Llanilar Angling Association offers access to approx. twelve miles of mostly double bank fishing from Pontrhydygroes right to the sea at Aberystwyth marina. The river Ystwyth is one of the premier Sea Trout rivers in Wales, offering exciting sport for both expert and novice game fishermen alike.

The Ystwyth is a spate river that relies heavily on regular rainfall throughout the summer months. Given favourable conditions the fishing can be fantastic with fresh fish running as early as May, continuing right through to the last day of the season. Very few Sea Trout rivers provide such a wide window in which to catch them!

Generally, although fish will be present following the first flood in May, the better sewin fishing is during the early weeks of June. The lower river in particular can provide fabulous sport at night on the fly but also by day on fly or spinner. Given favourable tides and water heights, the fishing rivals any river in the country for combined quality of fish and numbers.

Being a short river, fresh run fish will be caught throughout its length which is an added benefit to those who like to rove.

All of the pools and runs will fish well with a spinner given water height. However, the cream of the sport of Ystwyth as with many Welsh Sea trout rivers is the night time Fly Fishing sport. Best fished with rods between #5 and #7 and lengths between 9-10ft. Single hook flies between size 8 and 4 are ideal with black & silver being a local favourite. Surface / wake flies should also be deployed after midnight following June’s influx of fish. Floating lines and sink tips are all that is needed being a shallow river, and wading is often easy over fine gravels.

As this is club water, exclusivity is not guaranteed.

Rules and Regulations
  • National bye-laws must be observed and it is up to anglers to familiarise themselves with these.
  • Fly & Spinning only - No bait fishing permitted
  • This beat is not covered under the Wash-Off policy
  • Dogs allowed but must be kept under control at all times