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Oliver Burch

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“Landscape with Solitary Figure” - could this be you?

The Beacons National Park area is dotted with upland reservoirs and lakes of all kinds. These include waters such as wild and beautiful Grwyne Fawr, nearly 1,900 feet above sea level in the Black Mountains, and Cantref and Llyn On in the Brecon Beacons, which are managed by Welsh Water. Also there are a number of wild brown trout preserves including the dramatic Talybont reservoir overlooked by forested slopes and remote Llyn Bugeilyn on the high moors of central Wales, which has its own breed of black-finned trout. Fishing these lakes for wild trout can be challenging at times, but very rewarding when conditions are right.

Finally, remember the maxim: high land - hard rain. The fishing in upland lakes is very dependent on the weather and wind, and whatever the weather is doing in the valley, you will find it will be multiplied ten times when you get up onto the hill. The weather also changes quickly, so we take safety precautions and dress accordingly.