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 […]

Last update: 21st June 2020

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 […]

FEB's: Chris White is "on it": Thanks Chris

I raised the FEB issue at the Skype joint LFAG meeting yesterday pointing out the frustration about the delay in addressing FEB predation.  Dave Mee took part in this meeting and he explained the NRW/WG position which is basically they are scared of a legal challenge from ‘Wild Justice’ (Packham et al) so they need […]

Mervyn Williams to David Jones MP

Tan y Graig



Denbighshire CH7 5TG

20th April 2020

Rt.Hon David Jones MP

Dear Mr. Jones

You will see from my address at the head of this letter
that I write to you as a one of your constituents. As such I’m copying Darren
Millar as my AM

As a conservationist concerned with pollution of water
courses from agricultural practices I have concerns that […]

Notes from the Fisheries Forum meeting on 9 April


I hope you are all safe and well and not to depressed due to the lack of fishing opportunities. 

The fourth Fisheries Forum meeting was held via a Skype conference call on Thursday 9 April this is not a very friendly way to hold a meeting.  There were 22 people signed into the conference call but […]

Richard Evansdeiwood

All.Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but have just been informed by Emyr Lewis that Peter has just been told by N.R.W. that netting at Glandyfi on the river Dyfi will commence on the 1st of May. Netting by two nets a Mr Lewis and Gareth Jones.Peter has been told not to police […]

Another Mike Ashwin challenge to NRW and EA

West Angling Trust Fisheries Consultative Council

part of the Angling Trust and AT North
West Freshwater Forum

March 2020

Heidi Stone, EA Salmon Programme Manager Peter Gough, NRW Principal
Fisheries Adviser Cc

Sharon Kennedy, Environment
Manager Cumbria

David Hudson, EA
Environment Manager, Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Dr Alan Walker, Cefas Senior Scientific Offiicer

Mark Owen,
Angling Trust Head of Freshwater Paul Knight, S&TCUK Chief Executive
Officer Mark Bilsby, […]

Wye Salmon Association to NRW

Felindre Brecon Powys


February 2020


Julian Bray, Head of Inland
Fisheries, WAG

Dear Sir,

Wye Salmon Association wish again
to register with the Welsh Assembly Government their concern over the
significant lack of NRW Fisheries resources.

We have on a number of occasions
recently, written to the WAG Environment Minister and NRW CEO & Chair highlighting
the plight of Atlantic Salmon in the River […]