There's a story behind every catch

“At Graiglwyd the fish were in mint condition … Caught my biggest ever trout there!! We stayed in one of 5 cottages on site. Superb throughout and everything was 5* with tonnes of space."

There's a story behind every catch

“At Graiglwyd the fish were in mint condition … Caught my biggest ever trout there!! We stayed in one of 5 cottages on site. Superb throughout and everything was 5* with tonnes of space."

Exciting times ahead for Graiglwyd Springs Fishery

Under new management from Sunday 1st August, Graiglwyd is about to undergo a transformation as we welcome Colin Derbyshire, a keen and experienced angler who will be taking over the day to day running of the fishery from us.

We will continue with our very successful Holiday Cottage business here at Graiglwyd Springs, and pursue other business interests too.

Colin a regular at Graiglwyd for over 20 years, aims to provide a fishery “run by Anglers for Anglers”.

But we won’t steal his thunder and will let him excite you with his plans in due course.

Thank you all for your support over the last 3 years and we hope to continue to welcome many of you back to our cottages to enjoy all this great place has to offer.

James and Debbie McAllister

North Wales’ premier
large trout fishery

Graiglwyd Springs Trout Fishery, located in the village of Penmaenmawr near Conwy. This well established Troutmaster fishery has gained a national reputation for excellence in fly fishing and is open throughout the year. The two and a half acre lake is located on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park in scenic and picturesque surroundings.

What you're fishing for

At Graiglwyd Springs Trout Fishery stocking occurs regularly. The stocked trout range in size from 2lb to 22lb, with doubles included when stocking. Several different species of trout are stocked including Blues, Rainbows, Tigers and Browns which helps to give variety to a day’s fishing. The trout are reared on site which explains their hard fighting nature. This mixture of sizes and stocking facilities makes this fishery unique within North Wales and helps to ensure a fishing experience second to none.

Rainbow and Tiger trout at Graiglwyd Springs

Rainbow Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss

Tiger Trout
Salmo trutta ×
Salvelinus fontinalis

Latest news

2 Fish tickets

4 hours


2 fish limit

6 hours


2 fish limit

8 hours


4 fish limit

On all game tickets purchased the following rules apply;

  • Two fish ticket first two fish caught to be killed
  • No selection of fish allowed
  • Barbless hooks only to be used

Catch & Release tickets

4 hours


6 hours


8 hours


On all sport tickets purchased the following rules apply;

  • Only barbless hooks may be used
  • All hooked fish must be kept in the water during release
Please see our latest Fishing Rules and temporary additional COVID-19 Rules



Purpose built lodge & toilets


Tackle shop


Free coffee and tea


Fly fishing lessons

Since its opening in 1992 the quality and quantity of facilities found at Graiglwyd Springs Trout Fishery has steadily improved to provide everything you need for an enjoyable and relaxing day’s fishing at your fingertips. The purpose-built lodge incorporates a range of facilities including toilets, tackle shop, free coffee/tea, fly fishing lessons, a seating area and Aga to keep you warm. You are guaranteed a warm welcome by the team at Graiglwyd Springs Trout Fishery, whether you are an expert or a novice. Tackle for sale, flies, leaders, etc. We stock Flash Attack flies and Grey’s tackle.

A little local knowledge at the beginning of the day is always available.

Why not stay and fish?

Come and stay in one of our delightful anglers cottages, for a short fishing break or why not make it a family holiday in a larger cottage? From only £260 per week you can relax and enjoy all the excitement of this coastal retreat, with Llandudno and historic Conwy just a few minutes away.

Contact James or Debbie to arrange your stay or for a day’s fishing. Tel 01492 622338 or email us on

Let’s talk tactics

The spring-fed lake is 38ft deep with shallow corners, ideal for stalking. With a minimum stocking weight of 2lb, doubles are caught mainly 10-15ft down. With 18 pegs and a pier extending well in to the lake, you’ll enjoy a variety of challenges with stunning views in between.

Blood worms white & black buzzers being most popular, minkies, damsels other lures are always good on sinking lines. Sedges and CDC’s are the most popular dries.