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Latest News
All Glamorgan Anglers Waters are Club Members Only.

No Day Tickets.

To access Club Still Waters You must have a Club Key. Keys will only be issued on presentation of a current and valid Club License from either Ewenny Angling, Bridgend or Gary Evans Tackle, Cardiff.

Junior Competition
21  April 2024

The Club would like to thank everyone involved in the Junior event today at Treoes pond. The kids really had a great time and caught plenty of fish. Thanks to Matthew Clark, Will Millard, Kevin Clark Ian Lewis, Richie Phillips, Charlie Phillips, Jaydn Brown, Brian Keith Dickman, Richard Turner, for their skill and patience with the kids.

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05  April 2024
Full Coarse licences are now closed. Junior and Taff Only licenses are still available. 
Key Swap/Lock Change 06 04 24
02  April 2024

It is important for members to know that in order to maintain security and prevent unauthorised access to our lakes, on the evening of Saturday 6 April 2024, we will be changing the Club locks on all of our gates. In order to access Club Lakes from this time, you will need to have a new key. You can obtain your new key as follows:-
On Saturday 6 April 2024 from 10am to 2pm, Club Officials will be at Garry Evans Tackle Shop, Whitchurch Rd, Cardiff & at Ewenny Angling Supplies, Coychurch Rd, Bridgend, where you can exchange your key or buy a new key. Also on 6 April 2024 from 10am to 2pm there will be Bailiffs present at the portacabins on Treoes Lake & Sue’s Lake (Barry) & Llantrithyd Lake where you can also exchange your old key or buy a new key.
To exchange your key at the locations & shops above (at no cost) you must bring along your 24/25 GAC licence & your old key in person. If you do not bring along your old key, then as long as you have your 24/25 (NOT 23/24) licence with you, you can buy a new key for £10 (cash only please). If you do not bring along your 24/25 licence you will NOT be given a new key.
Thereafter from Monday 8 April 2024, the new keys will be available at both Garry Evans & Ewenny Angling tackle shops during their opening hours. But the same rules as above apply – to exchange a key (at no cost), you must bring along your 24/25 GAC licence card & your old key. If you only bring along your GAC 24/25 licence card, then you will have to pay £10 (cash only please) for a new key.
Finally, as far as keys are concerned:-
You cannot turn up at any Club Water without your key and expect any members on the water to open the gates for you. Members must not open the gate for any other member who does not have their key with them.
You must never copy a key or lend a key to someone else. All of our keys are numbered and recorded on Clubmate and anyone found with a copied key or a key that is registered to someone else, will be barred from the Club.

For any club members intending to fish any club still water on Saturday 06 04 24, please be aware that all locks will be changed at 7pm on 06 04 24 and therefore if you have the existing club key you will not be able to exit the water. Please ensure that you are off the water pre 7pm.

This years membership
 01  April 2024
There are now very limited places left for full Coarse memberships. If anyone is thinking of joining then they should do so soon to avoid disappointment. 
 First Junior event
 29  March 2024
 This Saturday 30 03 24 will be the first of this years Junior Events, which will be held at Treoes. Pegs 32,33,34,35,36,37,38,1,2,3,4 will be reserved for this event. The Junior section this year will be organised by Matt Clarke 07794 532111 (after 6pm please) and all Junior events are open to youngsters from 7yrs to 15 yrs. All Juniors taking part do not leave any event empty handed and always get a bit of fishing gear for their efforts.
Pyscodlin Mawr Catfish
18 February 2024

Last year a few Catfish were removed from Pyscodlin Mawr ranging between 12lb and 1lb. It is vitally important that any Catfish landed at Pyscodlin Mawr must under no circumstances be returned to the water. NRW are very supportive of this and have asked the Club to report any Catfish landed throughout this season which if possible include Members name, Photo of fish if possible, date caught, time of day and where on the pond it was caught.
All catfish should be dispatched humanely and buried in the woods. If you are unable to do this, please keep the fish and contact the Head bailiff, who will arrange for the fish to be collected and dispatched.
Unfortunately any Member seen returning Catfish to the pond will face disciplinary action. These fish are non native species and were introduced without the Clubs knowledge. These fish will over time ruin this prime fishery.

New and existing members joining details application form and key exchange
18 February 2024
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License Renewals
11 February 2024
Current Members are reminded that they have until 29th February to renew their Club Licence before we open up the Licence Portal on Clubmate for new members on 1st March. 
Port Talbot Dock
11 February 2024
Please be aware that APB have now changed the lock and locked the access gates to Port Talbot Dock. 
Treoes closure
06 January 2024
Sunday 14th January 24. Treoes Pond will be closed for the Bryn Hedges Pike Cup Comp

Merry Christmas From the Club

18 December 2023

It is that time of year again where some of us will be wanting that new piece of fishing gear for Christmas and a few of us getting what we asked for.
The last of this Years events takes place at Treoes on New Years Eve with the annual charity comp which this year we will be supporting Maggies cancer care at Velindre Hospital and the Teenage cancer trust. There are still a couple of places available if any Club Member is interested. As this a Charity event the Head Bailiff has allowed Keepnets to be used for silver fish, Carp are weigh and release. The winner will receive 1 years free Membership to the Club. Entry is £10 for Seniors and £5 for Juniors. There will also be a raffle with some very nice prizes. If you have any prizes you would like to donate, then please either leave them with the on site Bailiffs or bring along on the day. To book a place either text 07804 097857 or message via Clubmate. There are 5 places available at the time of writing this.
There have been many events over the past 12 Months with only last Saturday the Junior Xmas Comp taking place. We would like to take this opportunity to advise that Andy Hoare has stepped down as Junior Match Secretary and Matthew Clarke has put his hand up to take over the juniors. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Andy for his many years supporting the Junior section.
As we go into winter obviously the fishing will slow down on the still waters although there is always the chance of picking up some good fish on warmer days. Treoes, Llantrythid and both Barry Ponds will offer good winter sport and Pyscodlin Mawr should produce on warmer days.
Unfortunately, as we announced recently, Port Talbot Dock is completely closed to Angling, which is down to ABP who own the land and has nothing to do with the Club. We will obviously keep looking around for another venue that we could possibly lease.
What we would say is that for the Pike anglers among us, Cardiff Bay offers excellent Pike fishing both dead-baiting and lure fishing. The areas we are allowed to fish are limited, but the reports from the fishing areas have been very favourable. There are also huge Carp in the Bay, but you have to search them out.
The Head Bailiff has advised that he will be upgrading the pegs on St y Nyll top pond during the winter and if possible, a few more fishable pegs will be installed on the Monmouth stretch of the Wye in the close season.
The river Taff will offer sport for those who like to trot a float with Grayling being the target species in the cold weather, but with the amount of Roach now being regularly introduced into the river the outlook is promising in finding the shoals. Hailey Park stretch is well worth a go and also has a head of Bream to now target.
Well all that is left to say is from the Club, may we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

14 November 2023
The new 2023/24 newsletter online now
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Groes Faen
15 October 2023
Groes Faen is closed until further notice
Roath park
12 July 2023
Roath park will be opening soon for members.  We will update members when they can start booking pegs via Clubmate. We are now in the final part of getting a lease signed and are waiting for Cardiff City Council Legal department to issue us the lease for signature.
Please click the link below to view map of pegs and rules
Roath park Details
48 Hour Charity Event
30 June 2023

Last weekend saw the annual 48 hour Charity event, held at Treoes Pond.
I am sure i can speak for all who attended that it was a good bit of fun and everyone enjoyed themselves over the weekend. The great news is that we have raised in excess of £5,000.00 for our chosen Charity.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the weekend, as there are far too many to thank individually.
The results were
Senior Winner Jen Collins - 416lb 13oz
Runner up Darren Hatchett - 224lb 7oz
Junior Winner Patrick John - 180lb
Junior runner up Ellis Robson - 136lb 7oz
Ellis also won the Specimen/Best Fish awards with a 20lb Grass Carp.

Site upgrade work
08 May 2023
The website is being upgraded there will be some disruption for the next week
Sorry for any inconvenience.
23/24 Licenses
20 April 2023

The 23/24 Licenses renewals have now been closed with the exception of Juniors and all River Taff/Ely all categories.

Treoes closure
14 March 2023

Treoes will be closed Friday for much needed work, sorry for any inconvenience

Pyscodlyn Mawr notice
27 February 2023

Please note that as from Monday 6 March, the lock on the barrier to the car park will be changed and there will be no entry to members and no fishing on this bank. This is to enable NRW to take over the car park for their cabins and machinery in order to undertake more work on the Dam. It is anticipated that this work will take around two weeks. We will notify you when access is reinstated. You may park in the old forestry car park (at your own risk) on the North West side of the Pond. You can fish on the old northern bank but do not go past the Dam wall; there is no access past the Dam nor fishing on the main car park bank. 

New and existing member join up details
16 February 2023
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Update on Gribbles Covert Pond
24 January 2023

You’ll be aware that Gribbles has been shut since May and closed for most summers in recent years, due to low water levels. Last summer we had to arrange an emergency fish rescue, as the lake nearly dried up completely. We moved all the fish into Llantrithyd.

We’ve all experienced some big weather changes in recent years and last year was the warmest on record. In recent summers, the stream that feeds Gribbles has dried up completely and last year the flow of water ceased in April.

We’ve spent several months looking for a solution to the low water problems. In August we installed a bore-hole with pumps to increase the amount of water going into Gribbles, but this didn't solve the problem. We’ve also identified a significant increase in silt deposits in the lake and found further leaks in the dam wall and around the last few pegs on the far bank. 

