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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 >>

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

Sign our petition to protect wild salmonids from sea lice from Scottish salmon farms

Jan 21, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

The salmon and Trout Conservation UK are pressing the Scottish Government to protect wild salmon from the sea lice generated from Scottisch Salmon Farms.   Although many of you will be coarse fishermen, Read more >>

Decline of Salmon and Sea Trout Stocks

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

Below are a series of links to documents explaining why NRW are concerned about the decline of Salmon and Sea Trout stocks in the rivers in Wales.   The first is the management options, the 2nd is an Annex giving catch and release options, the 3rd is the technical report of the decline of salmon and sea trout stocks.

nrw-b-b-4015-management-options-to-address-the-decline-in-stocks-of-salmon-and-some-sea-trout-in-wales

nrw-b-b-4015-annex-1-catch-and-release-options-for-salmon-and-sea-trout

nrw-b-b-4015-annex-2-technical-report

The next links are firstly a covering letter by our Secretary and then an explanation by our Treasurer of our objections to this rushed NRW action

Cover letter Rhys

Decline of Salmon Stocks – Reply

Below is the NRW Questionaire regarding the above

Questionnaire_Eng salmon and sea trout (1)

 

NEWS 6 Jan 16

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

Read about the launch of the Wild Fish Ambassadors here…..

http://www.salmon-trout.org/c/cymru-wild-fish-ambassadors-initiative/

David Fletcher fished Middle Pond today and what a start! First Cast a carp of 12lb 3oz picture below

Dia Fletcher Carp 12 . 3

Keith Jones took his camera for a walk up the Taf Mawr today and took the following 2 pictures, both show the new weirs installed by SEWRT and NRW.

Cefn Viaductweir on Taf Fawr

 

NEWSLETTER

Dec 24, 2015   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

Follow link to see latest newsletter MTAA DEc 2015

GENERAL NEWS

Dec 22, 2015   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

National Resources Wales have just published their River Basin Management Plans  https://naturalresources.wales/water/quality/?lang=en

They have also published their Flood Risk Management Plan

http://naturalresources.wales/our-evidence-and-reports/flooding/?lang=en

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Dec 19, 2015   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

The Chairman and the Committee would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.  May your Xmas jumper sparkle…….

Christmas Jumper

Tight Lines for 2016.

Doug Hawkins- Coarse Comp Sec would like to wish all the committee members. competition anglers and members of MTAA a happy christmas and peaceful new year – tight lines

Aerial view of a Sockeye Salmon Run

Dec 10, 2015   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

 

 

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