The Angling Trust have a link on their website to a consultation about the effect fish eating birds are having on salmon smolts and other fish in the rivers reservoirs and ponds in England. If you would like to participate in the consultation please follow this link to AT website where they explain the effects FEB’s are having on fish stocks and advice in filling in the consultation.
The Senior anglers fished Sophie’s Pond at Redhill on Sunday 27 Oct. After some extremely heavy rain water was rushing into the lake and combined with a very cold night the carp were extremely lethargic, hence the very low weights.
Dave Couzens won with 26lbs, 2nd was Paul Phillips with 20lbs 4oz, 3rd was Dia Davies with 15lbs 8oz
We have been asked to let you all know that there will temporary closure of access to both Ponds at Penywern to allow contractors to carryout borehole drilling survey work .
The closure will be from 23 Oct to 12 Nov , notices will be erected giving more details & access for fishing will be obstructed during this period .
If & when we get more detailed information I will let you know .
The winner of the competition fished at Riverside fishery today was Dia Couzens with 18lb 4oz, 2nd was Jim Howells 17lbs and 3rd was Jason Woodford with 15lbs 12oz
It is with deep regret that the Association has heard of the Passing of Oliver as he was known to all those who had contact with him from our Fishing Club over the years. He will be deeply missed by Dean and Darren and many of our older members will remember him well from the Early days of angling in Merthyr Tydfil from our generation.
The match which was scheduled for the canal on 29th September has been moved to Deri Lake. We will be fishing with Rhymney Anglers. The draw will take place at 8am and we will fish 9am until 2pm
” It’s been a good year this year with the MTAA Thomas Phillips Memorial Carp League. Had a lot more support this year than I had last year from both juniors and seniors and it’s nice to see so many people willing to put time aside to come and take part. Thanks everyone! “
1st – Connor Cooke
2nd – Rocco Davies
3rd – Dylan Bentley
1st – Tom Jehu
2nd – Shane Mcdonnell
3rd – Paul Grist
Match fished on Molly’s lake at Redhill Fishery 1st September Results……
Joint 1st Dave Couzens and Jason Woodford with 52lbs 4oz, 2nd Rhys Evans 51lbs 12oz, 3rd John Coombs 51lbs 8oz
The next match has been moved to Molly’s on 15th September. Rhymney anglers have booked the lake for that day and have invited us to fish with them. Times to be notified through facebook
The match on Moll’y’s on Sunday 1st September has had the times of the match altered. The draw will now take place at 9.30 and we will fish from 11am until 4pm
The winner of the match fished on Cyfarthfa Park Lake on Sunday 18th August was Dia Davies with 7lbs 3oz, 2nd was Dave Couzens with 4lbs 9oz, 3rd Jason Woodford 3lbs 12oz. The next MTAA match is on Mollies lake at Redhill Fishery Monmouth on 1st September.
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.
Date from 9th August 2019 @ 20:00
Date to 11th August 2019 @ 20:00
Event Up Hill Down Dale – Beacons 100/50 (running event of 100 miles or 50 miles)
Numbers 120 athletes over both events
Location Monmouth and Brecon Canal between Brecon – Crickhowell
1st Mark Sweeney 124lbs
2nd Adam Toomey 111lbs 8oz
3rd Jason Woodford 105lbs 15oz
4th Dave Couzens 97lbs
5th Jim Howells 84lbs 8oz
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:
- Implementing full catch and release fishing on all net and rod fisheries for salmon
- Requiring catch and release of sea trout in rod fisheries on vulnerable rivers prior to the 1st May
- Setting a 60cm maximum size limit for the taking of sea trout in all rod fisheries
- Implementing method restrictions (controls on use of bait, barbless hooks and treble hooks) so that released fish have the best chance of survival.
- Making consistent the start and end of the net fishing seasons by:
- Shortening the netting season by starting net fisheries no earlier than 1st May
- Ending the netting season on the 31st July
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.