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Cymdeithas Genweirio Y Bala a’r Cylch

THE LLAFAR AT Gwernhefin.. is a brown trout river. Most are natural wild fish supplemented by stock fish. As many other upland rivers this water fishes best in flood conditions. Fishing is by any method but no maggots. Traditional flies like the Zulu, Gold ribbed Hare's Ear, Soldier Plamer, Black Spider and so on should do well on this river. Expect the occasional sizeable trout during flood conditions as fish from Llyn Tegid can quickly move upstream to feed in these conditions. Fish to several pounds can be encountered at these times. Worm and spinner can also prove successful during a flood. When the weather is warmer and the river lower, a gently presented dry fly to rising trout is a pleasant and relaxing way to fish the Llafar.


THE LLIW AT Llanuwchllyn  (Prys water) is a brown trout river, similar in many respects to the Llafar in terms of size, flies and fish.  Fishing is by any method but again no maggots as per Environment Agency byelaw.


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River Levels.

The Environment agency publish current  river levels on their web site. For the Dee at Llanuwchllyn the gauging station name is New Inn and can be found  here. Although this level refers to the Dee at Llanuwchllyn it can be used as a good guide to conditions on the Lliw which joins it slightly downstream of New Inn gauging station.. If levels here are high then it is fairly probable that the Llafar at Glanllyn will be in a similar state. This is not guaranteed of course as localised heavy rain can affect one river and not the other.


     0.6M  and below

                      Low levels


            1.0 to 1.2M


Nice  fly water

(worm or spinning water)


           1.5 M and over

     High, difficult, probably unfishable.

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        Level                                   Description                      Photo (mouse over)

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