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Abercothi Fishery 2022 Season

 Catch Analysis

 

 

Exceptionally dry year with virtually no rain until late September.

 

Sewin

 

  • 235 sewin caught in total (average 2.6lbs) from 25 different pools.

  • 228 sewin returned (97%)

  • 189 (80%) on a fly.

  • Largest sewin: 10lbs from Abercothi Pool, Abercothi                      

  • 21 sewin in all over 5lbs.

  • The catches from different Beats were:                                                                                                                Abercothi 83 sewin, 30 salmon                                                                                             Junction 110 sewin, 33 salmon                                                                                            Llwchgwyn  42 sewin, 30 salmon

  • July was the most productive month for sewin (102) and Sep & Oct for salmon (29 and 26).

 

Salmon

           

  • 93 salmon caught in total during the season (average 10.3lbs) from 26 different pools.

  • 93 returned (100%).

  • 50 (53%) on a fly.

  • Largest salmon           22lbs from Llwchgwyn Run, Llwchgwyn

                                                20lbs from Crick, Llwchgwyn

                                                19lbs from Marie’s, Junction

History

Work undertaken in the 1980’s showed that the average weight of 1,000 seatrout taken during May was a phenomenal 8lb.

 

This work also confirmed the existence of a good early spring run in April and May which extends the angling season favourably compared to many other rivers.  “One springtime shoal at Abercothi boasted 150 or more seatrout, the smallest of them getting on for 4lb.” (Trout and Salmon, May 1995).  When it comes to seatrout few, if any, British rivers can compare with the Towy system in terms of the total rod catch.

The record at Abercothi is a 51 lbs salmon taken there in 1931.

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