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. Each one went to see local landowners to try and procure fishing rites for the Society.
There had always been some first class angling in the area, particularly for salmon, but local angling had become very much the preserve of those of a higher status. The declared aim of the newly formed angling society was to make good quality fishing available to local people at affordable prices.
Even in the face of competition from more wealthy organisations, some 66 years, on our Society has remained true to its original intention.
Today we offer first class course fishing on the river Wye, and also some trout and grayling fishing on the Troddy and Monnow together with still water fishing on three lakes at Treowen.
In association with Building Bridges and ATIK, M & DAS has had some great success with local young disadvantaged people by removing them from their screens for a day whilst they learnt some new outdoor skills and pleasures during our ‘fishing experience days’ at local lakes. These have become regular events and newcomers are always welcome.
Anybody interested would be most should contact us via this website where membership details are also to be found.
On November 26th we will be holding our AGM at the Royal Oak P H, Hereford Road, Monmouth. All members and interested non members are always welcome to come along and meet us.