Set in stunning surroundings within the Brecon Beacons National Park and shadowed by the mountain lake Llyn-y-Fan, Beat 1 on the headwaters of the Tawe offers approx. 2½ miles of wild stream brown trout fishing and is ideal for a roving angler, moving from pool to pool. Streams leading from the lake enter the main river at various points on the beat.

The brown trout fishing on the Tawe and its tributaries is considered to be a well-kept secret! It is very lightly fished and perfect for both nymph and dry fly techniques for eager wild fish. The river boasts an extremely healthy fly life with hatches of upwings which are at times prolific.

The river follows the same pattern as most good trout rivers with the best of the fishing to be had in the afternoon in March, April and May with March Brown and Large Dark Olive hatches. During the Summer the best of the fishing is in the evening with the Blue Winged Olive being the main hatch.

Anglers should be aware that this is Club water and exclusivity cannot be guaranteed.

Rules and Regulations
  • National bye-laws must be observed and it is up to anglers to familiarise themselves with these.
  • Catch & release for all species
  • Flyfishing only
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • No Night Fishing or overnight camping

Availability & Booking

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Ticket Price Info
Max number of tickets per day:
Trout (River)
Junior £5.00
Full Day £13.00