Fishing in Aberaeron
There is superb fishing all around the Aberaeron area. Sea fishing – Shore fishing all around the coast and charter boat trips available form Aberaeron harbour. Course Fishing - Teglan Fisheries, Ysbryd-y-Llyn, A two lake fishery, including one carp lake and one match lake.
Game Fishing - Aberaeron Town Angling Club is the only official angling club on the river Aeron. It controls about 2 miles of predominantly double bank fishing on the Aeron extending inland from the tidal limit. 0.2 miles
ABERAERON TOWN ANGLING CLUB.
Aberaeron Town Angling Club is the only official angling club on the river Aeron. It controls about 2 miles of predominantly double bank fishing on the Aeron extending inland from the tidal limit. The Club also controls two short sections of water on the river Teifi above Lampeter. The Aeron is easily accessible along the length of the Club’s water and also provides for very convenient yet unexpectedly productive fishing within Aberaeron town itself.
The Aeron is a classic spate river and contains sea trout (locally referred to as sewin), salmon and brown trout. The sewin range in size from half a pound to ten pounds or more. Salmon have been caught over twenty pounds and one spectacular example can be seen mounted in the bar of the Black Lion Hotel, Aberaeron. The native brown trout are predictably small but can provide challenging sport using light tackle. The river contains no coarse fish other than eels, though pike are present in Llyn Fanod and Llyn Eiddwen that feed the Aeron.
The sewin begin running in April or May and continue until the end of the season. The runs are generally water level dependent with the best runs usually proceeding during higher water levels. Sewin can be caught during the day on worm and spinner, especially during high water, with fly-fishing best restricted until after dark. Salmon run the river during conditions of high water and are generally caught during the second half of the season. Trout can be caught at all times during the season.
The Aeron, like all rivers containing game fish, is only fishable at certain permitted times. The season opens for all species on 01st April and closes on 17th October. Within this period, all salmon caught before 16th June must be returned to the water alive. Worm fishing ceases on 07th October, whereas spinning and fly-fishing continue until 17th October.