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The River Taf

Sea Trout Fishing on the River Taf

The Taf is a small but noted river in West Wales, rising in the Preseli Hills of North Pembrokeshire and flowing 35 miles to enter Carmarthen Bay at Laugharne. The river has good runs of sea trout, recording a ten year average annual catch (to 2009) of 358. Worming, spinning and fly fishing are all permitted on the river, the season running from 1st April to 17th October.

The River Taf at Whitland

  

Sea Trout Fishing on the River Taf

The greater part of the river is controlled by two angling associations, the Whitland Anglers Association and the St. Clears Angling Association.

Whitland Anglers Association.

The Club controls 5 miles of mainly double bank fishing on the Taf, stretching from the railway bridge above Pont Loerig railway crossing to Fforest Farm. Permits are available from:-

Mark John at Gordon Hughes, The Butcher, Smithfield House, St John Street, Whitland. (Tel. 01994 240397 [day]; 01994 240821 [evening] ).

Full season permit: Adult £60.  Under 12, £5. 12-16, £10. 16-21, £30. Pensioner £35. Family permits available.

Day permit £15. (2012 rates)

St. Clears Angling Association.

The Club controls the fishing on the Taf from Ddolerwydd Farm to the tidal waters in lower St. Clears. It also has a superb stretch on the River Cowin at Bancyfelin. Permits are available from:-

David Bryan, Secretary, Madras Cottage, Laugharne, Carms.(Tel. 01994 427331)

The Chemist Shop at the junction of Pentre Rd and Station Rd, St Clears, Carms.

The Ivy Service Station, Tenby Rd, St. Clears, Carms.

Full season permit: Adult, £55 plus £5 stocking levy. Pensioner, £35 plus £5 stocking levy. Junior £10, plus £2 stocking levy. Child under 12 free.

Adult weekly permit: £40 (Pensioner £20). Adult daily permit: £20 (Pensioner £15).  (2012 rates)

Disabled angling facilities are available.

The majority of the sea trout caught on the Taf weigh between 1lb and 3lb but much bigger fish run the river such as the superb 8lb 2oz fish caught in June 2002. Each season several fish of over 4lb in weight are caught on fly. The larger fish run from May onwards with the smaller fish appearing in July.  For more information, see: Fishing the Taf

 

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