Atlantic salmon (salmo salar) of more than 40 lb have been caught in Wales in recent years. However the runs of large spring fish have greatly declined - as they have in all countries bordering the North Atlantic. The autumn migration into Welsh rivers remains substantial, when you can see the salmon leap obstructions on the rivers
Grayling spawn in late spring, and on the Rivers Dee and Wye they grown to more than three pounds
Lampreys swim up river from the sea when ready to spawn. They look rather like eels, but instead of biting jaws they have powerful suckers with rasp-like teeth.
The best times for trout fishing are mid March to late June and mid August until the season closes at the end of September.. Fishing with a dry fly is challenging as the fish will rarely allow you a second chance if you startle them
Each year the Teifi produces a few sea trout of between 12 and 15 pounds. The main run of fish - typically between a pound and five pounds - enter the river between June and August, with a few larger fish joining the autumn salmon shoals as the season draws to a close in mid October.
Other Fishing Web Sites
North Wales Sea Angling web site has lots on it if you want to forsake the rivers for the open sea.
Angling Wales The
site dedicated to sea, game, trout and coarse fishing in and around the
Criccieth and Porthmadog areas.
Land of mountains and fishing - Wales