Fishing the Lake
For most part the lake lends itself well to traditional Loch style fishing, especially targeting the native wild brown trout when drifting from a boat.
Bear in mind that you’ll often be fishing in a stiff breeze and a heavier line will help you get your flies out and the extra length a 10ft rod helps you to control the flies from a drifting boat that little bit better.
A 9-12ft leader of 5lb fluorocarbon and a three-fly cast, flies spaced 3ft apart with the bushiest fly on the top dropper is the norm.
Small black and spidery-looking will usually do the trick. Traditional patterns such as the Bibio, Black Pennell and Zulu should not be forgotten.
Modern techniques also work well for both the stocked rainbows and wild brownies and
start of the season nymphs such as Diawl Bachs, PTN,Hares Ears and Montana's will account for most fish.
Lures such as Blobs, Cats Whiskers,Humongous and Dancers are all catchers on their day and work extremely well.
During the warmer months, evening rises can be phenomenal and in this case, Chronomids (buzzers) hatching as well as hawthorns, sedges etc the dry fly would be first choice.
It’s a wonderful way to fish drifting around the lake on a boat, and the fish certainly give a good account for themselves.
Bank anglers can enjoy plenty of areas to roam and not feel overcrowded. Some areas are no fishing, but for the most part a walk around the entire length of the lake is possible.
The heaviest fish of last season was taken off the bank!
Please remember the Association does not hire tackle, nor does it supply electric engines or batteries and you are required to wear buoyancy aids while in a boat at all times.
1 Pen Plas Nant
2 Cwt Adar
3 Dan Trefollwyn
4 Cornel Penlan
5 Cerrig Llyn Bach
6 Cornel Bella Llyn Bach
7 Dan Dolmeinir
8 Ty'n Caeau
9 Cerrig Llyn Mawr
10 Cornel Bella Llyn Mawr
11 Trwyn Y Coed
12 Bryn Hyfryd
14 Dwy Goeden
15 Trwyn Dafydd
16 Pen Bodffordd
17 Dan Stabl
18 White Post Bay
19 Trwyn Cychod
20 Bae Cychod
21 Cornel Y Dam