Dolgwm Mill Fishery (Beat 6)

Middle stretch of the Dolgwm Mill fishery
Trout fishing at Dolgwm Mill - middle of beat

At Dolgwm Mill, half a mile east of Llyn Pencarreg on the A485, Llandysul A A's Beat 6 comprises almost a mile of left-bank fishing and nearly half a mile of right bank fishing. Club members have a private car park beside the disused railway track.

There are several deep pools near the upper and lower limits of this beat and a good variety of other fishing opportunities. In spring there are dense hatches of grannom sedge, and sometimes enough March browns to cause a good daytime rise in early April. Dry fly fishing for trout can be very productive at such times.

Later in the year - generally after the end of June - the sewin arrive. On some of the tree-lined stretches it is possible to tempt them quite early in the evening; elsewhere, flyfishing at night is usually the best approach.

A lovely pool at Dolgwm Mill
A good stretch for salmon near the top of the beat

There are some well-shaded pools near the lower beat limit, and they are always a good place to try for a sewin.

Elsewhere, there is plenty of riverbank with a clear back cast, and so this is an ideal beat for anyone learning to fly fish.

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Lower end of Dolgwm Mill fishery


Dolgwm Mill fishery, some three miles north-west of Llanybydder on the A485, is half a mile downstream of the lower limit of our Cefn-bryn beat. The fishing extends to more than a mile and includes about 300 yards of double-bank fishing. We purchased this beat in December 1977.

Access and parking

Access to Dolgwm Mill fishery
Access path
Llandysul A A members' car park
Our private car park

The access to this fishery is off  the A485 Llanybydder to Lampeter road some 300 yards west of Dolgwm. There is an orange 'Llandysul A A' sign on a tree at the left-hand side of the entrance.

When we purchased this fishery, we also bought the land necessary to construct a private car park for members. There is ample parking space for six cars.

The access path runs beside a sheep-dipping station, via a pair of farm gates. To get to the top section of the beat, turn right via a farm gate. For the lower section of the fishing, continue along the hedgerow down to the river.

Beat limits

Our left-bank fishing extends along five meadows, and the upper and lower beat limits are marked by orange signs at fences.

Lower limit
Lower limit of Dolgwm Mill beat

On the right bank we have the fishing on one large meadow, where the river makes a sweeping 180 degree turn. Orange marker signs denote the upper and lower beat limits.

Beat Map

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Aerial Photograph

This aerial photograph shows the top half of our Dolgwm Mill fishery. The building on the right-hand side is a sheep dipping station, and our car park is just visible above it.

Dolgwm Mill fishery