Eisteddfa FisheryCriccieth, Llŷn Peninsula

Eisteddfa fishery, Criccieth, Llŷn Peninsula

Eisteddfa fishery has something for every type of fisherman from the novice of any age to the more experienced hand. You can hire everything you need if you’ve left your gear at home or are just wanting to have a go for the first time, and you can even get instruction if you want to hone your fishing skills.

With 3 coarse fishing lakes and 2 trout lakes, there’s plenty of space for everyone.

The family lake for children and beginners, is not too deep and is well stocked with rudd, roach bream carp and tench; it’s also near to the onsite cabin where help is at hand should you need it, and being overlooked by the cafe you can enjoy a cup of coffee whilst keeping an eye on the fishing members of the family.  

Then there’s the pleasure lake, the largest of the course lakes and for the slightly more advanced fisherman. It has plenty of mixed fish of both type and size and with  30 pegs there is ample room to feel like you’re able to get away from it all.

Then the final coarse fishing lake is the carp lake just over an acre in size, has 6 pegs and is for specialised fishing only. It has a range of features - 3 islands and reed and lily beds to provide added challenges. Stocked with mirror and common carp ranging from 5 - 25lb. Under 16’s need to be accompanied by an adult.

The trout lake is the smaller of the two lakes and both bait and fly fishing is permitted. It is regularly stocked with pan-sized rainbow trout so is the perfect lake for catching your supper. It is perfect for families and beginners

The Flyfishing lake is over 2 acres in size and provides excellent quality rainbow as well and brown and blue trout. It has 17 pegs. Under 16’s need to be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for
Children (Over 8)
Young children (0-8)

Opening Times

Open all year 7.30am till dusk.


Can you hire equipment?

Yes, you can hire rods tackle and bait from their onsite tackle shop.


Can you get instruction?

They can arrange instruction, with prior notice. Instructors will meet you at the lake and you’ll pay them directly, they also run a Saturday club with tuition and fly tying evenings and competitions. Check their What’s On section.

Other useful information

Species of fish: Carp Trout and Tench.

Type of Fishing: Coarse Fly and Bait Fishing.

There is a cafe on site and you can order peg delivery by phoning 07759 871327.

For the Carp lake, you must be over 16 to fish and provide your own carp fishing equipment including a carp unhooking mat, a minimum 32” landing net and a minimum 12lb line.

Keep an eye on the What’s On section of the website for details of their Saturday club, fly tying evenings and any competitions that are organised.

They have a well stocked on-site tackle shop, stocking live bait from March to October and where you can hire rods, landing nets, mats and keep nets.

They have a good selection of carp bait and tackle, and a wide range of flies, leaders, floatants and more.

Rules and Restrictions:

Trout Lake Rules
No bait fished trout to be returned to the water.
All trout must be killed unless on extended fly fishing catch and release ticket.
Spinning is not permitted.
Power bait is not permitted.
No loose feeding, bait on hook only.
Taking more fish than you have paid for is theft, we will prosecute.  
Tickets cannot be upgraded.  Extra fish will be charged at £5.00 each.
No fires, radios or disposable BBQ’s.
Well behaved dogs are welcome to accompany anglers.  Please pick up after your dogs and keep them near you on the peg and under control.

Fly Lake Rules
Barbless or debarbed hooks must be used at all times.
All brown trout must be returned.
Live fish must be handled with care and returned to the water immediately. If possible please unhook whilst the fish is still in the water.  No photographing of live fish is permitted.
Egg flies or boobies are not permitted.
No additives or flavourings are permitted.
Damaged fish should not be returned.
Anglers may catch and release after they have caught their bag limit according to the time noted on their ticket.
Well behaved dogs are welcome to accompany anglers. Please pick up after your dogs and keep them near you on the peg and under control.
Taking more fish than you have paid for is theft and we will prosecute. CCTV is in operation.

Carp Lake Rules
Barbless or Micro barbed hooks only.  Maximum size 6.
Minimum line 12lb. No braided main.
Maximum 2 rods.
Fixed leads or feeders are not permitted.
Unhooking mats must be used.
32 inch minimum landing net.
Trout pellets, nuts or beans are not permitted.
No fires, radios or disposable BBQ’s.
Well behaved dogs are welcome to accompany anglers.  Please pick up after your dogs and keep them near you on the peg and under control.
Any children accompanying an angler must stay with you on the peg, be under control, well behaved and quiet and should not be permitted to run near the lake.
Anglers must fish from pegs.

Please place all your litter in the bins provided.


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