Lower Teifi River Conditions and Reports

Published: 16/04/2014

Now that the new season has begun, everyone who fishes the Teifi, is hoping for a return to the norm of what a typical season used to look like. The last three seasons have been anything but, and a return to fresh spring days, normal summer nights and increasing rainfall from the middle of August through to October 17th is not too much to ask for is it!!

What ever happens, we wish you enjoyable days on the river and welcome back all those anglers who make their annual pilgrimage to fish Teifi once more.

Currently, conditions on the river are very good for fishing the fly with a level of 0.93 and slightly coloured. Rain is forecast over this coming Easter weekend and with a rise in the level and a little more colour, a bit of spinning could give some results.
Fish activity has been slow to-date but as we move into May expectations will rise.

Will keep you posted

Published: 27/03/2014


30TH MARCH 2014
Published: 22/09/2013
Hoping for Rain!

The last couple of mini spates have produced a small number of Grilse
but not as many as hoped for. The occasional Seatrout have been caught, mostly in the 1-3lb bracket, with the exception of a fabulous fish which measured 32" in lengh and an approxiamate 13lb, caught by the secretary
of the Teifi Trout Associated..... well done Steve!

As the season draws to a close over the next four weeks, rainfall is going to
be vital if we are to have a decent end to the season. We need the guage to be reading a height of 1.5 mtrs for 3-4 days, in order to bring Salmon into the
system....We can hope!

See you on the river!
Published: 07/08/2013
Fishing Prospects For August 2013

The hot weather during the last month saw the river level drop to the lowest for three years. Fish moving up river were reluctant to move through and became lethargic and
dormant, proving very difficult to catch day or night. Everything looked fine at the beginning of July, with good seatrout in most pools.

The rain that has fallen over the past few days gave us some renewed optimism and although the river rose about a foot it was a dirty rise, due to the amount of water running straight off the fields. Some fish were caught but not enough to get excited about.

Latest reports inform us that there are a good number of Grilse and Sewin gathering around Cardigan Island and all thats needed is another flush of water to entice them in.
A level of 1.5 metres running for 3 or 4 days would be ideal.

Keep your eyes on the river levels throughout August!!
Published: 30/06/2013
RIVER REPORT JUNE 2013 These past weeks have seen the weather warm up and so has the fishing. With the dry weather the river has dropped to the favoured height, for Seatrout fishing at night, of 0.8 At this height the need for polyleaders and sink tip lines give way to floating lines fished with a team of 2 or even 3 flies on the leader in the early part of the night. However, if your planning to stay out all night dont forget to pull a deeply fished lure through the dub of the pool with a full sinking line or the exact opposite with a wake fly. Both of these tactics should be tried when things go dead between 1 and 2am.

Good Seatrout nearing the double figure mark have been caught in the Lower Teifi, with the best reported fish being a real lump of around 15lb. At the moment there does not appear to be a large number of small Seatrout in the river, however this could change over the next few weeks, especially if the volume of rain is low, and this level of water remains constant.

It appears like elsewhere in the country that everything is about 6 weeks late

Now that the 16th June has passed and the restriction on the taking of Salmon has lifted, please remember to carry your tags with you. The Association will be very grateful to all anglers who excercise a catch & release policy as a matter of course.

Tight lines!

Published: 11/05/2013
I would like to thank everyone who joined us on the Lower Teifi last season, which really did turn out to be one to forget. I would hope that we fair better this year.

Since the opening of the season on the 1st April the weather, in the main, has been cold and dry with the fish seeming reluctant to start runningthe river. However Salmon have been caught and returned up to 12lb, with the best reported Seatrout (Sewin) being a fish of 13lb.

The next few weeks should see increasing numbers of Seatrout entering the river system and we can begin our nightfishing escapades with a view of making up for last year. .....We hope!

Until then keep em low and slow!

See you soon Harry
Published: 19/09/2012
What an upside down season this is proving to be, and it looks set to continue till the end on the 17th October.
Here in West Wales the summer floods have given way to a prolonged period of dry weather ...... just when we did'nt need it!
Fishing has been slow on the river and the Grilse have not really made a show at all through August. This in itself is not unusual, often they will come up with the bigger fish until the end of the season.
Spinning accounts for a lot of these later fish with Rapalas and Condoms being the most popular.
Fly fishing is my preference and as long as the fly gets down some
6-12inches in the runs, it can nearly always account for a fish or two ....if they're there.
We need a foot of rain in the river to coincide with the higher tides expected over the next month. see you soon Harry
Published: 18/08/2012
At last the rain eased for a while, not enough, however, for us to fish at at night and ascertain how many seatrout had remained in the pools. although a few sewin can still be taken in the day, this season will be one the night anglers will want to forget.

August is the traditional month to see the Grilse making an appearance in the Teifi, and the need to be on the river at the right time is imperative. Current conditions are ideal, just over a metre of water with colour in it, is spot on for these silver bullets.
Tackle up with a single hander or switch rod, fast sink tip on a floating line, 10lb leader and a team of smallish flies, and you could enjoy your visit to the Teifi for the rest of this month.
See you soon Harry
Published: 08/07/2012
Like everywhere else in the country, the rain keeps coming!!
The last two weeks has seen the river running at an average of 18 inches above summer level. Fluctuations of flow has meant that the water has carried good colour for daytime fishing. Seatrout up to 5lbs have been taken on a regular basis, falling to small spinners ie Mepps And Rapalas. Silver bodied copper tube flies fished with a fast sinktip on a short leader has been effective on the occasions we have been able to fish the fly.

Night fishing has been a washout .....Literally!!

Good Salmon have also been taken. The best heard of to date being a fish of 19lb.

