Llandegfedd Reservoir


Pontypool, UK

Fishery Information

Llandegfedd Reservoir is a popular fishing destination offering excellent conditions for anglers, with the opportunity to fish for various species such as rainbow trout, brown trout, bream, roach, dace, eels, and pike. Located in South Wales, the reservoir boasts both bank and boat fishing, as well as beautiful surroundings and a variety of facilities on site.

Llandegfedd Reservoir is well-known for its impressive fish sizes, particularly the UK record pike of 46lb 13oz. The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout, and native brown trout may also be caught. Coarse fishing is available throughout the fishing season (1st March – 31st October), with pike fishing restricted to specific ‘pike sessions’ advertised before the season begins.

What size do the fish go to?

The fish in Llandegfedd Reservoir can reach impressive sizes, with rainbow trout regularly stocked and the UK pike record held at 46lb 13oz. Large shoals of bream, roach/bream hybrids, and other coarse fish species attract anglers from all over the UK.

What tactics work well?

The tactics used at Llandegfedd Reservoir vary depending on the target species and fishing conditions. For trout fishing, anglers can choose from easy access worm fishing along the East Bank, or more challenging fly fishing using lures, nymphs, and dry fly. Coarse fishing tactics include feeder fishing and long-range slider float. It is advisable to follow the wind direction, as fish often congregate in sheltered areas and come close to the shore in search of food.

What facilities are on-site?

Llandegfedd Reservoir offers a range of facilities for anglers, including bank and boat fishing access and the option to seek advice from the Rangers on where fish have recently been caught. There are also toilet facilities and a visitor centre on site.

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available at Llandegfedd Reservoir, ensuring that anglers can easily access the fishing spots around the lake. Using a barrow or trolley for your gear is recommended, as some locations may require a longer walk to reach the best fishing spots.

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