Catch Returns

When you click on the link below a Acrobat file will open. The copy of the catch return is a little small so simply adjust the view to 150% or whatever you like to make viewing easy.

Sea Trout: What are they? How to protect them.

This is the latest informative poster from The Environment Agency. Well worth a look.

Ferac Minutes

This is the link to the minutes of the July 2009 meeting of FERAC. This committee advises the Environment Agency on, among other things, fisheries matters. This is the committee and its members that it is necessary to influence to help to make things happen. Well worth a read if you want to keep abreast of what is happening now or in the future fisheries wise.

Publications

Assessment of salmon stocks England and Wales 2010

Riverside notice explains salmonid life cycle

Live Fish Movement regulations as issued spring 2012

Proposed changes to the fisheries bye laws.

Please post your comments on the forum or email admin

Illustrative maps of restricted netting areas. (Northern only: we await the rest of Wales)

Check EA web site to confirm latest edition

Foreshore net byelaws.

FISHING BYELAWS

These bylaws laws are posted on the Environment Agency Web Site. Whilst we will try to ensure that they are the most up to date copies you are responsible for checking. If any reader notices the Agency site has been updated please let us know. Last update from EAW web page 30th January 2009 plus byelaw update December 2009.

Check EA web site to confirm latest edition as UPDATING OF BYELAWS IS CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS.

Click here for Byelaws Wales in Welsh

Click here for Byelaws Wales in English

Click here for the abreviated Byelaws Wales in English. Please ensure you check against the full byelaws

Click here for Byelaws North East

Click here for Byelaws Anglian

Click here for Byelaws Midlands

Click here for Byelaws North West

Click here for Byelaws South

Click here for Byelaws Thames

EA BRIEFING NOTE ON TACKLING ILLEGAL ACTIVITY

Following the Campaign’s appeal to WAG, the EA were instructed to carry out a review of illegal activities in Wales (see progress page). As a result of the review, the first “change in attitude” publications have started to emerge. The EA have recently released this briefing note, whilst funding still remains an issue, we feel this is a very positive step in the right direction. Read it for yourself by click the link below – give us your feedback on the forum

Thanks for your support – The Campaign Team

INCREASING CATCH & RELEASE RATES ON THE RIVER WYE POSTER

The Wye Salmon stock is still failing to achieve its spawning target. Catch and release to help restore depleted Wye stocks.

Catch and Release frequently asked questions

Please respond via the forum page – Thanks, The Campaign Team

THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY REVIEW OF THEIR ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES IN WALES: 2008

This is the document the Agency produced in response to the Welsh Assembly Governments request. In it you will read exactly what the Agency feel they are doing and how they are dealing with fisheries enforcement in Wales. I find the document a sad read as I think the Agency missed a great opportunity. Please read it and come to your own opinion and remember we will be pleased to hear your comments. Our comments on the review are included under the Campaign Responses tab.

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Please remember we welcome your comments.

BETTER SEA TROUT AND SALMON FISHERIES
EA STRATEGY 2008 – 2021

This document will form the basis of the Agency strategy and performance indicators until at least 2021, so we must get the reference to poaching updated as a matter of urgency!

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Please remember we welcome your comments.

EA STRATEGY FOR RECREATIONAL ANGLING IN WALES 2003

Here you can read the Agencies proposals back then and compare what is with what was supposed to be.