Don’t forget that our June committee meting is being, held as normal, at the Royal Oak PH in Monmouth on Monday the 8th at 7.30 pm. As usual we welcome any full members to come along, particularly juniors members and new members, so that they, and we, can put names to faces, and they can … More June committee meeting, Monday the 8th.
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.
Will all members please be aware that there will be no access to our Societies waters at Pwhollm on July 12th, 13th and 14th due to being a military exercise carried out on the river and on the ground.
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 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 leave … More New society bylaws.
If you are planning on coming a long way to fish the Wye on Sunday, be aware of the state of the river. It looks as if fishing the Wye on opening day is going to be impossible unless you have a flood rod. Normal rods will be useless. The banks are always difficult on … More The Wye is in spate and not going down soon.
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.
It has just come to our notice that Monmouth School for Boys has organised a swimming event to take place in the River Wye taking place this Sunday June 16th. The event starts from the platform near Dixton Church at midday. The ‘short swim’ is downstream and the ‘long swim’ goes 500 mts upstream and … More Wye Swim on June 16th.
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.