The 1st competition of 2018 was held on Molly’s pond at Redhill Fishery. 11 anglers fished and the winner of the competition was Adam Toomey with 81lb 7oz, 2nd Clive Saunders 26lb 8oz , 3rd Dave Couzens 16lb 4oz, 4th Jim Howells 14lb 7oz
Recently our Treasurer Tony Rees queried the reason why catch and release was imposed upon MTAA by Welsh Water. The reply from Welsh Water below explains all.
We introduced catch and release only on our permits sold at Talybont and Beacons reservoirs with an aim of making the angling more sustainable. The same conditions are not directly transferable and applicable to your members or members of Osprey FF who have a lease on the Beacons reservoir as you have leases on the reservoirs which detail the conditions of your agreement.
To enforce catch and release on both clubs would require the change to be captured in your licence/lease and this was not the intention when we decided to move to catch and release for brown trout on permits sold by WW at our waters in the SE.
We would refer our members to the rules of the Association regarding the taking of trout the rules state “4 trout per rod per day” size limit 10 inches, 25.4cm, tip of snout to tip of tail. We would ask members to continue to practice catch and release on this wonderful reservoir, just taking the odd trout for the table.
The following has been taken from the Sea Trout Fishing Forums.
The Association will be sending in some funding but we would like members to support this by sending us an amount they can afford, £ 1, £ 2, £ 3, £ 4, £ 5, Every little helps we must challenge this as it is now obvious that the present system relied on BY Natural Resources Wales for assessing Salmon stocks is not only flawed but bordering as they say in Parliament to be polite: Sir you are a stranger to the Truth.
|A Challenge to NRW/EA/CEFAS Stock Assessments – Support Needed!
A group of us in North Wales have been working closely with the NWATFCC (North West Angling Trust Fisheries Consultative Committee) in order to challenge NRW’s Stock Assessment and Reporting and resulting river classifications. Senior NRW Fisheries Staff seem unable to explain with clarity a number of key areas but will use the defence that they are using the same methodology as the rest of the UK.
• provide an independent evaluation of the validity and efficiency of the England & Wales national river stock status classification model for salmon
1. Cheques should be made payable to Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association who will forward all proceeds to Angling Trust.
Whilst the immediate aim of this money is to fund the independent statistician, after all payments have been met, we have requested that any residual funds be used by the Angling Trust/ Fish Legal to support campaigns which are beneficial to angling in Wales.
Please support this cause as well as making your colleagues and contacts aware of this action.
This appeal is for Fish Legal Angling Trust and any monies collected will be sent to them
The Association is sending this as we will not divulge our members’ personal details to anyone.
Its that time of year again when we have to renew our rod licences. You can do so by following this link https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences this link should take you to the Governments licence pages. Just follow the instructions to obtain your licence. If you have to pay a fee for your fishing licence you are on the wrong website and we cannot be held responsible for that.
|Licence type||Trout and coarse 2-rod||Trout and coarse 3-rod||Salmon and sea trout|
|12-month – over 65 or disabled||£20||£30||£54|
|12-month – junior (13 to 16)||Free||Free||Free|
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