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Ceredigion

Centrally located on the western coastline of Wales,
Ceredigion is sheltered from the east by the heather clad heights of the Plynlimon mountain range.Quality accommodation, spectacular landscapes, award-winning beaches and welcoming people await your visit to Ceredigion - one of the last bastions of the Welsh language and culture.In Ceredigion you will experience a refreshing atmosphere and leisurely, but purposeful, lifestyle that is a far cry from the often hectic stresses of everyday urban living. Winding down is never easier - if that is what you want to do. Quality arts and entertainment facilities are to be found throughout the County and there are plenty of opportunities to partake in one of the many leisure pursuits on offer, including spectacular walking, challenging angling and sea fishing, bird-watching, pony trekking and golf.

Enjoyed by visiting fishing enthusiasts and locals alike, Ceredigion's challenging freshwater and sea angling conditions have produced some of Wales's foremost international anglers. Coarse angling is also on offer at several locations.






Clive Branson's
Fishing Guide

to


Wales
and the Borders



By popular demand from visiting anglers I have been asked on many occasions
“Where best to go fishing including best facilities such as refreshments, toilets, disable access etc”
Therefore I have introduced for each venue within the guide my personal

1-5 star rating *****.
Including my personal views, helping anglers decide where best to experience
this great sport of ours
.
I recommend that you phone first and check details before setting out. You will need a valid Environment Agency rod licence to fish at any venue listed
Also check out the easy to navigate post code
and google map


COARSE / GAME / SEA


COARSE


Venue; CAPEL BANGOR GOLF CLUB

Location; Situated East of Junction A44 Bow Street
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/G6nvo
Sat Nav
SY23 3LL
Owner Permit;
Capel Bangor Golf Club
Availability;
Day or Season tickets 2.5 acre pool and 0.5 acre Trout pool. Contact Mr W Evans
Tel;
0
1970 880239
Fish Species; Tench, Carp, Roach, Rainbow trout
Web Site;
http://www.capelbangorgolfclub.co.uk/
Additional information;
Disabled access, refreshments, WC
Star Rating **

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Venue; FRON FISHERY

Location; Situated at Bontnewydd near to Bronant
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/3jUqZ
Sat Nav
SY23 4JG
Owner Permit; Fron Farm Fishery
Availability;
Day or Season tickets 4 Lakes 3 trout and one coarse
Tel;
01974 251392
Fish Species;
Perch, Roach, Tench, Carp,, Salmon, Brown trout, Rainbow trout
Web Site;
http://fronfarmholidays.org.uk/fishery/
Additional information;
Disabled access, Barbless hooks only, Tackle hire, Tuition available, Refreshments, Keepnet restrictionjs, W/C, accommodation available, Catch and release
Star Rating ****

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Venue; CELTIC LAKES

Location; located at Creuyydn Bridge 4 miles from Lampeter
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/AQaOZ
Sat Nav
SA48 8PY
Owner Permit; Celtic Lakes Resorts
Availability;  
Day tickets. / Season Tickets (See web site)
Tel;
01570 471010
Web site
; http://www.celticlakesresort.com/
Fish Species; Carp, Tench, Rudd, Golden Orfe, Roach, Rudd, Catfish
Additional information;
Set amongst stunning scenery, the 75 acre site at Celtic Lakes Resort was previously a mix of forestry and boggy farm land  Now Celtic Lakes Resort offers superb fishing on 6 waters of varying sizes, all heavily stocked with carp to 40lb+ and catfish to 60lb+ as well as a mix of coarse fish including tench, roach, rudd, perch and bream. Night fishing is allowed and Celtic Lakes welcome touring caravans, tents and bivvies
Star Rating ***

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Venue; LLANARTH COARSE FISHERY

Location; Situated 2.3 mile SW of Llanarth should be Two Thirds of a mile SW of Llanarth.
Google:
http://goo.gl/maps/6rBXY
Sat Nav:
SA47 0NT
Owner Permit; Llanarth Coarse Fishery
Availability;
Day or Season tickets 7 acre created fishery
Tel;
01545 580598
Fish Species;
Roach, Carp, Crucian carp, Tench, skimmer bream
Web Site;
www.llanarthcoarsefishery.co.uk
Additional information;
Picnic area away from the ponds and is set in a valley surrounded
by woodland. Suitable baits usually available. Open all year 8.30am - dusk, other times by prior arrangement.
Star Rating ****

