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Fishing in Aberdyfi & Tywyn

Aberdyfi and Tywyn on the mid Wales coast are surrounded by sea, rivers and lakes, making it one of the best all round fishing locations available.

Rivers around Aberdyfi and Tywyn include the Dyfi, Dysynni, Mawddach and Wnion, all of which deliver double figure fish regularly and are easy for anglers to get to.

The River Dysynni which flows out of Tal-y-Llyn lake and enters the sea to the north of Tywyn has excellent fishing for brown trout, sea trout and salmon.

Lake fishing within traveling distance of Aberdyfi and Tywyn include Tal-y-Llyn lake and Cregennan lakes on the foot of Cader Idris Mountain.

For local shore fishing you have a few venues to choose from. First of all, the Dyfi estuary accessible from Aberdyfi on the north side. The estuary has a resident population of flounders (averaging about 1lb) and eels and is an important holding-area for sea trout and salmon waiting to run up the river. At various times of the year, bass, mullet, plaice, turbot, mackerel etc are also present.

Secondly, the Trefeddian 3-mile stretch of flat sand between Aberdyfi and Tywyn. It is backed by dunes and is reachable from Aberdyfi or from the south end of Tywyn prom.

At the third venue - Tonfannau, the Afon Dysinni flows out to sea right by a boulder-bank, the Sarn Y Bwch Causeway. This is a very popular spinning venue for bass on summer evenings. Tonfannau is also a good dolphin and seal-spotting venue in the summer. The following species can turn up here: flounder, dogfish (all year round), bass, mullet, turbot (spring-late autumn); small-eyed ray, pollack, lesser weever, grey gurnard, mackerel and occasional black bream, (summer-early autumn) and whiting, poor-cod, pouting, codling, rockling and dab (autumn-winter).