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Llyn Alaw is a lake in the North of the county of Anglesey in North Wales. It is to be found 4 miles south west of Amlwch and 8 miles north of Llangefni. It is a man made reservoir, created in 1966, used to supply drinking water to the northern half of the island. Few notable rivers feed the lake with the water being largely generated through trapping the winter rainfall.
The lake is popular with anglers, and visitors may purchase a days permit for trout fishing (worm, fly and spinner). There are fishing boats available for hire and wheelchair access to the boats is also available for the disabled.
One end of the lake has been set aside as a bird sanctuary and there is a permanent bird hide that proves to be a popular place to view waterfowl. The lake hosts a wide variety of ducks, including mallards, teal, tufted ducks and goldeneyes, and during the breeding season black-headed gulls, common tern and tufted ducks nest on the islands in the lake.
There are many walks and bicycle rides on the roads close to Llyn Alaw and they offer an alternative to the coastal roads when travelling from Amlwch to Holy Island.
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Attractions and facilities near Llyn Alaw :
Visitor Centre :
Llantrisant, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 4TW Tel : 01407 730762
The centre is staffed Monday to Friday and seven days a week in summer.
The cenre offers facilities for the disabled. Disabled anglers are able to park at the lake's edge, and a ramp is supplied to enable access to a boat. There are toilet facilities for the disabled.
The reservoir covers about 777 acres and is well known for wild brown trout and rainbow trout. A feature of the lake is the large amount of rainbow caught each spring. Worm, fly and spinner are allowed.
Boats are available for hire.
Llyn Alaw is well sign-posted from all directions. From Llannerch y medd head south on the B5112, then turn right to Llantrisant. Turn right again just after Llantrisant new church.
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