The Committee would like to wish all members a Happy New Year and tight lines for 2014.
SACC - Sustainable Access Campaign Cymru
For your information the club has added its support to the above campaing and we would like as many members as possible to go to the website and register their support.
The website can be accessed by clicking on the link below.
At our AGM we discussed with members, the committees proposals for bag limits which would contribute towards the conservation of Salmon and Sewin (Sea Trout) stocks.
Salmon 10 per year with a maximum of 1 per week.
Sewin (Sea Trout) 10 per month with a maximum of 2 per day.
Any Hatchery donated fish are classed as released.
With reference to our method of logging caught fish on the beat, which is mandatory as a condition of our agreement with the owner, its doe not appear to be working totally.
All fish caught on this beat, must be reported immediately to the club whether kept or released without exception.
When reporting the caught fish we require the following information:-
Your name, name of pool, species of fish, weight, method caught, whether killed or released.
The information should then be passed on to Pat Kiernan (Sec) or Gavin Davies (Membership Sec) by either e mail or telephone.
Their e mail addresses and telephone numbers can be found in Contacts.
For members who do not know the names of the pools, there is a Typicca
We will be putting signs up in Typicca farm and also at the bottom end of the beat showing this.
We are sorry that we have had to take such stringent action, but its the only way we can meet our leasing obligations.
There will now, be no need, for members to fill in the log book.
We would like to thank you for your cooperation in the matter and for your information there is a copy of the signs below.
With reference to our announcement at the AGM regarding Upton Hall waters on the River Cothi (just above Pont Ynyswen Bridge) shown on the Dyffryn Uchaf map, we can now confirm that the leasing of these waters have been secured and fishing will continue as it was.
Goitre Waters (River Dulais)
For those members who may not be aware, we have waters on the River Dulais which are located just off the Llandeilo - Talley road.
For a map of these waters, please click on the Waters button and then on the Dulais button.
Live Water Cams
In our Links section, we have added a link to the live river cam where you can monitor river conditions at the specified locations. This could be handy for members who live some distance away, so that they can see the river conditions before they set off.
Cross Hands and District Angling Association has now got a face book page. Its not intended to use this as a forum, but more of a way of passing on information. Just log on to Facebook and like it.
We have just acquired a piece of water on the River Towy, which is close to the center of Carmarthen and starts off at the main Carmarthen Town road bridge going upstream towards Llangynnwr (on the B4300). Right bank of the river looking up stream
For a map of these waters go in to Waters, Lower Towy and then click on the Carmarthen Beat button.
As many of you are aware, to help with the conservation of Salmon and Sewin (Sea Trout) catch and release is being encouraged for all members.
In order to help members with this practice, we have added a leaflet in our Information section.
Catch and Release
New stretch of water.
For your information and to clarify were the Glantowy beat ends and Beat 5 starts and where Beat 5 ends and Typicca starts, we have added beat maps identifying each beat. We have also added similar beat maps for the Pump House, Llwynfortune and Abermarlais and hope that you find them useful.
Will members fishing the Pump House beat this week, be aware, that NRW officers will be carrying out survey work to assess the effect of water abstraction on the lower Towy. This will enable them to determine an abstraction regime which will minimise the impact of abstraction on the river ecology. They will be surveying the river between Nantgaredig Bridge and Abergwili, so could come on the Pump House beat.
We have received a complaint from a private fishery owner regarding Cross Hands Anglers fishing their waters.
Last Sunday we held our Junior Fishing day at the Garnffrwd Fishery.
Just a message to inform you all that the NRW have arranged with Welsh Water to release water from the Llyn Brianne starting at 09-00 hrs on Monday 6th of October, which will continue for 5 days.
By now, you should have received your AGM circular letter, or if not, its on its way to you. If you do not receive it by Christmas, then contact Gavin Davies and he will send one out to you.
You should also, have sent in your catch return form for the 2014 season, so if you have not already done this, please get it to Gavin straight away.