There are a total of 6 lakes here, 3 Tout Pools and Coarse. Each pool isroughly 1/2 acre in size. Their names are Derwen, Weir and Pallen. We have a reputation for having 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 re-stock regularly. 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?
During 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.
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.
Besides the Trout Lakes there are also 3 Coarse lakes.
The Trout lakes are:-
• Derwen is 18ft deep with a good stock of 2lb+ Rainbows, 2lb+ Blues and a small head of 1/2lb Tiger Trout. There are a few trees around the lake.
• Weir is 10-12ft deep with a good stock of 2lb+ Rainbows and Blues. Trees and bushes are on all sides of the lake but 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 up to 10ft deep with a good stock of 2lb+ Rainbows and Blues. There are several difficult casting spots and a couple of good clear areas. The narrows of Pallen will require side-casting to fish but often rewards the persistent angler with cracking sport.