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An aerial photo of Llyn Crud y Gwynt, near Denbigh North Wales. Controlled by Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association, the lake offers fishing for brown and rainbow trout in peaceful surroundings 365 days of the year.
Rhyl & St Asaph AA Beat Map 22 Llyn Crud y Gwynt.jpg

Water Details:
The Association leases this lake; it is stocked with rainbow, brown and blue trout.


Coming into Denbigh from Ruthin direction on the Ruthin Road (A543) turn left by the sports centre on to Ystrad Road, signposted Saron/Prion. From this point it is exactly 2.7 miles to the turn off following the main road for Prion. The turn is a left fork by two adjoined cottages, one of which has a conservatory facing the road; Ty Pen is the name of one of them. There is a small sign for Capel Prion on a Give Way sign, follow the road past 3 properties, immediately after the third property [Bronallt] there is a left junction signposted as a cul de sac / bridleway. Take this left turn.


Park on the grass verge at the end of the straight stretch (you may find it easier to reverse up to this point from the junction). Do not drive round the bend past the house!


What3Words: rising.retina.chromatic 
Post Code: LL16 4SE
Grid ref: SJ 05784 62903


Directions from parking to lake:
From the grass verge follow the bridleway past 2 houses until you reach double galvanised farm gates. Turn right through the gate and the water is 100 yards down the field on the right.


Lake-only Rules: (revised April 2023)

1. The lake is Fly Only with barbless hooks.

2. All Brown Trout and Blue Trout are to be returned.

3. Only one fish may be retained [max of 2 in any week] and such fish should be a rainbow trout of 2lb (18”) or less. 
The larger (and therefore more expensive) fish must be returned to grow bigger.

The maximum number of fish taken in a season must not exceed 10.

4. If you intend to keep a fish it must be the first takeable one you catch, i.e. 2lbs (18”) or less, selective fishing is not allowed.

5. All visits and fish caught to be logged, even if a nil return, (e.g. Joe Smith -6 Rainbows-1 taken) in the hut diary at the lake or via the online catch return – under “Online Booking”  on the website home page.

6. Fishing allowed between 8.00am and sunset.

7. No keep nets to be used.

8. Wading is not permitted.

9. Junior members must always be accompanied and supervised by an adult . 

10. Use of Booby or any similar method is not allowed.

11. Fish being returned to the lake should wherever possible be released in the water. Please make sure if you do have to handle a fish you wet your hands and ensure it is fully recovered before release.

Non-observance of these rules shall be grounds for the expulsion or suspension of an offending member from membership of the Association.


Booking for 6 Rods online on our website.     Day tickets not available.

LAKE ONLY MEMBERSHIP IS AVAILABLE - click here for details

Fishing Llyn Crud y Gwynt
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