Like many other rivers, the spring runs are less prolific and the majority of Grilse and Salmon are caught in late Summer and Autumn. The average Teifi Salmon weighs around 9lb. However fish of 20lb are not unusual. In a good season, the total number of salmon caught on the Teifi can exceed 1000. Low flows can make a very big difference and in a drought year, a total Salmon catch of 400 is more typical.
Apart from Fly fishing, Bait fishing and Spinning is also allowed, proving to be very useful methods in heavy and coloured water. Worming is permitted until 7th October and Spinning throughout the season. Rapalas, Mepps, Quill minnows and Flying Condoms can be used to good effect. The Flying "C" in particular, has accounted for many good Salmon in the very heavy waters encountered in late September and October.
Please note: That no bait fishing is allowed on our private beats and spinning can only be done when fly fishing is not an option.
Current water levels on the Teifi can be seen on our River Reports page
For the Salmon Angler, water levels are critical in order to improve chances. As a guide, levels of 1.5 and dropping is the ideal.
For Seatrout, the opposite it true, often needing only inches to move from pool to pool. Summer levels of below 0.80 enables the angler to fish effectively. Above this, the height of water restricts access to some pools and the angler struggles to fish the Flies deep enough.