We have all seen cormorant and goosander on our waters and thought ‘what can I do? ‘ These birds have devastated what was left of fish stocks on our section of the Monnow and, diring the winter 2017-8, on the Large Lake at Treowen. Thankfully things have not been so bad at Treown last … More Predation on our waters.
Treowen, Tench Lake. If a lake deserves being called “The Carp Lake” then Treowen’s large lake should be known as “The Tench Lake”. Each year the tench fishing gets better but it’s never simple or predictable. This lake always seems to be a bit of a late starter but once it gets going, it goes … More Carp pool. Tench lake.
Committee member Phil Robinson had a day to remember on Treowen’s carp pool yesterday, 31st July, with three big rudd, two over two pounds and one just under, caught on slow sinking bread flake. He also caught several carp but what a surprise to see rudd this size caught here.
A lot of work has been done at Treowen lately. We have tidied up the banks around the carp lake without removing too much cover. With the help of John Wheelock and his chain saw last year, and this year (2018) we opened up the new path through the woods from the field by the … More Treowen. Access to the Large Lake.
An early spring 2017 fish just 6lb. A late August fish 2017. 5.3lbs. Look at the size of that paddle. No wonder it could pull so hard for so long. Hooked it in one swim and landed in the next. Another late August 2017 fish caught on corn during the evening. Warm and overcast … More Treowen large lake. And now a new target is set.
Damage or deformation to the top of the caudal fin of tench seems to be common at Treowen. I don’t think this is caused an injury. More like a genetic imperfection that shows up in a minority of fish. Have you seen this elsewhere? An early Treowen tench April 2017 6 lbs. Is this a … More Treowen Tench Tails.
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. 2017.
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.