Llyn Brenig Lake is now recognised as one of the best top-of-the-water fisheries in the UK. With its 23km of shoreline, it's one of the best places to go fishing in Conwy. Anglers travel from far and wide to our north Wales location to experience the vast body of water that offers so much to the discerning fly fisher. It’s a highly respected venue for competitive angling and has hosted World, Commonwealth and International matches.
The reservoir offers bank and boat fishing and really tests the angler’s ability as the boat drifts in the breeze. Locations like the Dam Wall, Hafod LomWoods, Nantglyn and the Brenig Arm may call for different techniques, and if there are decent hatches of flies these will add to the excitement.
The lake is stocked with rainbow trout, and the fishing is by fly only. Because the fish are reared on site, in the cold Brenig water, they are fully acclimatised and have a deserved reputation for being fierce fighters.
Permits can be bought at the fishing shop, or in the permit machines in the car park. However, these only take coins so be prepared to bring plenty of change! Fishermen are exempt from the parking charge.
The lake is best fished by boat and booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Permits can also be bought to fish for trout in the nearby Alwen Reservoir. At Alwen, fishing is allowed by spinning, natural fly and single natural worm except north of the bridge, where it is fly only.
View or download the 2020 season fishing prices here
TRY THE FLY
Never tried fly fishing? Why not have a go and book on one of our try the fly taster sessions. Dates to be announced, please ring the Visitor Centre to book your place on 01490 389227.
From 1st November each year, Llyn Brenig offers some amazing pike fishing. Dead sea bait and lures over 6 inches are allowed over the winter. Fish from boat (November Only), or from one of our pegs. Download further details of the pike fishing here, peg map here and peg details here.
PARTNERS WITH LLYN GUIDES
Fishing is an ongoing journey of discovery. Guests matter to us and we always use our best endeavours to help them achieve fishing happiness. Llŷn Guides is here (nearly) 365 days of the year for game fishing, grayling, trout in the hills or bass on the shore. Llŷn Guides enjoys a professional working relationship with the Llyn Brenig Centre.
For more information: www.llynguides.co.uk
Tel: 01758 721654 or 07774 610600