BBB is set on the banks of the River Usk. Guests can try their hand at fishing for salmon and brown trout. All that is required is a rod and a rod license. The license can be arranged for you before your stay. A short distance away are numerous places to fish.

The River Usk

An important salmon river and also famous for its wild brown trout, the Usk winds it way along the beautiful Usk Valley from Brecon to Abergavenny, before ending its journey in the Bristol Channel

Talybont Reservoir

Talybont Reservoir is in the forested Caerfanell Valley, a short distance from the village of Talybont-on-Usk.

It has a reputation as a productive brown trout fishery.

Fishing permits can be obtained on site from a machine at the water treatment works. Contact Welsh Water / Dwr Cymru ( for further information.

Usk Reservoir

This is spectacularly sited at 320m above sea level at the head of the Usk Valley.

It is an excellent trout fishery in a quiet and remote area of the Park under the scarp faces of the Carmarthen Fans.

Fishing permits are available from a machine located near the dam wall. Contact Fishing in Kite Country ( and Welsh Water / Dwr Cymru ( for further information.

Llangorse Lake

Llangorse is the largest natural lake in South Wales. It’s famous for coarse fishing for pike. There are also perch, roach, bream, tench and eels in the lake. Fishing is only permitted from a boat, not from the bank.

Unless you’re under 16, as well as a rod licence (available from the Post Office, as detailed above) you will need a day permit from Lakeside Boat Hire, Lakeside Caravan and Camping Park, Llangorse Common, which also hires fishing boats.

The lake is a Special Area of Conservation, and fish must be returned to the water after being caught.

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Running alongside the River Usk is a narrow and picturesque canal where anglers who prefer the pace of slow flowing waters can fish for trout, carp, dace and perch. The towpath at Talybont allows wheelchair access.

Fishing permits can be obtained from the Canal and River Trust (The Dock Office, Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EB, tel 03030 404040,

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