Fishing at Llanerchaeron
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We have recently completed a project on the Llanerchaeron Estate, to improve access for fisherman to the Afon Aeron. The fishing rights along this two-mile double bank section of the Afon Aeron were purchased in 2012 from a local fisherman, Mr Eiddwen Evans, complementing our already impressive portfolio of wild fisheries in Wales.
Plenty to catch
For a small river, the Afon Aeron has had impressive runs of sea trout, with up to 1,000 fish caught annually. There are also good numbers of salmon, weighing up to 12lb later in the season. The largest salmon caught in recent years weighed an impressive 20lb.
The sea trout (sewin) start running early in the season, and fish up to 5-6lb are frequently caught in the spring, with plenty of smaller sewin caught through the summer months.
We completed a number of improvements at the site to improve access for anglers with funding through Wild Fishing Wales. The largest piece of work was the construction of a 22-metre span bridge. The fishermen now have access to the previously inaccessible left bank. The project also involved considerable thinning of overhanging vegetation and the clearance of footpaths.
Connecting the past
The bridge links up to historic paths open for the first time in decades. The work on the paths was funded by Ceredigion County Council and the Ceredigion Social Enterprise Fund. Why not take time to discover them for yourself when you visit?
Fishing on the river is restricted by byelaws. To fish the water you will need to purchase a permit from the visitor building in our car park at Llanerchaeron. You also need to have a valid migratory trout fishing licence from the Environment Agency.
Day Permit £10
Weekly Permit £25
Season Permit £50
Child Season Permit £5, under -12 accompanied by a full permit holder