Friday, 13 December 2019


Wednesday, 4 December 2019


Well my first visit to Pant-y-Bedw Fishery near Carmarthen today went well! Arrived at 8-30 to a warm welcome from owner Duncan Yearley who gave me a quick rundown of the fishery & it’s history. After checking the fishery rules, which aren’t too restricting, I tackled up a floating & slow glass set up. Duncan said that nymphs do well here & that proved to be the case early on. I’d say the main lake is about 6 to 7 acres & varying in depths to 4/5 metres. The banks are dry and very well maintained with approx 24 pegs spaced out around the lake. Apparently the lake was established about 30 odd years ago and as such there is many long established reed beds etc. The water is gin clear & offers good opportunities for stalking. There is a regular stocking policy as well as an established head of over wintered fish. I had set up a FAB on the point of my floater with a JC Diawl Bach on the first dropper & a red holo version on the second dropper. The water was mirror calm most of the morning & later proved quite testing. I took 3 on the JC & 1 on the FAB. As the sun climbed it went quiet so it was onto the glass with an orange snake taking a further 3 fish. There is a facility to make yourself a coffee but there is no catering at all so take some sarnies!! Got to be honest I was pleasantly surprised with the fishery & will definitely return. Thanks Duncan. 👍👍🎣🎣

Sunday, 24 November 2019


After a successful experiment by Steffan Jones to use his float tube on the lake I have decided to let other anglers use their tubes. Common sense rules apply. No fishing within 50m of the bank and other anglers, life jackets to be worn at all times. All other angling rules that apply to the fishery apply to the float tube anglers. If you are interested in giving this a go call me first as there will be a limit of 2 tubes on the lake at any one time.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Steffan Jones lands one of the 12 hard fighting rainbows at Pant y Bedw fishery

A good weekend this weekend with many anglers catching a good bag of rainbows and blues. Bag average of 7.5 fish on half day tickets.
Steffan Jones had a bash  at the lake and netted 12 hard fighting rainbows in 4 hours using a variety of flies.
The water is beautifully clear, cool and weed well under control and from the figures fishing well.

Steffan Jones with one of his 12 fish.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019


Evening tickets for fly fishing, catch and release only. If you want to keep a fish then this can be arranged with management.

2 hours before dusk to dusk   £8.00
Very popular for anglers on their way home from work.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

A cracking day out for Arthur.

Disabled and keen angler, Arthur Bamford, spent this afternoon at Pant y Bedw fishery and landed 3 cracking hard fighting rainbows. 3.5lb, 3 lb and 2.5lb. Arthur used to be a very keen fly fisherman and spent many happy hours at all types of fishing including fly fishing and sea fishing but can longer participate as much as he would like due to his disability. I spent much of the afternoon chatting to him about his love of the outdoor life and his love of fishing and helping him when he needed help. He seemed so chuffed when he caught the biggest trout because I think his expectation of catching anything were low however he manged to net 2 more fish which will all end up in the pot. Arthur and his wife especially like their trout cooked in an Indian style. Arthur asked me to especially show a picture of his mobility scooter to demonstrate that people with disabilities like his can still go out and have a great days fishing. "Had a fabulous day at Pant y Bedw Thursday 19th Sept. Since my disability I have been unable to fish for Trout using worming
method once the Papermill fishery at Fforestfach banned worm fishing. We spent
the day at the Botanic gardens a while ago and wifey spotted the sign for this
fishery, boy am I glad she did, The set-up is amazing with the disabled fishing
spots easily accessible for Motability scooter, Power chair and I would say
even wheelchair. The setting is second to none and the fishing itself terrific
with cracking hard fighting fish and I managed to net Three beauties: 3lb.8oz
3lb.4oz and 2lb.8oz. I would like to thank Duncan for all his
help, advice and for even netting the biggest fish for me, but most of all
thanks to Duncan and wife for helping me get back to my feet after kneeling
down to pose for a Photo or Two, I was like an unbalanced Hippo. Happy days are
here again, BE BACK SOON, regards Arthur.