Even the smallest of waters may tempt the imagination of curious anglers. One such unassuming little lake is Llyn Dubach Y Bont. A natural body of water despite appearances, there are even reports of specimen trout.
As the water is roughly oval in shape and quite small there is no obvious place to start or finish, and may be covered in approximately an hour. Wading is quite possible though not completely necessary and care should be taken moving too far from the edge.
The lake is dominated by a lily bed that covers much of its surface, particularly during the summer months and this will be the major factor influencing your tactics. Traditional loch style methods using black patterns will work here but the best results may be achieved by resting a large dry pattern just on the edge of the lily bed.
Llyn Dubach Y Bont couldn't be easier to reach, situated right next to the B4407 between Llan Ffestiniog and Ysbyty Ifan. It is in fact so close to the road that you must be careful crossing it with your back casts! Plenty of parking is available right by the lakeside and this is also a place to consider as a starting point for the nearby Llyn Morynion.
Local history tells us that there were two houses near to the lake and it's possible that it is the remains of these that can be seen near the parking spot by the lakeside. Water from the lake was used to work the mill at Y Foelgron quarry and there is little doubt that this small lake might hold other secrets of its own.
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
After trying coarse fishing as a teenager and sea fishing on family holidays to North Wales, Tom discovered fly-fishing for wild brown trout through the persistence of a good friend. He can be found stumbling around the banks of Cumbrian waters or the remote lochs of Scotland. A tall man, he's the designated pack mule and is capable of carrying campfire wood over great distances.
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