There are a total of 6 lakes here, 3 Trout Pools and Coarse. Each pool is roughly ½ acre in size. Their names are Derwen, Weir and Pallen. Each Trout Lake contains Rainbow Trout, a few Blue Trout and small Brown Trout.
Please all Brown Trout to be returned.
We have a reputation for having clean, hard fighting fish, not the biggest fish you’ll catch, but fish worthy of catching.
Our stocking policy is to maintain a good head of 2lb+ Trout and we re-stock regularly. So, for those dishonest anglers, paying for two fish and taking four, or paying for "catch and release" and taking two fish. In 2010 all Trout Pools were also stocked with a head of small Brown Trout in each lake. These must be returned back to the water alive and not taken off-site?
The Trout lakes are:-
• Derwen is about 13ft deep with a good stock of 2lb+ Rainbows, 2lb+ Blues. There are a few trees around the lake.
• Weir is 8-10ft deep again, with a good stock of 2lb+ Rainbows and Blues. Trees and bushes are on all sides of the lake, which can make casting challenging, but it does offer plenty of cover for the fish. However, there are also plenty of good casting spots. The runs of several 3lb Rainbow in this lake have taken the line right back to the backing 2 or 3 times before finally being subdued.
• Pallen is 6-8ft deep also with a good stock of 2lb+ Rainbows and Blues. There are a number of difficult casting spots and several good clear areas. The narrows of Pallen will require side-casting to fish, but this often rewards the persistent angler with cracking sport.
Wet flies on small hooks are often the best to use with, Damsels, Montanas, Diawl Bach, Nymphs and Fritz’s frequently producing the goods. Each lake has a different personality and preference for different colours of the same fly. So, those that frequently change their flies are usually the most successful one. Now that we’ve told you, the rest is up to you!
During July and August (usually when the weather is hotter and Trout Fishing is at its hardest) we do allow worming and spinning for them. Also, in the summer months the best times are definitely early morning and evenings.
With the last hour of the day often producing good hatches of flies for the dry fly angler.
We have a good hatches of Damsel Flies with the occasional and infrequently seen "beautiful Damsel" Fly. These have mauve velvet wings instead of the normal gossamer (see through) wings.