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Fishing at Llyn Brenig

One of my top 3 fisheries in the UK! Great parking, fantastic breakfast, great boats, and absolutely fabulous fishing.

Trip Advisor – 2020

Fishing at Llyn Brenig is a pleasure for both experienced anglers and those new to fishing – particularly fly fishing.

Whilst we’re best known for fly fishing at Llyn Brenig, we also offer pike fishing annually from 1 October and year round multi-method bank fishing in nearby Alwen Reservoir.

To accompany great fishing, we also have a Lakeside Café and specialist Fishing Shop, with everything you need to get out on the water.

Fishing Report

The Llyn Brenig team produce a regular Fishing Report, you can find the latest below.

The report includes hot spots and not spots, bank and boat for the previous week and the most effective fishing methods.

June 2022

Fishing Prices & Permits

We’d prefer for visitors to pay for their fishing permit online in advance for fishing at Llyn Brenig Reservoir.  If this is not possible, permits can still be bought at the fishing shop using contactless payment or in the permit machines in the car park.

Permit machines only take coins so be prepared to bring plenty of change!

Fishing Season Tickets

For frequent fishing, the best value is obtained by purchasing a Season Ticket. 

Choose either a combined Season Ticket for Brenig and Alwen Lakes, or for even more variety, a Season Rover Ticket which incorporated fishing at Brenig, Alwen, Beacons, Usk, Talybont.

For season ticket prices, click ‘see prices’ below and scroll to page three.


Trout Fly Fishing

Trout Fishing Terms and Conditions

Llyn Brenig Reservoir is recognised as one of the best top-of-the water trout fisheries in the UK. 

With 14m / 23km of shoreline, it is one of the best places to go fishing in Conwy (possibly North Wales!) and is chosen for many international matches.

Stocked with rainbow trout, our fish are reared on site in the cold Llyn Brenig waters, enabling them to become fully acclimatised and earn their reputation as fierce fighters.

Fishing at Llyn Brenig Reservoir is only by fly, which is best done from a boat, however, you can also fly fish from the bank.  It is recommended to book boat hire in advance.

If you are new to fly fishing, you can also book a fly fishing taster session at the Visitor Centre on  01490 389227.  The fly fishing taster sessions make a great gift or fun group activity for those visiting Conwy.

Alwen Reservoir

Permits can also be bought for fishing in the nearby Alwen Reservoir. It’s a great location for multi-method fishing where you can fish by spinning, natural fly and single natural worm except north of the bridge, where it is fly fishing only. 

Pike Fishing

From Bank

30 Sep 2023 – 23 February 2024

From Boat

30 Sep – 26 Nov 2023

Did you know that pike as large as 30lbs have been caught at the lake? 

Llyn Brenig offers some amazing pike fishing from boat or pegs.

Dead sea bait and fishing lures over 6 inches are allowable over winter, with the option of overnight fishing for the hardy angler.

Anglers must book at least a day in advance and if fishing from the shore, you can download a Peg Map to help choose your preferred fishing peg location.  Alternatively, you can hire a boat to pike fish from the Llyn Brenig Lake. 

Accessible Wheelyboats are available for hire (not suitable for electric wheelchairs). Please contact us for details and availability.

Pike Fishing Etiquette and Terms and Conditions must be adhered to during your Pike Fishing adventure at Llyn Brenig.

Fishing Opening Times

It is possible to fish Llyn Brenig most of the year.

Every March we stop fishing for around 15 days for a fish restock in both Llyn Brenig and Alwen Lakes. 

In addition, we may close on specific days for international fishing tournaments. 

Please view our social media pages for specific opening hours or our fishing online booking calendar.


Visitors joining us for Fishing are exempt from the parking charge.

To fish at Lyn Brenig Lake, you should park in the main Llyn Brenig car park, located at  LL21 9TT.  Don’t forget to pick up a delicious bacon roll from our Lakeside Café before or after your fishing adventure.

For Alwen Reservoir fishing, please park in the main public car park.

Book a Fishing Guide

For the ultimate fishing experience, you can book a fishing guide at Llyn Brenig or Alwen Lakes through Llyn Guides.

Llyn Guides can help you choose the best fishing pegs to match your fishing needs and help you make the most of your day.

Visit the Llyn Guides website for their customer testimonials and more details.


Other Highlights

Fishing Shop

At our on site Fishing Shop we stock everything you need to get you out on the water. It’s the best place to buy Fishing Permits and Fishing Tackle.


Lakeside Cafe

Refuel in the Llyn Brenig Lakeside Café within the Visitor Centre. Open for bacon rolls, a hearty lunch or afternoon pick me up. Takeaway or eat in and see the stunning views.


Osprey Exhibition

Situated in the Visitor Centre, spread your wings to explore the exhibition, learn about the project history and follow our birds throughout the seasons.


Upcoming Events

May   Aug
Fish Farm Tours

Meet our dedicated fish farmers and gain insight into the nurturing of our stock of rainbow and brown trout.

Monster Mash (Autumn)

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to cast your line in the exclusion zone surrounding the fish farm…

Mar   Dec
Tagged Fish Competition

Find a tag and you could hook yourself a whopping £1000 in our Tagged Fish Competition.