The Best Lakes for Fishing in South Wales

The Best Lakes for Fishing in South Wales

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. 

White Springs Lakes, Swansea

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

A hand holding a fishing rod with water in the background

Llangorse Lake, Brecon Beacons

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?

Two people fishing in a lake

Cefn Mably Lakes, Cardiff 

The eight lakes at this site, located between Newport and Cardiff, are easily accessible and host both coarse and specimen carp lakes. The Cefn Mably Lakes record is one to beat, at a massive 38lb!

The Spring lake, home to the lodge holiday lets, is a particular point of interest and has been carefully nurtured to produce an environment of serenity, seclusion and, of course, fantastic fishing!

The on-site tackle shop will make sure you’re prepared and fishing at your best all day. Pre-booked night fishing sessions are also available if fishing in the daylight is just not enough for you!

Two people fishing at sunset

Springwater Lakes, Llanwrda

This 20-acre stretch of idyllic countryside is in South West Wales and boarders the remote Cambrian Mountains. Here, you will find a selection of four lakes, including specimen, mixed coarse and fly, with plentiful stock. If you exhaust the lakes, then the Towy, Cothi and Teifi rivers are nearby and can provide an additional fishing experience. 

Anglers with an interest in specimen fishing will love the 3-acre Specimen Lake with its unique island features and stock of both mirror and common carp. 

If you’re looking for some nationwide fishing spots, check out our curated list of the UK’s best fishing lakes to help expand your horizons!

A man stood in water with fishing gear

Whether you’re taking a trip with friends, family or going solo, there are so many lakes across South Wales that can be enjoyed for extended holidays or just the day. These have been just a few locations that could provide either the perfect spot for a peaceful afternoon on the water, or the best backdrop for the thrill of the catch, depending on your angling style! 

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