HAPPY NEW YEAR: STAY SAFE AND WELL

With all best wishes for the new year. For those campaigners who have done so much and tried so hard for 2020, good luck for 2021 and please keep up teh good work. Thank […]

Last edit 9th January 2021

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Peter Gough's definitive reply

Address:                                                           Our Ref:

Your Ref:

Mr Mike Ashwin

By e-mail                                                          Date: 14.12.20

Dear Mike,

Thank you for your letters dated 2nd and 10th December:

Letter dated 02.12.20 and headed: “Corrections, explanations and recommendations to the NRW published Salmon stock performance in Wales 2019 Report”Letter dated 10.12.20 and headed: “Response to NRW correspondence of 30.11.20 and 03.12.20 ref NWATFCC information requests and […]

Peter Gough replies

Address:                                                           Our Ref:

Your Ref:

Mr Mike Ashwin

By e-mail                                                          Date: 30.11.20

Dear Mike,

River salmon stock estimates Re Cross Border & National Byelaw measures implementation

Thank you for your letter of the 23rd July on your subject above. Firstly, may I apologise for not having responded to that before now – this appears to have been an administrative error that […]

Response to NRW correspondence of 30.11.20 & 03.12.20 ref NWATFCC information requests & recommendations on Welsh Stock reporting & Byelaw Impact

North West Angling Trust Fisheries Consultative Council

part of the Angling Trust and AT North West Freshwater Forum

10.12.20

Peter Gough, NRW Principal Fisheries Advisor David Mee, NRW Snr Fisheries Advisor,

Ian Davidson, NRW Snr Environmental Assessment Officer, Dr Alan Walker, Cefas Snr Scientific Officer,

Grant Horsburgh, Defra Freshwater & Migratory Fisheries Team, Mark Owen, AT Freshwater Campaigns

Cc NWATFCC, CPWF […]

Formal Complaint raised by NWATFCC & LWFA with presentation and reporting of River Lune stock assessment and use of Lune Index counter data

North West Angling Trust Fisheries Consultative Council

part of the Angling Trust and AT North West Freshwater Forum

6th December 2020

Sharon Kennedy, EA Environment Manager Cumbria, Keith Ashcroft, EA Director Cumbria & Lancashire,

Brian Shields, Simon Toms, Lawrence Talks, Heidi Stone EA Dr Alan Walker, Cefas Senior Scientific Officer

Mark Owen, Angling Trust

Andy Hurst & John Whitham, NWATFCC

Vic Price, […]

NWATFCC update - 3 Formal EA Complaints

This communication was directed today to the EA`s – NW Fisheries Managers and Technical specialists in the F, B & G teams – Steve Garner, Colette Whiting, Darren Bedworth, David Spiby & Phil Ramsden (Andy Gowan`s replacement. EA Fisheries colleagues,I am writing to you jointly, because the circumstances warrant this. This is FYI and no response is required. NWATFCC […]

NRW response

Address:                                                           Our Ref:

Your Ref:

Mr Mike Ashwin

By e-mail                                                          Date: 3.12.20

Dear Mike,

Thank you for your letter dated 3rd November 2020.

In response to the first issue you raise, the above letter was not received by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) until your email of the 21st November and hence could not have been addressed in the Wales Fisheries Forum […]

Corrections, explanations and recommendations to the NRW published Salmon stock performance in Wales 2019 Report

Peter Gough, NRW Principal Fisheries Advisor David Mee, NRW Snr Fisheries Advisor,

Ian Davidson, NRW Snr Environmental Assessment Officer, Dr Alan Walker, Cefas Snr Scientific Officer,

Grant Horsburgh, Defra Freshwater & Migratory Fisheries Team, Mark Owen, AT Freshwater Campaigns

Cc NWATFCC, CPWF & PAAS representatives Dear Peter,

Corrections, explanations and recommendations to the NRW published Salmon stock performance in […]

A bleak future for the Mawddach.

Like others I have not had sight of this document but clearly it helps reinforce the case for the All Wales Byelaws. In the case of the Mawddach & Wnion I have deep concerns that the current stock assessment methodology does not reflect in any meaningful way what we actually observe swimming in the river. […]

2019 Salmon stats and comments

SalmonReport-2019-summaryDownload

Many thanks for comments thus far – Chris, Guy & John. Can I quickly re-emphasis why I will be writing to Peter Gough later today and asking that this letter and information request is tagged to the earlier communication asking for the stock reporting/assessment answers to be responded to.It is apparent the June – NRW – […]

Chris White: still seeking the truth

Conservation Officer

Chris White

57 Normanby Drive
Connahs Quay Flintshire

CH5 4JX

Email:chriswhite.cohite@gmail.com

Chris White

24 September 2020

Deputy Minister for Housing and Local
Government (via email)

Re: 14 Sept Press release: ‘Funding boost for the great outdoors’

Dear Minister,

I note in a
press release of 14 September 2020 that you say:

“£337,000 has
also been awarded to eleven projects to improve recreational access to water ”

I have been
unable […]

The following sad letter speaks for so many anglers in Wales

It has taken me some time to publish this touching letter from John Eardley, an angler who has worked so hard with NRW and the EA before that, as well as with fellow angles.

To say that John’s resignation from the North Wales River Trust, as well as from his “second home” in Wales, is a […]

Another serious pollution and fish kill!!

Dead fish on the affected stretch of the River Llynfi, mid-Wales

Fish Legal is currently advising its members Gwent Angling Society in respect of a major pollution that has hit the River Llynfi in mid-Wales. Literally the day after the last touches were carried out to a remediation project that saw the river put on the road to recovery […]