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If you are interested in fishing and/or angling Merthyr Tydfil is the place to go! Our parks have provision for both activities, and you can purchase a fishing licence locally in Merthyr Tydfil.

Many people are introduced to fishing through friends and family. If you would like further information on how to get started, there are a couple of angling associations in Merthyr Tydfil.

Merthyr Angling Association and Taff Bargoed Angling Association can give advice, as well as our local tackle shops 01685 379809.

For coarse or game fishing you will need a rod licence.

Beacons Reservoir


Grid Ref: SN 989185

Owner: Welsh Water

Lessee: Welsh Water

No. of Lakes: 1

Close Season: Yes: 18th October until 19th March inclusive

Day Ticket: Yes

Day Tickets available from: Ticket from vending machine at Llwyn-on café (Garwnant Forest Centre)

Species: Brown trout some rainbow trout

Tackle Restrictions: Fly-fishing only

Bait Restrictions: Flies only

Access: Park in lay-by off side of A470. The highest of the series of three reservoirs in the Taff valley is situated some 1400 feet high directly below the central part of the Brecon Beacons just north of the junction of the A470 Brecon to Merthyr Tydfil road and the smaller A4059 leading across the hills to Penderyn.

Station House Merthyr Tydfil Holiday Let Fishing

07966 295 021