There is easy access to the river from the Llandovery to Rhandirmwyn road. Fishing on the Upper Towy above Llandovery town includes the newly aquired fishing at Bwlchnewydd, Rhandirmwyn.
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 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.
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