13 Feb, 12:25
JARI-MATTI LATVALA WON HIS FOURTH RALLY SWEDEN ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AS TOYOTA CELEBRATED VICTORY JUST TWO RALLIES INTO ITS COMEBACK FOLLOWING A 17-YEAR ABSENCE FROM THE FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP.
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Llyn Brenig reservoir is on the edge of the Denbigh Moors in North Wales, amid beautiful rolling hills. It's a man-made reservoir, completed in 1976. The 372 hectare lake is the biggest by area under Welsh Water ownership and helps regulate river levels in the River Dee catchment. At 400m altitude, it's also the highest put-and-take fishery in Wales. It's a great place to explore, with walks around the lake or across to the adjacent Alwen reservoir through the forest.
As an exclusive fly fishery, the lake is internationally renowned, and will be hosting the world fly fishing championships in 2018. A fleet of 48 boats are available to hire to fishermen, to propel them to the remoter areas of the lake. Native brown trout breed in the feeder streams, dropping down into the lake on reaching maturity. However, the majority of the sport comes from the 32,000 prime Rainbow Trout that are stocked each season at weekly intervals.
The visitor centre on site hosts a bike hire facility, fishing shop, weigh in lodge, adventure playground, meeting room and a café that makes delicious homemade cakes. WIFI is available throughout the centre.
The surrounding countryside is made up of sitka spruce plantation, heather moorland and upland pasture, predominantly grazed by the hardy Welsh Mountain Sheep.
The area is home to some iconic wildlife, including black grouse, red squirrel, otters, cuckoos and ospreys. Work is ongoing through the Brenig Osprey Project, to encourage them to breed, with the establishment of 5 artificial nesting platforms for them.
For more information please visit www.llyn-brenig.co.uk.