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Removal of Canadian Pond Weed on Top Pond

Mar 31, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

A small work party attended the pond on Sunday and removed a large amount of the weed choking the pegs on the long concrete bank,   Hopefully the match next Sunday will proceed without any problems. The same crew went back up today (Friday), and cleared some more weed out.   Although weed is showing on the surface now it is floating.

On Sunday 3rd April at 9.30am a work party will be removing  Canadian pond weed from in front of the pegs on Top Pond, if you wish to help you will be very welcome.

Fishing Report

Mar 25, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments
Malcolm Williams has fished Cyfarthfa Lake three times this week with some success. On the first day he landed five bream over 4lbs each fishing on a feeder and using two pieces of sweetcorn. The same method the following day resulted in three crucian Carp, two Bream, and a common Carp of four pounds. He only managed one bream on day three.
Neil Ashman fished the river Taff this week. Using a Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear, and Red Tag Nymphs and the French leader style he caught these trout. All the trout were returned.
 Ceri Evans of Fishtec fished the River Taff below Quakers Yard and using a parachute adams caught and returned the trout below
Ceri Evans Trout 1

Trout from Quakers Yard

Mar 22, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

Neil Ashman caught the trout in the gallery below on the weekend

 

 

Usk Poaching Prosecution

Mar 19, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

AN angler has been fined more than £1,300 by magistrates after he got into an argument over fishing.

Jackson Davies, 19, failed to appear at Newport Magistrates Court yesterday but was handed the fine by magistrates.

The court heard how Davies, of High Street, Pontypridd, had been fishing in the river Usk on private land near Newbridge on July 29 when the offences happened.

Ian Jones, an officer employed by Natural Resources Wales, came by the scene at around 1.20pm after seeing two cars parked up.

Mr Jones approached the men and asked to check their fishing licences, to which Davies said he had left his at home. Mr Jones said he could tell Davies “did not like” his presence.

Mr Jones seized Davies’ fishing equipment and then ran checks which showed Davies had been lying and did not have a licence. Davies also lied about his address.

The court heard how Davies then started to try and run away from the scene.

Prosecutor Mohammed Yakub, for Natural Resources Wales, said: “He became aggressive. He said, you can’t arrest me, you have got no power.

“He tried to walk past and to get to the gate.”

Mr Jones said Davies’ face was getting red and his voice was loud and aggressive.”

A scuffle ensued and Davies was tackled to the ground. He was restrained until police officers arrived at around 2pm.

Yesterday Natural Resources Wales prosecuted Davies for four offences. Davies did not enter a plea but the offences were proved in his absence.

He was fined for fishing in the river Usk without a licence, using a piece of equipment called a spinner which is banned, obstruct an enforcement officer including resisting arrest and the attempted theft of fish.

Magistrates had the power to impose fines of more than £20,000.

But they fined Davies a total of £1,301.

The biggest fines were £440 for obstructing the officer and £440 for the attempt to steal fish.

Cyfarthfa Park

Mar 19, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

Steve Francis fished the grass bank on Friday and caught bream to 3, 4lb on bread flake and fed liquidised bread.   Whilst I was talking to Steve one of the Cygnets came along and firstly tried to eat the float, which Steve quickly moved, the cygnet then put its head under the water and kicked its tail up to reach Steve’s groundbait, it seemed to do so quite easily.

Fishermen are advised when fishing the lake, if a swan takes an interest in your float or dives down to feed near your float/feeder please reel in and wait until the swan moves away, we don’t want to hook these magnificent birds.

Litter

Mar 17, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments
Members should be aware that Merthyr Council have recently started using a private company to take action against anyone found illegally depositing litter in public places throughout the Borough including Cyfarthfa Park , Penywern Ponds & river banks . The Association completely support the efforts to keep our Town free from litter .
Should any member be found to have left litter at any of our facilities as well as facing on the spot fines from the Council they could also find their membership status in jeopardy .

Sea Trout

Mar 16, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

Our Chairman Gary Davies loves his Sea Trout Fishing and found the following video on You Tube

Latest Newsletter

Mar 14, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

February 2016

1st Coarse Competition to be held at Redhill on Sophies lake to be fished on 27th March.  Draw 8.30 fish 10am until 3pm.  All members welcome

Cyfarthfa Park

Mar 14, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

On Sunday Steve Francis fished from the grass bank using liquidised bread and bread flake, when I spoke to him he had landed 13 bream between 2½ and 3lb.

FLY CASTING LESSONS WITH GWENT ANGLING

Mar 11, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

Gwent Angling Society are starting a fortnightly casting and fishing skills clinic at Ty Mawr from Sunday 27th March 2016 through the summer starting at 10am. It will run for 2 hours. The Poster below is the correct one, we were sent a draft.

fishing skills flyer 2016

NEWPORT SEA ANGLERS OPEN COMPETITION

Mar 10, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

Newport Sea Anglers are holding a competition on April 24th from 7.30 until 11am.

2016 ANNUAL OPEN

St Brides Foreshore

Sunday April 24th  0730- 1100am

Main Sponsor

NEWPORT LAND RECLAMATION

07931607349

Garry Evans Seamaster Leg

Selection of take your pick table prizes including :-

15ft Continental Rod & Reel donated by Garry Evans Newport

£25 tackle voucher donated by Dave Richards Newport

Shakespeare fishing rod donated by Pure Fishing

1 days trout fishing donated by NRSFA

£25 Meal voucher donated by Blaina Wharf pub restaurant

£25 cash donated by Gwent SAC

£30 cash donated by Host Club

£25 cash donated by Host Club

£25 cash donated by Host Club

£25 cash donated by Host Club

£25 cash donated by Host Club

Size 9 Waders donated by Dave Leader Plumbing & Heating

£30 cash donated by Friendship Public House

£30 Cash donated by Hartridge RFC

£25 cash donated by Parkwood Garden Services

Rod donated by Masterline Walker

Bottle of Whisky donated by Host Club 

Raffle Prizes donated by Granville Thomas

Penn Points Qualifier

1st Prize £300

2nd Prize £200

3rd Prize £100

Plus 3 Junior Prizes

Supplied by Dave Richards Newport

Entry Fees :-

Seniors £8-00

Juniors & OAPs £5-00

Plus opt. pool £2-00

Split 50/50 1st & 2nd

Booking in on the day :-

PETERSTONE FISHERY

From 05-30am

 Secure Parking

Breakfasts, Bacon Rolls, Tea & Coffee etc

Advance booking in :-

Local tackle shops

Weigh in :-

PETERSTONE FISHERY

Scales close 12-00

WFSA Minimum size limits apply.

Catch and release allowed only if

weighed by appointed stewards

on verified digital scales and must

be in kilograms.

Any fish brought to the scales should

be kept in a bucket or suitable

container with fresh seawater.

( No buckets may be shared

with another angler).

N.B. Silver eels must be kept alive

and returned to the water asap

after weighing

Limits :- Garden in front of Old

White Lighthouse to

Peterstone Gout.

Further information contact

club secretary 07756768819

 

 

 

WFSA & Host Club rules apply

 

REPORT OF CANAL CATCH

Mar 7, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

On Saturday, Barry Hayman and his son Thomas along with Doug Hawkins fished the canal near the top and had a brilliant day catching lots of dace, Doug also had a couple of small chub.   Barry and Thomas fished maggots and Doug used punched bread.

KEMEYS BEAT

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

With the trout and salmon season opening on Thursday, anglers are requested to take care when walking down to and from the river, John the farmer has installed Solar Panels near the farm and works traffic can be expected at any time.

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

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

Please click link below to read our February Newsletter

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 >>

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