Golden Grove Fishery
The Golden Grove Estate comprises some of the very best beats on the River Towy. Golden Grove is aptly named as it is the most stunning place to fish. Overlooked by romantic ruined castles, the river meanders through the rich pastures of the Towy valley. It is a haven for birds and other wildlife.
Formerly owned by the Earls of Cawdor for generations, the Estate has now been under new management for a number of years. Improvements have been carried out to the access and the fishing. The number of rods per beat is limited and this, along with the beat rotation policy, make it a very diverse and enjoyable place to fish. There is a full time ghillie to show rods the beats and assist generally. One to one guides can be provided if required.
The fishery comprises some seven beats and extends to over nearly fourteen miles of double bank fishing. There are numerous pools and runs (see beat maps). Vehicular access is excellent, often using the disused railway, and any walking is generally along grass banks and pasture.
Day tickets can be booked and on the upper beats season rods are also available. Fishing is rotated on a daily basis changing over at 0700 hrs. Rods are strictly limited on these and you are spoilt for choice as to where to fish.
Wading is often required and can be quite deep. However access down to the riverside is generally good and the wading fairly easy, being on wide open water on a level shingle base, although there can be odd larger stones and mud banks.