Chris White: still seeking the truth

Conservation Officer

Chris White

57 Normanby Drive
Connahs Quay Flintshire


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 to find […]

Last update: 24th September 2020

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 […]

Clare Pillman replies to John Eardley

Ein cyf/Our ref: CX20-145 Your Ref:

Ty Cambria /
Cambria House

29 Heol Casnewydd / 29 Newport Road Caerdydd /

CF24 0TP / CF24 0TP


John Eardley

By e-mail:

Ffôn/Phone: 0300 065 4453

29 July 2020

Dear Mr Eardley,

I hope that you
and your family are keeping safe and well during these difficult times. Thank
you for your letter and observations, we note […]

Will Bayer settlement clean up Monsanto's PCB contamination in Wales? Details Published: 10 July 2020

Rev Paul Cawthorne says some of Bayer’s USD650 million given to polluted sites in the US should be used to remediate Monsanto’s toxic legacy in the UK

Following the announcement of a USD650 million settlement by Bayer, destined for areas of the US contaminated by the company’s subsidiary Monsanto with toxic chemicals known as PCBs, GMWatch subscriber […]

John Eardley still fighting for anglers in Wales

“Ty Newydd”4, Little Moss Lane Scholar Green Stoke-on-Trent ST7 3BL

13th July 2020

email to:

All Wales Byelaws
– the impact on angling


the lifting of travel restrictions in Wales on 6th July and the
prospect of favourable river conditions I prepared myself for my first trip of
the season. Of course much of my fishing tackle was no longer legal […]

Mark Isherwood A.M. continues to support anglers: reply from Lesley Griffiths.

Lesley Griffiths AS/MS

Gweinidog yr Amgylchedd, Ynni a Materion Gwledig Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Bae Caerdydd • Cardiff Bay Caerdydd • Cardiff CF99 1SN Canolfan Cyswllt Cyntaf / First Point of Contact Centre: 0300 0604400 Gohebiaeth


Rydym yn croesawu derbyn gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn ateb gohebiaeth a dderbynnir […]

Access to Inland Waterways: Welsh Government Outline Policy Intent

National Access Forum


paper is intended to provide clarity on the Welsh Government’s preferred direction
of travel for access to inland waters for recreation purposes. It provides some
recent background and context but is not intended to re-produce the detailed
history which has been comprehensively documented.


Government is considering the introduction of legislation to provide for wider
access to the […]

Meeting note Wales Fisheries Forum Date of Meeting: 9 th April 2020

Venue: Skype Present: David Mee (NRW) Emma Keenan (NRW) Patrick Lindley (NRW) Peter Gough (NRW) Robert Vaughan (NRW) Steve Ormerod (Chair, NRW) Adrian Simpson (Countryside Alliance) for Rachel Evans Alan Winstone (Afonydd Cymru) Chris White (Campaign for the Protection of Welsh Fisheries; North Wales LFGs) Creighton Harvey (SW LFGs) Dylan Roberts (Game & Wildlife […]

Chris White to Ruth Jenkins (NRW): 3rd June


I find it sad that we are both taking time to defend our positions, a reflection perhaps on the poor NRW relationship with one of its major stakeholders who are treated with contempt.  The anger and frustration of the angling community is a result of NRW being more concerned with a legal challenge from Wild […]

Re: Damage to migratory fish stocks by Fish-eating Birds

President Allan Cuthbert, 7 Norton Avenue, Prestatyn, Denbighshire, LL19 7NL Email: […]

"Angling light up my life." No idea who singer is but the song is brilliant and says it all: thank you.


Thanks to John Eardley!

quote in “Fishing Wit” by Richard Benson:“Never doubt the environmental knowledge of a consistently successful fisherman. Always doubt the motives of a consistently argumentative environmental […]

To NRW re FEB's


Further to yesterdays LFAG
meeting debate on FEB’s (note my title – other than Pike I don’t know of any
fish eating birds!).  As you will have noted there is overwhelming
frustration due to the procrastination on this subject.  NRW were quick
enough to impose restrictions on anglers in order to conserve fish stocks and
yet shy away from one […]