Llyn Carfan Tavernspite Whitland Pembrokeshire
OS Map 145 (1:50 000). Ref - 177 143
Said to be the first fishery to introduce carp into Pembrokeshire (it’s right on the border with Carmarthenshire) the original lake has been joined by a further increasing total surface area to close on 3 acres. Several varieties are present and include commons leathers and grass carp many to 30lbs. Well off the beaten track far away from traffic noise nosy day-trippers and other pollutants both lakes have well-manicured open banks with easy access. Although there are no fixed pegs visitors will find this more of an asset than otherwise and there is the additional facility of being able to take your car almost to the waters edge nearly all around the main lake. This is an important consideration for disabled anglers who should find it a convenient and safe venue. Some awesome bags have been achieved at Llyn Carfan and not only with carp alone. Large roach and rudd are plentiful and there are a few tench of a respectable weight to give some variety. The mix is the same in both lakes. Weed is minimal but low shore-side reeds flowers and rushes provide a hunting ground for late afternoon cruisers. The whole fishery is a haven for all sorts of wild life particularly birds. With maximum depths to over 14ft good winter fishing is assured. Matches and night fishing can be catered for by prior arrangement.
TO GET THERE : - At Whitland on the A40 in Carmarthenshire take the B4326 south. Cross the river bridge on the outskirts go immediately right into Velfrey Road for about 1.5 miles then take the first left. The lake is about a mile down this lane on the left .
DISABLED ACCESS - Excellent with designated disabled areas at water level. The bottom lake also gives easy access to all pegs.
TICKETS - Adults £7.50 for 1 rod. £8.50 two rods. Children (under 14) £4.00
OPENING HOURS - Open all year 7 am to dusk
CONTACT - Mr. H. John Llyn Carfan Tavernspite Whitland SA34 0NP. Tel:- 01994 240819. Mob 07901830038
BANS - Barbless hooks only. No boilies or keep nets.
FACILITIES - Bankside parking. Toilets Hot Showers , camping and touring van facility.
Tactics and Techniques
EXPECT TO CATCH - Carp. Roach. Rudd.
BASIC BAITS - Bread. Pellets. Corn. Maggots. Biscuits.
TACTICAL TIP - The north end of the Bottom Lake gives excellent floating-bait sport on sunny Summer evenings. Roach enthusiasts will do well on the Top Lake especially in Winter but keep bright-coloured boxes etc well behind you and position yourself to face the sun if you can. In such clear water the fish are easily startled.