Teifi FishingTrout, Sea-Trout and Salmon
The last days of March through to the end of June, and September until the season closes, are the better times to fly fish for brown trout on the lower Teifi.
Many brown trout end up going to sea and returning as seatrout, generally these are the hen fish and in the past the association have helped the numbers, by stocking with brown trout, indigenous to the Teifi. There are parts of the river that hold some sizeable ‘brownies’ and the best fish last season scaled 4lb 2oz.
A selection of flies to use through the season would be; March Browns, Grannom Sedge, small Mayfly, Alder, a variety of Sedges, Stoneflies and Pheasant tail nymphs.
Teifi Seatrout (Sewin)
In a normal season large Sewin can begin to enter the river system as early as late March and the beginning of April. Fish weighing 14lbs and more are caught on a regular basis however, it’s a hardened man indeed who can fly-fish for more than a couple of hours stood thigh deep in the cold waters of these early spring evenings.
The big Sewin is more likely to fall foul to the spinner at this time of year, particularly when the water is high and coloured.
The warmer days of May and June signal the start of the flyfisher’s season. This is the time of year when the main runs of sewin happen and peaks by the middle of July. These are the smaller fish which give the night angler the excitement he craves, like no other form of flyfishing can offer. These fish normally run between 1 to 6lb.
Generally, Teifi flies are tied a little smaller than those used on other rivers, Size 8 or 10 being about right. Popular patterns include: Teal blue & silver, Medicine fly, Dunkelds, Butchers, Teifi terrors, Black pennels and wake flies, such as the Jambo
Like other rivers in the UK our spring runs are affected by the compulsory catch & release regulations which end on the 16th June each year. Many anglers whether they be visiting or local, are conservation minded, and do not fish the river for Salmon until later in the season.
The Grilse runs normally begin sometime during August and the main runs that follow, continue to the close of the season on 17th October Fishing the Teifi Trout’s waters can give the angler an opportunity to catch a salmon fresh off the tide. The number of salmon caught on the River Teifi is more than any other river in Wales.
Flies to use: A variety of Shrimp pattern, Haslam, Hairy Mary, Garry dog, Blue charm tied on size 8/10 Low Water doubles and a variety of tube flies. These could all work on the day.
This seasons permits are available from:
- The Salmon Leap, Cenarth, Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9JP Tel: 01239 711622
- Car Park, Cenarth
- The Post Office, Glanteifi, Cenarth, Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9JL
- Castaways, 1 College Row, Cardigan SA43 1LL Tel: 01239 621865
- Afon Teifi Caravan Park, Pentrecagal, Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9HT Tel: 01559 370532
And online here:
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