River Teifi

IMG_3133In north Ceredigion, in the Cambrian Mountains, lie a series of glacially carved ponds. Known as the Teifi Pools, these provide the source for the longest river to be found wholly in Wales. Afon Teifi is 76 miles from source to sea and is oft regarded as one of the most beautiful river courses in Britain. The river is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, but fortunately for anglers, this does not mean it cannot be fished.

The Teifi is particularly noted for its run of sea trout (see Fish we Like) with fish entering the river from late March. For many fly fishermen, casting in darkness for Teifi sea trout is as good as it gets. This is proper, wild fishing where a touch of insanity is a useful weapon. The water is cold, especially in the early season, and wading in the dark a risky game. Catching a Teifi sea trout is a rite of passage not to be taken too lightly, and is certainly an adventure to be taken with a friend. Someone who will test the water first…

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