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Bystephencox

2018 April 29th Jon Powell’s 16lb Salmon

Congratulations to Jon Powell who caught this 16lbs Salmon on our Pant y Goitre beat on the 29th April 2018.

The fish was safely returned to the river. Well don Jon!

Bystephencox

C&DAS places available for membership.

We have a limited number of vacancies available for membership for the 2018 season.

An excellent opportunity to secure some excellent and exclusive wild fishing on some 9 miles of the River Usk.

If you would like to become a member, please contact Scott Gable our Treasurer.

Details below:-

Hon Treasurer of the Society.

Mr Scott Gable.

73 Dan y Bryn

Gilwern.

Abergavenny. Monmouthshire.

NP7 0BL.

Tel No. 01873 832204.

E Mail scogable@aol.com

Bystephencox

C&DAS Catch Returns for 2017 Season.

C&DAS Catch Returns 2017 Season

 

41% of members fished 327 days for salmon in the 2017 season

17 Members caught salmon in the 2017 season

39 Salmon were caught in the 2017 season for a total weight of 487.5lbs, an average of 12.5lbs

Rod Activity v Catch shows 1 salmon for every 12 days of rod effort

29 Salmon were returned giving a catch and release figure of 74%

 

Salmon catch by beat

Pant-y goitre 10 Salmon

Cadfor Farm 1 Salmon

Redbarn 12 Salmon

Bridge Meadow 9 Salmon

Glangrwyne court 2 Salmon

Bridge Pool 5 Salmon

 

Salmon Catch breakdown by month

April- 0

May- 1

June- 11

July- 9

August- 6

September-7

October- 5

Salmon Catch by method

Fly- 24 Salmon

Spinning- 14 Salmon

Bait-1 Salmon

There were 2 largest salmon reported as being caught, the first was by Ricky Smith on the 9th June 2017 at Bridge Meadow and weighed 18lb and was returned, the second was caught by Chad Macdonald on the 11th June 2017, and was also a 18lb fish caught on the Bridge Pool at Crickhowell and was also returned.

Sea-Trout Returns

 

There were 6 sea trout reported in the 2017 averaging around the 2lb mark

Brown Trout Returns

46% of members submitted a return for Brown Trout caught during the 2017 season

All of C&DAS waters accounted for an annual catch of 532 Brown Trout of which 123 were retained subsequently a catch and release figure of 77% was realised.

Brown Trout returns by beat, and catch.

Glangrwyne Court

Red Barn- 286

Legar– 26

Cadfor Farm– 68

Glangrwyne Court-83

Pant-y-goitre– 54

Bullpit Meadow– 0

River Grwyne– 15

Further Information-

It should be noted that 54% of members submitted a zero/didn’t fish return

Bystephencox

Petition against the NRW

Dear Member,

We trust you are well and looking forward to some decent weather and wetting your lines.
Below (which is self-explanatory) is a PETITION which has been raised by Betws Anglers and is for your consideration.
Kind Regards.
Clive Williams.
Hon. Secretary C&DAS.

All,

Following a meeting with their local AM Betws Anglers (Conwy) were advised to raise a petition against the decision making process used by NRW during the proposed bylaw consultation. 

A petition has now been raised by Betws AC this is now ‘Live’ and can be found by clicking this link: https://www.assembly.wales/en/gethome/e-petitions/Pages/petitiondetail.aspx?PetitionID=1315  can you please sign this petition; we need as many game anglers as possible to support this. 

Unlike the petition raised by Reuben Woodford this is a Welsh Government petition and depending on the support it receives will be considered by the WG petitions committee, this could result in a public inquiry on the way the proposed NRW fisheries bylaws consultation has been conducted.  We need your support please forward this to as many anglers as possible – there are 4800 migratory fish licence holders in Wales and many more who fish Welsh rivers but live in England, we need them all to support us.

I have attached a copy of the petition wording for your records.

Regards

Chris White

Campaign for the protection of Welsh fisheries.

Office:   +44(0)1244301363

Mobile:  +44(0)7734926239

Bystephencox

What’s on for 2018?

 

February 13th – AGM. Bear Hotel. 8pm.

15th February ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

10th February

Visit to BFFI for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

Our own Paul Slaney will be demonstrating his considerable fly tying skills.

 

February 23rd 2018 – Presentation Evening. Bear Hotel. 8pm.

February 28th 2016- Subscriptions for the 2018 Season due paid by this date.

February 15th ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

1st March ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

15th March ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

29th March ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

12th April ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

26th April ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

10th May ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

24th May ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

7th June ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

21st June ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

5th July,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

Sunday July ,Skills Day, Date to be decided.

We have decided to share our Skills day with the Gwent Angling Society. They will be  hosting their day at their Ty Mawr waters this year, we shall be hosting at our waters next year and so on …….. We shall announce a date as soon as we are able to confirm it.

19th July ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

2nd August ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

16th August ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

30th August ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

13th September ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

27th September ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

11th October ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

25th October ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

8th November ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

22nd November ,Fly- Tying Evening, Bear Hotel,Crickhowell,7pm, for more information contact Geraint 07972 289133 or Justin 07810 870224

Break for Christmas. We will resume in the New Year when we have agreed on a date.

Bystephencox

23rd February ‘Presentation Evening.

