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
"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 theirwebsite.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
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.
The Environment Agency make their water level records available to the public. For
the current Llyn Tegid water level please visit their pagehere. 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.
Below 1.00 M
Getting low, gravel in sight by warden's office.
1.20 - 1.50 M
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.
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