We contacted a Fishery Management company for guidance. Their advice was not to spend any more on repair work and, if we wanted Gribbles to be a viable fishery, we'd need to obtain planning permission to completely rebuild the dam. We'd also need to remove all of the silt and reline the lake with new clay. We obtained quotations from contractors and the cost for completing this work is over £250,000 (including VAT). The Club does not have this much money available, and even if we did, we could not justify spending that much on a 15 peg fishery. 

Gribbles was a great fishery for many years, but the regular low water conditions mean it’s no longer a viable fishery. The Club has made the difficult decision that Gribbles will not re-open and we'll be putting the land up for sale in the coming months. 

The funds raised from selling the land will be ring-fenced and used to help us acquire another fishery in the future, once we've located a suitable site. We're actively looking for new waters now, so if you're aware of any options for us to consider, please email the Club's Secretary at

Fish Stocking January 2023
22 January 2023

The Club have stocked another 18000 Roach in the Taff and Ely Rivers. This makes a total of over 54000 Roach stocked over the last 3 years.

Thanks to Richard Turner, Brian Dickman and Graham Edwards who helped Mainstream Fisheries to release the fish into the rivers
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Merthyr Anglers License Swap Tickets
18 January 2023

Any Members who are not Taff only and would like to fish any of Merthyr Anglers waters can swap their license at either Gary Evans, Cardiff or Ewenny Angling, Bridgend.
You must take your Club License to either tackle Shop, where you will hand in your GAC License and be given a Merthyr License. Once you have had your days fishing, return the Merthyr License to the Tackle shop you swapped your Club License and on return of the Merthyr Licensee you will be returned your GAC License. There are 2 swap tickets at either Tackle shop.

New Years Eve Charity Event
01 January 2023

The Club would like to thank the hardy Members who ventured out on New Years eve to take part and more importantly raise money for two Charities, Maggies Cancer Care and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The total raised was £350.00
The event was won by Nick Goodwin, with a well earned 28lb of Bream. Nick receives a year’s Club Membership and was presented with the Albert Smith Memorial Cup.
We also ran a raffle with some really good Prizes. Thanks to Jeremy Smallwood for his kind donation of some really nice prizes.
Well done also to Ken Morris who landed two carp and a good size Perch on the feeder and Mark Williams who landed a 16lb Pike on light float gear.

Finally, the Club would like to wish all our Members a Happy New Year.

Message to all our members
13 December 2022

As we approach Christmas and the New year, which I am sure quite a few of you will be waiting for the big man in red to deliver your new fishing kit on Christmas morning, which you will be already planning your outing to give it a go. Unfortunately we are in the grip of a very cold spell which means most if not all our still water are currently iced over or so cold that the fish are not feeding.  The rivers are obviously still fishable as is Port Talbot Dock and Cardiff Bay. What we would ask is if you do go out for a bit of fishing and your chosen venue is iced over, under no circumstances risk venturing onto the ice and please do not throw anything onto the ice to try and break it.
We would like to remind you that the Club will be holding the annual New Years eve Charity match at Treoes, which is obviously weather permitting, for which we do have a few places left available for anyone who wants to have a few hours on the bank. Entry is £5 per angler and all proceeds will go to Charity. There will also be a raffle so if any of you have raffle prizes you would like to donate, then please bring them along.
If you would like to take part please text 07804 097857 or reply to
The Committee would like to wish all our Members a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year.

Newsletter Winter 2022
12 December 2022
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Clubmate link for existing members
10 December 2022
Nov Membership joining newsletter and application form

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Licence delays
10 December 2022

Due to postal strikes existing member who have applied for their new licences you may find a delay in receiving them.

Bryn Hedges competition
5 December 2022

Thanks and well done to the 5 pikers who turned up for the first leg of the Bryn Hedges competition on Saturday.  A fine day's piking was experienced with young Joe leading the way with a beauty at 21.13, Chairman Richard in 2nd place with 2 fish for 17.08 and Memsec Paul in 3rd with a 9 pounder - oh and Dave Chard caught an eel!

2nd leg will be in mid January - watch this space for details if you fancy a go for this amazing species

Membership 2023/24
30 Novemberl 2022

Licence application form for existing Members only until 01 03 23.

Glamorgan Anglers Club / Membership form
New Years Eve Charity event
24 November 2022

This Years New Years Eve Charity event will take place at Treoes 31 12 22. we will be supporting Maggies Centre, Cardiff, which offers Cancer support for families.
If you would like to take part, please either respond via Clubmate or text 07804 097857. Price is £5 per Senior Angler or £3 per Junior Angler, there will also be a raffle, so if you have anything you wish to donate, please either leave with the Bailiffs at Treoes Pond who are usually there most weekends or bring along on the day. 
Book in will be 8am and draw pegs, fish 9am to 2pm.  On this occasion Keepnets may be used for silvers only, Carp or Pike must be weighed immediately and released.
All usual Club rules apply.

Andy James
25 October 2022

The club regrets to report the sad passing of Andy James.  Andy was a long standing member and a staunch supporter of our charity events as well as spending a number of years as club chairman.  Our condolences  go to Andy's wife Pat and the family.
The funeral will be on 09th November at 1115 at Glyn Taff crematorium, Pontypridd Cf37 4BE

Fishing Clothing
25 October 2022

The club has been advised by Mrs Ann Baker, that she has the following brand new clothing and waders available for sale to members as her husband is now too ill to use them;
Wychwood mid length jacket XL, a Leeda Volare breathable waist wader size large and also a Leeda Voltare pair of wading boots size 11.  She is prepared to accept offers so if any members are interested in purchasing any of these items, please contact Mrs Baker on 01656 302708

Monmouth stretch of the Wye
24 October 2022

Due to a club competition this Sunday 30th October the Monmouth stretch of the Wye will be closed to general fishing?


Junior Fishing Equipment

28 September 2022


The Club recently received a donation of mainly Korum Fishing Tackle from Kevin Clark of the Angling Initiative. 
The equipment is specifically for Young Junior Members who may be looking for specific items, such as unhooking mats, rods, reels, Landing nets etc. to help them along in ensuring they have the correct set up. The equipment will suit all our still waters and river stretches.
With this in mind, I will be at Treoes Pond on Saturday 8th October between 10am and 2pm and will have the equipment with me, so any Juniors can come along and we will see what we can do for you. 

Please do not respond to this email with specific requests as I will not be able to respond, just come along on the 9th
Pike Fishing Teach In
Thursday 25 August 2022

The club will hold a Pike Fishing Teach In at Treoes Pond on Saturday 08 October 22, starting at 09.30 to 2.30. This event has limited spaces and is specifically for any Club Member, Senior or Junior who would like to understand the basics of Pike Fishing.
The club has a Limited amount of Pike Fishing equipment that can be used, but if you would like to take part and have a sturdy carp rod and bait runner reel, these would be perfect. Last years teach in ended with members taking part landing several Pike up to 16lbs. To book a place, please call or text Richard on 07398 364044 after 6 pm stating your name and Pike Teach in  .

Wye Cup Competition – River Wye Monmouth
Thursday 25 August 2022

The Wye Cup date has been changed from the 25th September to 02nd October 22. This is due to Monmouth Rowing Club holding a regatta on 25th September. Booking places call or text Richard on 07398 364044 after 6pm stating your name and Wye Cup. Book in at Dixton Church 08.00 and draw walk off. Fish 09.00 – 3.00

Bryn Hedges Pike Cup  - Port Talbot Dock
Thursday 25 August 2022

The first leg of the Bryn Hedges Pike Cup will be held on Saturday 03rd December 22. Book in at 8am, fish 09.00 – 3.00. For further details contact Richard on 07398 364044 after 6pm stating your name and Bryn Hedges Cup.

River Wye Monmouth
Wednesday 27 July 2022

Following the recent rain and an increase in the water and dissolved oxygen levels, we will reopen our stretch of the Wye on Friday 29th July.

Levels remain low and our prime concern is the welfare of the fish so please do not keep them out of the water for excessive time and ensure that all fish, particularly barbel are fully recovered before returning them

Our bailiffs will continue to monitor levels and should conditions deteriorate, we will need to take further decisions on closure.  Please monitor the club website for updates 

River Wye
Saturday 09 July 2022
Due to the very low water levels and current weather conditions, we regrettably have to close the Monmouth River Wye stretch from Monday 11th July until further notice.  We will monitor the situation and reopen the stretch as soon as conditions improve
24Hour Carp Comp
Friday 08 July 2022

Due to a late increase in members registering for tomorrow's 24Hour Carp Comp on Sue's Pond, the pond will be closed tomorrow 09 July and re opens 09.00 Sunday 10 July. Carol's pond is unaffected and will remain open.

48 Hour Charity Event 2022 – Treoes Pond
Tuesday 28 June 2022

On the weekend of 24th to 26th June, 31 club members took part in the Clubs annual 48 hour Charity Event at Treoes. To say it was a great success was an understatement, with a total figure in excess of £4000.00 being raised for our chosen Charity Y Bont.
It would be remiss to not thank everyone who took part or supported the event, as without you, this would not be such a success.
The festivities started on the Friday evening with Curry and Chilli on offer along with a few drinks.
A big thanks to those who cooked us a great breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday, which definitely went down well.
Saturday afternoon everyone stopped fishing for two hours and a BBQ and a few drinks were enjoyed by all.
Saturday evening we as always enjoyed “Helpers Chilli Wraps” and a few drinks.
Sunday morning the front runners battled it out, sometimes fish for fish and kept going until the end.
The Winners were:
Best Fish – Olivia Edwards (Junior Member)
Biggest Fish – Steve Burnett
Junior Winner – Joseph Hayes
Senior Runner up – Jenny Collins
Senior winner – Neil Angove

It just remains to say hopefully see you all for next years event.

