Please see below the notification from the NRW. If you comply with the conditions of this notification then you are permitted to fish on C&DAS beats.
Our commiserations to Members who cannot comply, but we hope that in due course all our Members will once again enjoy fishing on our river Usk beats.
As soon as we hear more news on this subject we will inform you immediately.
Clive Williams. Hon. Secretary C&DAS.
NRW: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and fisheries (angling) advice.
Updated 12th May 2020 @ 1600
On Monday 11th May, Welsh Government updated its guidance on recreational outings in Wales.
This means there is currently a limited return to angling in Wales.
Angling is permitted as part of an individual’s daily exercise with the following caveats:
Anglers are able to fish within their immediate locality, and without driving
Social distancing guidelines must be strictly observed
Anglers must also ensure they are in possession of a valid rod fishing licence, must adhere to fisheries byelaws including the close season, and have permission of the fishery owner.
Anglers should not travel to Wales from England for the purpose of angling
Otherwise, anglers and angling within Wales should continue to follow the Stay at Home guidance issued by the Welsh Government
The stay-at-home message in Wales has NOT changed. You should stay at home with the following conditions: –
- only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if is not reasonably practicable to work from home)
- stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
Anyone can spread the virus.
“Staying at home is the best way to protect yourself and others.”
The ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will impact all in different ways. During this time, please follow the latest guidance on the Welsh Government website: https://gov.wales/coronavirus
The situation is evolving and is constantly under review. This note will be updated following any new guidance from Welsh Government.
If you have any concerns over illegal fishing please report this to us on 0300 065 3000 so it can be investigated.
Useful information for anglers:
- Angling Cymru – Angling Cymru
- Coronavirus – guidance on access to green spaces
- Angling Trust Covid-19 resource hub for advice on fishing in England
- Institute of Fisheries Management – Advice for Fisheries closed during the coronavirus pandemic