Fishing in Wales

Wales fishing rivers

 

Teifi

Tywi

Wye

Lake Vyrnwy

Usk

Dee

Clwyd

Ithon

Severn

Taff

Ogmore.

Seiont

Conwy

Salmon

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
Grayling spawn in late spring, and on the Rivers Dee and Wye they grown to more than three pounds


Lamprey
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.


Trout
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


Sea Trout
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.

Wales Calling Wales Calling front page wales
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