Ceredigion’s waters provide challenging sport for sea, shore, freshwater and coarse anglers.The rivers Teifi, Aeron, Rheidol and Ystwyth are renowned for their trout, salmon and sewin (sea trout) stocks. Alongside river beats, there are plenty of opportunities for reservoir, lake and pool fishing for salmon, rainbow and brown trout.
Coarse anglers can fish for a variety of carp, tench, perch, rudd, chubb, bream, gudgeon and roach, while the waters of Cardigan Bay are renowned for bass, mackerel, tope, skate, bream, whiting and pollock.
As well as the river beats, there are reservoirs, lakes and pools plus purpose made fisheries.
Ceredigion is home to some of Wales’s best freshwater fishing, especially for sea trout (or ‘sewin’) plus salmon and wild brown trout. The county’s best known rivers are the Aeron, Rheidol, Ystwyth and Teifi. The county has produced some of the best known Welsh anglers, including author and fishing champion, Moc Morgan.
Fishing guides, tuition and ghillie services
You'll be shown how and where to fish by the experienced local fishing guides of the Teifi River Guides, who offer a range of services from night fishing to full ghillie support. Sewincaster Illtyd Griffiths knows the best casting techniques to use on rivers all over the world and Steffan Jones of Angling Wordwide is an expert on the sea trout, Sewin, as well as brown trout and grayling on the Teifi and Tywi. The skills and knowledge of Moc Morgan have been picked up by his son,
Hywel, Castmaster fishing guide and tutor for a range of Welsh rivers and lakes.
Ceredigion Angling Associations and their managed beats
Aberaeron Town Fishing Club manage the beat on the river Aeron for about a mile and a half to the west of the first road bridge. Apart from a few short stretches of private fishing, the Club also has fishing rights on about three miles on both banks of the river Arth from the sea as far as Pennant. The National Trust owns rights on the Aeron by the Llanerchaeron estate, and permits can be obtained thruough the Aberaeron Town Fishing Club.
the river Teifi is the 'queen' of the country's angling rivers, and three clubs manage its fishing beats. Llandysul Angling Association has the rights on 23 miles of the river Teifi between Newcastle Emlyn and Llangybi, near Lampeter, and the Club rents a further 6.5 miles of private beats. In the same area, the Teifi Trout Association own the rights to 25 miles on the Teifi and fishing on the tributary rivers of Ceri, Cych and Hirwen. There are five miles along both banks of the Teifi either side of the bridge at Llanybydder that are managed by Llanybydder Fishing Club.
On the upper reaches of the Teifi and some of the Cambrian Mountains lakes Tregaron Angling Association own close to 20 milltir along the river Teifi between Strata Florida and Lampeter. There's good fishing on Llyn Berwyn and the Teifi Pools - Egnant, Hir and Teifi. It's here you'll find the peaceful spot where a memorial stone has been placed for the well loved champion fisherman, Moc Morgan.
On the river Ystwyth, Llanilar Angling Association have the rights for 15 miles between the harbour in Aberystwyth and Pontrhydygroes.
Aberystwyth Angling Association own the rights for most of 16 milltir along both banks of the river Rheidol. The Associaation also has rights on sections of the river Ystwyth and nine lakes in the area: Craig y Pistyll. Blaenmelindwr, Rhosgoch, Pendam, Frongoch, Rhosrhydd, Glandwgan, Syfydrin and Oerfa. Fly fishing only is permitted at Rhosgoch, Frongoch and Rhosrhydd.
Lobsters and crab (plus prawns and scallops in season) are the mainstay for the Ceredigion’s commercial fishermen. That leaves plenty more fish in the sea such as tope, bream, skate, bass and plenty of mackerel.
Join a fishing trip with Dunbar Castle at New Quay or Epic Fishing, for a choice of trips lasting from 2 hours to 8 hours. Catch mackerel for the barbecue, or crab, sea bass, or even rays, sharks or coger eels!
And there’s plenty of scope for beach casting and shore fishing off one of Ceredigion's beaches where keen anglers are rewarded with a variety of species including sea bass and seabream.
For some great family fun, get some bait and try catching some crabs - why not hae a go at the crab fishing competitions at the Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival at Aberaeron in July, and at Aberystwyth's Sea2Shore Festival in August.
Beware tides! Look out for rock and tide marks and be aware of current tide timetables to avoid being trapped by fast incoming tides.
Ceredigion’s fisheries are excellent for coarse fishing for carp, tench, perch, rudd, chub, bream, gudgeon and roach. Some include wild brown trout and others are stocked with rainbow trout. Several have excellent facilities for disabled anglers.
Capel Bangor Golf Club has a pretty three acre lake offering a variety of fishing. The fishery is open throughout hte year. Night fishing is only available to Club members.
Fron Farm Fishery is a family run fishery with B&B and camping. Four lakes ranging in size from one to two and a half acres are stocked with trout and a variety of other fish. Night fishing by prior arrangement.
Nearby is Penuwch Carp Fishery with a well stocked two and a half acre lake.
Lakes of varying size and depth can be found at Nine Oaks Angling Centre, at Oakford, just inland from New Quay. There are three lakes for coarse fishing and a further lake for fly fishing for trout. The lakes are accessible to disabled anglers, and tuition and bait and tackle hire is also available.
There's one three acre lake Rhydlewis Fishery. where fish can be smoked on site.
The attractive Springwater Lakes at Llanwrda have five lakes: three lakes for coarse fishing and one trout lake and one lake for carp fishing. Accessible for disabled.