Fisheries News

May 15, 2016   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association   //   News  //  No Comments

Brecon Canal

Anglers should be aware that on the weekend of  4th/5th  June a charity long distance walk is taking place in the Brecon Beacon National Park and that part of the route will be along the towpath of the canal, if you do fish the canal on these days be prepared for major distruption.   There will be 700 people taking part.

More news from Cyfarthfa Park

Malcolm Williams fished peg 2 yesterday (Monday) and caught 14 crucians, a 9lb carp and  2 bream, not bad for a few hours fishing, Malcolm fished liquidised bread in the feeder and sweetcorn on the hook.

Brecon Canal

I have just had a text from Dave Couzens who went over to the canal at Brynych Lock and fished from early this morning (Sunday), he weighed in 19lbs 7oz of quality roach, chub and dace all in 4 hours

Cyfarthfa Park

The park is fishing well, if you put a maggot on the hook you are guaranteed a Roach or Rudd almost immediately, they are taking bait really well.  This bodes well for the upcoming coaching sessions the Association will be doing with local schools.   Dan Lewis fished peg 1 and caught carp and bream, Sean Price caught 5 crucian carp and 3 bream using pellet hook bait from peg 43 on the grass bank.  Although Sean was using pellet his float was bobbing around as he was being pestered by smaller fish too small to take the pellet.

I fished the park on Friday afternoon and as I was setting up 2 women approached me and asked if I would help them to net a pigeon that had somehow fallen into the water down by the inlet.   I went down to the end of the lake , but the pigeon was too far out for me to reach it.   However, Julian Burns who was just finishing his shift with the council was there and he asked what the problem was, we explained about the pigeon, (it was alive).  Julian did not hesitate and grabbed a rake to feel the bottom and jumped in, waded out till he could net the bird and brought it back to the bank.   The bird was absolutely soaking and worn out I doubt if it would have lasted much longer.    Julian took the bird in the van up to the council yard to allow it to recover where it would not be pestered by anyone walking their dogs. Well done Julian and the 2 ladies for bringing the plight of the pigeon to our attention.

River Usk

With the recent rain the river rose and 3 salmon have been caught on our beats, 2 of which were taken on fly in the lagoon at the bottom Ysbytty beat.

Talybont and Cantref

Both of these reservoirs and fishing very well on buzzers.

A report by Ceri Thomas of Fishtec

Fishtec team members Mike Morgan and Rhys Davies fished Cantref on Tuesday evening (10th May), landing 6 wild browns to 8 oz and 3 overwintered rainbows to 1.5lb between them. Ceri Thomas Fished Talybont on the evening of 12th May, landing 7 browns to 2lb 8oz with a good number of pound plus fish. Local angler K Probert also had 6 fish on the same evening to 12 oz.  All fish were returned. Successful flies have been diawl bach, red tag wet fly, black buzzer and black tadpole, fished on floating line with long leader.

Don’t forget as a member of the Association if you produce your Association membership you will get a discount when shopping at the Fishtec shop in Brecon.

 

 

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