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 […]

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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 chris.bainger@environment-agency.gov.uk

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 www.cpwf.co.uk5th February 2021Ruth Jenkins – Head of Natural Resource Management Policy, Natural Resources WalesBy email to Ruth.Jenkins@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

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 – […]

Chris White adds perspective


In terms of a mandate to represent anglers in Wales CPWF are recognized by angling organizations in Wales i.e. Angling Cymru and the majority (WUF failed to respond!) of angling clubs across Wales agreed that CPWF could represent them.  So as an officer of CPWF, albeit resident in England, you do have a mandate to […]

John Eardley: back in action!

Firstly I have deliberately reduced recipients of this email to Mike and those with a vested interest in Welsh fisheries. The situation we now find ourselves in has a long running background and in order to try and clarify my own thoughts regarding the way forward I find it helpful to (briefly!) refer to some […]


With all best wishes for the new year. For those campaigners who have done so much and tried so hard for 2020, good luck for 2021 and please keep up teh good work. Thank […]

Peter Gough's definitive reply

Address:                                                           Our Ref:

Your Ref:

Mr Mike Ashwin

By e-mail                                                          Date: 14.12.20

Dear Mike,

Thank you for your letters dated 2nd and 10th December:

Letter dated 02.12.20 and headed: “Corrections, explanations and recommendations to the NRW published Salmon stock performance in Wales 2019 Report”Letter dated 10.12.20 and headed: “Response to NRW correspondence of 30.11.20 and 03.12.20 ref NWATFCC information requests and […]