|Erw Fawr cottage...base for the weekend.|
Talyllyn is a natural 220-acre, shallow, Brown Trout Lake nestling in the southwest corner of the Snowdonia National Park and below the peak of Cader Idris. It has a most spectacular setting and is very well equip to accommodate the many visiting anglers it receives each year with boats and tackle available to hire.
|Steve and Martin assessing the conditions on our arrival at Tal-y-llyn|
This 'loch' style of fishing is not something I have had a go at before and although getting used to the pace of the boat drifts with the strong winds took some getting used to I soon felt comfortable with the techniques but there was no doubt today was going to be tough and so it proved with me ending the day with a blank and my boat partners catching half a dozen between them (their loch style experience showing through).
|'Whitewater' showing as the wind sweeps westward down the valley|
|View from the Pe-y-bont Hotel where we retreated for lunchtime refreshments!|
Turning off the main road we winded our way five miles up to Llyn Cwm Bychan which could not have been more appealing to the eye with its crystal clear blue water and its mountain surrounds.
|First sight of Llyn Cwm Bychan|
There is no supplementary stocking carried out here and the trout are all totally wild, fishing charge is three pounds which is worth paying just to admire the scenery!
|View looking from the eastside car park|