Fishing in North Wales
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The list of man-made and natural fishing lakes in North Wales is extensive, with numerous fishing packages, boat charters and accommodation deals.
The chance of a full on fishing holiday or combining a family holiday with a fishing break is open to all ages, individuals and groups.
It is impossible to cover all the fishing sites in Flintshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham and coastal areas here, due to the number of waterways in North Wales.
Llyn Brenig Lake, at 920 acres, is one of the largest in Wales, almost 150 feet deep, scene of international fly-fishing matches and world fly fishing championships. Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre has full information on the facilities.
Bala Lake, at four miles long, is the largest natural stillwater in North Wales, with the River Dee flowing through it and ample stocks of gudgeon, perch, roach and pike. Here is where many members of the Welsh National Fishing Team train.
Flowing from Snowdonia, through the Vale of Clwyd and into Cheshire, the Dee, offers season round opportunities to catch different fish. Bream, grayling, chub, eels are all added to the mix, with salmon and even some sea trout making an appearance.
Large as it is, the Dee is only one of many rivers in North Wales, with smaller waterways like the River Alyn, running through Mold and Loggerheads Country Park, and the River Elwy at Llangernyw and St Asaph, attracting keen anglers.
Gweryd Lakes Fishery, Denbighshire, offers the 12 acre Llyn Gweryd, stocked with ghost carp, mirror carp and common carp, while sister lake Llyn Ewan is perfect for youngsters and beginners.
There are many fisheries and angling clubs in North Wales offering information on permits and licences, whether fishing for fun off Llandudno Pier, night fishing in Anglesey or a watching the sun rise by a tranquil countryside stream.
There is public fishing at Sontley Pools, Wrexham; Cefndy Brick Pit, Rhyl; Offas’s Dyke Pools, Treuddyn, Flintshire.
At Llyn y Gors Fishery near Menai Bridge, Anglesey, carp over 261b have been netted, as well as catfish and golden orfe.
Tyddyn Sargent Coarse Fishery, also Anglesey, in eight acres of quiet countryside has a 1.75 acre coarse fishing lake and self-catering accommodation.
Moss Valley Angling Club, Wrexham, offers day tickets. Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association manages 20 miles of salmon, sea trout and trout fishing on the rivers Clwyd, Elwy and Aled, and a spring fed brown and rainbow trout lake.
Other popular venues include Tree Tops Fly Fishery, Wrexham; Llandegla Trout Fishery and Tan Y Mynydd Trout Fisheries, Abergele.
With its dramatic coast line there are also great opportunities for harbour fishing and sea-fishing in North Wales.
For more details on all types of fishing in North Wales a useful site is www.fishing.visitwales.com