One of the most picturesque but underrated fisheries in the North, Llyn Y Gors offers something for everyone whether it be specimen carp or match angling.
This summer catches have been excellent on the venue’s seven lakes, including pleasure nets on the coarse lakes to 150lb along with dozens of specimen carp to 30lb from the carp ponds.
Karpium Lake is the venues 1-acre runs water. It has seven swims containing around 400 fish to 30lb, including a good head of mid doubles. The lake is spring fed, has gravel patches but is weedy in summer so strong gear is required. Particles and boilies work well as feed here by laying down a good bed of feed and fishing a bright pop-up over the top on a chod. You can also catch on the Method on here but the fish are likely to be smaller.
The other notable carp water is Thompsons. This very intimate and enticing looking 8 swim venue is a good campaign water in that the stocking density is far lower but contains some monster fish including carp to over 30lb as well as catfish to 28lb. Small beds of boilies work on here, with washed out pop-ups fished over the top on chods.
For pleasure anglers and match fishermen there is the Pleasure Lake (30 pegs) and Match Lake (30 pegs) both are similarly stocked with carp, roach, bream, barbel, tench and rudd and are an excellent choice for a productive days fishing. They are bagging waters but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to work for the fish. That said, typical commercial tactics work on these lakes including Method feeder or pole and pellet work on here, fishing both on the deck and shallow.
Prices: £8 a day or £5 concessions, Karpium £10 a day or £15 24 hours, Thompsons £20 24 hours, longer sessions available
Contact: 01248 713410, www.llynygors.co.uk
Location: Llyn Y Gors, Llandegfan, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, N Wales, LL59 5PN
Rules: Barbless only on coarse lakes, keepnets to be emptied every two hours, no hemp, tiger nuts or catfood, no particles on Thompsons, 42 inch landing nets required on specimen lakes as well as unhooking mats
Facilities: Toilets, tackle shop, hot food and drinks, accommodation