Llynnau’r Cwn, or “Lakes of the Hound”, lie to the north west of Blaenau Ffestiniog, in Snowdonia National Park. Comprising of three small lakes they sit at over 600 metres, with spectacular views towards the north, west and south.
Although all 3 llyns contain small fish, the north llyn, which is also the lowest, probably offers the best fishing, but the southerly llyn, which is the highest, fishes nicely too. These are very small lakes and it goes without saying that good fish handling will ensure the longevity of these wild fish and sport for years to come.
The fishing rights are held by Cambrian Angling Association, and a 2.5 hour walk from Tanygrisiau or Crimea Pass is required to get there. Size #16 loch flies work well, including Hogs, Invicta, Elk hair Caddis,
or Hares ear.
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
Jerry loves his wild places and he started fishing for trout as a boy, in the streams of mid Wales, and the hill lochs on the west coast of Scotland. These days he tends to be knee deep in small Pennine rivers, or fishing the Llyns and tarns of North Wales and the Lake District. The experience is more important than the size of the fish, and wild is beautiful.
Have you been to a wild water and want to share the knowledge? We'd be more than happy to recieve information from anyone who wants to write up a water guide.
Or if you just fancy coming out on our next trip, you are more than welcome.