barbwr Ogwen in High St Bethesda; the Post Office in Ruchab and at Dinas Farm in Tregarth .

Llyn Ogwen Google Map53.124531, -4.004264 Post Code LL57 3LZ (on the A5)

Llyn Bochlywyd Google Map 53.118146, -4.024129 Post Code LL57 3LZ

Llyn Idwal Google Map 53.118146, -4.024129 Post Code LL57 3LZ

Ffynnon Lloer Google Map 53.139416, -4.000916 Post Code ll24 0EU

Checked 10/04/19

Llyn / Lake

Llyn Alwen


Located near Llyn Brenig Alwen is a bit more romote however it does hold good stocks of trout. Fishing north of the bridge is fly only, below you can use the spinner, worm or natural fly. Guest there are plenty of daddies and moths out there.

Permits from the Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre, call 01490 420463

Google Map 53.064157, -3.559291 Post Code LL23 7LL

Checked 04/04/19

Llyn Brenig


A very large reservoir with 27k of bank to explore and fish. They recommend a boat to cover the nest locations and it is best to book in advance. Stocked with rainbows raised on site the fish have a reputation for being fierce fighters. Fishing is by fly only.

Llyn Brenig has a great reputation having hosted a number of prestigous fishing competitions including World, Commonwealth and Home Internationals for both able and disabled anglers.

There is a visitor Centre on site with shop, retaurant and toilet facilities.

There are 2 wheelyboats on Llyn Brenig.

Permits from the fishing shop, if it is closed there is a coin operated ticket machine, take plenty of coins with you.

To book a boat call 01490420463

Google Map 53.079938, -3.542125 Post Code LL21 9TT

Checked 04/04/19

Llyn Colwyd


Located ay over 1100 feet above sea level in the Snowdonia National Park this 225 acre reservoir holds good stocks of wild brown trout and Arctic Char. At 229 ft deep it is a big volume of water to search.

I found reference from last year about permits. Avaiable from Llyn Brenig shop, season tickets very cheap.

Getting there would be interesting, there is a road off the B5106 at Trefriw.

Google Map 53.152511, -3.889076 Post Code ll27 0JZ

Checked 11/04/19

Dolwen Reservoir


Located a few hundred metres from Plas Uchaf this 19 acre fishery is run by Henllan and Llanefydd AA fishing for wild brown trout and rainbows. Mmemebers only. Bit of a stunning location.

Google Map 53.220958, -3.539671 Post Code LL16 5EQ

Checked 07/04/19

Llyn Ogwen


Ogwen Angling Society have fishing on the Ogwen for salmon and brown trout as well as fishing on Llyn Ogwen for rainbows, and brown trout.

They also have fishing for wild brown trout on Llyn Idwal and Llyn Bochlwyd.

Day tickets fro:

The Ogwen Falls Cafe; Ogwen Bank Caravan Park; Barbwr Ogwen in High St Bethesda; the Post Office in Ruchab and at Dinas Farm in Tregarth .

Llyn Ogwen Google Map53.124531, -4.004264 Post Code LL57 3LZ (on the A5)

Llyn Bochlywyd Google Map 53.118146, -4.024129 Post Code LL57 3LZ

Llyn Idwal Google Map 53.118146, -4.024129 Post Code LL57 3LZ

Checked 10/04/19

Plas Uchaf Reservoir


In Denbightshire, a close neighbour to Dorwen Reservoir this water is also stocked with rainbows. Permits from the ticket machine at Llyn Brenig. I understand Henllan and Llanefydd AA are talking to Welsh Water about acquiring this water.

Google Map 53.229004, -3.545817Post Code LL16 5EQ

Checked 07/04/19

Trout Fisheries / Psygodfeydd Brithyllod


Crafnant Trout Fishery


Located off the B5016 between Betwys y Coed and Trefriw this 63 acre fishery extends to 3/4 of a mile in length.

Stocked with rainbows to 3lbs adding to the native stocks of wild brown trout fisahing is from bank and boat, fly, spinning and worm allowed ( no ground baiting of float fishing).

Tickets are reasonably priced, concessions for OAPs and a big discount for under 16s. Day and evening options, boats for hire on site.

There is a cafe and tea room on site with toilets.

Call 01492 640818

Google Map 53.130803, -3.869545 Post Code LL27 0JZ

Checked 13/04/19

Graiglwyd


Located near Penmaermawr Graiglwyd is a 2.5 acre fishery up to 35 deep in places. Stocked with a variety of species including rainbows, brown trout, blues and tigers from 2 to 22lb all raised on site. There are doubles included in stocking (they recon most are caught fishing deep apound 15ft).

The fishery is spring fed with 18 pegs and a pier.

Catch and keep and catch and release options available, Discount for juniors on C & R.

There is a lodge with a seating area, toilets, a tackle shop. Free tea and coffee available.

