Posted on 06/09/2016 by David
When it comes to outdoor activities, North Wales reigns supreme – and this is no truer than for fishing. Whether you tackle a lake, reservoir or head to the coast, North Wales has a plethora of exciting fishing destinations.
We’ve had a look at some of the best places to go fishing, here are 5 great places to try…
1. Llandudno Pier
Llandudno is a popular fishing destination due the diversity of fish within the area, including pollock, mackerel, and dogfish. Walk along the pier and find a good spot to set up for the day, or try fishing from the water’s edge. Base yourself in one of our Llandudno cottages, like The Loft, then drive on to areas such as Old Colwyn beach, where some of the largest fish can be found, including whiting, codling, and bass. A short drive from Llandudno is the Conwy River – another fabulous fishing spot. This area offers a truly exciting fishing experience.
2. Pwllheli Beach
Pwllheli Beach is known for having a variety of fish within its waters which can make for an interesting day’s fishing. The harbour channel has a large quantity of bass but during the summer months, the area can have quite a high boat traffic. Head down to the beach for a chance of catching black bream, dogfish, gurnard, and mackerel!
3. Ogwen Valley
The Ogwen Valley has a range of fishing conditions for experienced and novice fishers. The river provides a mix of fast flowing water, as well as a variety of sizes in pools. For those who typically fish using fly fishing techniques, you’re in luck! Fly fishers often catch a range of brown trout and sea trout, but if you want to catch salmon, traditional spinning is advised. There are four lakes in the area that have wild brown trout and rainbow trout, too! Why not stay at a cottage such as Blaen Y Nant, and enjoy a week of fishing in different areas of the Ogwen Valley with friends or family?
4. Llyn Trawsfynedd
Situated in the heart of Snowdonia, this lake is an idyllic spot for fishers - the perfect place to surround yourself with nature from birds to osprey. Llyn Trawsfynedd proves popular for fishing, as several international competitions have been hosted here. If you’re wondering what fish are here – the reservoir is often stocked with rainbow and brown trout, up to a huge 7lbs!
5. Llyn Brenig
Llyn Brenig is the place to be if fly fishing is your sport. Whether you prefer to fish from dry land or hop in a boat, this lake is regularly the host of the Home Fly-fishing Internationals. Popular due to its plentiful fish supply, you can expect brown and tiger trout, plus 36,000 rainbow trout – there’s never a dry day in Llyn Brenig but it’s not an easy lake to fish in, so amateurs beware – you may be waiting a while!
North Wales is the perfect place to enjoy some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Why not take a week to enjoy all the different fishing locations in the area. Choose a cottage central to the spots you’d like to visit and take some time to enjoy the fresh air!
Are you an avid fisher? Where’s your favourite place to enjoy a spot of fishing? Let us know in the comments below…