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.
We have all seen cormorant and goosander on our waters and thought ‘what can I do? ‘ These birds have devastated what was left of fish stocks on our section of the Monnow and, diring the winter 2017-8, on the Large Lake at Treowen. Thankfully things have not been so bad at Treown last … More Predation on our waters.
Committee member Phil Robinson had a day to remember on Treowen’s carp pool yesterday, 31st July, with three big rudd, two over two pounds and one just under, caught on slow sinking bread flake. He also caught several carp but what a surprise to see rudd this size caught here.
A lot of work has been done at Treowen lately. We have tidied up the banks around the carp lake without removing too much cover. With the help of John Wheelock and his chain saw last year, and this year (2018) we opened up the new path through the woods from the field by the … More Treowen. Access to the Large Lake.
Another successful ‘introduction to Angling’ day. On May 31st Monmouth and District Angling Society entertained several young ladies from the local youth group, ATTIK, of Monmouth, by providing a hands on introduction to fishing on the club’s waters at Treowen. Fishing the ‘little lake’ they all caught fish for the first time in their lives. All … More Fishing the Treowen lakes with the ATTIK
Treowen pools. As part of our society’s ongoing work to introduce new young blood into to the sport and to help local charities, on Wednesday May 31st the Society will be hosting a ‘fishing experience day’ on the little lake and the carp pool for some young people from Atik of Monmouth. We anticipate using … More Attik fishing experience day at Treowen.
Avian predation on Treowen large lake. Update. Early indications are that stocks of rudd, roach and perch have suffered a massive hit over the last winter. The absence of and dead fish in the water rules out fish mortality due to pollution or poisoning. This leaves predation by goosander and cormorants as the most … More Treowen large lake. 2017.
Many of us have good reason to believe that our stretches of the lower river Monnow, like lots of small rivers in South Wales, have suffered a decline in its coarse fish stocks. Climate change is almost certainly largely responsible. With its prolonged summer drought levels, excessively high winter floods, siltation from run-off and … More The decline of the lower river Monnow.
Hon’ Secretary, Peter Brundret, turned up this undated ‘Meritorious Catch List’ from his M&DAS archives, reproduced below. In reading it we should bear in mind that in those days, early 1990’s we think, we had no still waters. Only stretches of rivers Monnow and Wye. Regrettably no other details are available. … More Past catches and the rise and fall of the R Monnow.
From April 1st under 17’s will be able to apply for a free rod licence. However, they cannot fish without carrying one. Although it is free, they are expected to produce a licence when asked. Read more about this and other changes here