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 2017 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 420463.