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The History of Aberaeron

The Town Trail

Llanerchaeron - National Trust Country House near Aberaeron

Local Walks

Locally produced Food and Drink

Places to visit from Aberaeron

Cardigan Bay

Fishing in the area - Sea and Freshwater

Dolphins in Cardigan Bay


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Fishing  near Aberaeron in West Wales

Ceredigion has facilities for many types of fishing. Within just a few miles of Aberaeron there is beach and boat fishing, also both coarse and trout fishing in both rivers and lakes. Bait and tackle is available locally and several fisheries can also provide equipment. Local Fisheries are shown below (in alphabetical order) 

  • Llanarth Coarse Fishery - has a 2 acre pond with Carp, Tench, Bream and Roach and another mixed coarse pond. It is just off the A487 south of the filling station at Llanarth.  Bait is available on site and charges are £5 per day.    01545-580598.
  • Llanerchaeron:  East of Aberaeron. 2 miles of fishing on the River Aeron. Permits from National Trust Office  01570 - 471034
  • Fron Farm Fishery, Bontnewydd, Bronnant. Four lakes, one for coarse angling and three for Trout and Atlantic Salmon. Full disabled access to the lower lake and night fishing available. Open all year .
    01974 - 251392

  • Nine Oaks Fishery, Oakford 01545 580482 / 07976 283958 3 Trout pools stocked with Rainbows, Blues and Tiger Trout from 2lbs. It has 2 superb Coarse lakes and 1 well stocked Novices pool.
  • Rhydlewis Trout Fishery: 3 acre lake and onsite smokery -   01239 - 851224
  • Rockhoppers Sea Angling Club - 07817601540
  • Teglan Fishery      01570 471 115 is at  Ciliau Aeron (on the main road from Aberaeron to Lampeter) . They have 2 lakes as well as river fishing on the Aeron. £6 per person per day. Permits required. They also have disabled access.

Sea Fishing

There is no permit required for sea fishing. Bait is available at the Sports shop in Aberaeron (by the traffic lights on the A487). 

Several Boats  go out of New Quay,  details are below. Most boats display a blackboard with details on the pier at New Quay. Please ask boat owners about the availability of fishing trips.

New Quay Bass Fishing Trips - Corrine and Tim run hourly, part daily and full day sea angling trips from New Quay Harbour  - Tel: 07989 496 526 - Click here for more information

Crab Fishing Boat Trips in New Quay Bay -  Why not join one of Captain Crab’s crab fishing trips from New Quay Harbour. Catch your own crabs, prawns, shrimps and lobsters and get up close and personal with the secretive shellfish that live on the bottom of the sea. We have all the bait, fishing nets and buckets on board for you to use free of charge. Tel:  0777 66 44 800.

Boat Name: 'Ermol V' and 'Ermol VI' Boat Owner: Winston Evans -  Telephone No: 01545 560375  

Boat Name: 'Sulaire' Boat Owner: Steve Hartley - Telephone No: 01545 580444

Boats for hire in Aberystwyth

' Aldeberan'   -  Owner: Dave Taylor Telephone No: 01970 828815

'Swift Offshore' -  Owner: Nick Hughes Telephone No: 01970 832536   

'Spin Drift' -  Owner: Sean Roche Telephone No:  01544 388492  

'Ma Chipe Seabrin'  -  Owner: Mike Harris Telephone No: 01970 623465

'Isle Norde' -  Owner: Dave Saddler Telephone No: 01970 828844

Any angler aged 12 years or over, fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or eels in England (except the River Tweed), Wales or the Border Esk and its tributaries in Scotland must have an Environment Agency rod licence.

Rod licences are available from Post Office outlets throughout England and Wales, online, by direct debit and over the telephone on 0844 800 5386. The phone line is open from 8.30am to 8.00pm daily from March to September and 8.30am to 6.00pm from October to February.

Prices for 2012/13 rod licences

 Category  Non-migratory trout, char, freshwater fish (coarse fish) and eels  Salmon and migratory trout (sea trout)., non-migratory trout, char, freshwater fish (coarse fish) and eels
Full season (expires 31 March 2010)  £27.00  £72.00
Junior Concession  £5.00  £5.00
Senior Concession  £18.00  £48.00
Disabled Concession  £18.00  £48.00
Children under 12  Free  Free
8 day  £10.00  £23.00
1 day  £3.75  £8.00