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Bala and District Angling Association


Cymdeithas Genweirio Y Bala a’r Cylch


Llyn Maes Y Clawdd is a small enclosed lake which is stocked throughout the season with Rainbow, brown, blue and gold trout. Freshly stocked rainbows will take all the usual rainbow flies, cat’s whisker, blobs etc. After a few days in the lake they begin to feed on natural insects and imitation patterns are more successful. Buzzers, traditional wets, diawl bachs, CDC dries and small sedges at dusk are a good starting point.

There is a TWO fish limit on this lake but you may fish catch and return with barbless thereafter.

Fish up to 7 lbs are present. They are hard fighting fish with good fins.

There is good disabled access here and although this water is only available on a season ticket, disabled anglers are permitted, and encouraged, to fish this on a day permit.


There is a picnic table suitably placed for a rest and a cup of tea from your flask.


This lake is FLY only and is open for ten months a year. It is closed during January and February to give the fish a rest! ALL BROWNS  and GOLDIES to be returned.

Access to the lake is from the nearby car park and is easily reached by  all. This water is ideal for young anglers to learn the art of fly fishing as it is safe and the jetties provided give good vantage points. The fish can come quite close if it’s quiet so casting vast distances are not needed if you are stealthy.

Some of the patterns shown will make a good starting point.  One  member in particular INSISTS on using a Mallard and Claret.....!!

Thanks to junior International Ilan Evans of Y Gwyniad, Bala,  for supplying the expertly tied flies on this page.

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