a stunning loch


Llyn Eigiau sits to the southwest of Conwy and the northwest of Betws-Y-Coed, in the Snowdonia National Park. It is one of several waters run by the Dolgarrog fishing club.

The Llyn is approximately 1500 metres long by 300 metres at its widest and sits in a north-south direction, protected on the western shores by the crags of Craig Eigiau.

The eastern shores of Llyn Eigiau are very shallow and bouldery, with smooth round boulders that can be very slippy when wet, and waders may be a better option on this side. The western shores are by far the better waters for the sound head of trout found here, as the hillside drops from Craig Eigiau. The fishing is good in the little bays and particularly under the cliffs at the southern end, but a southerly wind is required for the best effect. Without a very hazardous scramble, which I wouldn’t recommend, you cannot circumnavigate the Llyn, getting baulked by cliffs on the southwestern shore.

Access to Llyn Eigiau is by a single-track road up from Dolgarrog, and there is parking for approximately 20 cars at the end of the road. There is then an approximately 20-minute walk to the Llyn. It is not easy walking around this Llyn, and the western footpath is very rocky at the northern end, but the fishing is worth the difficulty, with plenty of hard-fighting trout eager to come up to a team of flies or a dry fly targeting rising fish.

  • Bangor, Wales
  • Brown trout
  • Lake



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