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Pontsticill and Dolygaer reservoirs are fishing very well at the moment for pike see link below
8 anglers fished Middle Pond on 16th april, the conditions were very blustery and cold and in the late morning through to the end of the competition it rained.
1st John Coombs from peg 1 with 23lb
2nd David Couzens with 2lb
3rd Jason Woodford with 1lb 8oz
4th Doug Hawkins 1oz
I was lucky with the draw and hooked 3 carp landed 2 one 14lb one 9
Cyfarthfa Park Lake
Firstly, 6 anglers fished Redhill Fishery near Monmouth on Friday for small roach, rudd and gudgeon and 50lb of small fish was stocked into Cyfarthfa Park Lake on Friday evening.
Malcolm Williams has fished the park lake twice in the last 2 weeks and on both occasions has had a great bag of roach, rudd, gudgeon and crucian carp.
The river has been fishing extremely well from the top to the bottom, anglers are reporting good catches of trout of various sizes. For more information and pictures please visit our Facebook page where anglers have put reports/pictures of their catches. Most are coming to French leader styled of fishing but the Klink and dink is also doing well
1st Trout Competition
The date has changed, it was supposed to take place this coming Sunday (Easter Sunday), but has been postponed until the 23th April, the competition is at Trecastle Usk reservoir.
On Sunday 2nd April, after a very frosty and cold night 10 anglers turned up to fish top pond. All but 5 anglers caught fish with the majority of fish coming from the higher peg numbers where the water is deeper. Although, Dai Odd Socks caught a 4lb bream from peg 1. Right up to the last 2 minutes of the competition Clive Saunders was winning with 2 bream and a small carp, but then Clive Jane, who had only one bite, from a bream which he had landed, had a rod bending bite. He landed a large carp which won him the competition with a winning weight of 9lbs 4oz.
The results were 1st Clive “Butch” Jane 9lb 4oz, 2nd Clive Saunders 7lb 14, 3rd Dai Davies 4lb, 4th Dave Couzens 2lb 5oz, 5th Jason Woodford 11oz. The other 5 (myself included) drank tea!!!!
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
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.
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.
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:
If you interested in taking part please contact Richard Bowen on 02920 873606 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Below is a link (please click twice) which will take you to an article written by Dominic Garnett in Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Magazine March 2017 issue where MTAA is selected as club of the month.
The Welsh Fly Fishing Team will be visiting Cyfarthfa Park on the 1st April see the Poster for details
The Welsh Assembly Government has announced a further consultation on Access and Outdoor Recreation, follow the link for more information
Please find below NRW’s recent briefing for salmon and seat trout stocks and their proposed fishing controls for Wales. Please follow the 2 links…. 170207 FINAL Exploitation briefing (2)
If you have thoughts on what is proposed, please contact us either via the Contact Us Page on this web site or via my email address email@example.com
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