Has anybody had any success fishing the Monnow or Trothy this season? We at M & D A S committee have had no feedback from anglers this year on cathes or predation. Please let me know via this website. Peter Hunt. Chairman.
We anglers have all known for a long time about the sorry state of our rivers not meeting EU standards and rules for clean waterways but when we leave the EU our government, of which ever persuasion, will have to make a new set of U K rules. You can bet that they will be … More Now it is national news.
Following public consultation the Environment Agency has decided to RETAIN the closed season on rivers. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/close-season-retained-following-public-consultation?fbclid=IwAR0DpDTxxJXav-YIvWs7usQ6wxm5ZUTNwSnFhwYV1q4AhVj0oGHzMtt2QMA
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.
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 temporary 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 … More Important Temporary Rule Changes. New society bylaws.
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.
Our Lake Large lake at Treowen has become a very popular venue recently as its attributes are broadcasted. Lakesides, fish and the peaceful environment are beginning to suffer as a result. M & D A S committee members have agreed that we do not want to see this venue’s particularly desirable qualities spoilt. All members … More Trouble at Treowen.
Looking after our fish. These pictures of a tench I caught this week, and it is not my first, illustrates how there is a need to improve the welfare of the fish in our waters, most particularly in our large lake at Treowen. This tench has mouth injuries in both sides of its mouth where … More Looking after our fish.