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Venue; NEW BETHLEHEM COARSE FISHERY

Location; Near to Cilcennin, Lampeter
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/H66iN
Sat Nav:
SA48 8RP
Owner Permit; New Bethlehem Coarse Fishery
Availability;
Day or Season tickets One 2 acre Lake. Contact Mr R Lester
Tel;
01570 470478

Fish Species; Roach, Rudd, Carp, Crucian Carp, Grass Carp,Perch
Web Site;
www.aberystwyth-online.co.uk/fishing/new-bethlehem-coarse-fishery.shtml
Additional information;  One coarse fishing lake of approximately 2 acres. Car park and toilet. Suitable for Disable persons.
Star Rating **

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Venue; NINE OAKS ANGLING CENTRE

Location; Near Oakford, 1 1/2 miles inland between Llanarth and Aberaeron
Google:
http://goo.gl/maps/NxvlD
Sat Nav
SA47 0RW
Owner Permit;
Nine Oaks Fishery

Availability; Day or Season tickets except Xmas & New year
Tel; 01545 580482
Fish Species; Roach, Bream, Carp (Mirror, Common, Crucian, Koi and Grass), Tench plus Blue, Rainbow and Tiger Trout
Web Siteswww.nineoaks-fisheries.co.uk/
Additional information; Day Tickets available on bank, night fishing by appointment. Set in a naturally beautiful setting and has a "Living Landscape" award. It has 2 Coarse Lakes plus 1 novices pool and 3 x 1/2acre Trout Pools. Coaching in Coarse and Trout fishing from a qualified instructor. Tea/Coffee and simple snacks (egg/bacon, pies & pasties) available, cold drinks & sweets plus on-site tackle shop all housed within Fishery Lodge building in middle of
large car park. Car Park centrally located within the site and within yards of all lakes. Very easy access for the non-ambulant visitor. Grassy banks every where with gently grassed slopes between lakes. Non-fishing  visitors and well behaved dogs welcome f.o.c.
 Star Rating ****

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Venue; TAIR LLYN FISHERY

Location; Near river Rheidol
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/K4mq1
Sat Nav:
SY23 3NA
Owner Permit; Tair Llyn fishery
Availability;
Day or Season tickets
Tel;
01970 880560
Fish Species;
Roach, Rudd, Carp, Bream, Perch, Tench
Web Site;
Tair Llyn Fishery
Additional information;
Disabled Access One 9 acre Lake and 4 pools. Contact Mr I Jones
A nine acre lake in the Rheidol Valley, adjacent to the river, near Capel Bangor. Mirror, common and ghost carp, bream, roach, tench and perch are the principal species. Reasonably priced coarse fishing in a delightful setting. There is also a small trout lake Adults Concessions juniors Term Enquire for season prices
Star Rating **

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Venue; TROED-Y-BRYN FISHERY

Location; Situated at Cribyn near Lampeter
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/0Vsul
Sat Nav:
SA48 7QH
Owner Permit; Troed y Bryn Fishery
Availability;
Day or Season tickets 3.5 acre Lakes including 2 Fly fishing pools
Tel;
01570 470798
Fish Species;
Roach, Rudd, Carp, Braem, Perch, Tench
Website:

Additional information; WC
Star Rating **

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Venue; TEGLAN FISHERY

Location; located in the beautiful Aeron Valley in Ceredigion West Wales.
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/mNxgQ
Sat Nav
SA48 8DA
Owner Permit;
Teglan Fishery
Availability;  
Day tickets. Main Lake, and River Aeron
Tel; 1570471115
Web site
; www.teglan.net
Fish Species; Carp, Tench, Rudd, Golden Orfe, Roach, Rudd, Sea trout, Salmon
Additional information; The top spring fed lake of about 1 3/4 acres  holds eight sub-species of Carp to 30lb. Green and Golden Tench to about 4lb, Roach , Rudd and few Golden Orfe. River Lake is about 1 1/2 acres and has 12,000 fish to about 4 lb consisting of Carp, Roach, Rudd and skimmer Bream. River Aeron holds trout, sea trout (sewin) and salmon.