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Pyscodlin Mawr Pond
Monday 27 June 2022

Pyscodlin Mawr Pond is now open to all members and access to the Car Park has re opened. Would all members who are intending to fish the Car park bank be aware that the new platforms that were designed by NRW and not the Club will require long handled landing net poles.
Please ensure you do not block the access to the pond when parking.

Glamorgan anglers club 48 Hour event presentation 2022
Sunday 26 June 2022
Work Party - Treoes Pond.
Wecnesday 08 June 2022

We are looking for a couple of volunteers to help take out any weed blocking pegs at Treoes in preparation for the 48 hour Charity Event. The work is scheduled for 6pm on Wednesday 22nd June at 6pm.
If you have chest waders and rakes, please bring along.

48 Hour Charity Event 2022
Tuesday 07 June 2022
Would Members please note that Treoes Pond is closed from Friday 24th June at 11am to Sunday 26th June at 4pm. If any Club Members would like to support the Clubs efforts and donate to our chosen Charity, which again this year is YBont. Please use the following link:
Port Talbot dock gate
Saturday 04 June 2022

When locking the outer gate at Port Talbot dock would members please ensure that the padlock is locked inside the metal box to ensure secure locking.

Gribbles Covert Update
Tuesday 31 May 2022

The Club has now invested in a Borehole and water pump at gribbles Covert Pond. The Pump is now operational and is pumping water into the pond, however the water level is still very low but with the water now being pumped in and the existing aerators running, the oxygen levels in the water is still very good. It may take quite a while for this new pump to have any effect, as it is run via a generator that can only be run if there is someone at the pond. It is estimated that the new pump is capable of distributing up to 1000 gallons an hour although it is more likely 500 – 750 gallons an hour at present, whilst the pump is actually running.

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St y nyll
Sunday 29 May 2022

Would all Members please be advised that St y Nyll Top pond reopens on 1st June at 07.00.
Members wishing to fish the pond ensure that they do not arrive at the pond prior to 7.00am on any day.
Fishing times on the Top Pond are 07.00 am to Dusk. Any member found on the pond before 07.00 will be requested to leave. This is due to the owners living in the converted barn not wanting any traffic noise before 7am.

St y nyll work party
Monday 23 May 2022

There will be a work party at St y nyll on Sat 28th May; mainly to drag swims clear of weed.  Please bring rakes etc and text Richard on 07398364044 if attending.  Meet at 10.00am.

Junior Comp Saturday
Wednesday 18 May 2022
Junior Comp Saturday 21st Llantrythid draw pegs at 12 fish from 1pm till 4 can everyone who's coming please contact andy hoare 07543 216986
Club Rules
Sunday 15 May 2022

The Club Committee would like to advise all Club Members of the need to enjoy your Fishing, but stay within the Club rules.  Unfortunately of late we have had to impose 3 Month License suspensions on members who have been reported by our Club Bailiff Team for being in breach of Club Rules.
Would all members please ensure that you read the rules and understand them, if you have a question, then by all means contact one of the Club Committee, a Club bailiff or you can submit a question via Clubmate.
We want everyone to enjoy their Fishing.

St y nyll work party
Friday 07 May 2022

A huge thank you to all of you who attended the work party at St y nyll on Saturday- a fantastic job was done by all to remove the fallen trees and clear swims , amazing what a bunch of oldies can achieve (apologies to any of you who are under 55!)

Gribbles covert
Thursday 05 May 2022

Due to extreme low levels Gribbles covert is now closed, the lock has been changed.

St y nyll work party
Saturday 30 April 2022

There will be a work party at St y nyll top pond on Saturday 07th May starting at 1000 We have gear to remove 3 trees that are in the pond but need some muscle and also volunteers to drag swims and generally tidy up and clear some pathways.   

If able to attend pls text me on 07398 364044 
AGM 2022
Wednesday 27 April 2022

This years AGM will be held on Thursday 19th May 22 @7.30pm. 

The location is different from your recent newsletter. The AGM will be held in Taff Suite 1, Sports Centre for Wales, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. CF11 9SW.

All Club Members are welcome to attend and it is your chance to ask questions or make suggestions on all aspects of the Club. 

The Club Treasurer will provide the audience with a detailed overview of Club Finances as well as the Club Secretary providing of an overview of what we have been doing over the past 2 years and what we hope to do in the future.

You will also be given the opportunity to vote for the Club Committee members.

This is your opportunity to speak to the Committee Members in person.

we look forward to hopefully see you there.

GAC Committee.

Gribbles closed Saturday 23rd April
Thursday 21 April 2022
Gribbles will be closed Saturday 23rd April from midday to 4pm for the Junior Comp
2022/23 Memberships.
Wednesday 20 April 2022

The Club would like to advise that we are getting close to the membership Limit for the Club and once reached, Memberships will be closed until the 2023/24 Season.
This does not affect Taff only Season Memberships.

Works at Pysgodlyn Mawr
Wednesday 20 April 2022

We have today received an email from the person in charge of the works going on at Pysgodlyn Mawr, unfortunately they don't expect works to be finished until the end of May

GAC 48 Hour Charity Fishing event 2022
Wednesday 06 April 2022

There are a few available pegs on this year’s 48 Hour Charity Fishing event at Treoes Pons on the weekend of the 24th to 26th June 22.
For anyone who would like to take part, firstly this is open to both Senior and Junior members, although if a Junior is fishing the event, then they must be accompanied be an adult Senior member.
We are supporting Y Bont, which is a Bridgend based charity that supports Disabled Children and their families.
All we ask is that each Senior member taking part will get a minimum of £50.00 sponsorship and a Junior £30.00 sponsorship.
The Club will provide Breakfast rolls for both the Saturday and Sunday mornings and will provide a BBQ on the Saturday afternoon for all Members taking part in the event.
Friday 24th June. Set up can start at Midday. Fishing starts 4.00pm Friday.
Saturday 25th June. Fishing will stop from 3.00pm – 5.00pm for the BBQ and a few drinks.
Sunday 26th June. Fishing stops at 2.00pm, Presentations at 3.00pm
For further details please contact or text 07804 097857.
Pegs are allocated for the event prior to commencement.

Head bailiff message
Tuesday 22 March 2022

Would members please be aware that the toilet at Gribbles Covert is out of order at the moment it will be sorted ASAP, I must point out however that some dirty beggar had defecated behind the container and now I have to clear it away.

Junior Fishing Days 2022
Tuesday 22 March 2022

The first of the Junior Fishing days for this year will be held at Llantrythid on Saturday 23rd April. Book in at midday fish 1pm – 4pm. All juniors that take part in the day will get a prize and hopefully a hot dog or burger at the end.
One rod per Junior fishing.
For further details, please contact Andy Hoare on 07543 216986.

Fish Stocks for Club Waters 
Tuesday 22 March 2022

The Club has now stocked Crucians and Tench into Gribbles Covert Pond, plus 9000 Roach into the River Ely and 9000 Roach into the river Taff.
The Club would like to thank Mainstream Fisheries for what we're excellent quality fish and if course the Bailiffs and Members who assisted with carrying the many buckets of Fish from the tanks to the waters.  The club would like to thank the Rangers from Forest Farm Centre that opened up improved access to The Taff Trail & helped with carrying buckets of fish to the river.

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Contacting the membership secretary
Monday 14 March 2022

It would be appreciated if members would contact the membership secretary by either using Clubmate or and not using the service WhatsApp, messenger or Facebook. In future no communications will be answered other than the correct channels.

Still Water Fly Fishing
Monday 14 March 2022

We have received a number of questions from new members in regards to still water fly fishing. Fly fishing for coarse fish is permitted on Barry Ponds and Llantrhthid. If you intend fly fishing, then please be mindful of other Anglers on the water and please try and stick to a single peg. If you are unsure please ask a Club Bailiff or contact the Head Bailiff. 

24hr Carp Competitions

Thursday 10 March 2022

Well its coming up to that time of year again. The 24hr Carp Comps start on April 9th at Treoes. They are open to all members new and old, it gives you a chance of fishing the lakes over night. There are 7 comps in all and there is also a Trophy at the end of the year as well as a trophy for the comp.
Get there before 7.30 to pick pegs fishing is from 9am Saturday to 9am Sunday. £6 to enter £5 to cover the cost of the trophies £1 for the biggest fish of the 24hrs. There are limited places available so it is first come first served. Text or call Neil 07534266441 before 9pm please.

GAC Still Water Pike Season. 
Saturday 05 March 2022

Would Members please note that Pike Fishing on our still waters with the exception of Port Talbot Dock and Cardiff Bay ends 31st March. 

Port Talbot Dock Incident 24/02/22
Friday 25 February 2022

The Club has received a complaint from Mr Morgan in regards to Members turning up and fishing the Dock without booking with Mr Morgan the day prior to fishing.
Any Club member now caught on the Dock without pre booking will now be asked to leave and will be banned from venue. The member or members will also face a possible ban from the Club. 
The Club has posted notices on the Web page, Facebook and Newsletters advising members the process for booking on the venue. The Club will not jeopardise our lease with Mr Morgan because of one or two individuals. 

Night Group Applications 2022/23 Season.
Thursday 17 February 2022

There are a small number of vacancies for this years Night Fishing Group. To apply, you must have been a Club member for a minimum of 2 years.
To apply. In the first instance, please only email or write to the Membership Secretary with your name and new license number.
All applicants will be vetted by the Bailiff Team and Committee and successful applicants will either be advised via email or Letter. The NFG has limited numbers and we regret that not everyone will be successful.

Pysgodlyn Mawr car park bank
Tuesday 15 February 2022

Pysgodlyn Mawr car park bank will be closed to members as of end of day on the 20/2/22, there will no access via that entrance as the lock to the barrier will be changed by the contractors, if you want to fish the far bank then access will be from the road car park on the far side of the pond, (cars parked there will be at the owners risk).  Please do not try to cross the dam to fish the car park bank as you will only cause me problems with the NRW and the contractors, work to the new dam is likely to take 6 weeks, weather dependent.