We held our annual ‘Presentation Evening’ at the Bear Hotel where we shared the Edwin Price Memorial Cup between two of our members.

Ricky Smith who caught an 18lb Salmon at our Bridge Meadow water.

Chad McDonnel who also caught an 18lb Salmon at our Crickhowell Bridge water.

 

Above is Chad McDonnel with his 18lb Salmon. Ricky Smith accepting Chad’s award from Justin Connolly. Rick Smith accepting his award from Margaret Price.

Well done chaps! Our catch returns show that we had a very successful season of Trout & Salmon catches.

C&DAS Catch Returns 2017 Season

 

41% of members fished 327 days for salmon in the 2017 season

17 Members caught salmon in the 2017 season

39 Salmon were caught in the 2017 season for a total weight of 487.5lbs, an average of 12.5lbs

Rod Activity v Catch shows 1 salmon for every 12 days of rod effort

29 Salmon were returned giving a catch and release figure of 74%.

You can see Geraint’s full report in the ‘Latest News’ article titled C&DAS Catch Returns 2017 Season

Bystephencox

2018 AGM & Presentation Evening

February 13th Tuesday – AGM. Bear Hotel. 8pm.

February 23rd 2018 – Presentation Evening. Bear Hotel. 8pm. This is our social event of the year and a free buffet will be provided by the Society. It is a great chance to meet and chat with like members.

For catering purposes, would you please inform Justin Connolly if you are attending, his email address is (the preferred method of communication) is justin@justfishin.co.uk or mobile: 0781 108 70224

Bystephencox

Bank Clearance dates for 2018

Hi All,

These are this year’s bank clearance dates.

10.00hrs Sunday 7th January 2018 – Glangrwyne.

10.00hrs Sunday 14th January 2018 – Red Barn.

10.00hrs Sunday 21st January 2018 – Bullpit/Legar.

10.00hrs Sunday 28th January 2018 – Bridge Meadow.

Please try to attend.

 

Bystephencox

GAIA Assessment Weekend October 27th-29th October

 

AGENDA

AGM/Assessment Weekend at Gilwern Outdoor Education Centre

 

 

Friday 27 October

 

9.00am               Assessors’ Meeting at riverbank

 

9.30am               Assessments

 

12.30pm             Lunch

 

1.00pm               Assessments

 

4.30-5.00pm      Assessors’ Debrief

 

 

Saturday 28 October – CPPD is open to non-members for a nominal charge of £10. Riverbank sessions are designed to be interactional workshops rather than demonstrations so please bring fishing rods. Mark Lloyd from the Angling Trust will also be around during the day to answer any questions about their relationship with GAIA.

 

9.00-10.00am             CPPD – Alun Rees, Skagit (riverbank)

 

10.00-11.00am           CPPD – Phil Ratcliffe, Syllabi & Teaching Methods (riverbank)

 

11.15-12.15pm           CPPD – Jon Penny, Coaching People with Physical Injuries (Gilwern OEC)

 

12.15-1.00pm             Lunch

 

1.00-2.00pm                CPPD – Brian Szukala, Instructional Techniques/Coaching (Gilwern OEC)

 

2.00-3.00pm                CPPD – John Reynolds, Casting further with little extra effort (single-handed) (Gilwern OEC) NOTE. This session will only take place if there is sufficient classroom space available

 

2.00-3.30pm                Committee Meeting (Gilwern OEC)

 

3.30-5.30pm                Annual General Meeting (Gilwern OEC)

 

7.30pm                         Presentation and Evening Meal at The Bear Hotel

(for 8.00pm sit down)

 

 

Sunday 29 October

 

10.00-12.00pm         Assessors’ Meeting (Gilwern OEC)

Bystephencox

NRW Proposals

Dear Member,

Please see the NRW (Natural Resources Wales) e-mail (below) and the attachment form NRW, this relates to proposals for new controls, regarding fishing for Salmon and Sea Trout.
Kind Regards.
Clive Williams Hon. Secretary C&DAS.

NRW proposals for new controls on fishing for salmon and sea trout

After careful consideration of our evidence and wishing to take full account of the views we have received during our engagements with customers and stakeholders, we are now proposing changes to fishing controls to the salmon and sea trout net and rod fisheries.

We would like to make you aware that we have:

  1. Advertised a new Net Limitation Order
  2. Launched  a statutory consultation on  new byelaws for rod and net fishing

Both processes began on 22 August 17 and runs for 12 weeks.

The proposals include:

  • Maintaining the same number of net licences in the 13 public salmon and sea trout net fisheries
  • Making consistent the start and end of the  net fishing seasons:
    • Shortening the netting season by starting net fisheries no earlier than 1st May
    • Ending the netting season on the 31st July
  • Implementing full catch and release fishing on all net and rod fisheries for salmon
  • Requiring sea trout catch and release in rod fisheries on vulnerable rivers before 1st May
  • Setting a 60cm maximum size limit for sea trout in rod fisheries
  • Implementing method restrictions (bait, barbless hooks and trebles) so that released fish have a good chance of survival (Byelaws)

This is both a complex and, for many a contentious issue.  In order to help you, please find attached the executive summary to our technical case, summarising our approach.

A full set of documents including the technical case, byelaws, and response form can be found on our web site http://naturalresources.wales/catchcontrols2017

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us Fisheries.Wales@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk