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Tal-y-llyn Lake

Tal-y-llyn Lake

Copyright: The Old Rectory on the Lake
Tal-y-llyn Lake

Lake, free entry

Southern Snowdonia,
LL36 9A


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Tal-y-llyn Lake is a 220 acre ribbon lake situated north-east of Tywyn and north of Machynlleth at the foot of Cadair Idris in Southern Snowdonia. the River Dysynni flows from the lake through the village of Abergynolwyn to the sea north of Tywyn on the Mid Wales coast near Tonfanau.

This beautiful lake offers superb brown trout fishing from both boat or bank and as the lake has an average depth of only 8ft floating lines can be used from the outset. The fishing season runs from April to mid October and in the later part of the season sea trout and salmon run up the river to Tal-y-Llyn, and the lake is famed for its particularly large sea trout.

The nearby Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol.


Free entry

Fishing Permits are available form the Tynycornel Hotel:


Tourist Information Centre


Southern Snowdonia,
LL36 9A

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Map reference: SH 710094  Lat: 52.66730 Long: -3.90791


A497 north from Machynlleth to Minffordd; south-west on the B4405.

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Machynlleth station

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