Fishing on Talybont Reservoir

Nestled in a glacial valley in the Brecon Beacons National park the 320 acre Tal-y-bont reservoir is home to a fantastic head of wild brownies and offers a real taste of wilderness fishing – but with easy access thanks to a road running along one side of the lake.

A new addition for 2021, Gwent Angling Society members can fish the reservoir during the season, which runs from 20th March to 17th October. This gives members a venue to fish when the local rivers are in spate, or near the end of the season when the rivers are closed, or to simply enjoy the wonderful brown trout stillwater fishing on offer throughout the year.

Thanks to day ticket C&R rules and conservation minded anglers the lake has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, with wild brown trout averaging a pound or so in weight, with two pounders fairly common and sometimes fish to twice that size. Gwent Angling Society operates a catch and release policy on Talybont, in order to protect fish stocks on this productive water.