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Abercothi Fishery

Abercothi is situated at Nantgaredig near Carmarthen, Wales. Click here to view directions to Abercothi.  


The Abercothi Fishery is regarded as the prime water on the Towy. It 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 seatrout fishing in the UK.  There are three daily rotating beats being Llwchgwyn, Abercothi and Junction.  Click here to view our Beat Map.

Each beat changes over at 0700 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 in Wales is permitted on Sundays.  Click here to view our prices.


Cyril Fox has been the ghillie at Abercothi for more than 40 years. He knows all the water intimately and delights in passing this knowledge on to visiting fishermen.  From advice on tackle and equipment to where the greatest chance of success under particular conditions might be, Cyril has assisted many successful catches over the years at Abercothi.


Abercothi is about four miles above the tide limit and so most sections of the water usually hold fish throughout the season.  It is renowned for large fish and every year one should expect seatrout (or sewin as they are called in Wales) into double figures.  Click Here to view our Catch Records.



I would just like to say a massive thank you for letting us fish your river yesterday day/night, what a beautiful beat! As Cyril said it was very quiet during the day but as the sun set, a huge hatch of sedge was mopped up off the surface by little brownies and seatrout, some of which we were fortunate enough to get stuck into on G and H Sedges. There’s certainly no shortage of seatrout in the river. As I stood on the platform looking down to Cyril’s catch just before it got dark there wasn’t one moment for about thirty minutes where there wasn’t a seatrout airborne. Quite a spectacular sight! What an impressive lodge you have too, I’ve never seen anything quite like it before. Thank you again for a wonderful day/nights fishing.

Nick Parker, ghillie Lower Brook, River Test.

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