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.
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.