Marius Macenas fished the Kemeys beat on the Usk yesterday Thursday 11 April and caught a 10lb Salmon on the fly. See the pictures below, the salmon was returned to the river and swam strongly away.
Due to the work still not being completed at Cyfarthfa park I have decided to move the first carp league competition this Sunday (the 7th April) up onto Top Pond Pen-Y-Wern.
I would like to ask anyone wishing to fish the league this year to meet at the carp park at the centre of Top Pond at 08:30 this coming Sunday.
Please do not forget that this is a CARP LEAGUE so anyone turning up with any fishing gear that isn’t a carp fishing set up will not be allowed to enter the competition. Also each competitor must have a suitable net (36” minimum) an unhooking mat or cradle, carp care kit, a suitable weight sling. These are minimum requirements for entry.
I look forward to seeing you all there
I would also like to ask everyone wishing to fish to bring along some cash as we may do a few prizes on the day
Today Sunday 31st March the senior coarse anglers fished a competition at Redhill Fishery Monmouth. 13 anglers fished.
1st was Jason Woodford with 52lbs 8oz
2nd was Jim Howell with 52lbs
3rd was Mark Sweeney with 38lbs 4oz
4th was Dave Couzens with 31lbs 8oz
5th was John Coombs with 24lbs 4oz
the next competition will be held on Middle Pond on Sunday 14th April
Tommi Bevan-Jones with one of the new carp we introduced recently, Tommi has called this fish Shoulders
Unfortunately Tommi did not have scales with him so an estimated weight would be around 23lbs.
I have just been informed that Bomber will no longer be providing food at Redhill Fishery. Bomber said thanks to everyone for supporting him over the years. Bomber and Colin have parted by mutual agreement and Bomber asks you not to contact him about this at this time.
All at MTAA would like to thank Bomber and Moira for the great breakfasts we have enjoyed over the years and wish you both all the best for the future we are going to miss you both and all the banter
Result of the first senior coarse match held at Riverside Fishery Ystrad Mynach.
1st Dia Couzens 23lbs 12oz.
2nd Mark Sweeney 10lb 12oz.
3rd Clive Jayne 9lb 12oz
The Senior Competitions start on Sunday at Riverside Fishery Ystrad Mynach, the draw takes place at 8.30am and we start fishing at 10am and finish at 3pm. If you fancy a go and are a member, Doug would love to see you there.
For the rest of the dates of the competitions and the times please follow this link.
Please note that dates for next four Board Meetings of Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association are:
and 8 January 2020 .
We are sorting out the islands in Cyfarthfa Park Lake at 9.30 this Saturday, if you can come we are meeting at the Cefn End.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or on 0203 025 4614.