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New 20+ Carp Stocked in Cyfarthfa Park today 20/1/19

Jan 20, 2019   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments

New Carp were stocked today 20/1/19 in Cyfarthfa Park for the pictures follow the link below, the last picture is one of Tom Phillip’s father and mother who have named the carp they are photographed with as Tom in memory of their son who was an avid carp angler.

Cyfarthfa Lake

Running/Walking Challenge 10 Feb 19

Jan 19, 2019   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments

The event below takes place on 19 Feb and will follow the canal towpath from Brecon to Talybont, if you fish the canal be aware that more people than usual will be passing you.

Event Feb 2019

Coarse Fish River Close Season – EA England Consultation

Jan 16, 2019   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments

NRW have been asked to pass on the Consultation of the river coarse fishing close season currently being done by Environment Agency.  The indications are that which ever of the 3 options is favoured by EA England then NRW Wales will also adopt that option.   If you have any thoughts on the 3 options please let EA England know via the link below

We are consulting on the future of the statutory coarse fishing close season on rivers in England. 

You will be aware we have examined the evidence around the river coarse fishing close season and, earlier this year, surveyed anglers’ opinions on retaining, changing or removing the close season. We agreed with England Fisheries Group to consult more widely with the angling community. 

We are consulting on three options: 

  • Retain the current coarse fish close season on rivers – 15 March to 15 June;
  • Retain a close season, but change the duration – 15 April to 30 June;
  • Remove the close season altogether. 

The consultation will be online for 8 weeks from today (14 January) to 11 March 2019. It can be accessed at We also have arrangements to receive for email and postal responses. 

We are issuing a press release today (14 January) and notifying online licence buyers via our January e-newsletter. We will also post on social media. We are writing to national fisheries, wildlife and other partner organisations and have asked our area teams to publicise locally with clubs, fisheries and others. I would be grateful if you are also able to publicise through your own channels. I have attached a short briefing note, including some questions and answers. 

Once the consultation closes, we will collate and report the results. We anticipate a healthy responses, so this may take some time. 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Paul Lidgett at or on 0203 025 4614.

Invitation by the Fly Fishers Guild – Cardiff

Jan 4, 2019   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments
fly fishers guild

January 2019 Newsletter

Jan 2, 2019   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments
January 2019