A view of the Mawddach Estuary on a clear spring day with woodland lining the shores.
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Picturesque lakes, calm streams and stunning coasts

Eryri’s varied landscape offers some of the most fantastic fishing spots in Wales. Often described as a haven for fishing, there is an abundance of lake, river and coastal fishing opportunities from the north to the south of the National Park.

Fishing Locations in Eryri
Discover the wealth of breath-taking fishing locations in Eryri from secluded lakes to far-reaching estuaries.
Fisherman at Llyn Trawsfynydd
Llyn Trawsfynydd

Possibly one of the best spots for fishing in Eryri. A large reservoir which is home to various trout, perch, rudd and pike.

A view over Llyn Cwellyn
Llyn Cwellyn

Llyn Cwellyn, situated to the west of Yr Wyddfa, nearby the villages of Rhyd Ddu and Beddgelert, is home to wild brown trout and char.

A view of the Mawddach with Barmouth Bridge in the distance

Located near Dolgellau, the Mawddach river is a fantastic spot for wild trout, salmon and sea trout.

Llyn Tegid with Yr Aran in the distance
Llyn Tegid

The largest natural lake in Wales and a popular lake for water activities including fishing. Llyn Tegid is home to perch, pike, trout, grayling, eel and salmon.

Fishermen prepare to fish on Llyn Dywarchen
Llyn Dywarchen

A magical lake situated to the north of Rhyd Ddu. The lake boasts brown trout as well as rainbow trout.

Fishing Permits and licenses

If you intend on taking part in game or coarse fishing, you must have an appropriate permit. You can purchase permits from fishing shops and fisheries. Additionally, you must also be a national permit holder. These are on sale in Post Offices and on the Environment Agency website.

Llyn Tegid Fishing Permits

Permits to fish at Llyn Tegid are granted by Snowdonia National Park Authority.

Fishing at Llyn Tegid

Fisheries and angling associations

For more information about fisheries and angling associations in Eryri, visit the Eryri Mountain and Coast website.

Fishing in Eryri (Eryri Mountain and Coast Website)