Star Rating ****

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Venue; LLYN EIDDWEN

Location; located near to Aberystwyth
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/9Wdcn
Sat Nav SA48 8DA
Owner Permit;
National Trust
Availability;  
Day tickets
Tel; 1570471115
Website:

Fish Species; Pike, Brown Trout
Additional information; Fishing is
allowed  in the lake, as long as you follow the countryside code the source of the River Aeron
Star Rating **

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Venue; CAMDDWR

Location; Situated near Camddwr
Owner Permit; Cymdiethas Pysgota Tregaron Angling
Availability;
Day tickets
Tel;
See website
Web site; http://www.fishinginwales.com/
Website; http://www.tregaronangling.com
Additional information; No night fishing, Close season Tregaron Angling Association offers salmon sea trout and brown trout fishing for 22 miles of the upper river on 8 beats of the River Teifi and the headwaters of the River Camddwr as well as brown trout lake fishing on Llyn Berwyn and Teifi Pools Fishery
Star Rating **

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Venue; DINAS & NANTYMOCH

Location; Situated near to Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/kFcyS
Owner Permit;
Dinas angling
Availability;
Day tickets
Tel;
01970 890664 /
01970 880667
Fish Species; Brown Trout, Rainbow trout
Web Site;
http://www.flymail.com/powergen.html
Additional information;
No night fishing, Disabled access, WC, Close season apply,
Tickets available from C.P.Jenkins, Rheidol Filling Station, Ponterwyd,Nr. Aberystwyth
Star Rating **

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Venue; GLWYDWERN TROUT FISHERY

Location; Situated between Lampeter and New Quay, close to Gorsgoch
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/2u0Eg
Sat Nav:
SA48 7LS
Owner Permit; Glwydwern Trout Fishery
Availability; Day Tickets
Tel; 01570 434248 (Contact Sharon Morgan)
Fish Species; Brown Trout, Rainbow trout
Additional information; The Glwydwern Trout Fishery is located in the peace and tranquility of the West Wales countryside. Here you can enjoy challenging fishing, the waters are spring fed and well matured. There is an abundance of aquatic life, thus ensuring good quality hard fighting trout. The discerning angler who prefers to fish the dry fly or the nymph can expect exciting sport, although the use of traditional wet flies can produce excellent bags too. No spinners allowed.
Star Rating **

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LLYN BACH

Location; Situated in mountains near to Tregaron
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/Y8kCY
Owner Permit;
Cymdiethas Pysgota Tregaron Angling
Availability;
Day tickets 45 acre Lake
Tel;
See Website
Fish Species;
Brown Trout
Web Site; 
http://www.fishinginwales.com/
Website; http://www.tregaronangling.com
Additional information; Close season apply
Star Rating **

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Venue; LLYN BERWYN

Location; Situated in mountains near to Tregaron
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/oNcIh
Owner Permit;
Cymdiethas Pysgota Tregaron Angling
Availability;
Day tickets
Tel;
See Website
Fish Species;
Brown Trout
Web Site;
www.troutwales.org
Website; http://www.tregaronangling.com
Additional information; No night fishing, Close season
Star Rating **

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Venue; LLYN BLAENMELINDWR

Location; Situated near Llyn Blaenmelindwr School
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/wMIw4
Owner Permit;
Llyn Blaenmelindwr School
Availability;
Day tickets and concessionary
Tel;
01970 623021
Fish Species;
Brown Trout, Brook trout
Web Site;
http://www.aber-angling.co.uk/
Additional information;
Close season apply
Star Rating **

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Venue; LLYN CONACH

Location; Situated at Talybont near Aberystwyth
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/ffYGZ
Owner Permit;
Talybont Angling
Availability;
Day tickets 1 acre Lake
Tel;
01970 832363
Fish Species;
Brown Trout
Web Site;  http://www.aberystwythdirectory.com/river.html
Additional information;
Close season apply
Star Rating **

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Venue; LLYN GRAIG-Y-PISTYLL

Location; Situated in Bontgoch near Talybont, Aberystwyth
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/RGYvF
Owner Permit;
Aberystwyth A/A
Availability;
Day tickets 3/4 mile lake
Tel;
01970 623021
Fish Species;
Brown Trout
Web Site;
http://www.aber-angling.co.uk/
Additional information;
No night fishing, Close season
Game fishing lake near Talybont. Public fishing available. Visitor, local, concessionary permits available. Primary school pupils do not need a permit
Star Rating **

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Venue; LLYN DWFN

Location; Situated near Talybont
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/4ujdw
Owner Permit;
Talybont A/A
Availability;
Day tickets
Tel;
01974 251330
Fish Species; Brown Trout
Web Site; http://website.lineone.net/~dyfival1/framedyfi.htm

