Said to be the 'Jewel In The Crown', Frongoch is reserved exclusively for occupants of the Association's caravans on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Other permit holders can only fish on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The lake is stocked with Rainbow trout and has a good head of brown trout. There are four boats moored on Frongoch (for boat permit holders) or caravan occupiers. Roadside parking is available and makes this lake suitable for anglers seeking ease of access. Imitative patterns and lures seem to be equally effective. Fly fishing only.
Rhosrhydd is a productive brown trout fishery which is trickle stocked through the season. Slightly off the beaten track, anglers MUST use the access and carpark provided which is 200 meters from the lake. Anglers seeking seriously big brown trout should try either Rhosrhyddd or Oerfa (see below). Morning and evening rises tend to be the most productive. The fish here are canny, but can be caught at anytime of day with the right fly! Three boats are available for boat permit holders, Fly fishing only.
Glandwgan has a large head of 10-16oz brown trout with the occasional bigger fish. It is some 600meters from Rhosrhydd along a farm track. Anglers must leave their vehicles in the car park at Rhosrhydd. Noted for its dry fly fishing when the Coch-y- Bonddy are on the wing. Two boats are available for boat permit holders. Fly fishing, spinning and earthworm fishing are allowed on Glandwgan
Rhosgoch is a brown trout fishery which is also trickle stocked with trout up to 1.5lbs in weight. It is a short uphill walk from the road where there is ample parking. A picturesque lake which fishes well particularly when the Coch-y- Bonddy and sedge are on the wing. Anglers are warned that there are boggy patches in places around the lake. Fly fishing only is allowed.
Blaenmelindwr has a good head of wild brown trout and is also trickle stocked with trout up to 1.5lbs in weight. As the season goes on, the lake is heavily weeded in places. Located alongside a road, this lake can accommodate senior citizens in a number of places. Banks of the lake away from the road are very boggy and extra care is needed. Fly fishing, spinning and earthworm fishing are allowed on Blaenmelindwr.
Syfydrin is about a mile north of Pen Dam and Llyn Blaenmelindwr and can be reached by road / tracks from both lakes. There is limited parking at east and west ends on rough ground. It too has a good head of wild brown trout which, while they tend to be smaller fish, are possibly the prettiest you will ever catch with really vivid markings. Again the scenery here is fantastic though recent tree felling activities have detracted from the view somewhat. The banks of the lake away from the roadside are very boggy and you will need to be sure footed and take extra care. Fly fishing, spinning and earthworm fishing are allowed on Syfydrin.
CWM RHEIDOL RESERVOIR
Cwm Rheidol Reservoir is the largest of all our lakes and actually forms part of the river Rheidol, but is enclosed by the dam at the Aberfrwd end. The level of this lake (like the river) goes up and down depending on when the power station is generating as well as any natural increase in flow. There is a good head of wild brown trout and there is also the opportunity of catching a sewin or salmon (within licence and rule restrictions). Fly spin and worming is allowed here.
Llyn Oerfa which translates to 'cold place' (you have been warned!) is trickle stocked with brown trout throughout the year and there are some prize specimens here of 5lbs plus if you can catch one! There is parking available and the lake has relatively easy access and firm footing on one bank. Again there are bogy places on some stretches where care is needed. Fly fishing, spinning and earthworm fishing are allowed on Llyn Oerfa.
Craig-y-Pystyll is the place to go if you want to fish for natural brown trout. Like Llyn Syfydrin, the fish are generally small but beautifully marked. It is around 200m above sea level with around 1.5miles of bank. It is only lightly fished due to its inaccessibility. Access is via a rough Forestry track which will take you to small parking / turning place, and then there is a 500yd walk to the nearest bank. Fly fishing, spinning and earthworm fishing are allowed on Craig-y-Pystyll .
LLYN LLYGAD RHEIDOL
Llyn Llygad Rheidol is our highest (500m) and most remote lake. The nearest tarmac road is 2 miles away though there is a track which could be negotiated by a 4x4. There is quite a lot of weed in the middle part of the season. This is a truly wild remote place. Fish are wild.Fly fishing, spinning and earthworm fishing are allowed on Llyn Llygad Rheidol.
Whilst Pen Dam is one of our lakes, it has become somewhat sterile over the years and contains few, if any fish!!