Afon Prysor was made famous by the Welsh war poet Hedd Wyn who was born and raised within earshot of this beautiful river. He died during the battle of Passchendaele and was posthumously awarded the Chair in the Birkenhead Eisteddfod for his poem which he’d submitted from the frontline.

The river rises towards Arenig in Llyn Cwm Prysor and flows in a westerly direction towards Llyn Trawsfynydd. The river offers some exciting fishing and holds brown trout up to 12oz. The occasional rainbow trout can be encountered as these come up from the lake. The river has some nice pools and glides as it flows down Cwm Prysor. Wading is not necessary as it is a small river although casting is sometimes a challenge due to trees.

There is an excellent tackle shop on the shore of Trawsfynydd Lake which together with a small café provide a fantastic start or end to a day’s fishing here.

The local angling club, Prysor Angling Association, have worked hard to improve the fishing on both rivers through initiatives to prevent livestock access and to provide better habitat for fish.

Fishing Type Key
Trout (River)
Sea Trout
Trout (Stillwater)
Winter Grayling
All Species (in season)
Boat up to 2 Anglers
Bank Only