Additional information; Close season, 3 acre Lake Contact Mr M Williams
Star Rating **

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Venue; LLYN EGNANT

Location; Situated in mountains near to Tregaron
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/xHvNe
Owner Permit;
Cymdiethas Pysgota Tregaron Angling
Availability;
Day tickets
Tel;
See Website
Fish Species;
Brown Trout
Web Site;
http://www.fishinginwales.com/
Website; http://www.tregaronangling.com
Additional information; No night fishing, permits available from local post office, Close season Apply
Star Rating **

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Venue; LLYN FRONGOCH

Location; Situated SW of Devil's Bridge
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/iRdJd
Owner Permit;
Aberystwyth A/A
Availability;
Day tickets
Tel;
01970 623021
Fish Species;
Brown Trout, Rainbow trout
Web Site;
http://www.aber-angling.co.uk/
Additional information;
Close season
Star Rating **

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Venue; LLYN GWAITH

Location; Situated in mountains near to Tregaron
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/rrwBo
Owner Permit;
Cymdiethas Pysgota Tregaron Angling
Availability;
Day tickets 2.5 acre lake
Tel;
01974 298162
Fish Species;
Brown Trout

Web Site;
www.troutwales.org/
Additional information;
Close season apply
Star Rating **

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LLYN Y GORLAN

Location; Situated in mountains near to Tregaron
Google:
http://goo.gl/maps/XlTUJ
Owner Permit;
Cymdiethas Pysgota Tregaron Angling
Availability;
Day tickets 25 acre lake
Tel;
01974 298162
Fish Species;
Brown Trout

Web Site;
www.troutwales.org/
Additional information;
Close season apply
Star Rating **

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Venue; LLYN HIR

Location; Situated in mountains near to Tregaron
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/XlTUJ
Owner Permit;
Cymdiethas Pysgota Tregaron Angling
Availability;
Day tickets 45 acre lake
Tel;
See Website
Fish Species;
Brown Trout
Web Site;
http://www.fishinginwales.com/
Website; http://www.tregaronangling.com
Additional information; Close season apply
Star Rating **

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Venue; LLYN NANTYCAGAL

Location; Situated at Talybont
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/jnOUh
Owner Permit;
Talybont A/A
Availability;
Day tickets 15 acre Lake Contact Mr Williams
Tel;
01974 251330
Fish Species;
Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout
Additional information;
Close season apply
Star Rating **

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Venue; LLYN Y OERFA

Location; Situated in Ystumtuen near Ponterwyd off the A44
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/tfdht
Owner Permit;
Aberystwyth A/A
Availability;
Day tickets
Tel;
01970 623021
Fish Species;
Brown Trout
Web Site;
http://www.aber-angling.co.uk/
Additional information;
Close season apply
Star Rating **

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Venue; LLYN PENDAM

Location; Situated near to Penrhyncoch
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/hCfv0
Owner Permit;
Aberystwyth A/A
Availability;
Day tickets
Tel;
01970 623021
Fish Species;
Brown Trout
Web Site;
http://www.aber-angling.co.uk/
Additional information; Close season apply
a productive brown trout fishery that is trickle-stocked.

Star Rating **

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Venue; LLYN PENRHAEADR

Location; Situated near Talybont
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/c4LFo
Owner Permit;
Talybont A/A
Availability;
Day tickets 8 acre Lake
Tel;
01970 832363
Fish Species;
Brown Trout, Brook trout, Rainbow trout
Additional information; Close season apply  3 lakes stocked with brown trout; native wild brown in Penrhaeadr; fly only on all lakes except Nantycagal; boat hire on all lakes for holders of season tickets

Star Rating **

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Venue; LLYN RHOSGOCH

Location; Situated near to Penrhyncoch
Owner Permit; Aberystwyth A/A
Availability;
Day tickets
Tel;
01970 623021
Fish Species;
Brown Trout
Web Site;
http://www.aber-angling.co.uk/
Additional information; Close season apply a brown trout fishery and trickle-stocked with trout up to 1.5lbs in weight. It is a short uphill walk from the road through frequently boggy ground. A picturesque lake which fishes well, particularly in the evening. Dries and nymphs recommended.  Only fly fishing is allowed.
Star Rating **