Membership secretary will be at Ewenny Angling
Sunday 13 February 2022

Just a reminder that the membership secretary will be at Ewenny Angling, Saturday 19th, between 10am and 2pm if anyone wants to sort out their licence renewals.

Club Work Party - Treoes - 20 02 22
Wednesday 09 February 2022

The Club is requesting volunteers to attend a work party at Treoes Pond on Sunday 20th February.
Start at 9am. There will be noise disruption around the pond during the day. Please let the head Bailiff know if you are available. 

2022/23 License Renewals
Tuesday 08 February 2022

Would all current members who as yet have not renewed their membership, please be aware that 3 month window for current members to renew ends 28th February. From 1st March the Clubmate portal will open up to new members as well as existing. Once the number of members joining has reached the limit set by the Club, the Portal will close.

Fishing Platforms Use.
Tuesday 08 February 2022

Would all members please ensure that whilst using any platforms on any Club water, that pushing bank sticks into the gaps between the planks or using any sort of rod rest or pod that screws into the platforms are prohibited. The platforms come at considerable cost to the Club. The Bailiff Team will ask any member not complying with this request to pack up and leave the water and could face disciplinary action. 

Bryn Hedges Pike Comp 29 January
Wednesday 02 February 2022

Thanks and congratulations to the 5 hardy pikers who braved the Port Talbot winds to fish the 2nd leg of our competition on Saturday.  2 lovely fish were caught by Dave Wells and Chris Stott (although we should have disqualified Chris' maggot feeder caught fish!)

Overall winner this year was me! (Richard Turner) following up my first leg 21 pounds with a blank - ah well that’s Pike fishing for you!  See you all for our next comps - watch this space

Pike competition pt 2
Tuesday 18 January 2022

We have a limited number of places available to fish the 2nd half of the pike competition at Pt Talbot dock on Saturday 29th January.  if you are interested, pls e mail or text 07398364044 to book a place.  We meet at 0800 and fish 0900 -1500, lure fishing dead and livebaiting allowed - livebaits must be caught on the dock on the day.

Members Clubmate issues.
Tuesday 11 January 2022

One of the most common issues with existing members in Clubmate is that, unless we know your email address and have connected that to your 2021/22 data that we transferred into Clubmate, then, when you enter Clubmate with that email address, it will create a new unconnected (blank) profile which will never show the renew button against your 21/22 licence. You will know if the profile you enter is correct as the first time you  enter into Clubmate, it will always have your name and address already entered in your profile. If all of the data fields are blank, then we do not have your email address and you need to follow the following instructions (that were in your December 2021 Newsletter).
To rectify, you must email  saying – “From my 21/22 membership card, my name is X. Xxxxxxxxxxx, my licence number is xxxx, my ID number is xxxxxxxx, my email address is xxxxxx@xxxxxx please register this email against my membership details in Clubmate”. We can then delete any incorrect profile that you may have set up and enter your email address against the correct profile. We will email you when this is done. You can then use the email address (& password if you have one set up) to enter the correct profile. In there you will see your 21/22 membership and there will be a yellow renew button against it that will allow you to follow the on screen instructions to buy your 22/23 licence. PLEASE NOTE – BEFORE YOU RENEW YOUR LICENCE, CHECK & COMPLETE ALL DATA FIELDS IN YOUR PROFILE INCLUDING UPLOADING A PHOTO. Any licence issued without a photo will be invalid. New member who can only join from 1/3/22 do not have to pre-register an email address, this only applies to existing members renewing their licence. Full instructions covering several situations were in the December 2021 Newsletter you should have received by post – please read before you try to enter Clubmate for the first time.

Restocking the River Taff
Thursday 06 January 2022

The Club has again kept up its commitment to restocking the River Taff, with an addition of over 300 1lb+ Barbel.
The fish have been released in a few areas of the river to allow them to spread out. There will also be an additional stocking later this year of 9000 Roach into the Taff and 9000 Roach into the river Ely. 

Postal License Renewals.
Wednesday 05 January 2022

Would Members who wish to renew their Licenses via the Postal option for 22/23 Season, please be aware that no Postal applications can be processed between 14 01 22 and 01 02 22. So if you post your application during this time, there will be a delay in receiving your renewal.

New Year Eve Charity Comp.
Wednesday 05 January 2022

The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all Members who braved the cold and attended the New Years Eve Charity Comp.
The event raised £271.00 for Velindre Hospital Cancer Charity.
The winner was John Edwards, receiving the Albert Smith Memorial Cup.

The next Charity Event will be the 2022 48 Hour Charity Event at Treoes Pond in late June. Details will be in the Spring Newsletter.

New Year's Eve Charity Event, Treoes.
Monday 27 December 2021
For everyone taking part in the Event, please book in at 8am, Fish 9 to 3. There are still some spaces available if anyone wants to join us. £5 Entry and winner receives a year's free licence. Keepnets are permitted for fish under 2lb
New Years Eve comp
Sunday 26 December 2021

There are still some places available on the New Years Eve comp next Friday.  entry just £5  for charity  winner gets a free years membership....and you can use keepnets for fish under 2lb!

if you want to join us pls text 07398 364044 or e mail 
Merry Christmas

Treoes will be closed NYE 
Saturday 18 December 2021

Treoes will be closed NYE for the Charity event. There are still places available, just either email or text 07804 097857. Winner will receive a free years license. There will also be a raffle, with proceeds again going to Charity.


Take a friend fishing this festive season Free 1 day Rod License from NRW

fishing on the TaffThe weather might be getting colder but there’s still plenty of fun to be had on the riverbank and what better way to enjoy our wonderful Welsh waters than by fishing with a friend.

Between Friday, 17 December and Sunday, 2 January, we're offering our existing rod licence holders the chance to register for a free one-day licence worth £6 so they can take a friend or family member fishing.

Ben Wilson, Principal Fisheries Advisor, said:

“Fishing is a proven stress-buster and what better way to relax after another challenging year than visiting one of the many still water trout fisheries, coarse fishing pools and lakes, rivers with grayling fishing and canals which are open all over Wales.

“You might want to introduce someone who has never cast a line before or perhaps you know someone who used to fish but hasn’t been on the bank in a while, either way this is the perfect time to take them fishing, even if you have to wrap up warm to avoid the cold.”

Port Talbot dock Access Restrictions
Sunday 28 November 2021

With immediate effect and due to health and safety concerns and restrictions, we regret that members requiring access to the Port Talbot dock swims using wheelchairs and other motorised disabled carriers must be accompanied by another member who is able to provide assistance with access and where needed, fish handling.

Pyscodlin Mawr Closure 
Saturday 30 October 2021

Would members please note that on Wednesday 24th November Pyscodlin Mawr will be closed for Maintenance. 

New Year's Eve Charity Event. 
Saturday 30 October 2021

The Club will be holding a Charity Event on Treoes Pond on New Year Eve. The Event will be supporting a local Charity or Person, chosen by Club members. If you know of someone or a small local Charity that you would like to be considered please email the Club Secretary with your nomination. 
The Event will be book in at 8am, fish 9am to 3pm. All Club members are welcome to enter both senior and Junior.
All fish will be weigh and release, no keepnets. Silver fish will be on a points basis which will be explained when booking in. 
Winner will get 1 years Club Membership.
To enter please text 07804 097857 or email the Club Secretary. 

Bryn Hedges Pike Cup Competition - First Leg
Monday 25 October 2021

Bryn Hedges Pike Cup Competition - First Leg
Port Talbot Dock, Saturday 30th October.
All Members who are booked on the Competition, book in at 8am fish 9 to 3.
Please don't turn up too early as Mr Morgan has requested 8am onto the site.
Two rods are permitted and Spinning with one of the rods is permitted.
Usual Club rules apply.
If you are unable to attend please email the Club Chairman as soon as possible.

Pike coaching day
Monday 25 October 2021

Thanks to everyone that turned out for yesterday's Pike Teach in, which was a big success.
Thanks to Club Chairman Richard Turner, who provided an overview of rigs, tactics and on queue with our first fish a 6lb jack pike, how to handle a Pike properly.
The members attending managed 3 Pike in the short session. Weighing in at 6 lbs, 14lbs and 17lbs. A good day seemed to be had by all with the additional bonus of some nice pike caught.  For further details on fish care, rigs, tackle etc  I suggest visiting the Pike Anglers Club of GB website.(https// - and joining!

Depending on demand, we may hold another day early in 2022 - please keep an eye on the website for details.

Treoes event. 
Thursday 21 October 2021

Would members please note that pegs 1 to 15 will be reserved for a club event on Saturday 23rd October. 

Groesfaen work party
Monday 18 October 2021

Thanks to everyone who attended the Groesfaen work party today  it was great to see some youngsters amongst the regular oldies.  A fantastic effort by all to clear an enormous amount of weed and make the swims clear for fishing.  Thanks also to Debs and Mel for the bacon rolls!

The more people who are willing to help out on work parties, the better able we are to ensure your club waters keep to the standard we expect. - watch this space for more parties!

Thanks again all for a great effort

Pike Fishing Teach-in Session
Saturday 16 October 2021

The Pike Fishing Teach-in Session that is taking place on Saturday 23rd October at Treoes will start promptly at 10am and will finish at 2pm. All places are full on this event so unfortunately we cannot accommodate any other interested members.
If you have a Carp type Rod and a Bait runner reel, which will require a minimum of 12lb line loaded onto the spool, please bring along as we have limited equipment to loan out. You will also require your unhooking mat and Carp Fishing Landing net.
The Club can loan the Terminal tackle and will provide all bait.
Please bring your own refreshments.
Pegs 1 to 15 will be reserved for this event.

