The Clywedog Dam – Llyn Clywedog

Llyn ClywedogThe Llyn Clywedog near Llanidloes, Mid Wales is a man made reservoir. The water is held back via the impressive Clywedog Dam (the structure is the tallest mass concrete dam in Britain) , with is main purpose being a water controller for the River Servern. It holds back some 11,000 million gallons of water.

The lake has a surface area of 615 acres (230 football pitches), is 216 ft deep at its maximum depth and stretches in all a distance of some six miles

The reservoir offers some of the best fly fishing in Wales. I have fished by boat and on the bank, both can be very successful.

The scenery is stunning and is the most picturesque venue I have ever fished. Early morning and late evening you can hear the trout rising in the distance.

There are a few creaks around the resevior with deep gullys, these are best fished from the bank

A permit is required to fish the Clywedog Dam and are available from:
Woosnam & Davies Newsagent, Long Bridge Street, Llanidloes
The fishing tackle shop in Newtown
Reads Garage, Machynlleth.

Boat Permits are available from Woosnam & Davies Newsagents Tel 01686 412263.

Tickets cannot be purchased from the resevior.