Bank Work. Unfortunately we have been unable to complete all the bank work at Upper Hadnock Road that we intended to do before the season starts tomorrow. The path was cleared and weed killed several weeks ago but it soon became overgrown again this time with bracken which has now been cut back again. Some … More River Wye. Upper Hadnock Road.
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.
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 likely reason. The … More Treowen large lake.
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.
Next stage will be to make steps and a seating area. Once done some places like this need one will need no extra work. Others will. This is to let you know how things are progressing. Three committee members have already surveyed the Upper Hadnock Road beat with a view to making extra swims available … More Bank work on River Wye, Upper Hadnock Road.
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.
The notoriously late starting ‘large lake’ at Treowen was woken up in good style today by gentleman angler and M & D A S committee member Anthony ‘Anto’ Roberts from Monmouth. Fishing a legered boilie Anto landed four splendid, very dark tench of 4,1/2, 4,3/4, 5,1/4 and 6 lbs. His 5th fish slipped the hook just … More Treowen wakes up at last.
Bank access. Improvements and maintenance programmes. Hadnock Road. Some M&DAS committee members are to go to Upper Hadnock Road next Tuesday, 2nd May, to pick out fishing places that are in need of renovation and to make some new ones in preparation for a work party at a later date. Subject to weather, and river … More Upper Hadnock Road.
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