Whilst the work was continuing on the park walls to make them leak proof, a small work party was convened to trim the lilies in front of the grass bank. The lilies had spread which made fishing extremely difficult from these pegs. The Alliance had purchased a specialist cutter which is designed to cut weeds in lakes ponds and rivers and it was put to good use and amazed the guys using it on how efficient it was. Below is a gallery of the work being carried out.
Richard Allen of Welsh Water has advised us of the following
Due to the declining levels in the river Usk we are now instigating the regulation release from Usk reservoir.
We will be releasing water from the reservoir at a rate of 50 ML/d for regulation purposes. This water will be abstracted at our Prioress Mill pumping station.
Further information from Guy Mawle of the Usk and Wye Abstraction Group……..
This release is smaller than last year’s which was over 80Ml/d and will probably continue for some weeks. It will help support the level of Llandegfedd reservoir is advance of the shut down of pumping at Prioress Mill, Usk this summer while Welsh Water switches from the old to new station to enable them to operate under their new licence. There will still be abstraction by Welsh Water at Llantrisant further downstream.
On Sunday 19th May if you are fishing the canal be aware that a charity walk will be taking place from the canal basin to Llangatock. A lot of people could be passing you along the towpath.
The result of the match fished on 12 May at Top Pond.
1st Dave Couzens 2lbs 8oz
2nd Jason Woodford 6oz
3rd Jim Howells 4oz
Our Comp Sec Doug has been in contact with Jess the Comp Sec of Rhymney Anglers. This has come about after Jess asked us if we would like a comp against Rhymney on a home and away basis. This is still to be arranged. However, in the mean time, Jess has asked if any of our anglers would like to fish with Rhymney they have a competition on Molly’s on Sunday and should you wish to, you may just turn up and fish with them