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.
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.