River Taff is fishing well after recent high water. Ceri Thomas of Fishtec fished last night into darkness in the Troedyrhiw area and had 10 brown trout all on a yellow klinkhammer dry fly. Most fish were cracking specimens of between 14 and 17 inches in length, with a few smaller fish showing as well. Tal-y-bont is still fishing well in late evenings or over cast wet days. Istavan Bognar has a Tal-y-bont specimen of nearly 2.5lb on a black and green goldhead recently. Cantref is also fishing well – Rhys Davies has been catching lots of browns of about half a pound – a good sign for the future.
The 2½lb Browning from Talybont Trout caught at Troedyrhiw
2 pictures of trout caught at Troedyrhiw
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Dave Couzins and John Coombs fished the Brecon canal at Pencelli on Monday Morning and Dave landed 7lbs 8oz of Roach, Perch, Dace and Gudgeon and John landed 6lbs of Roach, Perch, Dace and Gudgeon a really good day in the rain.
Recently Paul Jenkins fished the river Taff from Quakers for some distance up stream. The river was low and he fished the shallow riffle water with small flies. He had around twenty small fish most below 20cms. This bods well for the river.
David Briton fished the Mardy again recently and caught nine fish one at 2lb and a few around one pound with the rest coming in at 8-10 oz again showing a mixture of year classes that a river needs.
On the Salmon Front Colin Saunders had one from the Ysybyty on Sunday and Nigel Morgan had three of the Kemys on the same day. Lee Day had a nice fish of 15lb + on the Kemys last week and one of 8lb came off the Ysybyty.
If the weather stays cool and cloudy then the Usk will fish in the day for trout. If it warms up again then the evening fishing will be best.
I can confirm that the canal at Brecon is in tremendous form. myself and Barry Carter fished appx 100yds down from wooden sculpure and had a lot of roach up to a 1lb Dace in excess of 8oz, 4 eels plus some small chub, i would estimate between us we would have had 30-40lb of fish. not bad for a canal. Fished red maggot over hemp and bread punch as a switch bait, the bigger roach came to a bunch of red maggot over hemp after feeding for 2+ hrs.
Bernie Farr and his wife Janice went over to Pencelli to fish the canal. They started catching Roach, then they stated catching Dace, and then in the afternoon they were catching small chub. Bernie and Janice have fished the canal for many years, but last Friday was the best day they have ever had, the fishing was absolutely tremendous.
Dia Davies fished peg 28 and caught 4 bream and a 7lb carp, all the bream had spawning nodules on. Fishing next to Dia was Robert Burke who also landed 4 bream and a lot of roach.
Malcolm Williams and Rhys Evans fished Middle Pond on 2nd June, Malcolm fished a method feeder with sweetcorn hook bait and landed 3 bream 4lb 9oz 4lb 5oz and 4lb 9oz. Malcolm is picture below with one of the bigger bream
Stuart Jarvis Keeper Glan Usk Estate (Retired)
It is with great sadness that the Association has to tell you all that Stuart Jarvis the well known and respected Keeper who worked for many years on the Glan Usk Estate passed away of a heart attack last night. Stuart was a member of Merthyr Anglers and many of us probably either knew him or would have heard of him over the years.
Our Sympathy goes out to his family.
The litter shown in the picture was dumped in front of the gate to top pond, it was moved to the side of the gate by members of the Association who were going to top pond to empty the bins and do a litter pick around the pond, we could not remove it because we did not have the equipment or transport to move it to the council recycling centre. If the person who dumped this rubbish was a resident of Merthyr Borough they will be paying (as we all do), via their council tax bill, to have this litter removed by the council employees. There is no need to dump litter in this way when the council go out of their way to provide residents with ample facilitites to dispose of litter.