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Venue: LLYN LLYGAD RHEIDOL

Location; Situated SW of Devils Bridge
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/ZUeV6
Owner Permit;
Aberystwyth A/A
Availability;
Day tickets
Tel;
01970 623021
Fish Species;
Brown Trout
Web Site;
http://www.aber-angling.co.uk/
Additional information;
Close season apply
Anglers must use the car park provided which is 200 metres from the lake. Morning and evening rises are the most productive. Fly fishing only. Two boats available for boat permit holders
Star Rating **

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Venue; LLYN SYFYDRIN

Location; Situated near to Penrhyncoch
Owner Permit; Aberystwyth A/A
Availability;
Day tickets
Tel;
01970 623021
Fish Species;
Brown Trout
Web Site;
http://www.aber-angling.co.uk/
Additional information;
just under a mile north of Llyn Pendam and Llyn Blaenmelindwr and can be reached by tracks from both lakes. " A real gem that many anglers overlook. The fish are hard to fool, there are no stockies and you need to use small flies and be quick on the strike. Admire the scenery and you'll miss the take. This is REAL fishing", Chas Webb.Chas recommends for point flies Butcher, Peter Ross or Alexandra ; middle dropper-Black and Peacock, Black Pennel, PTN; top dropper- and bushy fly to create a wake. All flies in size 12/14 or smaller. Vehicle access ends a mile from the lake and anglers need to continue on foot. Fly, spinning and worm fishing allowed. It has a good head of wild brown trout and the lake is well known for its evening sedge rise.
Star Rating **

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Venue; LLYN TEIFI

Location; Situated in mountains near to Tregaron
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/Y8kCY
Owner Permit;
Cymdiethas Pysgota Tregaron Angling
Availability;
Day tickets 200 acre Lake
Tel;
See Website
Fish Species;
Brown Trout
Web Site; 
http://www.fishinginwales.com/
Website; http://www.tregaronangling.com
Additional information; Close season apply
Star Rating **

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Venue; RHYDLEWIS TROUT FISHERY

Location; Situated near Rhydlewis, Llandysul
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/1KsK4
Sat Nav:
SA44 5QS
Owner Permit; Rhydlewis Fishery
Availability;
Day tickets 1.5 acre Lake
Tel;
01239 857224
Fish Species;
Rainbow Trout
Website:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsCEJrqrsLU
Additional information; 
One pool of 3 acres. Poolside parking, tea making facilities, toilets. Open all year. Smokery shop on premises.
Star Rating **

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Venue; RIVER AERON

Location; Situated in Aberaeron fishing upstream
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/OCUCY
Owner Permit;
Aberaeron Town Angling Club
Availability;
Day tickets 
Tickets available from local post office & Tourist information centre
Tel; 01545 571335
Fish Species;
Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout
Web Site; http://www.aberaeron-angling.org/
Additional information; This short River is just under 20 miles in legnth. Rises on Blaenpennal to flow via Llangeitho and Talsarn to enter the Irish Sea at Aberaeron. The River's good run of Salmon and Sea trout (Sewin) begins in June. Natural Brown trout throughout.
Aberaeron A/C have 2.5 miles of fishing.
Star Rating ***

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Venue; RIVER ARTH

Location; Situated near Pennant and runs down stream to river mouth
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/MyhCa
Owner Permit;
Aberaeron Town Angling Club
Availability;
Day tickets 3 miles of fishing.
Tickets available from local post office
Tel;
01545 571335
Fish Species;
Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout
Web Site;
http://www.aberaeron-angling.org/
Additional information; A Small stream that enters the Irish Sea North of Aberaeron. The river offers Trout in the late summer. Some Sea trout present. Permits are available from the Post Office counter within Cost Cutters store, Market Street Aberaeron and from the Tourist Information Office, Quay Parade, Aberaeron.
Star Rating **

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Venue; RIVER CERI

Location; Situated in and around Cwmdu Bridge
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/gHKcm
Sat Nav:
SA38 9BE
Owner Permit;
Teifi Trout A/A
Availability;
Day tickets 1.5 miles of fishing. Contact Mr B Gore
Tel;
01239 841332
Fish Species;
Brown Trout
Web Site; http://www.teifitrout.com/
Additional information; Close season apply
Star Rating **

