Last edit: 19th October 2021


Sign our petition to stop dolphin slaughter in the Faroe Islands

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Support the Welsh Dee Trust and help the river: please.

The Welsh Dee Trust have commissioned a map of the salmon pools of the Dee. This has been compiled by Nigel Houldsworth who has completed maps of many other rivers. Beautifully illustrated and printed on quality paper each is  signed by Nigel. They cost £31 and are available from the Welsh Dee Trust shop All proceeds […]

Advice on Pink salmon in Wales.

The purpose of this advice note is to ensure:

1. That all fishery stakeholders, including fishery managers, anglers and netsmen, are alert to the possibility of the return of pink salmon to Welsh rivers during 2021.

2. To ensure that fishery managers, anglers and netsmen know what to do should pink salmon be observed or captured in […]

Rivercide! Chris White's commentary

Chris White


I am sending this to you as can you please pass this on as I don’t have the email address for the person who now looks after the Conwy.

I am not sure if you saw the telecast by George Mobiot the other night if not this is now on YouTube (RIVERCIDE with George Monbiot […]

Thanks to The Angling Trust: looking after our rivers. Please consider joining, it is not expensive and they do much good work

View in browser | Media Release from Angling Trust & Fish LegalMedia Release July 7th, 2021Judge says Government’s promise to report on protected sites is legally binding A Judge at the High Court has ruled that a promise made by the Government in 2015 to provide reports on sensitive rivers and lakes is enforceable.WWF, the Angling Trust […]

River Pollution: River Clywedog, Wrexham

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The North Atlantic Salmon: A film

The life of the North Atlantic Salmon, a film by Highplains […]

Chris White: The Wye proposals: Anglers beware

I think the term ‘here we go again’ just about sums up the proposals on the Wye which will undoubtedly spill over to the rest of England and Wales as per the spring byelaws.  They are of course clutching at straws and are finding excuses for why despite 24 years of controls on the Wye […]

John Eardley 9th February 2021

Chris Bainger – Fisheries Technical Specialist – West Midlands

By email to

Copies to:

Jamie Cook – CEO Angling Trust

Mark Owen – Head of Freshwater Angling Trust

Dear Mr Bainger,

I have recently been informed by colleagues that a consultation into proposed new byelaws for the River Severn is imminent, although as angling stakeholders in Wales we have yet […]

John Eardley's reply to Ruth Jenkins

Strategy OfficerJohn EardleyTy Newydd4, Little Moss LaneScholar GreenST7 3BLEmail: johneardley@btinternet.comCPWF has the support of freshwater and sea anglers in Wales.Visit our website at February 2021Ruth Jenkins – Head of Natural Resource Management Policy, Natural Resources WalesBy email to

Dear Ruth,Thank you for your letter Ref: CX21-007 (RJ) dated 26th January regarding the Prof. Ian […]

Fisheries bulletin

Clwyd Concwest easements

During 2020 two easements have been carried out on the Afon Concwest. These were carried out by the North Wales Rivers Trust, with funding from NRW. These easements have opened an additional 4km of spawning habitat to migratory fish.

The Concwest has suffered several pollution incidents during recent years and no juvenile salmonids have […]

Notes from Wales Fisheries Forum 19 November 2020

The meeting was held via a Skype video conference there were 24 attendees (hopefully I have included everyone – not easy on a video conference!):

David Mee (NRW)

Emma Keenan (Secretary for meeting, NRW)

Peter Gough (NRW)

Robert Vaughan (NRW – Update on land reform)

Steve Ormerod (Chair, NRW)

Rachel Evans (Countryside Alliance)

Alan Winstone (Afonydd Cymru)

Chris White (Campaign for the Protection […]

Agenda: Wales Fisheries Forum


Title of meetingWales Fisheries ForumDate of meeting: 19th Nov 2020Time of meeting: 13:30 to 16:30Venue: Skype 

Chair – Professor. Steve Ormerod Forum Secretariat – Emma Keenan

TimeSubject13:301. Welcome, introductions and apologies Introduction Prof Steve Ormerod- NRW Board Deputy ChairAOB items13:45Admin MattersApproval of draft minutesTerms of reference updateDeclarations of interest14:00New forum membersNew members to introduce themselvesMungo Munro – […]