Llandovery Angling Association runs two fisheries on the Towy, above and below Llandovery.
Upper Towy fishing (above Llandovery)
The general character of the river is very different to the water below the town. The upper river channel is predominantly narrower and runs through rock-faced gorges interspersed by deep holding pools. Some pools such as Dolauhirion, Tairheol and Divlyn are famous for their past reputations of holding large numbers of Salmon and sewin. Unchanged for centuries these lies that the fish favour, have deep ledges and channels with a gravel bottom. For the solitary angler such waters can be very exciting to explore, working upstream with a running worm or an enticing spinner.
Anything from a fresh run grilse to a ten-pound sewin is a possibility. Large pike also lurk in the deep murky pools but it is also possible to fish the tails and gravel runs for brown trout with a fly rod. Because there are no major obstacles to prevent fish from running from the sea to the upper Towy in little more than twenty-four hours, sewin can be caught as early as May. However fish are more numerous in the months of July and August. Later in the season would also offer a better opportunity of catching a salmon. The Association fishing extends to over seven miles above Llandovery, at least half of which is a double bank. There is easy access to the river from the Llandovery to Rhandirmwyn road.
Lower Towy fishing (below Llandovery)
This beat extends to over three miles of double bank fishing starting at the black railway bridge below the town, and ending downstream at Cwmgwyn Farm. There is easy access to the river from several locations which are well signposted along the A4069 road to Llangadog as indicated on the map. This reach of river could be described as classic fly fishing water for sewin which is easily covered with a single-handed fishing rod.
The River now meanders through rich meadows and is supplemented by the additional volume of water from a major tributary the River Bran. The beat contains several deep holding pools interspersed by productive runs and riffles. The riverbank has plenty of vegetation to provide cover for resting fish, but there is ample room for casting and the wading is easy and safe over the clean gravel river bed. During a wet spring, large sewin can be caught in late April and May can be a very good month when fish well in excess of ten pounds are caught. The main run of sewin often averaging four to five pounds usually appear from the middle of June onwards. July, August and September can be good for the smaller shoal sewin and Salmon become more numerous as the season progresses.
Llandovery Golf Club
Llandovery has its own golf course and a friendly golf club which offers one-off entries as well as annual memberships. The club is always open to new members and organises several events and competitions throughout the year. Please contact the club for more details.
Llandovery has many outdoor clubs and sports, please see the link below for more information.