Gribbles Covert 
Wednesday 13 October 2021
Gribbles Covert is now open. 


Volunteers Required Sunday 17th October – Work Party
Monday 04 October 2021

The Club is looking for a few volunteers to assist with clearing weed growth from Groes Faen (Bishops Pond) on Sunday 17th October ay 10am.
All equipment will be provided, but we do need some young blood to help pull the big rake through the pond.
If you can help, please call or Text 07543 216986 (Andy)

Dow South Gate car park
Wednesday 29 September 2021
The Dow South Gate car park by the Eco Centre that we use when we fish Carols will reopen for members parking on 1 October 2021. Please do not use before this date.
Wye Cup Saturday 25th September.
Wednesday 22 September 2021
Members who have booked a place on Saturdays Wye Cup should meet at Dixton Lane at 0800 for a 0930 start.  Please note that due to the limited number of pegs, the Wye will be closed to general angling on the day
Disabled match
Monday 6 September 2021
Next disabled match on 30th September at Llantrithyd. Book in from 9am fishing 10am till 2pm
Wye Cup

Thursday 2 September 2021


This year's Wye Cup originally scheduled for Sunday 26th September will now take place on Saturday 25th. no pegs will be available for general fishing on the day

All members booked to fish should meet in Dixton Lane at 0800.  Fishing 0900 -1700

Dow car park

Thursday 2 September 2021


Due to Dows shutdown procedures, the Eco Centre car park next to Carols Lake is closed to all members with immediate effect. Would all anglers fishing either Carols or Sues lake please park in Sues car park the gate of which is on Wimborne Road immediately before the Dow turning. We will post the date when Carols car park is again available as soon as we are aware.

Dow’s main car park will not be available until (probably) 1/10 and members are not to even enter the car park -please use Sues car park instead

Port Talbot Dock - Pike Fishing
Monday 23 August 2021

At the request of Mr Morgan, Bream are not permitted as Pike Baits whether live or dead baiting. 
Roach caught at the Dock are still permissible as live bait. 

New GAC Branded Clothing Range
Saturday 21 August 2021

We are delighted to bring you a range of GAC branded clothing, available to all members and featuring our new, eye catching logo!  Click on the below link to view the range and take advantage of our launch discount offer to purchase the clothing of your choice  and we will be offering FREE SHIPPING for the first 30 days - Simply give Promo Code YM3J24_Aug21

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Bryn Hedges Pike Cup.
Tuesday 17 August 2021

This year we will be holding the Pike Cup Comp over two Sessions. The first will be on Port Talbot Dock, Saturday 30th October. The second Comp will be in February 2022 and the winner will be an overall score over the two sessions.
To book either email 
Or text 07804 097857.

Pike Teach in 2021
Tuesday 17 August 2021

The Club will be holding a Pike Fishing Teach in for any Club Members who would like to learn about the basics of Pike Fishing.
The Teach In session will be held at Treoes Pond on Saturday 23rd October starting at 10am to 3 pm.
This will be open to both Senior and junior members and ghe Club can supply Pike Fishing tackle if you have none, plus all bait will be available. 
To book, please either email
Or text 07804 097857. There are limited places available so it will pay to book early.

Junior Memberships
Monday 02 August 2021

The Club has made an assessment of Memberships and is in a position to accommodate a small number of Junior Applicants. If any Juniors wish to Join, please submit your application form in the normal way.

River Wye
Sunday 01 August 2021

The river Wye is now open for fishing.

Gribbles Covert
Thursday 29 July 2021

Gribbles Covert is closed until further notice. Work is progressing on stopping the leak but the water level is very low. The Head Bailiff will advise as to when the pond can re open.

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GAC 48hr Charity Event 2021
Monday 25 July 2021

Thanks to all who attended and contributed to last week's charity event, held in aid of Y Bont.  A great time was had by all even helped by being able to see the Lions win (thanks Julian and Adrian!).  Most importantly and thanks to your generosity, the total raised is now just over £2600!

Congratulations to all winners, particularly the overall champion Jenny Collins and runner up Neil Angove, both of whom managed over 500lb

River Wye closure
Monday 19 July 2021

Due to the weather,  low water levels and to protect the fish. The Head bailiff has decided to close the River Wye for the moment.

GAC 48hr Charity Event 2021
Sunday 18 July 2021

Members are reminded that Treoes will be closed from midday Friday 23rd July to 3pm Sunday 25th July for the 48 hour Charity Event. All Members who would like to support us over the weekend are very welcome. If anyone has any Raffle Prizes they would like to donate, they are most welcome.

Wye Cup Sunday 26th September
Friday 16 July 2021

Would any members wishing to fish the Wye Cup please e-mail your application to

There are a limited numbers of pegs available  so we have to allocate on a first come  first served basis

Great advice from one of our Club Members, Mr Craig Nock.
Friday 16 July 2021
As a disabled angler who has had 10+ years away from the sport and recently returning, I've spent a great deal of time shopping around for public liability and personal accident insurance (as recommended by the club). By far, the best option is joining the Angling Trust as an individual member. At £29 a year (£25 for over 65s), it was a huge chunk of change cheaper than going through an insurance company and includes both types of insurance, and you get a choice of welcome gift worth at least the value of the first year's membership. Just thought I'd let you all know, in case you were looking for yourself.

Work party at Treoes
Monday 12 July 2021
Wednesday 14 July, there is a work party at Treoes Pond starting 6.30 pm. If anyone can help, we Nedd to remove the weed and open up all the pegs. Chest waders would be a help as we only have 3 dry suits.
48 hour Charity event
Monday 12 July 2021

Treoes will be closed from midday Friday 23 July to 2.30pm Sunday 25th July for the Charity event. There are still a couple of places available, just text 07804 097857 for details.

Institute of fisheries management FISH 141 Issue 2

Sunday 11 July 2021


Click here to read.

Dear Wales Fisheries Forum and Local Fisheries Group members.
Wednesday 07 July 2021

Over recent weeks we have received increasing number of reports of salmon be caught with signs of ‘Red Skin Disease’

Click the image to read the briefing report on what to look out for and where and what to report.

Report dead, distressed or dying fish, please contact our incident hotline immediately: 0300 065 3000
• Where? Please provide a grid reference if possible, for example, NT 252 735. Otherwise, you should provide an accurate description of the location
• What is the report? Take a photograph of the fish if you can
• When did the observation take place?

We are collating reports and leasing with colleagues in England on observations on fish in Wales.

Llantrythid Car Park Guidelines
Tuesday 29 June 2021
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Llantrythid Car Park.
Monday 28 June 2021

The Work on the Carpark is progressed enough to allow us to re-open Llantrythid from Wednesday 30th June. Would all Members who will use the pond ensure that you park your vehicles side by side and nose on to the fence line to permit the maximum number of vehicles to park. The two parking slots behind the disabled Pegs (nearest two slots to the Grass) are Wheelchair Priority places.

48 hour fun fishing charity event
Saturiday 26 June 2021

Due to a few cancellations, there are a few pegs still available for the 48 hour fun fishing charity event at Treoes on the weekend of 23 to 25 July.
If you are interested please either email the Club Secretary or text,07804 097857

Llantrithyd works
Friday 25 June 2021
The work at Llantrhthid is progressing and is starting to take shape. There is still quite a lot of work to be done but the extended Car Park area has been defined.
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Club Bailiffs
Tuesday 22 June 2021

The Head Bailiff is looking for any Club Members who will be willing to help the Clubs Bailiff Team by becoming Club Bailiffs for the Clubs stretch of the River Taff from Radyr to Cardiff Centre. If you live local to the River, please contact the Head Bailiff for details, his number is on your licence.

Membership now full.
Sunday 20 June 2021

As indicated in May, due to the demand for membership and to ensure the pressure on our waters and fish is controlled, for the first time in our history, we intended to limit the number of memberships issued. We have now reached that membership limit and so with immediate effect we will not be accepting any new applications for the 21/22 season. There will be a new membership system and a continuation of the existing system for next season, 22/23. Full details will be announced in the autumn newsletter and website which should be available early November.

Club Memberships.
Monday 14 June 2021

Due to the increase in membership applications this year, please be advised the Club only has 12 more memberships available for the 2021 season.

Llantrithyd closure for car park enlargement
Friday 11 June 2021

Llantrithyd will now be closed from Monday 14th June. It was planned to stay open while the work was carried out but due to the size of machinery and health and safety concerns. It has now been decided that the lake will be closed for the duration of the work. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by this.
The work is estimated to take around 4 weeks

St y Nyll work party
Monday 31 May 2021

The Club would like to thank the members who turned up at St y Nyll top pond yesterday to do some weed raking and general maintenance. It was disappointing that very few took the time to help.

June Events 2021
Monday 31 May 2021

Sat 05 June Junior Event Llantrhthid. For Details contact Andy on 07543 216986

Thursday 10 June Disabled Comp Treoes. For details contact Ian on 07824 430683

Saturday 12 June 24 hour Carp Comp Llantrhthid. For details contact Neil on 07534 266441

48 hour event
Friday 28 May 2021

There are still a couple of places available for this year's 48 hour event. The event is open to all Club Members and is always a weekend of both fishing and fun.
If you want to book a place just email the Club Secretary
Or text 07804 097857 for details. The event is the weekend of 23rd to 25th July.

St Y Nyll work party
Tuesday 25 May 2021

Just a reminder that there is a work party organised for Sunday 30th May at St Y Nyll Top Pond.
10 -10.30 start, if anyone has weed rakes they can bring along, that would be a big help.

