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Vyrnwy

13 Wiltshire,Porte Marsh Road, Calne, United Kingdom

Vyrnwy

The Vyrnwy dam is 45 metres (146 ft) high from the bottom of the valley, and 37 metres (120 ft) thick at the base; it is 355 metres (1,165 ft) long and has a road bridge running along the top. It is decorated with over 25 arches and two small towers each with four corner turrets rising 4.3 metres (14 ft) above the road surface. The dam was the first to carry water over its crest instead of in a channel at the side. At the bottom of the dam is a body of water known as a stilling basin necessary to absorb the energy when the water flows over the crest and into the valley, and to stop the water eroding the foundations of the dam. A power house located under the west tower contains an electrical generator driven by water leaving the reservoir. Before mains electricity arrived in the 1960s this was the area's only source of power.

Extra health & safety measures

This property has taken extra health and hygiene measures to ensure your safety

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Lake Rules / Instructions

  • All anglers & guests must sign in upon arrival

  • All swims to be left clean and tidy

  • Anglers must agree to random rig checks

  • Anglers must hold a valid in date Environmental Agency rod licence

  • Anglers must vacate the lake at the agreed checkout time

  • Anglers must Follow social distancing rules

  • Anglers must lock/ close all gates that have been opened

  • Do not pour unused bait into the water

  • Do not put waste of any kind into the water

  • It is mandatory to use any equipment supplied by

  • No abusive language or discrimination to staff of other anglers

  • No bait Boats

  • No BBQ's

  • No bivvy sharing

  • No boating

  • No dogs

  • No drones

  • No drugs

  • No excessive alcohol consumption

  • No firearms

  • No fires

  • No fishing in or on unmarked pegs

  • No freezer baits

  • No guests

  • No littering

  • No loud Music

  • No open lit fires

  • No speeding/ abide all speed limits

  • No swimming

  • No tents

  • No unattained rods

  • No wading

  • No wildlife traps

  • 50'' landing nett to be used

  • All anglers must have carp care

  • All anglers must have their own forceps

  • No barbed hooks

  • No barbless hooks

  • No braded mainline

  • No braded mainline

  • No Fixed rigs

  • No lead core

  • No leaders

  • No live baits

  • No maggots

  • No plastic hook baits

  • No retaining fish

  • No retaining fish

  • No shock leaders

  • No tiger nuts

  • No white buckets

  • Report all captures

  • Use a large specimen unhooking mat

  • No wire to be used of any kind

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