Fly Fishing

Fishing at Lake Vyrnwy Tactics | Tariff | Fishing breaks |Catch Returns

The largest stillwater fishery in Wales.

Fishing at Lake Vyrnwy is part of the wider sporting estate operated by the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel. Managed by the estate team, fishing is fly only from a boat. Day tickets and inclusive fishing breaks can be booked through the hotel reception.

When the Victorians first dammed the valley to create Lake Vyrnwy, they stocked it with 40,000 Loch Leven trout to create the largest wild trout fishery in England and Wales. 

In 1899, the Llanwddyn Valley were finally flooded with 13 million gallons of water. During the first years following the flooding, the lake produced good trout of just over 1lb on average. At odd intervals over the past 120 years or so it has managed to do the same.

Today, the 11,000 acre lake has just ten boats, providing an exclusive - and tranquil - opportunity to fly fish in this beautiful part of North Wales. The lake is still regarded as one of the finest still water fisheries in North Wales, if not the UK. The fishing is predominately loch-style, the finest sport often coming from casting flies into the margins to sparkling free rising wild trout. Supplementary stocking of rainbow trout gives the opportunity of catching a fish up to 9lbs. 

Fly fishing Lake Vyrnwy is a fantastic day out for beginners and experts alike - if needed, Ghillies can be arranged to help you make the most of your Lake Vyrnwy fly fishing experience.

George Victor Westropp, author of the definitive book Fly Fishing Lake Vyrnwy has been kind enough to write a few words about Fishing on Lake Vyrnwy and Tactics for doing so successfully. 

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