Top Ten Trout Streams in the United Kingdom

Freestone Rivers: The Towy, Wales
By Brian Clarke

This famous river, complete with its spectacularly beautiful (though in places dangerous) tributary the Cothi and the Cothi's smaller cousin, the Gwili, provides world-class flyfishing from the beginning of the season to the end. The Towy holds both resident browns and beefy salmon, but is most famous for its sea-run browns, which every year run to 15-plus pounds. These great fish get into the lower main system as early as April. By midsummer, numbers are boosted by heavy runs of fish to three and four pounds. A fresh run of smaller fish and a sprinkling of fresh-run big fish liven things up in September. Useful base: Carmarthen.


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