Fishing in Mid Wales

We know that many people are drawn to this beautiful region because of the course and fly fishing that is on offer. The scenery, peace and quiet and substantial catches that can be made are all part of the draw, team that with some good Welsh hospitality and nights under some of the darkest skies in the UK and you’ll know you’ve found something special.

Fforest Fields Fishing Lake

Anyone staying on the campsite, in the yurts of cottage is welcome to use our lake to fish in. We leave it fairly natural, but it does contain carp, tench and other catches. We ask that you use barbless hooks and no keep nets. Many hours have been spent by our visitors by the lake, and we’ve had many first catches there too!

Other Fishing in Mid Wales

Wye Usk Foundation, fishing for wild trout, salmon and winter grayling in the delightful head waters and tributaries of the Wye.

River and stream fishing is extremely challenging, especially in the smaller tributaries.

Miles of unspoilt ‘beats’ are now available on some of Britain’s prettiest stretches of river thanks to the work of the Wye Usk Foundation and the owners.

Clear instructions and detailed maps are given in the guide although it’s probably wise to bring a good ordinance survey map too. (147 & 148)

Thigh waders are normally sufficient although chest waders could be needed on some beats in some conditions. Studs are a wise precaution when fishing as rocks can be very slippery.

Bag limit is two trout per beat per day (minimum 9 inches) although some beats are catch and release only. Barbless hooks only as these streams contain many salmon and trout parr that seem to take flies however presented!

For more information click www.wyeuskfoundation.

Fishing on the Wye and Irfon at Builth Wells is also available through the local fishing club. For fishing tackle, bait and helpful information please contact Nigel at NJ Guns in Builth Wells, 01982 55 2174.

River fishing on the Upper Wye is also available through the Rhayader Anglers and you can contact them on 01597 81109

Lake Fishing

There are several lakes in the surrounding areas, some privately owned, some run by fishing clubs. All are available to day fishermen.

  • Hundred House: Mervyn Price – 01982 570338

  • Painscastle: Tom Nicholls – 01497 851222

  • Builth Wells: Lance Burton – Builth Wells Angling Club – 01597 823119  

  • Llandrindod Wells: Llandrindod Lake – 01597 824249 or 01597 822626

  • Rhayader: Mr. Price – Llyn Gwyn lake – 01597 810491 (call evenings only)

  • Rhayader: Elan Valley Reservoirs – 01597 810898.