For anglers around the world, the diversity and quality of angling in the Bala and Penlin area in North Wales will be a pleasant surprise. Most kinds of the angling are available here: fishery with fly angling on fast-flowing mountain streams, rivers and mountain lakes, carp and trout angling in lakes, a place to stay and spend the night, and also go angling on the coast. Since the aquatic fauna is diverse, carp can be caught here during each season of the year. You can also use the services of guidance and training in the field of the angling.
Lake Bala (Llyn Tegid), one of the largest lakes in Wales, with magnificent mountain scenery. The lake has a length of more than 3½ miles, a width of ¾ miles and more than 140 feet in depth. There are 14 species of fish, including the unique fish Gwyniad (Coregonus lavaretus), a species of white fish (but it is forbidden to catch). Here you can find a variety of species, such as perch, roach, carp, pike, trout, eel, and seasonal salmon.
Lake Bala reports to the Snowdonia National Park Authority (SNPA) as a recreational resource. Boat tickets, boating and parking, can be purchased at the SNPA ticket office (blue) on the shoreline of Lake Bala. In the parking lot (upper floor) is the SNPA observation deck or see useful information for obtaining contact information.
Bala Lake or Llyn Tegid is a lake in Wales. It located in the north of Wales in Gwynedd. The lake’s area is 4.84 km², and the maximum depth is 42 m. The maximum length is about 6.4 km; width is 1.6 km.
The river Di flows into the lake and flows out of it. Since the early 1990s, there have been cases of rapid development of blue-green algae.
Currently, Lake Bala is a popular tourist destination.
How to get to Bala Lake
- National Motorway Network M54 A5 A494
- M56 via Chester A483 A5 A494
- A470 to Dolgellau then A494
Time by Road to Bala:
- London: 4¼ hours (215 miles; 345 km)
- Hull: 3½ hours (175 miles; 280 km)
- Birmingham Airport: 2½ hours (110 miles; 190 km)
- Manchester Airport: 1½ hours (75 miles; 115 km)
- Liverpool Airport: 1½ hours (65 miles; 105 km)
- Chester: 1 hour (40 miles; 65 km)
- Wrexham: ¾ hour (30 miles; 50 km)
- Holyhead (Anglesey): 1¾ hour (72 miles; 120 km)
- Liverpool (1½ hours by car)
- Manchester (1½ hours by car)
- Birmingham (2½ hours by car)
- From Ireland: via Holyhead or Liverpool
- From northern Europe use the P&O North Sea Ferry from Zeebrugge or Rotterdam to Hull
- The immediate railway stations are Wrexham, Chester and Barmouth
- Chester-Wrexham-Bala-Dolgellau-Barmouth (T3 provided by GHA); bus timetable supplied by Gwynedd Council
- National Express has a seasonal daily coach service London to Llangollen, e.g. via Shrewsbury or Birmingham. There is a day-to-day local bus service from Llangollen to Bala (see above).
- Biscuit Travel, Tel: 079 693 349 23 (8-seater available)
- Global Taxis (Bala), Tel: 078 503 702 32 (8/15-seater available)