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Fishing at Gwgia at Gregynog Hall & Gardens


Nr Newtown
SY16 3PL

Contact Details

Tel: 01874 711714
Gwgia is a man made lake constructed somewhere around 1840 to supply water to the famous Gregynog Hall. As ever in the Victorian era any sheet of water was stocked with brown trout to provide sport for the wealthy landowners, these fish have thrived and a days fishing on Gwgia was a prospect to relish.
It is a 40 acre lake which lies in splendid isolation, access is through a locked gate and then across several fields via a rough but manageable track. On reaching the lake you can the foresight of the Victorians. The lake is surrounded by specimen trees and the margins are full of reeds – ideal trout territory. The piece de résistance however is the boathouse, with its three boats, veranda and small kitchen and dining area. It is just like a perfect old fashioned beach hut, but, by a lake
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From Newtown:
Entering Newtown from the South, keep on the A489 until you reach the roundabout at McDonald’s.
Turn left at the roundabout (keeping McDonalds on your left).
Go over the river bridge following signs for the hospital. Take the fifth turning on the right (opposite the Bell Hotel). Carry on up the hill out of Newtown for approx. 6 miles.
The entrance to Gregynog is sign-posted on the left just before the village of Tregynon.

From Welshpool:
Head towards Newtown on the A483 for approx. 4 miles. Turn right towards Berriew (B4390).
In Berriew village take the second turning on the left, sign posted Bettws Cedewain 5 miles.
In Bettws follow the road round to the right (keeping the New Inn pub on your right) sign-posted Tregynon 2.5 miles.
At the next T junction the entrance to Gregynog is sign posted straight opposite

Prices and opening

Trout - £20 a rod (Maximum of 2 rods daily)
Boat & 2 Anglers - £50 a day