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Don’t pay more for your licence

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

 

Many people have started renewing their fishing licences. We are aware that some websites are offering to buy or check licence applications on your behalf. The Environment Agency does not endorse these services. As you renew your licence online, always get your licence direct from GOV.UK and take extra care when using a search engine that you don’t stray onto other sales sites.

Getting your licence direct from us is cheaper, quicker and a lot simpler. You can also get your fishing licence by calling our telephone sales line on 0344 800 5386 or from your local post office.

Councillor Paul Browns Funeral

Feb 17, 2019   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments
COUNCILLOR PAUL BROWN Aged 65 Years , Merthyr Tydfil Funeral Service Friday 1st March 2019 12 Noon, St. Tydfil’s Old Parish Church, Merthyr Tydfil 1.30pm Llwydcoed Crematorium, Aberdare Donations in lieu of flowers for Cancer Research…

Paul Brown

Feb 11, 2019   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments

It is with great regret that the Merthyr Anglers heard today of the death of Paul Brown.  Paul has been a great friend to the Angling Association and in his capacity as Councillor, Mayor and keen fisherman he was keen to see us promote fishing through our schools programme. We run taster days for Merthyr Schools and  each year, no matter what his public duties, he would turn up at the final to present the trophy.  The Angling community has lost a very good friend and our thoughts and prayers are with Paul’s wife Kath, son Jamie and their family.

Synopsis of NRW Inquiry into C&R

Feb 8, 2019   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments
Synopsis of Inquiry – NRW to date 8-2-2019

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 https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/fisheries/consultation-on-the-review-of-the-close-season. 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 paul.lidgett@environment-agency.gov.uk 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

Happy New Year

Dec 30, 2018   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments

The Directors of Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association, the Officers and Committee of Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance would like to wish all members a happy and prosperous new year.

Christmas

Dec 24, 2018   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments

The Directors, Officers and Committee would like to wish our members a peaceful Christmas full of fun and laughter and a very Happy 2019 with tight lines and screaming reels.

Cyfartfha Park

Dec 20, 2018   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments

Today 20/12/18 Dia “Odd Socks” decided he needed his pre-Christmas fishing fix so fished from peg 28 on the park.  His result 6 bream for about 30lbs, I managed to be passing when he caught his first and smallest bream and managed to get a quick picture……….

Keep nets are allowed on the park from 1 Oct to 30 Mar

Emergency Bye-Laws 2018

Dec 17, 2018   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments

National Resources Wales have had to introduce Emergency Bye-Laws for the protection of migratory fish as the current Bye-Laws expire on the 31st of December.  To read the bye-laws follow this link………………

Bye- Laws

Season Permits are Now Available

Dec 13, 2018   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments

If you wish to purchase a season permit for 2019 they are now available at…………………………….

 

Season Permits

Gavin Jehu’s Tying for a Pike Fly

Dec 1, 2018   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments

Follow this link for a new fly pattern tied by Welsh International Gavin Jehu……………

 

https://www.mtaa.co.uk/flies-for-the-river-and-lake/

I have also uploaded a couple of Gavin’s Facebook videos on  the Flies for river and lake page more will follow

Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association AGM Report 2018

Nov 28, 2018   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments
MERTHYR TYDFIL ANGLING ASSOCIATION AGM REPORT 2018

Stocking of Top Pond with Carp and Bream Monday 26 Nov 18

Nov 26, 2018   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments

Today Top Pond was stocked with 63 Carp weighing 1 to 3 pounds and 320 pounds of Bream sized 10 inches to 2 pounds.

 

Tony’s 80th Birthday

Nov 20, 2018   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments

On Sunday Tony Rees, who has been our Treasurer from the inception of the Alliance over 50 years ago until last Wednesday when he finally handed over the reins to Rhys, enjoyed his 80th birthday with his family, committee members and coaches.  See the pictures below…….

    

 

 

Changes at he AGM held on Wednesday 14 Nov 18

Nov 16, 2018   //   by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance   //   News  //  No Comments
At tonight’s AGM, members voted overwhelmingly (both in attendance and by post) to form a subsidiary company (namely Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance) to protect Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association’s current assets.
In-line with the formation of Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance, several irreplaceable stalwarts and founder-members of Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association gave up their current positions as officers of the subsidiary. On behalf of everyone, I would like to sincerely thank them for the monumental work they have done over the past 51 years. I may add that they will continue as they have always done, to play an active role within the organisation, but are training up younger blood for the future!
All updated contact details for any new officers can be found on our web page https://www.mtaa.co.uk/the-committee/ 
Rhys also wrote…………………..
Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who has made my tenure as Secretary over the past 4 years, a thoroughly enjoyable one and I would like to wish my successor Jonathan Walker all the best in his new role – I have no doubt he will prove to be an asset to the club. Jonathan can be contacted on this email address: sec.mtaa@gmail.com.
As I step aside as Secretary, I look forward to pursuing my new role as Treasurer of Merthyr Tydfil Angling Alliance under the guidance of Director Tony Rees. My new contact email address is: treasurer.mtaa@gmail.com
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