Wales may be a small country, but it is mighty! This is especially true when it comes to the natural world; there is no shortage of beautiful countryside that’s begging to be explored.

For now, forget the rolling hills and stunning coastline, because nestled in among the Welsh scenery are some spectacular fishing locations to suit all of your angling needs. South Wales may be more famous for its winding rivers, but its abundance of fishing lakes should not be ignored!

Here, we take a look at some of the best lakes for fishing in South Wales to inspire your next fishing excursion.


The White Springs fishery in Swansea is home to five glorious fishing lakes that hold seventeen species of coarse fish just waiting to be reeled in! Expect to find mirror, common and grass carp in these lakes reaching epic proportions.

If you’re planning on staying a while, these lakes also accommodate for overnight stays. With cosy log cabins in a Scandinavian style, fishing trips have never been more comfortable! Overlooked by Cefn Drum Mountain, this lakeside scene is perfectly set; it’s no surprise that Anglers Mail voted White Springs Coarse Fishery the best in Britain!


Located in the picturesque Brecon Beacons, this 400-acre lake is one of the best pike lakes in Wales. This destination can also be great for perch, roach, bream and even eel.

Llangorse has produced pikes over 30lb in weight, with the unsubstantiated record caught in 1846 at 68lb. Why not take a trip to see if you could catch something bigger?


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