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Venue; RIVER CYCH

Location; Situated East of Aberystwyth
Google:
http://goo.gl/maps/0UH8N
Owner Permit;
Tiefi Trout A/A
Availability;
Day tickets 2.5 miles of fishing.
Tel;
01239 841332
Fish Species;
Sea Trout, Brown Trout
Web Site;
http://www.teifitrout.com/
Additional information; Close season apply, the River Cych confluence of  River Teifi.
Star Rating **

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Venue; RIVER RHEIDOL

Location; Situated East of Aberystwyth
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/VgLCs
Owner Permit;
Aberystwyth A/A
Availability;
Day tickets 12 miles of fishing. Contact Mr P Eklund
Tel;
01970 623021
Fish Species;
Brown Trout, Salmon, Sea Trout
Web Site;
http://www.aber-angling.co.uk/
Additional information;
The Association has rights on 16 miles on both banks of the Rheidol from the sea to Devil’s Bridge. The river enjoys an international reputation as one of Wales’ premier salmon and sea trout fisheries with double-figure specimens of both species being caught on a regular basis. In Wales you will often find sea trout referred to as sewin.
Star Rating **

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Venue; RIVER TEIFI - ABERCYCH

Location; Situated between Cenarth and the Cych confluence
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/457O8
Owner Permit;
Tiefi Trout A/A
Availability;
Day tickets 2.5 miles of fishing. Contact Mr Gore
Tel;
01239 841332
Fish Species;
Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Salmon
Web Site;
http://www.teifitrout.com/
Additional information; The Teifi has its source in Llyn Teifi, one of several lakes known collectively as Teifi Pools. These are situated in mid Wales toward the north of the county of Ceredigion. The river flows past Strata Florida Abbey and then through Pontrhydfendigaid before reaching the main river valley floor. Here it passes through one of the great raised mires of Britain, Gors Goch Glan Teifi, also known as Tregaron Bog. Over the next 30 miles the Teifi meanders generally south-west in a gentle arc, passing through the villages and towns of Tregaron, Llanddewi Brefi, Cwmann, Lampeter, Llanybydder, Llandysul, Newcastle Emlyn, Cenarth, Llechryd and finally Cardigan town. The river becomes tidal below Llechryd and descends into Cardigan town through the steep-sided Cilgerran Gorge. Below Cardigan town the river broadens into a wide estuary, passing the seaside resort of Poppit Sands before finally entering the sea in Cardigan Bay.
Star Rating ***

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Venue; RIVER TEIFI - CENARTH

Location; Situated between Cenarth and Newcastle Emlyn
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/VgLCs
Owner Permit; Tiefi Trout A/A
Availability;
Day tickets 3/4 miles of fishing. Contact Mr B Gore
Tel;
01239 841332
Fish Species;
Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Salmon
Web Site;
www.fishing-in-wales.com/fisheries/game.htm
Additional information;
Close season apply
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Venue; RIVER TEIFI - CWM -COU

Location; Situated between Cenarth and Newcastle Emlyn
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Owner Permit; Tiefi Trout A/A
Availability;
Day tickets 4 miles of fishing. Contact Mr Gore
Tel;
01239 841332
Fish Species;
Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Salmon
Web Site;
http://www.teifitrout.co.uk/
Additional information;
Close season apply
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Venue; RIVER TEIFI - LAMPETER

Location; Situated upstream of Lampeter
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/VgLCs
Owner Permit; Llandysul A/A
Availability;
Day tickets 4 beats between Lampeter and Llanfair Clydogau
Tel;
01559 362202
Fish Species;
Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Salmon
Website:
http://www.teifitrout.co.uk/
Additional information;
Contact Porth Hotel Mr A Williams Close season apply
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Venue; RIVER TEIFI - LLANDYFRIOG

Location; Situated between Newcastle Emlyn and Pentrecagal
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/VgLCs
Owner Permit; Teifi Trout A/A
Availability;
Day tickets Several beats covering several miles of fishing Contact Mr Gore
Tel;
01239 841332
Fish Species;
Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Salmon
Website:
http://www.teifitrout.co.uk/

Additional information;
Close season apply
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Venue; RIVER TEIFI - LLANDYSUL

Location; Situated between Llandysul and Llanybydder
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/VgLCs
Owner Permit; Llandysul A/A
Availability;
Day tickets Several beats of fishing
Fish Species;
Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Salmon
Website: http://www.teifitrout.co.uk/
Additional information; Contact Porth Hotel Mr A Williams
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Venue; RIVER TEIFI - LLANBYDDER

