Senior Coarse Competition – Change

As it stated on the Senior Coarse Competitions page the matches were subject to change and the following dates have been added or changed

19th August Sophies Redhill – extra competition

14th October changed from the canal to Sophies Redhill

MTAA Coarse Competition on Sophies at Redhill Fishery Sun 22 Jul

Today MTAA Senior coarse anglers fished Sophie’s Pool at Redhill Fishery near Monmouth.  Right from the start most anglers were catching carp.   At the end of the competition out of the 10 anglers who fished 7 exceeded 100lbs.  A special mention must go to 76 year old Malcolm Williams who caught 108lbs of carp a big first for him.

The 7 anglers were: in 7th place “Gentleman Jim Howells with 100lbs 8oz

6th was David Couzens with 105lbs

5th was Malcolm Williams with 108lbs

4th was Justin Price 109lbs 12oz

3rd was Mark Sweeney 125lbs 14oz

2nd was Rhys Evans 144lbs 4oz

1st was David Davies 148lbs 8oz

A fantastic day at a fantastic fishery

Low Water Conditions and High Water Temperatures on Wye and Usk Rivers

The following is the body of an email sent out by the Wye and Usk Foundation regarding the very hot weather conditions and the effect it is having on these 2 rivers

You might already be aware that water temperatures in the middle and lower reaches of both the Wye & Usk have reached extremely high levels. For this reason, we have taken the decision to suspend salmon and trout bookings via the Fishing Passport temporarily until water temperatures drop (downstream of Glasbury and Abergavenny respectively).

This is for fish welfare reasons and because the chances of anyone catching a salmon are almost non-existent. We will contact any anglers who have booked in advance to fish over the period of suspension to offer them the chance to re-book later in the year or a refund.

The suspension will be reviewed daily, along with the situation for coarse fishing and other areas of both rivers.

Extreme low, warm water conditions are becoming more of an issue for the rivers. WUF are installing a network of remote monitoring linked to the webcams that will give WUF, owners and anglers real-time information on water temperatures. This will enable us make quick decisions on issues such as this in the future.

If any owners would like to discuss any of the above please do not hesitate to call us.

Kind regards,

The Wye & Usk Foundation

The 2018 Fishing Passport magazine is out now!

Barbel Fishing

The Barbel Society has requested anglers to cease fishing for barbel on the River Wye whilst the current hot spell of weather continues.  This is because of the low water and oxygen levels in the water, which stresses fish and the added stress of being caught could cause the fish to expire.  The picture below was taken at Radyr weir on the River Taff yesterday morning (9/7/18) and shows that the weir is barely functioning and indicates how low the river levels are around the country.

Report on the Carp Leagues latest Competition

Report by Tom Jehu

After a very difficult few hours this morning, Shane McDonnell came 1st and I came 2nd on Cyfarthfa Lake for the 4th competition of the Thomas Phillips Memorial Carp league. We landed one fish each and no other fish were caught.

The fish that Shane landed was trailing around 60-65 yards of line. This caused a considerable amount of damage to the inside of the fishes mouth due to the rig going through one of the gill plates and snagging the fish in the lower jaw. The cut in its mouth was not bleeding but it was an open wound which required huge amount of carp care (almost a full bottle)

Can I please ask that those of you who are using these pre tied rigs, that I keep finding on the path around the lake, please take some time to watch some tutorial videos on YouTube on how to set up safely/properly or from now on people will be asked to leave our waters by the bailiffs for using shit set ups when there is no excuse for it. Tying good quality rigs is a huge part of fishing so please learn to do it! We, as a club, hold coaching sessions for those of you who are unsure of how to set up properly so there are no more excuses.

Rig checks are going to be carried out from now on while we are asking for your licences.

Thanks all

Junior Competition at Redhill Fishery 30/6/18

The junior match anglers were given the opportunity to fish Redhill Fishery on Molly’s Pond on Saturday 30th June.

all the juniors taking part had a fantastic day, the weather was brilliant, the fish were feeding well and as usual the fishery was immaculate.

The winner was Jayden with 36lbs 10ozs

2nd was Josh with 25lbs 12oz

3rd was April with 25lbs 1oz.

the picture on the left is Jayden with his winning catch