North Wales is undoubtedly one of the most scenic areas within the UK. As you drive to our North Wales caravan parks, expect rolling hills of green, luscious forests and even some dramatic seaside landscapes. Whilst many who visit our caravan parks will opt to pump the adrenaline through the vast array of outdoor activities available in the area, from mountain climbing to surfing, you can often run out of steam to go from activity to activity without a break. However, there is one pastime that allows you to truly unwind within the outstanding natural beauty, and that activity is fishing.
For anglers who visit the region, Wales offers a multitude of places to catch a variety of fish. North Wales, in particular, has many expanses of water where you can park your foldout chair and cast a line. These include the Llyn Maelog in Anglesey, as well as the Llyn Tegid and Llyn Trawfyndd in the Snowdonia National Park. Along with these destinations, find out the best places to visit to try a spot of fishing on your Welsh retreat below:
The River Conwy, Conwy
The River Conwy is a river situated in North Wales that measures around 27-miles long. You can expect to find salmon who come to these rivers from the surrounding sea to spawn. Interestingly, the Welsh rivers make up around half of the sea trout collected in England and Wales. There are even accounts of 20lb salmon being caught in the area. Just remember to get there early for the best chances.
Llyn y Gors, Anglesey
With stunning views of the Snowdonia peaks on the horizon and plenty of quality fish to be caught, the six-lake fishery of Llyn y Gors at Anglesey is a favourite among fishers in the area. The private fishery has even made its name by ranking as one of the UK’s top ten. Anglers particularly love the grand-sized carp that swim in the waters, and fish that weigh in at an impressive 35lb have been recorded in the Thompson’s Pool located here. Other pools are home to hard-fighting carp, coarse species and pike. There is no doubt that fishing enthusiasts need to set aside a day to fish at this impressive establishment.
Llyn Trawsfyndd, Snowdonia
Situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park lies the Llyn Trawsfyndd reservoir. The Llyn Trawsfyndd surface area measures approximately 1,200 acres, so there is plenty of room to fish, even if you do have to share it. An idyllic location that is perfect for purists, who want to watch the world go by. You could easily spend a lazy afternoon here, watching the birds and the other nature that live and play around the area. The reservoir is even host to several international fishing competitions throughout the year, so you can expect it to be stocked with impressive rainbow and wild brown trout. Other species include perch, pike, eels, rudd and even grass carp for the lucky anglers among you.
Llyn Brenig, Denbigh Moors
For those who love fly-fishing, there is only one place to go in North Wales, and that is Llyn Brenig; it is, therefore, no surprise that this reservoir hosts the Home Fly-fishing Internationals. You can either fish the large reservoir by boat or on the shoreline, and you can expect to reel in the highest quality brown, tiger and rainbow trout.
Glasfryn Parc, Pwllheli
Head to the Glasfryn Parc to spend a day coarse fishing in the fresh water lakes here. The lakes are naturally fed from the streams around it and are regularly stocked with carp, rudd, tench, roach and perch. You can even fish here during the evenings under pre-arrangement.
If you’re looking for the perfect holiday destination for a fishing retreat, look no further than North Wales. Our caravan parks are the ideal base for you to try out the lakes, reservoirs and fisheries mentioned in this post.