This spring the EA will decide upon the future of the course fishing closed season on rivers. In this article you can read about the ‘research’ work, the ‘evidence’ submitted to and universally accepted by a consultative panel of experts so far, and the arguments for and against. By reading this you will understand that … More The great debate. Rivers closed season.
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.
Please note that our lower Wye fishery is not open to coarse fishing during the salmon fishing season. This means we cannot fish here until October 18th. MADAS do not own the fishing rights here and this is only a concession we have enjoyed for many years. This includes from ‘The Point’ on Jubilee Fields. … More Lower Wye fishery. Dukes Water.
As from now, Friday 17th August, the temporary suspension of fishing on our rivers is removed. Enjoy your fishing. Please take the utmost care when returning a fish to the water. It is essential that, barbel particularly, are held upright and facing into the current until they become active and forcefully try to swim away. … More Fishing on rivers Wye, Trothy and Monnow.
Will newer members please be aware that a lady member of the Wheelock family (the estate owners) occasionally likes to take a short swim in Brick Kiln Lake. Her lake. Most of our members are already aware of this we are sure you will not mind taking a break or if necessarily move to a … More Brick Kiln Lake. Treowen.
Once again we hope to be bringing smiles like this back to several young people from Building Bridges of Monmouth at another Fishing Experience day at Trippenkennett lakes on Tuesday June 19th. M&DAS members. Are you available to help? The event will take place between 10.30 – 11 am and 3pm aproximately and we would … More Another fishing experience day with Building Bridges, Monmouth.
A cold start then spring is transformed by a week of sub tropical weather then back to normal again. As the water warmed up the tench started to feed but the lack of weed meant that when the sun was strong the fish went off the feed. With several tench comming to first time … More Treowen comes to life after a cold start to spring.
Bank erosion has steadily narrowed the grass strip between the path and the steep bank into the river making it dangerous in wet conditions. It also meant that any new steps constructed down to fishing levels would have to be cut into the existing path. We decided that a new foot path two metres in … More Hadnock Road new path.