We are in the middle of the Teifi and Towy sea-trout fishing area. In 1933, a sturgeon weighing 88lbs and measuring 9 feet long was caught in the Towy – http://www.llanegwad-carmarthen.co.uk/fishytale.htm
Cenarth on the Teifi is 15 minutes drive away. The salmon leap in Cenarth is amazing in November and December. Coracles are still used for fishing there and the Coracle Museum is well worth a visit.
Here at the mill, we have fishing rights over about 100 yards of the river – there are small salmon and trout easily seen in the Cych in the summer; in the winter, larger fish come here to spawn and otters hunt for them.
If you are over 12, you must hold a valid rod licence to fish in the rivers, lakes and ponds in the area. You can get a rod licence from any Post Office, or the Environment Agency website www.environment-agency.gov.uk/fish, which also has details of local by-laws for closed seasons, size limits and method restrictions. You will also need a permit from the owner of the water, which you will probably have to pay for (we do not charge for fishing at the mill). There is a freezer in your apartment and you can come and go at any time during your stay at the mill.
Fishing seasons in Carmarthenshire are:
- Sea-trout & non migratory brown trout: 1st April – 31st October
- Salmon: 16th June – 7th October
- Course fishing – no statutory closed season but check with owners 16th March – 15th June and also during freezing weather.
http://www.fishing-in-wales.com/ With some 30 miles (50km) of prime fishing on the River Teifi in West Wales, Llandysul Angling Association provides top-class game fishing opportunities. This site has links to many different angling sites.
http://www.fishinginpembrokeshire.co.uk/ Fishing opportunities in Pembrokeshire
http://www.visit.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/active/fishing.html fishing in Carmarthenshire, including links to the Teifi Trout Association
http://www.fishinginwalesnp.co.uk/ Guides to fishing in the National Parks – Pembrokeshire, Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons
en/content/cms/game/sea_trout/sea_trout.aspx Seatrout fishing in West Wales