Below is a list of the weights of the carp stocked in Cyfarthfa Park (Pictures to follow)
Fish 1 -12lb 12oz, Fish 2 – 12lb 8oz, Fish 3 – 12lb 8oz, Fish 4 – 12lb,Fish 5 – 12lb, Fish 6 – 12lb. Fish 7 – 11lb 8oz, Fish 8 – 11lb 4oz, Fish 9 – 10lb, Fish 10 – 9lb 8oz
The list of the weights of the carp stocked in Top Pond (Pictures to Follow)
Fish 1 – 24lb 4oz, Fish 2 – 23lb, Fish 3 – 22lb 8oz, Fish 4 – 17lb 4oz, Fish 5 – 17lb 4oz, Fish 6 – 17lb 4oz, Fish 7 – 17lb, Fish 8 – 16lb 12oz, Fish 9 – 16lb, Fish 10 – 16lb, Fish 11 – 15lb 8oz, Fish 12 – 15lb 8oz, Fish 13 – 15lb, Fish 14 – 14lb 12oz, Fish 15 – 14lb 8oz, Fish 16 – 14lb
Whilst our waters remain open can we ask for a sensible approach to your angling.
SOCIAL DISTANCING IS NOT OPTIONAL AND MUST BE ADHERED TO. YOU SHOULD NOT INTERACT WITH OTHER ANGLERS ON MTAA WATER.
Our Bailiff team will be enforcing these measures as any noncompliance (you will be asked to leave our waters) which could result in further
restrictions to members access to our water.
5 Anglers fished Cyfarthfa Park Lake in terrible weather but they stuck it out. 1st was Mark Sweeney 21lb 4oz
2nd was Justin Price with 15lbs 6oz
3rd was Adam Toomey with 13ln 1oz
4th Craig Marshall with 9lbs
It is proposed to hold a coarse fishing match for members on Cyfarthfa Park Lake on Sunday 4th October. If you are interested can you please contact Mark Sweeney on 07780666398 or via the MTAA facebook page
Unfortunately because of Covid 19 no more senior matches will take place. Stay safe all and Doug says thanks for all the fun we have had and hopefully we will be able to compete again next year.
There will be an open match on this Sunday 13th September on Dol-y-gaer and Ponsticill .
On the weekend of 20 September there will be a two day match with 36 anglers fishing on Ponsticill and Dol-y-gaer and the pegs will be put out on Friday evening. Anglers who wish to pleasure fish this weekend may do so where there are no pegs numbers.
Des Ship did a promotional video for Sonubaits on Dolygaer yesterday
The Alliance has received a notification that Welsh Water will be releasing water from Cantref on the 15 July and Pontsticill on the 22 July.
Please take care when fishing the river on these dates as the water may suddenly rise and it may also be coloured
I hope this email finds you well. Members of the committee have been in conversation throughout the day following a lot of speculation around angling in Wales and it is something that is ever evolving.Following the advice from the Welsh Government, Local AM and Angling Cymru we as an association have decided that angling on MTAA water (All Rivers, Top and Middle Ponds) will be re-opened with immediate effect with the exception of Cyfarthfa Lake, as the park is still closed. We are seeking confirmation on the Reservoirs at Tal-y-bont, Ponsticill, Dolygaer and Cantref as these waters are owned by Welsh Water and we are still waiting to hear from them and as such they remain closed.
This statement does not however allow members to break the Welsh Government Covid-19 guidance which states that exercise must be carried out locally. Social Distancing must be abided and as such members are asked to respect that only one person is to be using a peg at any one time on the top and middle ponds. In the interest of your own and others safety where using gates please ensure you wash your hands or use hand sanitiser to prevent potential spread of the virus
Common sense needs to be applied well, you must not travel outside of your locality and where you can combine activities such as shopping, well being and exercise. We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops, and would like to thank you for your patience and support during the lock down.
The key thing to making this work is abiding by the government rules- Remember you can still be prosecuted for travelling outside of the local area to exercise and any do not congregate in large numbers on our water as this could result in the Welsh Government withdrawing angling as an acceptable form of exercise.
Finally there has been significant incidents with regards to poaching on our waters during the lock down – The Directors would like to thank the Bailiff team for the excellent work in policing the waters during the last few weeks and would encourage any members to get in touch with the club or police via 101 to report any suspicious activity on our waters.
As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate in getting touch with myself
Club Secretary sent on behalf of the committee
Follow this link to see two new fly patterns you may wish to try whilst the lock-down continues
Children are invited to enter artwork of fish to celebrate World Fish Migration Day on Saturday 16th May 2020. This is a world celebration of migratory fish. The contest is open until the 30th April 2020 and the judges will be chaired by Jeremy Wade host of River Monsters and Mighty Rivers. the winners will be announced on May 29th. Please contact Gareth at Afon Cynon – a river for all on Facebook and Gareth will advise you on how to forward your artwork to the judges.
Your artwork can be about any fish that migrates and in the UK the fish that migrate are Salmon, Sea Trout, Eels, Alis Shad, Thwaite Shad and Lamprey.
Temporary Cessation of Angling on All Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association Water.
Following a conversation between the DIrectors and consulting the latest advice from Angling Trust we are asking all our members not to fish our waters until advised that this is safe to do so.
Whilst we understand the proven benefits on active lifestyles, physical health and mental wellbeing that angling provides, as well as many anglers opinions that as an often solitary pastime angling could be a perfect way to isolate oneself, the current government advice is that angling in any form is NOT currently classified as one of the safe exercises in which to participate.
As an alliance we also have a duty of care to the community on a whole and that should any angler become injured on the river bank or become involved in an accident whilst travelling to the river then that in itself would cause avoidable impact on all emergency services, which could in turn have a significant impact on those needing emergency care during the pandemic.
We hope that all anglers will understand that we, as a responsible Association, and also the angling community in general, must take action to protect ourselves, our families and our communities through this period and that you will support us through what will hopefully be a short term closure.
We will continue to review the situation as it develops and update you in due course.
Liam Walsh Club Secretary
on behalf of the MTAA Directors.
Because of the current situation regarding coronavirus following government advice all competitions are cancelled until further notice.
Please follow the guidelines and stay safe