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    Default Llyn Cwmystradllyn

    I am staying close to Llyn Cwmystradllyn next week and was wondering if anyone had any experience of fishing here or any tips. And what other locations they might be for a spot of fishing close by if the other half allows of course!

    Thanks

    Kevin

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    Default Re: Llyn Cwmystradllyn

    Run by Pwllheli angling-here's the recommended flies on the site which you should visit to get details of where to buy permit.

    Pwllheli & District Angling Association - Flies Page

    Trawsfynydd lake is fairly close and well worth a visit but best hire a boat.
    You can't change the fish but you can change the fly !

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    I fished it years ago, it's a lovely spot. There are plenty of wild brown trout and you can cover it in a morning at a good lick, step and a cast with traditional wets. I like a butcher or dunkeld on the point, black pennel on the middle dropper and a palmered pattern on the top - bibio or zulu.

    It has a nice wild feel to it with a ruined mill exerting a very strong sense of place as you take the approach road, the lake itself sits in a natural amphitheater with it's far end surrounded by mountains, a really good place to fish at first light before the tourists arrive.
    Musha rig um du rum da

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    It is stocked with rainbows, the locals know when, usually every two weeks and then the fish with a worm to get them all out. Trout normally small, was much, much better before they made it into a reservoir, brown trout to 12", those shallow areas have gone,was owned by Captain Liningstone Learmouth, Plas Tan y Bwich. Those days have gone. You can get some reasonable wild brown trout fishing at the far end where the stream comes into the lake especially if there is a spate in the river. I would never eat the brown trout in Trawsfynydd as it is recognised that radio nucleotides have accumulated in the bones especially.

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    Default Re: Llyn Cwmystradllyn

    Thanks everyone for the helpful replies - I'll let you know how I get on. I have never fished a stillwater so it's going to be fun!!

    kevin

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    Default Re: Llyn Cwmystradllyn

    Cwmystradllyn was where I caught my first ever lake brownies on the fly. Donīt be put off by too much wind, it fishes best for the brownies in good W/SW blow, but NW is also okay in the summer. The fish will be very close in to whichever shore where the wind is quartering into. There are many sunken drystone walls that usually hold fish. They will take the usual dark bushy flies (Haul a gwynt, Zulu, Mallard and Claret, Conemmara black etc.) Be very careful on the right-hand side shore as you look from the dam - in some places its easy to slide off the grass straight into about 20 feet of water!
    Nos du, nos da

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    Default Re: Llyn Cwmystradllyn

    Thought I'd post a quick update after an evening fishing the lake. It was a glorious evening and I was rewarded with one trout. Alas the path from the dam anticlockwise is very sparsely used and quite difficult going toward the end of the lake - but some lovely spots. I spoke to a trio of mates who make an annual trip and after a full day they only had one each - so my one in a couple of hours didn't seem so bad. I think it would be a push to fish around the lake in a day now. The lady who sells day tickets was very friendly and helpful.

    And as others have said its a magical spot and we had a great couple of weeks in the area.

    K

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    Thanks for getting back with a nice report on your trip to the llyn, its great to hear it's producing despite the hot weather, I fished it in early May when everything's easy. Couple of questions if you don't mind, how much does a day ticket cost these days and were the trout you caught rainbows or brown trout?
    Musha rig um du rum da

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    Hi Diawl Bach
    Mine was a rainbow, but one of the trio had a brownie, whilst his mates had rainbows.

    Not too sure of the ticket price for a day, but I think one of the previous posters made mention of the local club and their website - this may have some into.

    Kind regards

    Kevin

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    Default Re: Llyn Cwmystradllyn

    Quote Originally Posted by periglor View Post
    Hi Diawl Bach
    Mine was a rainbow, but one of the trio had a brownie, whilst his mates had rainbows.

    Not too sure of the ticket price for a day, but I think one of the previous posters made mention of the local club and their website - this may have some into.

    Kind regards

    Kevin
    So free to fish in the evenings?

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