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Fishing:Llyn Brenig | Fishing at Llyn Brenig Lake and Visitor Centre

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Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre,
LL21 9TT



Fishing at Llyn Brenig is a pleasure for both experienced anglers and those new to fishing -particularly fly fishing.

Best known for fly fishing at Llyn Brenig, you'll also find pike fishing annually from 1 November and year round multi-method bank fishing in nearby Alwen Reservoir.

Fishing at Llyn Brenig Reservoir is only by fly, which is best done from a boat, however, you can also fly fish from the bank. It is recommended to book boat hire in advance.If you are new to fly fishing, you can also book a fly fishing taster session at the Visitor Centre

To accompany great fishing, there is a Lakeside Café and specialist Fishing Shop, with everything you need to get out on the water.

Llyn Brenig Lake is one of the few fisheries preserved for fly fishing for trout. Stocks of rainbow trout are added weekly and trout weighing over 10lb have been caught.

The Lake is used as a venue for international competitions and the fishing season is March to end of October permits available from visitor centre.

Permits can also be bought for fishing in the nearby Alwen Reservoir. Fishing for stocked Rainbow Trout is by fly only, it’s a great location for multi-method fishing where you can fish by spinning, natural fly and single natural worm except north of the bridge, where again it is fly fishing only.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs accepted


Fishing permits

Full season: £440.00
Conc: £408.00
Full day: £14.50
Conc: £13.50
Part day: £12.50
Junior Permit: (16 and under) Day: £7.00
Bag Limit: 2 fish


Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre


Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre,
LL21 9TT


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Map reference: SH 957531  Lat: 53.08013 Long: -3.54172

Visitor centre located off the B4501 Cerrigydrudion to Nantglyn. From the A5 join the B450 at Cerrigdrudion or from Denbigh A543, B4501.

Parking: Pay and display parking is available and costs just £2 for a full day.

Parking: with charge


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu