January 2016

Dear Angler

Normally at this time of year we would be writing to you from a closed fishery. But this year, for the first time, we have kept it open throughout the winter. Whilst we haven’t stocked, there has been a surprising number of positive reports about the fishing. Some lovely 4lb trout are being caught fairly regularly from the bank, by those brave enough to face the wet conditions we have had. Pictured right is a 6lb rainbow trout caught very recently on an intermediate line with a montana.

Please be aware that in order to build up a good head of fish at the start of the year, we will be closed for fishing for the first two weeks in March. Over that time, we will be stocking the reservoir. From the reports I’ve heard, you are in for a treat with the stockies we have ready on the farm.  We will reopen on the 12th March.

And possibly the best news for you. We have been able to hold our prices for 2016 unchanged on 2015, representing outstanding value for money.

In other news, the Brenig Osprey Project successfully attracted a young male osprey called Jimmy to stay in the area in the spring of 2015. Sadly, the bird was accidentally electrocuted on a power transformer. Scottish Power have remedied the situation and we look forward to seeing more ospreys at Brenig over 2016.

The biggest non-fishing event at Llyn Brenig in 2015 was again the World Rally. An estimated 4000 people visited on a single day to watch the spectacle of the World’s best rally car drivers hurtle up the side of the dam and along the banks of the lake. Conditions were very testing this time, with strong winds and heavy rain making it challenging for drivers and spectators alike. We are expecting to host it again in 2016. Keep an eye on Facebook if you intend fishing in late October or early November, for information on any related site closure for the event.

That wraps up our newsletter for the year and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome here at Llyn Brenig in 2016.

Nick Kite - Area Lands Manager, Dwr Cymru Welsh  Water