Location; Situated between Llanybydder and Lampeter
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/VgLCs
Owner Permit; Llandysul A/A
Availability;
Day tickets 6 beats of fishing
Fish Species; Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Salmon
Website: http://www.teifitrout.co.uk/
Additional information; Contact Porth Hotel Mr A Williams
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Venue; RIVER TEIFI - LLECHRYD

Location; Situated below Llechryd Bridge
Owner Permit; Castell Malgwyn Hotel
Availability;
Day tickets 2.2 miles of left bank fishing
Tel;
01239 682382
Fish Species;
Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Salmon
Web Site;
www.castellmalgwyn.co.uk/
Additional information;
The hotel owns the fishing rights for a mile below Llechryd Bridge including several good holding pools for both Salmon & Sea Trout. Coracle fishermen are licensed to fish this area of the river and invariably operate after dark until their season ends on the 31st August when the main autumn runs of Salmon usually begin.Fly fishing from a Coracle can be arranged Also check out Pembroke area
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Venue; RIVER TEIFI - MAES-Y-CRUGIAU

Location; Situated at Maes-Y-crugiau near Pencader
Owner Permit; Maes-Y-Crugiau AA
Availability;
Day tickets 0.5 miles of fishing. Contact Mr V Thomas
Tel;
01559 395267
Fish Species;
Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Salmon
Website: http://www.teifiriverstrust.com/?page_id=129
Additional information; Close season apply
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Venue; RIVER TEIFI - NEWCASTLE EMLYN

Location; Situated between Newcastle Emlyn and Llandysul
Owner Permit; Llandysul A/A
Availability;
Day tickets 4 beats of fishing
Tel;
01559 362202
Fish Species;
Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Salmon
Web Site;
http://www.teifiriverstrust.com
Additional information;
Contact Porth Hotel Mr A Williams Close season apply
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Venue; RIVER TEIFI - PENTRECAGAL


Location; Situated at Pentrecagal upstream of Newcastle Emlyn
Google: http://goo.gl/maps/weNxg
Sat Nav:
SA38 9HT
Owner Permit; Dol Haidd Isaf
Availability;
Day tickets 0.75 miles of fishing
Tel;
01559 371265
Fish Species;
Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Salmon
Web Site;
http://www.fishermencottages.co.uk/
Additional information;
Contact Mr D Rowe Close season apply
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Venue; RIVER TEIFI - STRADMORE


Location;
Situated downstream of Cenarth
Owner Permit; STRADMORE GARDENS
Availability;
Day tickets 650 yards of fishing. Contact Mr Davies
Tel;
01239 682417
Fish Species;
Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Salmon
Web Site;
http://www.teifitrout.com/index.htm
Additional information;
Close season apply
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Venue; RIVER TEIFI - UPPER REACHES

Location; Situated on upper river Lampeter
Owner Permit; Cymdeithas Pysgota Tregaron A/A
Availability;
Day tickets 17 miles of fishing
Tel;
01974 298162
Fish Species;
Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Salmon
Web Site;
www.troutwales.org/
Additional information;
Close season apply
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Location; WEST WALES / ABERYSTWYTH

The West coast including Aberystwyth , is home to one of the largest charter fishing fleets in Wales. It’s no coincidence this. "Aber" sports some of the most varied ground imaginable with a species resident list only equalled by the prolific waters off Devon and Cornwall.

NOTED MARKS AND GROUND FEATURE Chief amongst these is the reef of Sarn Cynfelyn or Patches reef. A reef constructed of small pebble intermingled with rock and weed beds. This breaks it’s sequence 3 miles out being mixed sand and rough. Known as the "Gap", this holds tope, huss, rays, bream etc. At 7 miles sits the Patches buoy. Ground immediately to the northwest gives cleaner patches of mud and sand, but also uplifting rocky peaks that harbour bream. Ground due north is mainly clean sand until you hit Sarn Bwch reef off Tywyn.

South of Patches reef lays the Cadwgan Reef just to the north of Llanrystyd. This too holds bream, huss, early and late season tope, plus monkfish which have topped 80lbs in nets here. However, few boats fish this area. Out from the Cadwgan Reef is the old "Trawling grounds". Literally a deeper gutter that travels roughly north to south. This harbors most species and has given hake and smoothound in the distant past.

