Edwinsford

Location

Llandeilo



Summary

5 miles of private double bank fishing on the River Cothi. 4 rods. Some Gillie help available £30+VAT per day


Description

With over five miles of double bank fishing Edwinsford is probably the most significant and varied fishery on the River Cothi, the Cothi is thought to provide around 40% of the total run in the Towey system. Since Edwinsford came into new ownership in 2011 the catches have dropped due to a lack of fishing with virtually no night fishing for sea trout being done in the last two seasons. A great deal of work has been done since 2011 to improve the fishery, a new track has been made to make most of the beats easily accessible to vehicles and a lot of branches and trees have been removed to make fishing easier and more enjoyable. There are plans to put up a fishing hut and build a barbeque close to the bank in middle of the fishery for the 2014 season.

Salmon can enter the river in April but, the first Edwinsford Salmon in not normally caught before May. Salmon and grilse will run on any summer spate, with a good autumn run throughout September until the close of the season.

Sea Trout will be present at Edwinsford throughout the season, with the main run starting with or after the first good spate in May. It is noticeable that the size of fish is increasing, this is being put down to the adoption of catch and release on several beats. When the river is coloured fishing during the day can be rewarding, in clear and low water fishing through the night is best.

Although a spate river, the Cothi holds up remarkably well after a flood with sustained fishing possible for a week if the ground is not too dry. With over 5 miles of river on which there are some 60 named pools Edwinsford providesth a great variety of waters to fish. The upper beats run through open meadows while the lower beats run through a wooded gourge. Some of the pools in the lower beats are best suited to spinning but the majority can be fished well with the fly. Throughout the Edwinsford water there are man made as well as natural pools.

In 1997 Edwinsford made the national press when the remains of a hen Salmon estimated to have weighed in excess of 50lbs was found on the bank of the Garden Pool. Scale readings of this remarkable fish suggest that it had spawned on no fewer than 5 times. Current available information suggests that no other Salmon in the U.K. has been recorded that has completed more migrations.



Wales/Towy Beat


Catch Statistics

Salmon & Grilse
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
April000000.00
May100100.44
June000141.02
July300172.25
August200010.65
September031321.810
October023011.22
Total6546157.228

Sea Trout
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
April000020.40
May010010.40
June804895.81
July362695.211
August4761105.611
September113823.017
October005001.06
Total161520332321.446

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