Tywyn is surrounded by sea, rivers, and lakes, making it an ideal location to enjoy the best fishing that Wales and Snowdonia has to offer but don’t take our word for it: Gwilym Hughes, one of Snowdonia’s most celebrated anglers, describes Snowdonia’s lakes and coast line as “fishing heaven.”
Not only do you get the chance to take your pick of the whole gamut of fishing experiences you also get to fish surrounded by outstanding scenery.
The Talyllyn & Cregennan lakes are picture-perfect glacial lakes fed from the slopes of Cadair Idris where you can fish against the backdrop of dramatically sweeping mountain slopes. Llyn Tegid, in Bala, is Wales’ largest natural lake and rests between the peaks of Aran Benllyn, Arenig Fawr and the mountains of Berwyn. Truely stunning
If it is river fishing that you are after, then the excellant Dyfi, Dysynni, Mawddach and Wnion rivers offer-up wild brown trout, salmon and sea trout (in late summer). All deliver double-digit fish regularly and are easily accessible.
However, it would be a shame to come to Tywyn without trying out a spot of shore fishing. Working from the south to the north we have the Dyfi estuary, Trefeddian, and Dysinni estuary at Tonfanau. The Dyfi estuary can be reached from Aberdyfi and supports flounders and eels. It is also an important holding area for sea trout and salmon waiting for the river run. The Trefeddeian is a golden ribbon of sand, backed by dunes, that links Aberdyfi and Tywyn. This stretch is good for bass, turbot, plaice, eels, mackerel, whiting, dab, dogfish, thornbacks, sole and flounder, depending on the time of year. Get yourself to Tywyn prom, face the sea, turn left, and keep walking until you get to the beach. Our third venue is Tonfanau where the Dysinni flows out into Cardigan Bay near the Sarn Y Bwch Causeway – a boulder bank. This is a popular spinning spot for bass on summer evenings but also supports flounder, dogfish, bass, mullet, turbot, small-eyed ray, pollack, lesser weever, grey gurnard, mackerel, whiting, poor-cod, pouting, codling, rockling and dab – again depending on the time of year. Keep an eye-out for dolphins and porpoises whilst you fish as they are attracted to the river current.