06/04/2009

Worm your way into fishing at Llys-y-Fran

Countryside rangers at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water’s Llys-y-Fran country park and reservoir will be sharing their fishing expertise and knowledge next Wednesday (15th April).

The rangers are out to prove that there are ‘no flies on us’ when it comes to fishing and will be providing tuition for youngsters on worm fishing and basic casting in the plentifully stocked reservoir at the site.

John Sampson, Llys-y-Fran site controller, said: “This is a great way for young people to find out about fishing in stunning surroundings. It allows them to develop a skill, which offers a rewarding and enjoyable hobby that can last a lifetime.”

He added: “Anyone aged 12 and over will need to buy an Environment Agency Wales rod licence from the Post Office and participants should bring suitable clothing and footwear for all weather eventualities.”

Participants should reserve their place and rod by calling 01437 532694 and meet at 10am in front of the Visitor Centre on the day. The event will finish at 1pm and costs £8 with all equipment provided plus a 2 fish bag limit.

Llys-y-Fran reservoir is the largest game fishery in west Wales. The 212-acre mixed fishery of rainbow and wild brown trout has been used as the venue for national and international fishing competitions. There are extensive disabled angling facilities, and the hire of fishing boats is also possible.

Set in 350 acres of country-park with oak woods and views of the Preseli Mountains, a wide range of pursuits take place at the reservoir. Suitable for walkers and cyclists, the site has a six-and-a-half- mile perimeter trail and offers mountain bike hire. Families with young children, who wish to take part in this activity, can now enjoy our family trail, which covers the one and a half miles of track along the eastern side of the Reservoir.

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is committed to encouraging access and recreation at its reservoir sites. Last year hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoyed both the beautiful locations and the opportunity to learn about the environment.

The sites, which are managed by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water’s operating partner United Utilities, host a range of activities for all ages and abilities including angling, sailing and windsurfing, pond dipping, bird watching and guided nature walks.

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is now owned by Glas Cymru and exists to give customers the best possible service while keeping bills as low as possible. Profits are reinvested in the business to deliver further benefits to customers.

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