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.
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.
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.
Looking after our fish. These pictures of a tench I caught this week, and it is not my first, illustrates how there is a need to improve the welfare of the fish in our waters, most particularly in our large lake at Treowen. This tench has mouth injuries in both sides of its mouth where … More Looking after our fish.
A May afternoon by the River Troddi. Still a bit of brown water on from yesterday evening’s rain.
As from next Monday, May 20th, a restriction will be placed on the number of anglers fishing on our still waters. No more than four anglers will be allowed to fish at the same time on any one of our lakes at Treowen. Should anglers arrive at a lake and find four anglers already fishing … More Treowen lakes.
There are now three swims open on the little lake. This lake is excellent for beginners and one swim is just wide enough for a young person and mentor. There is a large head of very obliging rudd in this lake plus quite a few young tench, who all love sweetcorn. In the deeper two … More Treowen Little Lake.
On the July 14th 1952 a meeting was held at the Bull Inn, Monmouth (now the Punch House) where four friends decided to form the Monmouth and District Angling Society. There has always been some first class angling in the area, particularly for salmon, and local angling had become very much the preserve of those … More Every journey has to begin somewhere. Same for MADAS.
Some might call me a pin enthusiast, and they are probably right, but one thing I am not, is I’m not is a tackle snob. I simply like using a pin. So much so, that I use one whenever and wherever I can. Whether fishing my local lake for silvers or for for the doggedly … More Fishing the pin.