The Results are in!
🏆 1st Place: Dave Couzens – 33lbs
🥈 2nd Place: Dia Davies – 21lb 8oz
🥉🥉 3rd Place: Jason Woodford and Jim Howells – 12lb.
As you may already know, we are now members of the Salmon and Trout Conservation. They are the UK’s only independent charity campaigning for wild fish and their environment. Their goal is for UK waters that support abundant and sustainable populations of wild fish and all other water-dependent wildlife. Members should receive more information about this via email. We hope to keep working with this amazing charity in the future!
” Too much water is being taken out of our rivers, too much is being thrown into them and not enough is being done to protect our watery places – it’s our job to reverse this trend. We work to influence government policy, industrial practice and individual behavior which results in measurable improvements to the state of the water environment, leading to healthier wild fish stocks, improved biodiversity and less pollution in our rivers, lakes and oceans.
We aim to inspire, inform, involve and influence everyone who can take action to safeguard our water environments. Protecting and standing up for life under the surface is a cause worth fighting for, both for current and future generations. ”
Above is a picture of the winners of this years inter-school fishing competition. Our winners this year are St Aloysius school. The school won the trophy for the 2nd year in a row, the shield was presented to the school by Tony Rees MBE and the children were presented their trophies by Doug Hawkins Senior Coach and John Coombs the children’s coach on the day. Besides the shield each child received an individual trophy as a memento of the day.
NRW welcomes the decision announced on 16th July by the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths and the opportunity to move forwards with our shared objectives for sustainable fisheries for the future. The Minister’s decision follows a full public consultation and independent scrutiny of all evidence at a Local Inquiry managed by the Planning Inspectorate.
The new byelaws will become law on all rivers wholly within Wales on 1st January 2020 and will see the following controls and restrictions implemented:
The survival of salmon in some rivers is now threatened, whilst across Wales all of our salmon and most of our sea trout stocks are now at risk of further decline to biologically unsafe levels. All evidence reinforces the need to take bold and urgent action.
NRW will work closely with our stakeholders via our Local Fisheries Groups and the Wales Fisheries Forum during scheduled Autumn meetings (November) to ensure a smooth transition.
We want to ensure that all anglers and netsmen in Wales fully understand why the new measures are required and what they mean to them on all our individual river fisheries. All fishermen need to be compliant, but we also want to help by promoting good practice C&R, ensuring that all released fish have the best possible chance of surviving to spawn and contributing to the recovery of stocks.
Had a great turn out for today’s carp league comp. 12 competitors. 6 seniors and 6 juniors.
There was a lot of bream caught today but they unfortunately do not count for the comp.
Thanks all who turned up, the support is greatly appreciated. I look forward to seeing you all again on the 4th August for the next comp
Carp Competitions Secretary
It is with great pleasure that the Alliance can announce that Gary Davies has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Services to the Community. The Chairman and Committee would like to congratulate Gary, this is a well deserved award for all years of tireless hard work he has put in on behalf of the Alliance
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.
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
The senior competition held on Sunday 14th April was a complete blank for everyone, even me and Doug won that one as no one caught a fish so everyone was a joint winner!!!!!!
The match fish on Sunday April 28th at Riverside Fishery was won by Dave Couzens with 26lbs 12oz, 2nd was Jim Howells with 17lbs 7oz, 3rd was Steve Llewellyn with 16lbs 12oz, 4th was Jason Woodford with 14lbs 12oz and 5th was Dia (Odd Socks) Davies with 12lbs 10oz. Our sympathy goes to our Comp Sec Doug who weighed in 3lbs because he had a small hole in his keep net and a lot of the small fish escaped.