Best to book at week ends call 01492 622338.While not mentioned on the web site looking on Google Satellite there does seem to be an area where disabled anglers could fish and it has a vehicle path up the steep bank.

Google Map 53.262979, -3.914751 Post Code LL34 6ER

Checked 11/04/19

Tan y Mynydd


A Troutmaster fishery near Abergele with 5 pools varying from 8 to 18 feet deep, each with there own challenges.

Top Pool on average is the deepest and the fish tend to stay deep here. Home Pool is good for top of the water action. At quiet times fish the margins on Farm Pool but you need to cast to the far bank when its busy. They allow any method on Deep Pool and Family Pool.

All fishing must be with barbless or debarbed hooks.

The Fishery has good access for disableed anglers, there are also seated fishing pegs. There are toilets including facilities for disabled person. There is a tackle shop on site and you can have a cuppa on the house.

Sporting and catch and take tickets options available, they offer club membership which benefits regular users.

Call 01745 826722

Google Map 53.256717, -3.569968 Post Code LL22 9RF

Checked 14/04/19

Coarse Fishing - Psygota Bras


Conwy Water Gardens


Conwy Water Gardens, just a few miles out of Conwy, has 2 lakes both with purpose built pegs with good paths. Pegs near the car park suitable for anglers with disabilities.

Middle Lake is up to 8ft deep with carp to 19lbs+, ghosties, crucians, bream, tench, orfe barbel, chub, roach and rudd. They added 8 specimen carp this year.

Canal Lake is good pole water stocked with carp, bream, tench amd barbel all to 8lbs.

Good facilities on site including toilets, a cafe and tackle shop.

Day tickets, evenings 5 til 10.30pm. Concessions for disabled, over 65s and under 12yo.

Call 01492 650063

Goolge Map 53.237514, -3.850131 Post Code LL32 8TP

Checked 10/04/19

Llyn Aled


On the Hiraethog moors near Llyn Brenig this 110 acre lake near Pentrefoelas has good stocks of pike, perch and roach.

Perrnits from Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre

Call 01490 420463

Google Map Post Code LL16 5SP

Checked 04/04/19

Angling Club Pysgota Clwb


Betwy-y-Coed Anglers Club


Beats on the Conwy and Llugwy for salmon, sea trout and wild brown trout. Day tickets available.

Just discovered that the gorgeous falls pool and waters below are on the Llugwy so when I took a day ticket 20 years ago I thought I was on the Conwy and missed some lovely streamy water on the main river. Stupid tourist! Twpsym Dwbwl!

The club also has Llyn Elsi which is stocked with rainbows, brook trout and has wild brownies. Day tickets available.

Book day tickets on line at:

Betws-y-Coed AC Day Tickets


In addition, for members only, they have wild trout fishing on Llyn Goddionduom and Llyn Bychan. Elsi Google Map 53.080956, -3.816385 Goddionuon Google Map 53.108363, -3.864271 Bychan Goole Map 53.116076, -3.866531

Checked 10/04/19

Llanwrst Angling Club


Llanwrst AC have 2 miles of double bank fishing for salmon, sea trout and brown trout on the Conwy from Gowers Bridge upstream.

There are some nice glides and runs perfect for fly fishing while the pools suit spinning and bait, when permitted.

Sea trout fishing is best from July to August but reports are that more fish are arriving in September these days.

Salmon come with the first spates from May, best in July.

There are some good brown trout to 2lbs to be had.

The club also has fishing for wild brown trout on Llyn Bodgynydd. Fly spining and bait allowed

Permanent membership for people living within a 2 mile radius of Lllanrwst Clock Tower is very in expensive and under 16s fish for free.

Temporary membership for folk outwith the 2 mile radius is still reasonable.

Day and week tickets are available for the river and for the Llyn from:

The Eagle Hotel in Llanrwst; Foxon Game Fishing Shop in St Asaph; the SPAR store in Llanrwst.

For membership enquiries call 07860234246.

Google Map 53.142986, -3.806606 Post Code LL26 0EH for Gower Bridge

Checked 13/04/19

Ogwen Angling Society


Fishing on the Ogwen for salmon and brown trout as well as fishing on Llyn Ogwen for rainbows, and brown trout.

They also have fishing for wild brown trout on Llyn Idwal, Ffinnon Lloer and Llyn Bochlwyd.

Day tickets fro:

The Ogwen Falls Cafe; Ogwen Bank Caravan Park; Barbwr Ogwen in High St Bethesda; the Post Office in Ruchab and at Dinas Farm in Tregarth .

Llyn Ogwen Google Map53.124531, -4.004264 Post Code LL57 3LZ (on the A5)

Llyn Bochlywyd Google Map 53.118146, -4.024129 Post Code LL57 3LZ

Llyn Idwal Google Map 53.118146, -4.024129 Post Code LL57 3LZ

Ffynnon Lloer Google Map 53.139416, -4.000916 Post Code ll24 0EU

Checked 10/04/19

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