Browsing articles from "March, 2017"

Ceri Thomas -River Taff Report – March 2017

Mar 27, 2017   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

River Taff is fishing quite well, Ceri Thomas of Fishtec fished on Saturday afternoon near Troedyrhiw. Despite very bright conditions a good number of fish to 17 inches came to hand. A French leader and jig nymphs fished in the faster runs did the damage. All fish were in prime condition for time of year and were safely returned to the river.

For further Facebook reports by members please follow the links

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Model Boat Club

Mar 24, 2017   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

The model boat club have applied to use Cyfarthfa Park Lake to run their boats, permission has been granted for the club to use the lake for a trial period of 6 weeks starting this coming Sunday.  They are only allowed to used the lake on a Sunday and Tuesday of each week.  They are restricted to the first round floating Island from the landing stage.  If there are anglers on the main road bank then they are restricted to the side of the island by the Railway.

 

Rod Licence 2017 – Delay

Mar 24, 2017   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

Th Environment Agency is advising that there will be a delay in sending out the 2017 rod licence.  They are hoping to start sending the rod licences out next Thursday.  If you have applied on line print off and keep the email sent out when you paid, this has the reference number on it that corresponds with your rod licence.  EA are hoping that this is just a small glitch.

River Ely Litter Pick

Mar 15, 2017   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

In 2016 Cardiff’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee set up the Restore Our Rivers inquiry to look into the problems facing local rivers and to identify how these could be resolved.  To deliver this work they drew in the support of Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water, Natural Resources Wales, Keep Wales Tidy, South East Wales Rivers Trust, Glamorgan Anglers, Cardiff Rivers Group and Groundwork Wales.

To celebrate the work of the Restore Our Rivers Group and to raise the profile of the planned events for the River Ely Clean the group is running an organised litter pick at Grangemoor Park in Cardiff on Tuesday 21st March 2017.  The event will start at 10am and finish at 12pm.  A link showing the location to Grangemoor Park is provided below:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Grangemoor+Park,+Cardiff/@51.4569235,-3.1949402,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x486e0358b8211287:0x2f1de5be865ee095!8m2!3d51.4565841!4d-3.1907169

If you interested in taking part please contact Richard Bowen on 02920 873606 or email him at rbowen@cardiff.go.uk.  Equipment for the litter pick will be made available on the day and the event will be supported by Keep Wales Tidy.  Those taking part should meet in the car park for Grangemoor Park between 9:45am and 10am – the car park is next to the roundabout on Dunleavy Drive.

Cyfarthfa Park Lake

Mar 15, 2017   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

Malcolm Williams fished from peg 7, using the top 3 sections of his pole, today 15 mar and from the start at 2-o-clock until he finished at 5pm he was catching roach and rudd every time he cast in.   Malcolm was using single maggot and feeding liquidised bread and maggots.   Malcolm said it was his best days fishing for silver fish for a long time.   It looks as if all the fish we have recently stocked are hungry, and it bodes well for the children’s matches when they start in the near future.

Junior Rod Licences

Mar 15, 2017   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

Tony Rees our Treasurer has been asked about how to obtain Junior Rod Licences and has found out the following…..

After being approached by a members recently I have made enquiries and the following, contrary to what was originally mentioned will now need to be done to obtain a free Junior permit.

Natural Resources Wales do not issue the permits for Wales, all this is done through the Environment Agency Rod Licence Centre in England and any queries regarding Rod Licences should be sent to the email below or call the numbers below.

Environment Agency

Email: enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk

Telephone: 03708 506 506

Textphone: 03702 422 549

Monday to Friday:  8am to 6pm.

 

Junior licence are now only available on-line I’m afraid (you will have to register, and either print off the licence or write down and keep a record of the licence number).

March Newsletter

Mar 11, 2017   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

Please follow the link twice Feb 2017

Talybont Reservoir – New Rules

Mar 9, 2017   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

Welsh Water have changed the rules on taking brown trout on Talybont Reservoir.   From the start of the season on 20th March 2017 all brown trout caught must be returned to the water, anglers are no longer allowed to take any fish for the table.

Rubbish Clean Up

Mar 4, 2017   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments
On Saturday 4th March, dedicated members of Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association, in conjunction with Keep Wales Tidy, participated in a mass clean up of the area surrounding Top Pond Penywern. Two separate areas were targeted, the first being the area just outside the gate to the ponds, just at the back of Asda. The lads managed to clear a small mountain of rubbish and as you can see from the photograph, the rubbish ranged from household and garden waste, to televisions and builder’s rubble. The second area targeted was just below the ponds at the old valve house, where they managed to clear up 36 bags of rubbish, which nearly solely consisted of empty beer bottles and cans. As you can see from the before and after photographs, they really did a grand job! On behalf of Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association we would like to make a special mention to Vice-Chairman Keith Jones who works tirelessly, week in, week out, to keep the pond area litter free. Keith’s hard work and dedication paid off last summer as the site was granted a prestigious Green Flag Award in recognition of the area’s natural beauty.

The Season Begins

Mar 3, 2017   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

At last March 3rd is here and the Rivers Taff, Usk and Tarrell are open.   Unfortunately the weather is against fishing with rising rivers.  Limits are 4 fish per day, but we would encourage you to return fish caught with the occasional one for the pot.  Day ticket holders are limited to 2 fish per day and again we would encourage you to return fish.

Also opening today is Cantref Reservoir, please return the browns.   There is a mix of rainbows and blues in the Reservoir.

If you have a nice photo of your catch we would love to have it on our gallery page.

Tight Lines to you all.