Two miles long and up to 100-feet deep, it is home to the Torgoch
, a rare member of the Char family.
The lake - a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) - is home to salmon, trout and the rare Torgoch
or Arctic char.
In 2012, Fish Legal, representing the Seiont Gwyrfai and Llyfni Angling Society, issued High Court proceedings against National Resources Wales (NRW) for failing to investigate damage caused to Llyn Padarn - home to an unique species of the Torgoch
(Arctic Char) fish.
Acting on behalf of the Seiont, Gwyrfai and Llyfni Angling Society, Fish Legal believes a High Court judicial review is the best chance of reprieving the Torgoch
, an Arctic char which is unique to Lake Padarn, Snowdonia.
It is this depth that creates the perfect habitat for the lake's ancient inhabitant, the Torgoch
or rare arctic char may die at Llyn Padarn, Llanberis if no action is taken to stop sewage from seeping into its waters.
Er hardded oedd y cynefin, wedi dod yma i ryfeddu at y torgoch
roeddwn i ac nid at yr olygfa.
Secretary of the Seiont, Gwyrfai and Llyfni Fishing Society Huw Hughes warns the torgoch
or Arctic charr in Llyn Padarn, Llanberis could become extinct in three years' time.
The investment is intended to benefit the rare fish, including the torgoch
or Arctic char, it contains as well as the lake and Afon Seiont.
The beautiful Llyn Padarn at Llanberis is also popular with tourists and is home to another ice-age survivor fish the torgoch
- also known as arctic char.
The lake is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of the presence of the rare torgoch
(Arctic char) fish.
I REFER to your article in today''s Post re Rare Torgoch
Fish Spawns Survival Hope.