Club membership limit
Monday 24 May 2021

It is with great regret that G.A.C. have to announce that due to this years unprecedented demand we only have 70 more spaces available this season and will be unable to accept any new membership applications when these spaces are gone.
The committee will review the membership position regularly with the  Head bailiff who will monitor the density of anglers using our water

Wives/Partner accompany you while you fish.
Thursday 20 May 2021

As Covid restrictions are easing, Members can have their wives/Partner accompany them as long as they are not fishing. (Husband/Wife licence will obviously permit both to fish.)
Members may not at the same time have an under 12 child with them at the same time, and both must be on the same Peg. Please still adhere to social distancing.

Bishops Pond - Groesfaen
Thursday 20 May 2021

The Bailiff Team this year are going to let the Lillies and weed grow in Bishops Pond to give the fish more protection and better spawning areas. If you want to fish the pond, there is no problem with members raking a peg to fish, but please do be mindful not to rake out too much weed.

Littering on our waters
Wecnesday 19 May 2021

This mess was found by the hut at Llantrhthid yesterday. If we find out who left this, you will not only be banned from the Club, but we will ensure that you don't fish any waters in South Wales.

Accompanied Children on club waters
Monday 17 May 2021

Following a number of incidents and to ensure members' comfort and the safety of youngsters, the committee has been obliged to implement the following policy with immediate effect.

No children under the age of 7 are permitted on GAC waters.  One child per senior membership between the ages of 7-12 (where between these ages no licence is required) is permitted to be present with an adult member.  They must remain with the adult member at all times and on no account are allowed to leave the swim being fished by the member.  Children cannot attend with a junior member.  Husband/wife membership counts as one membership and only allows for one attending child.

Junior Fishing Comp, Saturday 22nd May at Llantrhthid.
Sunday 16 May 2021

Book in at midday, fish 1pm to 4pm. All Club Juniors Welcome. All competitors receive a prize.
For further details, please contact Andy Hoare. 07543 216986

Carp Comp – Sues Pond
Friday 14 May 2021
Would Members please be aware that Sue's Pond is Closed, Saturday 15th May fir a 24 Hour Carp Competition. Carol's pond will be open to Members.
Club Toilets.
Sunday 09 May 2021

As of Monday 10th May, all Toilet facilities will re open with the exception of Gribbles Covert. Please be respectful when using the facilities, as if they are abused, they will close again.

St Y Nyll Top Pond – Work Party
Wednesday 05 May 2021

The Club will hold a work Party on St Y Nyll Top Pond on Sunday 30th May @10.00
Any Club Members who can help with weed drags and general maintenance would be appreciated.

48 Hour Charity Event
Wednesday 05 May 2021

There are still a few places open for this year’s Charity Event. If any Club Member would like further info or book a place, please either text 07804 097857 or email:
The event is from 4pm Friday 23rd July to Sunday 25th July.

24 hour Carp Comp Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd May at Treoes Pond.
Wednesday 28 April 2021
Pegs 8 to 28 will be reserved for this event. All other pegs are available to club members for general fishing.
Tuesday 27 April 2021

GRIBBLES COVERT WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY 30TH April for maintenance work.

2021 GAC Charity Event – Treoes Pond. 23rd to 25th July 2021
Wednesday 21 April 2021

Bookings are now being taken for this years Charity Event at Treoes. The Event is in support of Y Bont and will take place from 4pm Friday 23rd July to 2pm Sunday 25th July 2021. (Obviously the current Covid Restrictions will be adhered to).
As always, we will be holding a raffle during the event, so if any Member has any prizes they would like to donate, then please let us know.
To book a place please text 07804 097857 with your name and License number. Bookings will not be taken on Facebook.
The Club will provide you with the sponsor forms and/or Electronic funding site that Y Bont will specify.
Apart from last year, the Club has held this event for the past 16 years and Club Members have always supported this event. If you wish a junior to fish with you on the event, please advise when you text and a suitable peg will be allocated for pairs.
You do not have to stop overnight if you do not wish to.
The Club will provide a BBQ for all fishing on the Event. (restrictions Permitting).

Llantrithyd lambing
Saturday 17 April 2021

Would all Members who intend to fish Llantrithyd over the coming weeks, please take extra care when entering and exiting the fields and track way, as the Ewes in the fields are lambing. If you see a lamb on the track, please try and gently move it onto the grass.

Club Events
Friday 16 April 2021

With COVID Restriction at present being reduced, we will now start up Club Events from the 1st May. (obviously if restrictions dictate, we may have to cancel at short notice).

Saturday 1st May – 24 Hour Carp Comp – Treoes Pond. Contact Neil Angove on 07534 266441 (after 6pm please)
Saturday 8th May – Junior Event – Carols Pond, Barry. Contact Andy Hoare on 07543 216986
Thursday 13th May – Disabled Comp – Treoes. Contact Ian Lewis on 07824 430683
Saturday 15th May – 24 Hour Caro Comp – Sues Pond, Barry. Contact Neil Angove on 07534 266441 (after 6pm please)
Saturday 22nd May – Junior Event – Carols Pond, Barry. Contact Andy Hoare on 07543 216986

Please ensure that Social Distancing is maintained during these events.

Disabled Access Pegs.
Monday 05 April 2021
Would all members please be reminded that if you fish on a disabled peg on any club water, if all the disabled pegs are used and a disabled angler requests your peg, you must move immediately. Obviously this only applies if all the disabled platforms are full.
Gribbles Covert Work Notice
Monday 05 April 2021
The far bank at Gribbles Covert will be closed from Tuesday 6th April to Friday 9th April. There will be quite a bit of noise disruption with heavy machinery being used.
Friday 02 April 2021

A little reminder to all members, if you turn up on a water without a valid membership you will be asked to leave, also the toilets still remain closed until further notice.

Maintenance work Gribbles Covert.
Monday 29 March 2021

From 6th April onwards the Head Bailiff will be doing maintenance work at Gribbles Covert Pond. Whilst this work is taking place, the pond will remain open but the far bank will be closed for safety. This work is to rectify the leak on the far bank.

Bishops pond Electro fishing and netting.
Friday 12 March 2021
Friday 12 March 2021
Ewenny Angling have fresh maggots and worms. Hotlon rd Angling will get maggots in next week
Club water toilets
Friday 12 March 2021
All toilets on club waters will stay closed untill further notice
Club Waters will re open
Friday 12 March 2021

All Club Waters will re open Saturday 13th March.
All social distancing measures must be adhered to. You must stay local. Only one child can accompany a Senior Member for the time being and must fish the same peg.

License Renewals 2021/22 Season.
Sunday 07 March 2021
With the possibility of the current restrictions being eased in the near future, please be aware that the current Licenses expire 31st March. Obviously to fish after this date you will need to have a 21/22 License. Mr Roberts has advised that it is expected that an influx of renewals may delay the turn around time of your renewal and please allow 10 days to receive your new Licence.
Work party Carols pond
Sunday 07 March 2021

The Club would like to thank the members who attended the work party  in clearing the pegs at Carol's pond. All pegs are fishable as soon as the restriction levels are lowered and we are given to ok to drive to our waters.

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Fish stocking Friday 5th march river Taff
Saturday 06 March 2021

This morning the club released a large stock of 1lb to 1.5lb Barbel into the river Taff as part of this years stocking programme.
These are the last of this year’s commitment of restocking both the Taff and the Ely rivers.

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River Ely Drone Flyover
Wednesday 03 March 2021
A short film flying over the upper strech of the river ely.


Carol's Pond work party Saturday 6th March.
Monday 01 March 2021

The Club would like to ask for a couple of volunteers to help with a work party on Carol's pond to open up pegs that the reeds have grown over.
11am start and should only take z few hours.
If you can be available and especially if you are happy of the possibility of putting on a dry suit and getting in the margins. Please let me know on 07804 097857. We will be excersising social distancing.

GAC release 8000 Roach into the river Ely
Friday 26 February 2021

On the 23rd Feb 2021 the club released 8000 prime Roach into the river Ely, spread along both the St Georges and St Fagan’s stretches, also 500 into the top lake at St Fagan’s castle to kick off the roach project again. The club would like to thank Mainstream Fisheries for their support and letting us have far more fish than we paid for.
Thanks to the committee members and Will Millard for their help with the release.
This has been another big investment by the club to restock our rivers as well as still waters.


Covid 19 Restrictions Update 19/02/21.
Saturday 20 February 2021
The Welsh Assembly have advised that the current lockdown will last another 3 weeks and that we are still not permitted to drive to go Fishing. The Clubs officials are feeding all our still waters regularly to ensure the stocks are in good condition.
Additional Roach Stocks for the River Ely.
Saturday 20 February 2021
The Club can confirm that we have secured a stock of Roach from one of our suppliers for the river Ely. 7500 various sized Roach will be released along the GAC stretches.
Covid 19 Restrictions Update.
Tuesday 09 February 2021
Latest update from Angling Cymru is that there will be a review of the current restrictions on the 19th February. Angling Cymru will let us know of the outcome after the meeting.
Saturday 06 February 2021
This years Barbel and Chub being stocked into the Taff and Ely rivers. This is a continuation of our commitment to the rivers in conjunction with the NRW. In excess of 10,000 fish we're stocked between both rivers in several locations.
Covid- Regulations Update 29/01/21
Friday 29 January 2021
The Welsh Government have advised that Angling will be addressed in 3 Weeks time with Angling Cymru. Therefore all our waters will remain closed in this period.
Saturday 09 January 2021
Would members please note that in spite of the current Wales lockdown you should renew your membership for the 21/22 season as soon as possible. If you leave renewal until late March/April or May 21, the sheer number of applications anticipated will result in a delay. You cannot fish after 1 April 21 without the 21/22 licence being received.
Message from the Club Secretary – Paul Addecott
Monday 14 December 2020

