Browsing articles from "February, 2016"

SEA BASS

Feb 28, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

Although we are a freshwater angling association many of our members sea fish.  One is our Chairman Gary Davies who wrote to our Member Of Parliament Gerald Jones regarding the European Unions unfair treatment of recreational anglers fishing for bass.  To read our MPs reply click the link below.

Gerald Jones MP-Bass – 27-2-2016

BRECON CANAL

Feb 24, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

Doug Hawkins fished the Canal near the Basin and had a fantastic day,  the water was clear and there was no flow (like fishing a pond Doug said).  Doug used his favourite float rod and a centrepin reel, waggler set up with bread hook bait.  He said it was one of the best days he has had on the canal catching roach and dace

ENTOMOLOGY ON THE RIVER USK

Feb 18, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

I have copied a link to Gwent Angling Society web page on the life of Dr. Wade a man who never fished until after his marriage, who then decided if you want to catch the fish find out what they eat, this is a brief introduction into his life on the River Usk.

http://www.gwentanglingsociety.co.uk/articles/entomology/dr-michael-wade-a-man-of-the-river

CYFARTHFA NEWS

Feb 12, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments
David Davies fished Cyfarthfa lake on Wednesday the 10th February 2016.
It was the first fine day for a long time with the temperature peaking after mid day when he had his first fish a bream.
In total he caught five Bream and one chub of about 3lbs it is nice to know the chub are still in there.
He caught his last fish around 4 pm. Two came to sweet corn and the rest to a white small popup just off the bottom.

OPEN ACCESS

Feb 6, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

Tony Rees and I spent today supporting Country Side Alliance (Rachel) at the Lib Dem conference in Cardiff. It transpires that Labouris still intent on achieving OPEN ACCESS and they are going to bring it under the cloak of TOURISM. I have a feeling that none of the other parties want open access, Labour is intent on following their access manifesto which we have fought against these last (approx.) 12 years. As has been mentioned in the past please talk to your AM about free access, when we are paying, by purchasing our Rod Licences and our club fees or day tickets to fish. Of course the election in May will be the telling point, especially if Labour gets a majority.

A BIG thank you to Rachel from Country Side Alliance for the work which she is doing on our behalf and financial support from SACC (Sustainable Access Campaign Cymru)

Gary Davies

Chairman MTAA

FISHING SPIDER PATTERNS BY RON JONES

Feb 4, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

Spiders By Ron Jones

For generations fly fishing was usually undertaken using wet or dry flies fished near to or on the surface, fishing “nymphs” nearer the riverbed was seldom practised. In the last 20 years considerable innovations Read more >>

BBC Short film of Fishing on River Taff

Feb 2, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

The link below will take you to a facebook page showing a short excerpt from a BBC film of fishing on the River Taff in Merthyr.  The full programme will be shown on BBC HD only at 7.30pm on Friday 5th Feb 16, if its as good as the clip then we are in for a treat.

http://bbc.in/1WXwXt3