Rainbow, Blue & Brown Trout Fishing

Trout Fishing at Nine Oaks Angling Centre

Postmaster Mike with some lovely Trout A good bag of Trout # # Master Harry Brooker with a 3lb 9oz Rainbow


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Layout and Aerial view of Nineoaks

A good days fishing?

Two anglers with the results of a fine days Trout Fishing, including Trout to 6lb Nineoaks in Summer
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Fishery layout

A plan of the Fishery, its buildings and its lakes

Aerial view of Fishery

An aerial view of Fishery, courtesy of Google
Aerial map, courtesy of Google

See here for details of our suggested Flies for Trout Fishing

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A few notes about the Fishing

Our stocking policy is to maintain a good head of 2lb+ Trout and re-stock regularly. A few years ago all 3 Trout Pools were also stocked with a head of small Brown Trout in each lake. These must be returned back to the water alive and not taken off-site?

During the summer months the best times are definitely early morning and evenings. With the last hour of the day often producing good hatches of flies for the dry fly angler. We have a good hatches of Damsel Flies with the occasional and infrequently seen “beautiful Damsel” Fly.

Wet flies on small hooks are often the best to use with, Damsels, Montanas, Diawl Bach, Nymphs and Fritz’s frequently producing the goods. Each lake has a different personality and preference for different colours of the same fly.

All tickets allow fishing on any of our 3 Trout lakes. However, from time to time one lake will be designated and sign posted as “Catch & Release” only. Please comply with this notice.

During July and August (usually when the weather is hotter and Trout Fishing is at its hardest) we do allow worming and spinning for them.

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The Trout lakes are:-

Derwen is about 18ft deep with a good stock of 2lb+ Rainbows, 2lb+ Blues. There are a few trees around the lake.

Weir is 8-10ft deep with a good stock of 2lb+ Rainbows and Blues. Trees and bushes are on all sides of the lake, which can make casting challenging, but it does offer plenty of cover for the fish. However, there are also plenty of good casting spots. The runs of several 3lb Rainbow in this lake have taken the line right back to the backing 2 or 3 times before finally being subdued.

Pallen is up to 8ft deep with a good stock of 2lb+ Rainbows and Blues. There are a number of difficult casting spots and several good clear areas. The narrows of Pallen will require side-casting to fish, but this often rewards the persistent angler with cracking sport.

Besides the Trout Lakes there are also 3 Coarse lakes.

Getting around the lakes is easy with gentle grassy ramps for the non-ambulant, and the occasional slightly steeper one. With good sized concrete platforms aplenty, and a couple of bench style seats around each pool. Almost any small fly will catch. Each Trout lake has a number of large Lilly beds and plenty of reeds and bushes etc. around them. Each has easy areas to fish from and a number of more difficult spots for challenging fishing. These are not “holes in the ground” type of fishing lakes, they are in a very natural, beautiful setting with trees and bushes throughout the site. Each lake has a few wooden bench seats, just perfect for a short break or a place to leave your gear on.

Overall a place definitely worth a visit and an excellent place to stay whether for a Fishing Holiday or a Family Holiday.

The center is located about 2 miles inland from some of the best sandy beaches and beautiful coast line in Wales. There are plenty of things to do and see just a short drive away. We are not isolated, miles away from anywhere, and once on-site you have a long travel to find other things to do. Here, you can fish in the morning, take the wife out during the day or the kids to the local beaches, and on returning for some spectacular afternoon and evening fishing. What more do you want - a fantastic holiday, superb accommodation and awesome fishing, with no “black marks?”

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