See you soon!
Fishing prospects fo July
Published: 15/06/2012
As usual very big fish moved through during May and early June with fish up to 15lb being caught in the lower reaches, after which a quiet period followed until the rain came.

With the river currently dropping, and taking the Fly, we expect to start taking more and more fish as the smaller fish in larger shoals begin to take up tempory residence in the pools.

These current conditions bodes well for the remainder of this month and July.

The best level to come Seatrout fishing is 0.8mtrs and below, so keep an eye on this page and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Full members who live away should ensure they have their Salmon tags with them after the 16th June. Available from all permit outlets and myself.

See you soon

Published: 14/03/2012

Last year, in August, under the guidance of the Environment Agency
38,000 fry were stocked into seven tributaries of the Teifi. Later
in October, 36,000 parr were put in 10 tributuries. later on, in the same month, a further 20,500 parr were stocked into eight tributaries. Making a total number of Salmon stocked, in 2011 of 94,500. The cost of this programme for last year was 19,327. To offset some of these costs, the TTA increased its annual permit by
a mere 10, with no other increases to Day Tickets.


It is indeed a small price to pay! Hope to see you through this coming season, which opens April 1st

Published: 10/01/2012

Thanks to everyone that joined us last year, hope to see you again during this one.

we are delighted to add the Penrallt Hotel to our recommended accommodation page......to be updated shortly.

The Castell Malgwyn (a long time favourite of our clients) is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, so we look forward to seeing it finished at the start of the season. The new owners have changed the name to Hammett house which was the first step in the re-branding programme.

I will be contacting those of you who wish to be informed at short notice when conditions and fishing are good. Anyone else who'd like to do the same, please contact me via email. Regards Harry
Published: 21/09/2011
Steady rainfall has encouraged Salmon to enter the river and fish
to 15lb have been taken in the lower beats. Teifi rods are hoping
for a repeat of last season when fish kept running through until the closing day, providing us with a memorable year.

Water levels of 1 to 2 metres are needed and particularly good when coinciding with good tide heights and timings. Give me a ring
if you need further information 01239 614254. Hope to see you before the season ends!!
Finally, my sincere thanks for all your good wishes through my recent illness Tightlines Harry

Published: 17/07/2011

The river has fished well over the last month, with sea trout over
12lbs being rcorded. The amount of rainfall experienced here in West Wales has meant a constant rise and fall of inches with nothing too excessive. These river levels have been conducive to good fishing, if these conditions continue till the end of the month, there will be a lot of happy faces!




Published: 14/07/2011
The River has fished well over the last month, with fish over 12lbs been recorded. The amount of rainfall here in West Wales has meant a constant rise and fall of river levels, with nothing too excessive

If these conditions continue, fishing should be good till the end of the month......COME AND JOIN US!!

Tightlines Harry
Published: 25/05/2011
Last weeks high tides coinciding with a few inches of fresh water have encouraged the Seatrout(Sewin) to run! Many fish were seen in
the upper estuary waters and these would have made their way into the river system over the weekend. Coracles continue to catch & release Salmon in Cilgerran Gorge and report that smaller Sewin are running with the seasonal big fish. The same has been reflected by the rod and line caught fish, ranging between 1 and 10Ibs.

These next few weeks should see a smile on the night anglers faces
if these conditions continue. WHY NOT JOIN US!

Many thanks to our clients who have donated towards the TTA Salmon stocking policy, its very much appreciated.

See you soon & Tightlines

Start of season prospects.
Published: 25/04/2011
Hello and welcome to the first report of the 2011 season. It is intended to update these reports every 7-10 days.
I would like to thank all those anglers who joined us last year, enjoying one of the best seasons we have experienced for some time, 90% of our clients caught seatrout and almost 50% bagged a salmon.
Congratulations to the TTA who together with the Teifi Rivers Trust gained agreement with the EA to help our existing stocks of Salmon with a 3yr stocking programme......Great News!!!
The only trouble is at the cost of 30p each when we introduce them back into the river, it's an expensive excercise. Donations from any angler who fishes the Teifi would be gratefully received by Bob Montgomery at the TTA as there are currently 130,000 of the little devils!!

Small trout will be giving us sport in the daytime, as we move into May, particularly in the upper beats or in and around tributaries

Lack of rain in April has let the river drop to very low levels and although fish have been caught between 2-4lb they are few and far between. A period of gentle rain will help encourage fish to enter the river....But we dont need a deluge!!

See you soon & Tightlines!


Lower Teifi River Levels

Local 3-Day Weather Forecast from the BBC

Tuesday: Light Rain, Minimum Temperature: 11C (52F)Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:32:13 +0100
Minimum Temperature: 11C (52F), Wind Direction: West North Westerly, Wind Speed: 11mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1008mb, Humidity: 73%, UV Risk: 7, Pollution: Low, Sunset: 21:15 BST
Wednesday: Light Cloud, Maximum Temperature: 15C (59F) Minimum Temperature: 11C (52F)Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:09:10 +0100
Maximum Temperature: 15C (59F), Minimum Temperature: 11C (52F), Wind Direction: North Westerly, Wind Speed: 15mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1014mb, Humidity: 74%, UV Risk: 6, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 05:34 BST, Sunset: 21:14 BST
Thursday: Sunny Intervals, Maximum Temperature: 15C (59F) Minimum Temperature: 10C (50F)Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:32:13 +0100
Maximum Temperature: 15C (59F), Minimum Temperature: 10C (50F), Wind Direction: North Westerly, Wind Speed: 11mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1021mb, Humidity: 62%, UV Risk: 7, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 05:36 BST, Sunset: 21:12 BST