"It is often said that the sewin was the last fish to be created on that fifth day of creation. After ample practice on all the other species – at last came forth perfection!
The sewin is primarily a Welsh fish and anglers from other nations, travel to Wales, in order to fish for it. In many other parts of the globe, the sewin stocks are in decline and in danger of disappearing. Thankfully, this is not so in Wales. In the last few seasons, not only were there big sewin in our rivers, but the smaller sewin, of up to two pounds, were also there in abundance.
The sewin come off the tide and into our river systems, during the summer period. And this is when the visiting anglers arrive in good numbers. Unfortunately not all visitors experience great fishing. In the last few seasons, post-holiday questionnaires have been distributed to anglers and a few weaknesses have come to light.
Often, the main reasons given for poor fishing experiences, has been the lack of local knowledge and of no local guidance being available. Rivers like the Teifi, hold good stocks of sewin, but to enjoy the best sport it is necessary to get onto the best pools at peak period using the correct tackle. Fishing at night requires intimate knowledge of a river, especially if you have to hunt for your fish and as we know sewin can be very mobile – here now, but where in two hours time?
The only people who fish every river to its best potential, are local anglers and guides. If you can get one of these people to help you, then you could be in for a memorable fishing trip. At least you won’t waste your precious time fishing barren waters."
1929 - 2015 R.I.P. - 'He will be missed'