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Cymdeithas Genweirio Y Bala a’r Cylch

The following are campsites close to the lake.

Glanllyn, main road side 3/4 way up lake.

Pen y Bont is near the Dee bridge.

Pant yr Onnen is near Llangower on the B road side..



Below is a bathymetric chart for Llyn Tegid  showing the depth contours. For a PDF copy please click the image.

       Level Reading                Description                              

Another superb trout of 11 lbs to Capenhurst - who appear to do rather well here!

   LLYN TEGID ... holds perch, roach, pike, trout, grayling, eels,  along with salmon in the season and the legendary GWYNIAD.   This is a plankton feeder and seldom caught on rod and line. It is a relic of the ice age and unique to this lake. Also present are minnows loaches and bullheads. Recently ruffe have been caught by some anglers fishing ledger. Any legal method is allowed for any fish.  During summer roach and perch can be caught along the margins on float or ledger using worm or maggot. Fish of 2 to 3 lbs in super condition are not unusual. The perch above left was caught during the club's junior competition and is typical of the size and condition that can be expected. Perch will also take a spinner. Pike can be caught using live or dead bait or by spinning. Wild brown trout can be taken on fly and although not present in the vast numbers of the early 1950’s they are still present and well worth a day’s fishing.  The fish above right is a wild lake brown trout caught by a local junior and weighed over two pounds. Large ferox trout are also present. The lake is a popular venue for coarse fishermen during the winter and impressive bags of roach and perch are consistently taken on ledger  and swim feeder. Dead baiting for pike is also a popular method during the colder months.

    The approximate sizes of the biggest fish that have been recorded here are as follows:

Pike 33 lbs, Salmon 15 lbs, Sea Trout 6 lbs, Brown trout 11 lbs, Ferox Trout 10 lbs, Grayling 3 lbs, Perch 4 lbs, Roach 2lbs, Eel 4 lbs, Gwyniad 2 lbs.  


"Teggie", the mythical lake 'monster' has not yet been weighed!


    Access to the lake is from the main parking near the warden's office or lay byes on the main A road side and from the official Snowdonia National Park parking at Llangower on the B road side. Further information including maps from the Tourist information centre near the warden's office.

A BDAA season  permit allows you to fish the lake. A Bala Angling DAY ticket gives the angler access to all club waters but NOT LLYN TEGID.The angler wishing to fish LLyn Tegid on a day ticket MUST buy a ticket from the warden or ticket machine near the warden’s office as Bala and District Angling Association day ticket holders DO NOT HAVE ACCESS to Llyn Tegid .  Only Bala and District Angling Association season ticket holders have access to Llyn Tegid on a club ticket. Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) day tickets cost a very reasonable £3.00. For Snowdonia National Park charges  mouse over the blue sign above.

For more information about the lake and for a live webcam , which gives an idea of the lake level,  please visit Snowdonia National Park’s Llyn Tegid page on their website. The wardens know how the lake is fishing at any one time and are able to advise you on locations and bait . They are up to speed on angling and water sports matters. To contact the Wardens, the details can be found here.

Arthur Howdon of  Capenhurst AA, near Chester, could have been forgiven for thinking that he had hooked Teggie when he caught this superb 9lb brown trout whilst spinning at Llangower.

Howard Ineson, of Wrexham, who regularly fishes the lake with his son David, caught this magnificent grayling of 2lb 7 ozs on a float fished maggot in cold conditions during the winter. Llyn Tegid is one of only a few places in the country where still-water grayling can be caught.

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Lake levels

The Environment Agency make their water level records available to the public. For the current Llyn Tegid water level please visit their page here. This gives the water height at the Dee bridge. The following is a rough guide.:


David Watts, from Warrington, with a beautifully conditioned lake pike of 12½ lbs taken on a dead bait.

Dee Bridge  

Below 1.00 M

Getting low,  gravel in sight by warden's office.

Dee Bridge

 1.20 - 1.50 M

        Normal level.

Dee Bridge  

Above 1.90 M

Getting high, water beginning to cover grass by warden's office.

These figures are intended as a guide only to help you plan your activities. You should check conditions for yourselves as levels can change  in a short  space of time depending on weather conditions.

As a further guide to lake levels, Bala Sailing club  have a weather station and webcam which give real time information on conditions at the club house.



For details regarding membership of Bala Sailing Club or for more information on sailing competitions and events please contact the club via their website. Bala Sailing club are past sponsors of Bala Angling Association and we are pleased to be associated with them.

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