Fishing in Wales

Salmon & Sea Trout Fishing on the Towy and Cothi in Wales

Golden Grove Estate Fishery

The Golden Grove Estate is aptly named as it is the most stunningly beautiful place to fish. Overlooked by romantic castle ruins along its length the Towy valley is actually quite wide here, comprising rich pasture interspersed with occasional traditional farmsteads. There is abundant bird and other wildlife as the river is well away from any main roads.


The fishery comprises some seven beats and extends to over nearly fourteen miles of double bank fishing.

On the whole vehicular access is excellent, often using the disused railway, and any walking is generally along grass banks and pasture.

The top four beats are considered the prime fishing and are available to let. They rotate on a daily basis which changes at 07:00 hrs. Rods are strictly limited on these and you are spoilt for choice as to where to fish. The lower three beats are currently let to angling associations etc.

Wilmot Fishing Wading is required for night fishing and can be quite deep. However access down to the riverside is usually very easy and the wading is generally excellent, being on wide open water on a shingle base, although there can be odd larger stones and rocks and occasional mud banks. At summer levels one can usually wade across the river at selected places. A ghillie is employed to show rods the fishing and generally assist. One to one guides can be provided if required.

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Abercothi Estate Fishery

Abercothi is situated at Nantgaredig near Carmarthen, Wales. The Abercothi Fishery comprises approximately three miles of the River Towy and a further mile of the River Cothi. Almost all the fishing is double bank (with a bank share arrangement currently in place for the remainder). There are in all forty main named pools, including the renowned Junction Pool, on what is widely regarded as the prime stretch of sea-trout fishing in the Country.


There are three daily rotating beats being Llwchgwyn, Abercothi and Junction. The beat changes over at 07:00 hrs each morning and a maximum of five rods is permitted. Each beat contains fishing on both Rivers which reduces overall pressure whilst still ensuring the Fishery is fished throughout, and at the same time giving rods more flexibility and variety. Fishing is permitted on Sundays.

A full-time ghillie is available on the Fishery. He will be there to assist rods generally, show them the extent of the Fishery, pools etc. However, he may be required for general bank side duties also and to help with other beats from time to time. Should rods require the services of a personal one to one guide/instructor this can easily be arranged.


Fishing is fly only except for spinning which may be permitted at the ghillie’s discretion in high water. Most fish are taken on a fly in the evening or at night using a variety of methods from traditional flies to sunk tubes and surface lures. Access and parking to the whole Fishery is excellent, there being a suitable gravelled access road along or near the whole Fishery. Any walking is over bank side pasture. Wading is often required, but is mostly on gravel and fairly easy. There are few, if any obstructions to casting.

Accommodation is provided for rods at Abercothi Farm. This delightful 18th Century farmhouse could not be better situated. It is on the banks of the River with good access to all the beats. The whole courtyard and house have recently been renovated to the highest standards throughout. The farmhouse is divided into the House and the Annexe which can be taken separately or as one.

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To book or for further information please contact the Estate Office by email or call 01494 524411.