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There are good rivers and excellent rivers, and there are one or two that can be singled out as world class. The Welsh Dee is such a river. This distinction was earned in 1990, when anglers flocked to its banks to fish the world championships. The Dee proved just how good it really was as a trout and grayling river.

Springing to life in the Snowdonia National Park, the tiny Dee races over mossy stones and boulders. In that high country, the trout are small and as pretty as a picture

Before entering Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), the Dee is joined by the river Lliw and Twrch, noteworthy trout streams in their own right. The Dee flows north east over crystal gravelly runs much loved by trout and grayling.

The Dee has a good head of wild brown trout averaging 6oz - 8oz, which are joined by others stocked by clubs and associations. Considerable stretches of the Dee are home to tremendous stocks of grayling and fish of 2lb and more are not uncommon!

With our own fishing rights from our riverside garden and exclusive use of 12 miles of the river Dee the Hand Hotel is the perfect venue for all anglers.

The Hand Hotel is the headquarters for the Annual European Grayling Championships, up to 24 teams travel from many European Countries to fish in the competition. The Hotel has access to 12 miles of the famous river Dee for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling, we have at our disposal the best guides on the river

For more detailed information please download the following files:

Coarse fishing guide
Maelor Fishing Calendar