The other local river well worth a look but if anything even less scenic than this view of the Taff is the Ebbw. I fished behind the supermarket at Risca a couple of years ago and was amazed by the amount of fly life and the quantity and quality of fish between the shopping trollies.diawl bach said:I remember the Taff Tiki races, great fun but abandoned due to a competitor contracting Weil's disease, what a delightful river it is! There was an anthrax outbreak earlier in the year just above Taffs Well...........Naturally it all heads into the all singing, all dancing Cardiff Bay lagoon which hides that nasty mud which used to make up the estuary bed, much loved by the wading birds , now long gone,but that's progress.
Despite all the crap the river still fishes well for non migratory fish right through the year and the grayling fishing is worth the drive up from Carmarthen,and probably quicker (though less picturesque) than the drive to Caersws.
Above, the Taff with The Garth in the backgound, lovely, but turn 180 degrees from this spot and the view couldn't be more of a contrast. The Taff valley has been ruined by the cheapest and nastiest developments. As Charles, Prince of Wales might say, it really is appalling - but then he doesn't fish the Taff much!
How is grayling fishing from a kayak? Missed you at the Fly Fair and the Dee at the weekend - it just wasn't the same!diawl bach said:and the recent introduction of a rather militant regime chez nous put the mockers on that.
Thanks for reminding me.Lighthouse said:How is grayling fishing from a kayak? Missed you at the Fly Fair and the Dee at the weekend - it just wasn't the same!
Hi Pricey, it was caught not too far from Cardiff (it went 60cm, 24 inches). Plenty of good fish around at the moment, which is great to see. Some amazing hatches too.Pricey said:what part did you catch that big brownie ????? i fish the river taff (treharris erea) and its fishing its tits off at the moment.