Cambrian Angling Association
SH 71989 46023
Llyn Dubach sits above the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, beyond the slate tips of some of the oldest quarries in the region. Now the quarries have long been silent Llyn Dubach has developed its character - particularly during heavy rain when the water can thunder down the hillside into the lake! Though surrounded by the remains of heavy industry and not too far from civilisation, this seven-acre lake offers excellent sport fishing in dramatic surroundings.
Created to work the nearby Graig Ddu mill, the lake betrays its origins with a large stone structure that divides into two distinct parts. Weeds and lilies partly obstruct the southern edge of the minor water. Both features can make for interesting choices in targeting fish. The northern edge of the larger water backs onto a rising hill that can make casting more challenging and shelter the lake from a northeast wind. The water is otherwise unrestricted all the way around, though the awkward nature of the bank means wading is a preferred option.
Home to lots of free-rising eager trout, Llyn Dubach is an excellent place to experiment with different or little-used tactics. Try a pair of traditional flies drawn rapidly in the shallower water, and if the wind changes, switch quickly to dries fished on the surface.
The best way to reach Llyn Dubach is on foot from the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog to the west. A choice of two footpaths easily seen on OS maps will take you to the smaller of the two lakes, and both take approximately 30 minutes to walk. The paths are not well travelled and steep in places, so care should be taken.
Permits can be purchased online and from the following locations:
Siop Antur Stiniog,
Units 1 And 2 High Street,
33 High St,Blaenau Ffestiniog.
14-15 High St, Penrhyndeudraeth
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