Well I don’t think I can say anything that would in words cover what we have experienced in 2020, which we all hope there is light at the end of a very long tunnel. Many of us (me included) have had to put up with being stuck at home and just waiting for the right time to get back on the waters.
You will no doubt now be aware that for the first time ever, the Clubs Committee made the decision to reduce the 2021 License fees for everyone, which is a small way of saying thank you to everyone for continuing to support the Club.
Whilst I am on the subject of club Committee, it is worth noting that at the moment the average age of our Committee is 60+, with some of us closer to 70 than 60. It would be good if we could find some , shall we say “Younger” Club members who would like to think about joining the Committee and help us move forward and keep the Club running. If you have been a Club Member for more than 2 years and think you may be interested, then just call me or drop me an email and we can have a chat.
On a positive note, Brian has started repairing the pegs on Treoes where they are needing it and I am sure he will be moving onto the other waters in the New Year. We will need a couple of work parties in the New Year (Obviously COVID Dependant), but these we will advertised on the Web site, so if you can help out, it’s only a few hours on a weekend and it would be very much appreciated.
The Club waters are fishing quite well, but obviously the cold snaps have put some of the fish down, but you still have a great choice of winter fishing on our waters. The Rivers Taff, Ely are renown for the winter grayling fishing, which a float fished maggot will usually get you a few. The Trothy is very overlooked, but in the winter months when the Wye is up, the Trothy will produce good bags of Dace and small Chub. The Wye at Monmouth will produce the odd good size Pike and winter Chub and Barbel can also be targeted.
The Bay end of the Taff and Ely Rivers and the Bay itself will provide Winter Pike and Perch, but you do have to find the fish.
Our still waters are fishing quite well at the moment, Treoes has not only given the usual silver fishing sport, but a few nice Pike and Perch have also been taken, but please remember on this water, there is no lure fishing of any type.
Bishops pond (Groes Faen) has produced a few Pike but again it’s a case of finding where the fish are feeding. Llantrythid does give some excellent silver fishing opportunity and you can have a good day on a pint of maggots and some hemp. Gribbles Covert will provide silver fishing right through the winter months and when we make the call to close the pond to do the rectification works, we will advertise it in both Newsletters and on the Web site.
Barry Ponds have slowed down since we had the cold snap, but there are still good size Carp to Target on Sues Pond along with Winter Pike, whilst Carols Pond does seem to struggle with the Cold weather, but don’t forget there are some nice size Barbel and Carp to target on the warmer days.
Pyscodlin Mawr has also slowed down, but again worth a trip on the warmed winter days.
St y Nyll Top Pond has produces a couple of Pike, but no reports of larger size fish.
Port Talbot Dock is fishing very well for Pike as well as the silver fish, but please remember, we have been asked to ensure that if you do Pike fish this water, please use a minimum of 20lb main line. (You must ring Mr Morgan the day before you want to fish the Dock to book on).
The stocking programme for the river Taff and Ely continues this year, with again a significant release of Chub and Barbel in both rivers scheduled for early 2021.
Well it just leaves me on behalf of the Club to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year to you and your families. Tight Lines for 2021 and thank you for your continued support.


2021 provisional Match List
Friday 11 December 2020
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2021 match list
Port Talbot Dock
Monday 07 December 2020
Would all members who fish Port Talbot Dock please ensure that when Pike Fishing use a minimum of 20lb line or Braid as your main line. Also if you are lure fishing or live baiting for Perch, you must use a wire trace. This has been requested by Mr Morgan.
Port Talbot Dock winter fishing
Sunday 22 November 2020
Would all members who fish Port Talbot Dock, please during the winter months ensure they are off the water by 4pm
COVID Measures – Re-Opening of Club Waters.
Thursday 05 November 2020

As per the WAG recent announcement, all club waters will re-open on Monday 9th November 2020.
Obviously we will still be under COVID-19 advice and we ask all our members on Club waters to follow the Rules.

  • Where Ever Possible Fish Every Other Peg
  • One Senior and One Junior are permitted to share a Peg as long as they are from the same household.
  • Toilets will be Re-Opened, but usage is at your own risk. Please ensure you disinfect your hands before and after use. **
  • Please Respect Social Distancing at all times.
  • If a Club Bailiff requests to see your Club license, please have it available and show your Permit at arms length.
  • Please Disinfect your Hands before and after opening and closing the Gates/Locks.


Obviously as this Pandemic progresses, we will keep Members updated of further measures as they arise on the CLUB WEB SITE.
** The Toilet unit in Barry is out of order at the moment and will remain closed.

Lure Fishing on Club Waters
Thursday 05 November 2020
The Club rules in regards to Lure Fishing on our waters are as follows:
·         No Lure Fishing of any kind on Treoes Pond. (Including Drop Shotting and Fly fishing)
·         Wire Traces must be used on all types of lure Fishing which includes Drop Shotting.
·         Pike Fly Fishing is only permitted on Cardiff Bay area, Port Talbot Dock and the Wye.
Welsh Government Lockdown Restrictions
Monday 19 Octoberr 2020
All Club Waters will be closed from 6pm Friday 23rd October to 9th November in line with the Welsh Government Lockdown Restrictions announced today.
Thank you
Friday 09 Octoberr 2020
The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Members for keeping to the waters within their areas during the current restrictions. Our Head Bailiff has reported back to the Committee that his Team are checking our waters and have advised no issues.
Roath Park Lake Fishing
Wednesday 07 Octoberr 2020

The Club has received confirmation that until Spring 2021, Fishing on Roath Park Lake is Free Fishing, but obviously you must be in possession of a current Rod License. This may provide an opportunity for members in Cardiff currently affected by the latest travel restrictions. A copy of the confirmation email will be attached to the club web site should anyone be questioned for fishing the lake.

Email in PDF

Pike season
Thursday 01 Octoberr 2020
Pike season is now open till 31 of March
GAC Lockdown Update.
Sunday 27 September 2020
As most if not all Boroughs and Counties on South Wales are now in Lockdown restrictions, please only use your local Waters. For instance Treoes is only to be fished by Members residing in Bridgend Borough.
Please fish local. We have provided lists previously on here outlining where you can fish until local restrictions are lifted
COVID-19 Latest Updates for GAC Members.
Saturday 26 September 2020

As we seem to be entering into a second restriction phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Club is trying to ensure that as many Members as possible will have access to our waters for as long as the localised restrictions are in place. We recently contacted area MP’s to get clarification that we can localise our waters, which has been agreed.
At the time of writing this note, it looks imminent that Cardiff will also be under localised restrictions, which if it does come into effect, access to waters will be again reduced.
To ensure as many of you can at least have somewhere to fish, the proposed locations are:

Rhondda Cynon Taff Borough – Bishops Pond,
Bridgend Borough – Treoes Pond
Cardiff – River Taff, River Ely, Cardiff Bay (Should restrictions be imposed on Cardiff)
Neath and Port Talbot – Port Talbot Dock
Vale of Glamorgan – Barry Ponds, Llantrythid, Pyscodlin Mawr, Gribbles Covert, St Y Nyll Top pond
Monmouth – River Wye, River Trothy
Please only use your local waters.

Club Members residing in Merthyr Borough area.
Friday 25 September 2020
During the Merthyr Borough Lockdown, Members who reside in Merthyr Borough can use MTAA waters on a GAC license. This is ONLY during county lockdown and not permanent. You must present your current GAC License to any MTAA Bailiff or Official if asked.
COVID-19 Lockdowns
Monday 21 September 2020
As Bridgend is going to be on local lock down from 18.00 Tuesday 22 09 20 and RCT already being on lockdown, all Club events are cancelled until further notice.
This will now mean that:
Residents of Rhondda Cynon Taff Borough will only have access to Bishops Pond.
Residents of Bridgend Borough will only have access to Treoes Pond
Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Residents have access to Pyscodlin Mawr Pond, St Y Nyll top pond, Barry Ponds, Gribbles Covert Pond, Llantrythid, Cardiff Bay, Port Talbot Dock, Rivers Taff and Ely and the Wye.
The Club will monitor the situation and re open waters to all, as restrictions change.
We do ask, please do not flout the Lockdown Restrictions, the quicker we get rid of COVID, the quicker we get back to normal. Club Bailiffs have been instructed to check licenses of everyone on our waters.
Carol's Pond Toilets.
Wednesday 16 September 2020
Dow Corning have advised that during the Covid - 19 restrictions, the toilets in the Eco Centre both at the side of the building and inside will be locked until further notice.
Port Talbot Dock – Access.
Wednesday 02 September 2020
If any Club Member is unable to get hold of Mr Morgan (07886 301754) to pre book the next day on the Dock, you can call Andy Hoare (07543 216986) and pre book the day before.
Under no circumstances are Members allowed to access the site without pre booking, or after dark hours. Any Club Member found on the site without pre authorisation will be reported to the Club and may face being expelled from the Club.
Pole fishing on club waters
Sunday 23 August 2020
Would all Club Members please ensure that when Pole fishing on any Club water, under no circumstances are you permitted to use a second rod if fishing the pole. A second rod can be used if the pole is shipped away from the water and is not fishing.
Next seasons Rod License Fees, which NRW have again not increased.
Thursday 13 August 2020
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Fishing Port Talbot dock
Saturday 08 August 2020
A reminder to all members that you Must call Dai Morgan at least the day before fishing Port Talbot dock to book your place.  If you are then unable to fish you MUST call Dai to cancel.  This is for health and safety reasons as the authorities need details of all people at the dock in the event of an incident.  Failure to comply may jeopardise our lease so please ensure you follow these instructions to enable continued use of this unique water
Barbless Hooks
Sunday 19 July 2020
It has come to our notice that some members are unsure of our hook rule.
We only allow barbless hooks on all our waters with the exception of a semi barbless hook/ micro barbed as a bait holder when pike fishing. We hope this clears this up.
Club Toilets.
Monday 13 July 2020
The toilet facilities will reopen from Saturday 18th July. It will be the choice of members to decide to use the facilities. You must provide your own hand sanitizer and the toilets must be kept clean. If the toilets are not kept in a clean condition, we will have no option but to close them again. Under no circumstances are members to use the surrounding areas of our waters as a toilet as this is a health hazard.
Guest/Children Access to our waters
Monday 06 July 2020

The Club would like to confirm current Guest/Children Access to our waters. At this time, there are no Guest Permits being issued for any Club water, which will be in place for the foreseeable future.

