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Visiting Snowdonia




Did you know that Snowdonia offers some of the most beautiful and exhilarating spots for fishing? Ranging from mountainous locations, to lakes, rivers and beaches, Snowdonia offers a variety of locations and landscapes, where you can enjoy fishing, for all sorts of fish.

Llyn Cwellyn lies in magical surroundings to the north, in the shadows of Snowdon and the surrounding mountains and is home to wild brown trout and char. The Mawddach river snakes its way through the calm of southern Snowdonia, and there you can fish for wild trout, salmon and sea trout. Llyn Tegid, located outside Bala is the largest natural lake in Wales, and the surrounding Berwyn, Aran Benllyn and Arenig mountains ensure that this is a magnificent location to spend the day fishing. Llyn Tegid is a great location for those who like fishing, and you can fish for perch, roach, pike, trout, grayling, eels and salmon during the season.

If you are planning on game or coarse fishing, you must have an appropriate permit. These can be purchased from fishing shops and fisheries. You must also be a national permit holder, and these are on sale in Post Offices and on the Environment Agency Website.

Many of Snowdonia's rivers have accessible facilities, such as fishing platforms, so that everyone can enjoy fishing here.

Fishing Wales website has all the information you need for your fishing trip.

Llyn Tegid, Bala

Llyn Tegid, Bala (© Kevin Richardson)

Angling associations in Snowdonia

Dolgellau Angling Associaton
Phone: (01341) 422 706
Several wheelchair accessible platforms are available at sites such as Llyn Cynwch and the Mawddach river.

Artro and Talsarnau Angling Society
Phone: (01766) 780 302

Cambrian Angling Club (Blaenau Ffestiniog Area)
Phone: (01766) 762 401
Wheelchair accessible platforms, paths and an accessible car park are provided by the club at Ffridd y Bwlch Lake, Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Prysor Angling Club (Trawsfynydd Area)
Phone: (01766) 540 264
An accessible platform and boat are available at Trawsfynydd lake.

Talyllyn Lake
Phone: Ty'n y Cornel Hotel (01654) 782282
Two wheelchair accessible boats are available for hire from the hotel. The boats can carry two people at a time and fishing permits can be purchased from the hotel.

Llandderfel, Y Bala (private facilities)
Phone: (01678) 530239
This is a private lake. An accessible boat is available for hire. A 'grasscrete' car park and wheelchair accessible platform are also provided.

Header image - Morfa Harlech (© Crown copyright (2014) Visit Wales)