The following new temporary fishing rules were agreed at our June committee meeting and will take effect immediately. All our waters. Rule 30. Anglers found to be fishing on any of our waters without a day or season membership will no longer be asked to purchase a day ticket. Instead they will be asked to … More Important Temporary Rule Changes. New society bylaws.
You have reached one of the most popular coarse and trout fishing clubs in the region offering fishing on three lakes and three rivers. For 67 years we have remained a not for profit organisation offering fishing for people at affordable prices. We can offer, and do regularly provide free help for beginners, and even … More Welcome to Monmouth and District Angling Society.
Our October committee meeting will be held at the Royal Oak P H, Hereford Road, Monmouth, tomorrow, Monday the 14th. This will be the last committee meeting before our AGM on November 25th and we will be presenting the proposed amended fishing rules to be agreed at the AGM and applicable from January 1st 2020. … More October Committee Meeting.
We anglers have all known for a long time about the sorry state of our rivers not meeting EU standards and rules for clean waterways but when we leave the EU our government, of which ever persuasion, will have to make a new set of U K rules. You can bet that they will be … More Now it is national news.
Following public consultation the Environment Agency has decided to RETAIN the closed season on rivers. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/close-season-retained-following-public-consultation?fbclid=IwAR0DpDTxxJXav-YIvWs7usQ6wxm5ZUTNwSnFhwYV1q4AhVj0oGHzMtt2QMA
A member was fishing on Dukes Water today and was quite rightly told by a salmon angler that he should not be fishing there during the salmon fishing season. He was fishing illegally. How many times do we have to say it? How big must the type face be? Is red wording not enough? There … More Lower River Wye or Dukes Water.
Micro barbed hooks. Barbless hooks. Gripz hooks. Following a recommendation from an on line reader about Pallatrax Gripz hooks, I bought some and tried them out this week. From looking at the pictures, I must admit that, at first, I was very doubtful about the claims of their hook retaining capabilities. Instead of a barb these … More Pallatrax Gripz.
The tench in our lakes are not monsters but many have recently been seen to have some serious injuries to their mouths. Like all tench they have quite soft mouth parts. Members have been observed using very strong tackle when fishing for tench on our large lake, such as is more suitable for barbel fishing … More Suitable tackle for tench.
Due to a sudden illness of Kevin, the owner of the Wye Angling shop in Ross on Wye, the shop is now closed. We all send Kevin our best wishes for a speedy recovery. Tickets can be still purchased from Handyman House, Monnow Street, Monmouth, but they do not sell tackle or bait.
Barbless or micro barbed hooks. Suitable rods and lines. Care when playing a tench. We have a problem at Treowen with tench receiving mouth injuries from being hooked. We probably all agree that the old type full barbed hooks do far more damage when being removed and will not come free on its own. So … More The problem. The debate.
Our Lake Large lake at Treowen has become a very popular venue recently as its attributes are broadcasted. Lakesides, fish and the peaceful environment are beginning to suffer as a result. M & D A S committee members have agreed that we do not want to see this venue’s particularly desirable qualities spoilt. All members … More Trouble at Treowen.