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Llyn Trawsfynydd

Llyn Trawsfynydd

Llyn Trawsfynydd is a 1200 acre stillwater set in the Snowdonia national park. It has established an international reputation for quality fly fishing. Since 1953 anglers have enjoyed fly fishing from boats in secluded bays catching wild brown trout and more recently stocked rainbow trout.

Llyn Trawsfynydd is a natural lake, which was enhanced by man to provide increased water levels for cooling the nearby power station, which has since ceased output. The lake lies in a lowland position near the A470 road between Dolgellau and Porthmadog. On the shores lies the village of Trawsfynydd where permits to fish are for sale and to the North you will find the small town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. A range of accommodation and food is available in both locations. Although the lake is regularly stocked with Rainbow Trout, there is a good head of Wild Brown Trout as well as perch, rudd, pike and very large eels. Surprisingly specimen Grass Carp are also present as the power company to limit growth of weeds introduced them in the 70’s.

Stocked Rainbow, Blue & wild brown trout.

Season - £230 + £16 fror the rivers
Season adults residing full time in Gwynedd with a ticket for another local club £180
Day Adult £12
Day Junior £6
Week Adult £72
Week Junior £30 (4 fish limit)
Evening ticket available from 3.00pm to 1 hour after sunset or as notice board @ £7.50/Four fish limit
Boat Day Midweek (double) £30 (Single) £26
Boat Weekend (Double) £36
Boat Concession (5+ boats) £30
3 Day Special Boat £80
Evening boat: Double Mon-Thurs £20 Single £12.50
Double Fri, Sat, Sun £22 Single £13
Four fish limit.
Wheelyboats double 6 fish each £20

Permits available from the newsagents at Trawsfynydd Tel: 01766 540234
Further information email
Engines & permits included in boat price.
Please give sufficient notice if boat required, lifejackets & buoyancy aids available foc on request.
Season Rainbow & Blue trout : 1st Feb – 31st Dec
Brown Trout: 3rd March – 30th Sept
Fishing times: (bank) 8am – 1hr after sunset
(boat) 9.30am – ½ hr after sunset

Llyn Trawsfynydd lies just off the A470 just behind Trawsfynydd village.
Approx 1½ hrs from Liverpool, 2hrs from Manchester 1½ hrs from Shrewsbury & 2½hrs from Birmingham.
Tackle & techniques
Early season- intermediate lines & small lures, Viva, Montana, Cats whisker, zonker, blob
Mid season – intermediate/floating lines, natural flies, concoction, black or claret hoppers/ bumbles, dries,
Late season – back to the similar flies as early season.