WRECK FISHING The charter fleet is currently checking the potential of numerous wrecks that lay out beyond the 40 mile mark. Trips made in the last couple of seasons have brought home pollack to 20lbs, ling to 14lbs, and cod to 18lbs. Undoubtedly, big conger and larger pollack, coalfish, ling and cod than already taken are sure to follow.

SPECIES Fishing begins in March with the incoming thornback ray. Numbers taken can exceed 40 per day, but all the local skippers have a catch and return policy, so the bulk are there for another day. The thornbacks stay the main target until early May when the tope take precedence. Catches of this sleek predator often top 20 fish per day with double that not unusual. The average size lays between 30 and 40lbs which is high compared to other areas.

During this early spring period, huss occur daily and can top 16lbs. Whiting, dabs, dogfish, plus the odd monkfish make up the early season catches. May sees the black bream arrive. These run in tight groups over the reefs and rougher ground with fish of 1lb normal, but sprinkled with a regular return of 2lb and 3lb plus fish.

By late June all eyes focus on shark. Porbeagles running towards the 200lbs mark with 100lb fish somewhere about average. July is the main month for shark, but they can linger throughout August too. June also sees the mackerel beginning to shoal up and with them come the interesting mid summer species like pollack, gurnards, turbot, occasional blonde ray, scad and garfish.

Late August sees the catches of whiting increase as the first shoals moving in for the winter are located. A 1lb fish is classed as good here, with 2lb fish very rare. The rays and huss linger throughout the winter, but by early October the tope move out. Codling are not considered a main catch, but the past five seasons has seen fish in fair numbers on the reefs and rough ground bringing in variety to the rays, whiting, dabs and dogfish that make up the normal winter’s day sport.

TIDES AND WEATHER CONDITIONS Tides off Aberystwyth are not too fierce. It can run at a fair rate over the shallower reef areas, but is sedate over the cleaner ground, even on the biggest spring tides. The size of the tide does not appreciably effect the quality of the fishing. Catches remain pretty consistent throughout the tide cycle.

Over the offshore wrecks however, it does flow strongly and only the smaller neaps are comfortable to fish.

TACKLE Due to the light tides, you can fish with lighter tackle for all the species save for wrecking and shark. A 20lb class rod or 4-10oz uptider covers just about all options. Local anglers prefer the uptider as it gives greater versatility and more sport. Match these to a reel holding 300yds of 18lb line.

Bream fishing requires a spinning rod about 9ft long, small multiplier or fixed spool reel and just 8lb line. They get the chance to show their true metal on this outfit.

Leads average between 4-8ozs for general fishing, but a couple of 12oz or 1lb weights should be carried for those bigger tides. A 1-2oz lead is plenty for the bream over slack tide periods.

Standard wreck tackle of 50lb class rod and reel are needed for pirk fishing for cod or using pirks and muppets for pollack over the wrecks, and for the shark. The uptider covers fishing artificial eels for pollack with 15 to 18lb line. Experienced anglers choose a 12lb class outfit and 6 to 8oz leads. Many anglers prefer the lighter 30lb tackle for the greater sport.

BAITS Mackerel is undoubtedly the most popular bait used and enough can mostly be feathered on the day. However, it’s not necessarily the best bait to use.

A whole small whiting or half a dab proves the better bait for tope, rays and huss, especially the whiting. Use peeler crab over the reef and you’ll pick up ballan wrasse, codling, maybe a rogue smoothound.

The bream like small strips of squid, mackerel or herring, but those in the know also carry a few estuary cockles. This latter bait can be devastating at times. Lugworm tends to pick out the smaller bream.

Feathers baited with lugworm picks up codling and bream. Change to mackerel strip on the feathers and you’ll see gurnards, whiting, and weevers over cleaner ground.

ALTERNATIVE SHORE VENUES Try the Stone Jetty on the south side of the harbour for conger, silver eels, dabs, dogfish and flounders. Also Tan y Bwlch beach for bass, dabs, dogfish, and occasional rays.

 

Sea fishing trips

Swift (Sea Angling Charter Boat)

Old Bake House, Talybont, Ceredigion, SY24 5EY
Tel/Fax: 01970 832536
E-mail: karinhughes@lineone.net

The Swift offers the angling enthusiast the chance to catch a wide variety of species, including: tope, black bream, mackerel and huss. The trips are on average, 1 to 12 hours long. Tackle can be arranged.


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E-mail: barmouth.tic@gwynedd.gov.uk

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