Fish stocks 'not being protected' by Natural Resources Wales

Click this link to see the BBC item on this subject. For the record, NRW enforcement staff are generally hard working and dedicated, there are just far too few and the few working really hard feel they are overworked, under resourced and desperate to be able to do the job properly.  CLICK HERE    Thanks [...]

Last update: 21st October 2017

There is a new tab  ANGLING TRUST added to the site. Please look there to see the Angling Trusts updates and initiatives, we need the level of action in Wales that the Angling Trust is providing in [...]

NRW Salmon And Sea Trout Catch Controls 2017 CONSULTATION

This is the link to the consultation documents and response form NRW advise us that you may respond by letter/email but they would prefer you to use the form. We urge you to follow this link and respond: Thank you.
CLICKHERE   When you get to the page, scroll down to the bottom where there is a [...]

Otters and predation on fisheries

I thought you may like to look at the two links below, both of which relate to otter predation on fisheries
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Trout and Salmon Magazine against compulsory C&R

Andrew Flitcorft, the editor of Trout and Salmon Magazine has kindly allowed us to publish his Editors Letter as included in the September issue. Thank you Andrew and Trout and Salmon Magazine
His view:
“Anglers are once again being used as political pawns by authorities
who haven’t got the balls to deal with the big issues”
To read the [...]

Wales, the first country in the world to leave a species to become extinct? In this case salmonids.

NRW have replied to the FOI request by saying they did not make any such comment. 4/10/17

This a a quote taken directly from a letter produced by Angling Trust and Afonydd Cymru and sent to Lesley Griffiths A.M. Cabinet Secretary. We are awaiting a response to a freedom of information request for a copy of [...]

Salmon trapped in hydro turbine

Chris, thought you would be interested to see this video on you tube. NRW have been advised that this happens and have been asked to reconsider their fish pass designs on hydro schemes. We await a response.
Click here to see [...]

Welsh Government Consultation: canoeists again!

The Welsh Government is consulting on
Taking forward Wales’ sustainable management of natural resources
This consultation includes
Page 38. Proposal 11
To amend or revoke the following list of restrictions on access, provided in Schedule 2(1) of the CRoW Act 2000:
(b) uses a vessel or sailboard on any non-tidal water;
(c) has with him any animal other than a dog;
(i) [...]

Mark Isherwood A.M. speaks out for anglers: again

Wednesday June 7th 2017
Following the publication of a report highlighting a “serious decline in fishing in Wales”, North Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood has called for a Welsh Government Statement on the protection of fisheries in Wales.
Speaking in this week’s Business Statement, Mr Isherwood said issues regarding the failure to protect fisheries in Wales, in consequence of [...]


It is with great reluctance that I add this item from the Anglers Mail. The fisheries team at EAW work hard and are enthusiastic and  dedicated to their work: there are just too few of them. Our environment is far too important to be neglected!
Please click on the link below to see the Anglers Mail [...]

Are NRW to reconsider hatchery closure?

The .pdf document below is a copy of a letter written by Mr John Roe, Chairman of the Dee Fisheries Association, to Mr Tim Jones, Executive Director of Operations North and Mid Wales. The letter includes an attachment, written by Mr Chris White, setting out the arguments against the closure and the basis of his [...]

Hatchery closures: we are appealing for a NRW rethink.


NRW's briefing note - Catch and release the latest news.

The briefing note issued by NRW to the Local Fisheries Advisory Groups clarifying the current position regarding catch and release, can be seen by clicking on the link below. Worth a read
Briefing [...]

Angling Trust: the definative answer to the rights of paddlers.

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Thursday, 26th January, 2017

QC’s legal advice proves there is no general public
right to navigate non-tidal rivers in England and Wales
Fish Legal and the Angling Trust have been working very hard for many years to resolve the ongoing problems with widespread unlawful canoeing. This [...]


This YouTube video is well worth a listen, it lasts for almost an hour but but is educational and answers many questions about particularly the reason for the decline in grilles runs. It relates to the River Tweed, but after watching you will see that it is as relevant to all our salmon rivers as [...]