Above: 5 pounder caught by Ian Macdonald in
Tower Bay, March 2023
Below: Derfel's 10lb fish during the hot weather in 2022
Brenig and Alwen
Available to our members
January - December
DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE NEW ANPR CAMERAS AT BRENIG
CALL IN TO RECEPTION AND REGISTER YOUR CAR REG NO'S
TO AVOID A PARKING TICKET!
Our committee negotiated a new opportunity for our members to fish Llyn Brenig and Llyn Alwen.
This is for 2 bank rods per day on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 1st January until 31st December.
On arrival either report to the Brenig Visitor Centre with your membership card or telephone 01490 420463 to confirm that you are fishing with RASAAA. Don't forget your catch return (download here) and tight lines!
Do not turn up at Brenig (not having booked) unless you are intending to buy a day ticket.
All Brenig rules must be followed including leaving a catch return on the day of fishing. Our usual booking conditions apply as published in our handbook, only one Brenig booking at any one time. Our committee will monitor the bookings to ensure fair access for members.
This a significant investment and members should take every opportunity to make use of this facility, saving as much as £25 per day with our arrangements.
If you'd like to fish from a boat, two RASAAA members could split the cost of boat hire for a really cheap day on the lake.
Llyn Brenig Lake is now recognised as one of the best top-of-the-water fisheries in the UK. With its 23km of shoreline, it's one of the best places to go fishing in Conwy. Anglers travel from far and wide to our North Wales location to experience the vast body of water that offers so much to the discerning fly fisher. It’s a highly respected venue for competitive angling and has hosted World, Commonwealth and International matches.
The reservoir offers bank and boat fishing and really tests the angler’s ability as the boat drifts in the breeze.
Locations like the Dam wall, Hafod LomWoods, Nantglyn and the Brenig Arm may call for different techniques, and if there are decent hatches of flies these will add to the excitement. One of our members caught and released an 11lb rainbow trout towards the end of 2020.
The lake is stocked with rainbow and blue trout, and the fishing is by fly only. Because the fish are reared on site, in the cold Brenig water, they are fully acclimatised and have a deserved reputation for being fierce fighters.
Fishermen are exempt from the parking charge. The lake is best fished by boat and booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
There is also fishing for trout in the nearby Alwen Reservoir. At Alwen, fishing is allowed by spinning, natural fly and single natural worm except north of the bridge, where it is fly only. Alwen also holds pike and perch.