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Ricketts Mill

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We will have the privilege of fishing an ideal still water trout fishery for both the beginner and the more experienced.  The owners Ron & Sheila have created the perfect spot to discover the delights of trout fishing.  Ricketts Mill offers wonderful B&B accommodation adjacent to the fishery, for those travelling from further afield and their hospitality is legendary in the world of fishing and Welsh tourism.  The fishery is set in a tranquil wooded valley west of Carmarthen.  While less than two hours from Cardiff you could as well be in the deepest Himalayas for its peaceful and tranquil setting.

Ron shares with me a view that fishing should be a relaxing pleasure and has endeavoured to carry that philosophy into his management of the fishery.

He has two passions, the welfare of his guests and the quality and yes the welfare of his fish.  He insists proper respect is shown at all times when handling the fish.  As part of your instruction you will be shown the right way to do this.  Catch and release is available at the discretion of Ron.  (In very hot weather it is not kind to return a fish as they very rarely survive when returned in these conditions).  Unusually for a small water Ron stocks his fish 3lb and upwards with the occasional much larger fish.  This offers the chance to take a specimen fish well into double figures.  While the majority of the fish caught are rainbows the lakes also contain natural brownies smaller but they fight ten times their weight.

The care that Ron & Sheila take is reflected in the wide variety of wild life that is commonly seen at the lakes.  Unfortunately some more welcome that others, but even the unwelcome are treated with respect and a live and let live philosophy of a true naturalist prevails.  All in all with the facilities and setting I can guarantee a relaxing fun day that will most likely hook you for life and keep you coming back to Rickets Mill time and time again.

Take a look at some of the stunning photographs taken at this beautiful location just by clicking on the Gallery link below.