Well done on the fish, I fished there the other day for the first time in years and was surprised at how much it had changed. Used to be a real hotspot for me back in the day. Like others, I’m really struggling to find fish this year despite the nice water.Fished the weir pool at Nantgaredig on Carmarthen Amateur this evening and managed a 14lb salmon, on a size 11 black stoats tail shrimp. Epic fight. I’m not seeing many fish.
Da iawn! A cracking fish for the Tywi. That must have been some sight too. Don’t think I’ve seen 40 salmon jump all together in the last 10 years, let alone 1 mornings fishing!I have a new PB salmon on the fly, about 16-17lb. Saw another 40 fresh run salmon move. Full floater with a size 13 shrimp fly.
Aled, you’re not alone. On the back of others success I’m off to the river full of hope, but come away increasingly despondent! Not seeing the salmon and sewin others are..I was briefly in awe of a massive bow wave heading towards me at the bottom of the Cystanog beat this morning only for it to turn out to be a big seal. On the positive sign, it must have been chasing something..well done those of you who have caught, ....yours truly is trying hard to catch a sewin, and ......i'm not catching any but (and this is the worst bit) i'm not seeing any sewin move at all!
thanks for responding Sewinboy, pm sentHi Jim
I have been a member of both clubs for some 14 years or so. CAAA has more water than Cross Hands on the lower Towy. Furthermore, CAAA also has more water suitable to the fly on the lower Towy. The river is now at summer low, so if you strictly want to explore, now is the time to do it. Should you want to maximise your chance of catching, wait until we have some rain and the river has lifted.
Ah, he is still with us.Something to report at last, saw a few fish move last night, and managed one of around 2.5lb lost another and had a few takes.
Black red and silver tube, on Llandeilo water.