The Taf is a small but noted river in West Wales which has good runs of seatrout and salmon as well as a healthy population of brown trout. Worming, spinning and flyfishing are all permitted on the river. The season runs from 1st April to 17th October. The last 10 days of the season are catch and release only.

This website will provide you with information on the local fishing clubs, where to obtain permits, river conditions, tactics, successful flies and spinners and catches.


The greater part of the river is controlled by two angling associations, the Whitland Anglers Association and the St. Clears Angling Association but there is also a private section run by Mr. Huw Evans of Clogyfran Farm, Pontyfenni, Whitland (Tel. 01994 230407) e-mail: [email protected]

Whitland Anglers Association.

The Club controls 5 miles of mainly double bank fishing on the Taf, stretching from the railway bridge above Pont Loerig railway crossing to Fforest Farm. Permits are available from:-

Mark John at Gordon Hughes, The Butcher, Smithfield House, St John Street, Whitland. (Tel. 01994 240397 [day]; 01994 240821 [evening] ).

West Wales Tackle, 8 Lammas Street, Carmarthen.

Full season permit: Adult £60. Under 12 £5. 12-16 £10. 16-21 £30. Pensioner £35. Family permits available.

Day permit £15.

St. Clears Angling Association.

The Club controls the fishing on the Taf from Ddolerwydd Farm to the tidal waters in lower St. Clears. It also has a superb stretch on the River Cowin at Bancyfelin. Permits are available from:-

David Bryan, Secretary, Madras Cottage, Laugharne, Carms.(Tel. 01994 427331)

The Chemist Shop at the junction of Pentre Rd and Station Rd, St Clears, Carms.

The Ivy Service Station, Tenby Rd, St. Clears, Carms.

Full season permit: Adult £50. Junior £10. Child £3. Pensioner: £30.

Adult weekly permit: £40 (Pensioner £20). Adult daily permit: £20 (Pensioner£15).

Disabled angling facilities are available.

Views of the Taf.

Fforest meadowThe Taf Below Whitland Church Bridge.


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