Fishing the River Teifi and River Cych
We offer free fishing for sea trout, salmon and brown trout with the rental of the cottage on our own stretch of the famous River Teifi, Britain's top sea trout river and it's tributary the River Cych. As the river is so close to the cottage it allows anglers the ideal opportunity to slip out for an hour's fishing before breakfast or after tea without upsetting the family routine, you can leave a rod set up and ready to go and you're on the river in minutes.
Our water meets those of the Teifi Trout Association allowing anglers who want to explore the river more fully the opportunity to buy a day or week ticket, available from the next village upstream, Cenarth, which offers access to over 8 miles of classic mainly double bank game fishing set in some of Wales' most beautiful scenery.
We have excellent single bank fishing for two rods including the junction pool at the confluence of these two rivers. The three counties of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion meet on our water, it’s possible to fish from our river bank, cast a fly into the river in Carmarthenshire, hook a sewin in Ceredigion and land it in Pembrokeshire. The River Teifi has consistently been ranked as the most productive sea trout rivers in Europe - it is a world class fishery.
The pools on which we have the fishing rights are among the best on the Teifi and they fish well from the beginning of the season in April right through to the end in October. From July to October the river is at its best and fishes extremely well for sewin irrespective of water levels although the salmon are more likely to be caught after rain.
Season, byelaws etc.
Fishing for brown trout , salmon and sea trout on our stretch of the Teifi and the River Cych begins on 1st April. The season for brown trout ceases on 30th September and the salmon and sea trout season ends on 17th October. If you want to fish for brown trout at the head of the River Teifi the season begins on 3rd March above Lampeter Bridge. Fishing for brown trout below Llechryd Bridge, 3 miles downstream of the cottage, has a late start beginning on 31st May.
Don’t forget, if you are 12 years or older, you need a rod licence to fish legally in Wales.
The fishing byelaws are quite complicated so please read them, an up to date copy for 2020 is available for download on the website of Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh equivalent of the Environment Agency.
A simple guide to the changes in the byelaws can be found here - https://teifitrout.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Anglers-guide-to-new-byelaws_Teifi.pdf