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"Landed salmon weighing 8lbs proverbially 'bar of silver' from the run below the rock pool and a grilse of approx 6/7lbs in the run above the Withy


"pleasant week, great Bothy, enjoyed the river & caught 4 seat trout on last day"

TW 9/7/2010


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Ardwyn, Porthyrhyd, Llanwrda
Llandovery SA19 8DF

Telephone: 01558 650525

Weekend Breaks and Holiday Cottage Wales

Sea Trout Fishing and Walking Holidays Wales


EDWINSFORD ESTATE - Sea trout fishing Wales, salmon fishing holidays and weekend breaks Wales. Edwinsford Estate is 9 miles to the north of Llandeilo on the banks of the River Cothi in the wooded Cothi valley of exceptional charm and beauty. Sited on a significant stretch of the Cothi, a renowned tributary of the productive Tywi (Towy) River, Edwinsford enjoys exclusive private fishing on 8 private fishing beats over a 5.5 mile stretch of the Cothi, one of the most productive and unspoilt sea trout and salmon rivers in Wales. We cater for walking holidays Wales with an irresistible combination for walkers, birdwatchers and fisherman alike! Flyfishing for sea trout (sewin), salmon and brown trout in Wales with experienced instructors or ghillies at Edwinsford on the Cothi makes a great holiday… If you are considering a holiday cottage Wales then contact Edwinsford Estate today.

Sea trout catches are best from June until the end of the season on October 17th - salmon in September & October.

As a fishing setting in Wales, Edwinsford would be hard to beat. Turning into the drive to the estate is like turning the clock back a couple of centuries and entering a different world. The magic of the place is very special and it has a sleepy, timeless quality which makes it the perfect environment for a holiday - which is why so many of our tenants come back to us year after year (some even several times a year)! However much or little you want to do, you can do it here in peace and tranquility. Not many places can offer over 450 acres of wooded valley and undulating hills, with over five and a half miles' unrestricted access to river Cothi, of the prettiest rivers in Wales, over 10 miles of private paths & tracks, and sporting rights throughout. Even fewer can boast a beautiful old stone arched bridge (rebuilt in 1783), regular views of red kites and otters or kingfishers if you are lucky!

Enjoy fishing for brown trout, salmon and sewin (sea trout) on Edwinsford's own 5 miles+ beat on the river Cothi (1st April - 17th October), or scenic birdwatching walks with the chance of spotting red kites, kingfishers, goshawks, barn owls and otters on the estate (See bird list). Explore the stunning local Wales countryside with its hidden valleys and rolling hills: the Cambrian Mountains to the north, the Brecon Beacons to the east, the Cardiganshire coast to the north east, the Gower Peninsular and Carmarthenshire beaches to the south, and the Brechfa Forest only 7 miles to the west. Edwinsford - "Rhydedwin" - is in the heart of Welsh-speaking Wales, and yet the locals are so friendly and welcoming you would not guess if you didn't know! This is the landscape of tiny upland sheep farms and rural hamlets which seem to have escaped the passage of time and is entirely unspoilt by modernisation or development.

The nearest village is Llansawel (1 mile) with two pubs, of which the excellent and friendly "Angel Inn" is particularly popular for its delicious and filling bar meals. It was formerly part of the estate and our visitors always enjoy the welcome! Just a little further away in the other direction is Talley (1.5 miles), with its beautiful lakes (walking, birdwatching, fishing), ruined Abbey and "The Edwinsford Arms", another good pub with its own first-class restaurant, which was also once owned by the estate. Recent visitors have enjoyed walking from Edwinsford down the Cothi valley for lunch at "The Black Lion" in Abergorlech (closed on Mondays) who do not mind muddy dogs and feet and provide excellent food. Further up the river Cothi is the old Dolaucothi gold mine. The market towns of Llandeilo (9 miles), Lampeter (10 miles) and Llandovery (12 miles) are nearby, with the county town of Carmarthen approximately 45 minutes by car. Also within easy distances you will find a variety of craft shops, horse riding facilities, golf courses, leisure centres, steam railways, wildlife centres and castles to visit. Llandeilo has an Information Centre (01558-824226) for further details of what's on offer in the area - places to visit or eat out, things to do, routes to follow, national and local events, maps, guides and books. An information pack and a selection of leaflets and brochures is available in each cottage. Click on the Links button

• Fishing - Separate notes on the fishery are available. Sea trout,salmon and wild brown trout fishing between April 1st and October 17th. There is also lake and reservoir fishing for brown and rainbow trout in the locality

• Information - The gamekeeper or part time river keeper will be on hand to show you the estate and the river in the absence of the owners. He can also give advice on sport available nearby. Maps and notes are provided for each fishing party.

• Birdwatching and walking - with 7 miles of private tracks, birdwatchers and walkers are able to enjoy an enviable mixture of woodland, riverside and open country bird life. Barn owls breeding in the derelict mansion are a popular source of evening viewing.

Shooting - During the shooting season, arrangements may be made for a day's rough shooting (with the gamekeeper) on the estate and over 350 further acres of bordering land on which we have the sporting rights.