Out Here Ltd

 

Photography and Art

While we mostly teach Team Building, Outward Bound tuition and Adventure weekends, we also offer guided tours for those of you interested in art and photography.

As you can see from our gallery, the stunning views of the Brecon Beacons offer a great opportunity for the budding David Bailey or John Constable to see inspirational views for any artist to take advantage of!

These tours can either be combined with our many courses, or alternative accommodation can be arranged in The White Hart pub in the picturesque village of Talybont-On-Usk.

FISHING

If you see yourself as the next Matt Hayes, the River Usk, Talybont and Ponsticill reservoir's and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal offer some great trout fishing, permits can be arranged through us, again you can either just relax with your rod or combine this activity with our other courses.

River Usk

Water quality is good both chemically and biologically. The Usk is regarded as an important river both for salmon and wild brown trout and for rarer species such as the allis and twait shad, brook and sea lamprey eels, common eels and white clawed crayfish.

Talybont Reservoir

At 318 acres this is the largest Stillwater in the central Brecon Beacons and is situated in a deep, heavily forested valley a few miles South of the village of Talybont on Usk. It is most easily reached from that village via a narrow, unclassified road. Alternatively, you can enjoy a very pleasant drive across the hills from Merthyr Tydfil, via .Pontsticill and Dol y Gaer Reservoirs. Although large, Talybont is retained as a wilderness fishery and contains a population of wild trout that are carefully supplemented by restocking with brown trout only. Fly fishing is the only permitted method and six fish may be taken in one day. Small imitative patterns are recommended. There are no evening tickets. No fishing is permitted from the dam at the Northern end, although you can walk across it to reach the other shore. Boats are not permitted.

The season extends from mid-March to mid-October and you can fish from 07.30 to 22.00, depending on the time of year. The Southern end at the feeder stream is a popular spot.

Ponsticill Reservoir

At 253 acres, this water is much larger and deeper than its neighbour, Dol y Gaer. It contains wild brown trout and coarse fish. On calm days pike can be seen near the surface and some very large specimens have been taken here. Any fishing method is permitted and the season for trout is the same as for the neighbouring water. Boating is permitted on Ponsticill and there is a small yacht club and launch facilities on the Eastern shore, accessed by a small track leading from the dam to the South. Access to most parts of the reservoir is very easy, although fishing from the dam is not permitted. Many anglers seem to prefer the Northern end and near the small feeder streams. Refreshments and toilet facilities are available at the charming little Ponsticill Station on the Eastern shore.

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 provides for wheelchair access.