With regards to Children accompanying Senior Members on any of our Waters, only one Child is permitted to accompany a Senior Member and must be from the same household and must fish the same peg (Welsh Government Regulation for COVID-19) . Under no circumstances are Families allowed to accompany a Member on any of our waters to spectate. If the Child is under 12 Years of age, they do not require a Rod License or a Club License. Over 12 but under 16 the NRW will issue a free Rod license on line. The Junior will require to be in possession of a Junior Club license
Pyscodlin Mawr - New Lease
Friday 03 July 2020
Would all Club Members who wish to fish Pyscodlin Mawr Pond please be aware that the new lease does ask us as a Club to observe the following:
Members of the Public are permitted to walk around the pond, so please especially if you are using a pole, you must allow the public to walk behind you and not leave pole sections across any pathway.
You can however remind walkers that dogs should be on a lead.
Please park sensibly and not block walkways or horse riding routes.
Ensure you always take your litter home.
A maximum of two Night Group Members permitted on the pond overnight at one time.
No cutting back Trees or Foliage, although the Club does have permission to control the lilies and pond Weed, but only the Head Bailiff allowed to organise such works.
Club Bailiff team members will be patrolling whenever possible, but as Club Members you have the right to request to see another Anglers permit.
Please report any breaches of Club rules to the Head Bailiff.
Message from the head bailiff.
Sunday 21 June 2020
Our volunteer bailiff team strive to ensure that members not only enjoy their days’ fishing but also do all possible to ensure that fish welfare is optimised through adherence to club rules.  From time to time and not infrequently, they are subjected to levels of abuse that should not be tolerated, including from non- members who are removed from our waters to protect our fishing.
Most frequent instances of non-adherence include the lack of unhooking mats and failure to use large enough landing nets.  For the avoidance of doubt, we stipulate that a minimum of 22 inches diameter must be used for general fishing, increasing to 36 inches when specimen fishing for pike and carp (and recommended for river barbel).  Members are also reminded that you must at all times remain within 2 metres of any rods which have bait in the water.  Apart from being asked to retrieve untended rods, I’m sure everyone will agree that it does a fish no good to trail someone’s rod and line around our lakes!
Would all members please be aware that the team generally do a great job, handling sensitive issues with significant tact.  Please ensure that club rules are complied with to make their jobs and your enjoyment of our waters easier.  We do not tolerate abusive behaviour and anyone displaying such will likely to be asked to leave the water and may jeopardise their entitlement to fish.  
Angling Initiative – Unwanted Fishing Tackle Collections Saturday 20th June.
Thursday 18 June 2020
Just a reminder that if anyone has any unwanted Gear that they would like to donate to the Angling Initiative, there will be collection points at Sues Pond Barry and Treoes on Saturday 20th June, between 10am and 3pm
Ian Lewis will be at Treoes and Paul Addecott will be at Sues Pond to receive the unwanted items.
The Angling Initiative provides Fishing Set Ups for youngsters who are unable to fund their own gear and gives them a start into the sport. The Initiative is run by Kevin Clark who is based in Cwmbran, so the kit does stay local. Kevin has already donated some gear to some of our Clubs juniors in the past.
So get digging out your tackle stores and anything that you do not use and can be utilised, please bring it along
Treoes Pond work party.
Wednesday 17 June 2020
If any members are available after 5 pm on Wednesday 24th June, there is quite a bit of weed growing in Treoes that requires pulling out. If  you can attend and have chest waders, even better.
Pictures show our head Bailiff Brian, along with Committee members Adrian Corrigan and Andy King opening pegs 27 and 28 up to make them fishable this evening.
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work party treoes
Night Group members.
Thursday 11 June 2020
Night Fishing is now permitted on Sue's Pond Barry. Maximum of two Night Group Members per night, no Guests. You must book prior with the Head Bailiff. Night fishing is also permitted on Treoes. Bishops and Llantrhthid.
Angling Initiative Tackle Collection. Saturday 20th June.
Thursday 11 June 2020
The Club will be collecting any old pieces of Fishing equipment any Members would like to donate to the Angling Initiative, who voluntarily collect unused items of Fishing Gear and put together Fishing kits for Children who are unable to finance their own kit, but are desperate to start Fishing.
We will have collection points on Saturday 20th June at Sues pond, Barry and at Treoes Pond between 10am and 3pm.
So if anyone has any unwanted Tackle items they would like to donate, please bring them along, whether its old Rods, reels, Seat boxes, Terminal Tackle, nets……
All will be very gratefully received and appreciated by others.
Club Committee 2020/21
Thursday 11 June 2020
Due to the Club being unable to hold the AGM that was scheduled to be held in May, the Club Committee will remain as was voted by the membership at the 2019 AGM. This is obviously due to the COVID-19 Lockdown, which meant that we were unable to take a vote.
Social Distancing
Monday 08 June 2020
It's been brought to my attention that members fishing Treoes since we have reopened are regularly walking away from their rods to talk to either their mate in the next peg or just to chat to another angler, on Sunday Treoes was packed and a few members had to be talked to by committee members who were fishing themselves and observing said members doing this, GUYS what is wrong with you?? Have you forgotten the sign on the gate about social distancing?? If this keeps happening then I shall inform my Bailiff to eject said members from the water, further more the committee allowed two rods to be used on the Barry ponds through the winter and decided to carry it on through this summer, it was decided that we would keep an eye on the ponds and here we go an unattended rod has been dragged in to Sue's pond and lost GUYS if it keeps occurring then we shall have to go back to one rod rule again😒, so if all those members who fish Barry please be observant of your fellow anglers and their methods, if need be point out to them what they are doing wrong. Tight lines, Brian (Head Bailiff).
Fish care
Thursday 21 May 2020
Hi guys, just a little note to the members, at this time of year it would normally be closed season, (14/3 to 16/6) for those who can remember the closed season, so at this time of year the Carp are heavily gravid (full of spawn) and we are not doing them any favours lifting them out of the water for pics and weighing, so please guys try to unhook them in the water as there body weight in the water is neutral and when lifted out all that weight along with gravity works against them, it's simple to slip the hook out in the net and just release them, pics can be taken anytime during the year but this is not a very good time to haul them out on to bank.
Ewenny Angling open for click and collect.
Thursday 14 May 2020
Ewenny Angling is open for click and collect daily 10 am to 1pm.
White maggots in stock from Saturday
Club waters opening with COVID-19 Precautionary Measures
Thursday 14 May 2020

The Club would like to thank its Members for their patience in allowing us to prepare the waters in readiness to re-open for fishing after the Welsh Assembly notification last night.
Obviously there will be restrictions put on all of us, but these restrictions are for everyone’s safety and well-being.

The Following Still Waters will open as of Monday 18th May 2020.
·           Treoes Pond
·           Llantrythid – There is still a 6 vehicle restriction on this pond. Please only fish pegs to the left of the Island as you look at the pond from the Car Park.
·           Barry Ponds
·           Gribbles Covert pond
·           Bishops Pond

Pyscodlin Mawr remains Closed for the time being

St y Nyll Top Pond will open 1st June.

Coarse Fishing on Rivers remains as June 16th opening.

Please respect Social Distancing and follow the guidelines published.

You will find a number of pegs have been closed. Please respect these closures.

Any Member found either refusing to abide by or flaunting these rules may face expulsion from the Club.
1. It is the Members responsibility at all times to supply their own Anti - Bacterial materials (i.e. Hand Wipes, Gel) and to ensure that no wipes or Gloves are left on either the bank side or at gates.
2. Please sanitise your hands before and after opening locks and gates. Gloves should be worn whilst opening and closing the locks and hands cleaned after removal of the Gloves. Covid-19 can be transmitted from the Locks and gates.
3. Please ensure you keep all gates locked.
4. Toilet and communal areas are closed until further notice.
5. Members must ensure that they adhere to social distancing rules, keeping a minimum of 2m apart at all times. With some waters, the paths are quite close to the pegs, so please keep to the opposite side of the path as much as possible and no stopping for chats, please go straight to your chosen peg. If at all possible keep to every other peg.
6. The only exception to one person per peg is a Senior and Junior Member may fish the same peg, but must be family members living in the same building, Father/Son, Father/Daughter. 1 x Senior Member, 1 x Junior Member.
7. Any Peg that is Taped or Cordoned off must not be fished.
8. If a still water requires maintenance, the Pond will be closed during this time. Notices will be placed on the gates and the Web Site.
9. If you or a member of your family living in the same building shows symptoms of COVID-19, you must not go fishing until you have been given the all clear.
These Rules are for your and everyone else’s safety and well-being. Any Member found not complying with the above could face expulsion from the Club.
If you are unsure, please either Contact the Club Secretary or the Head Bailiff.

License Renewal:
Wednesday 13 May 2020
Would all Members who have not yet renewed their License and with indications that we could possibly be Fishing in the next few weeks, please be mindful that if Mr Roberts receives an influx of renewals, he can only deal with a set amount in one day and therefore please allow up to three weeks for your new License if he does get very busy.
GAC    COVID-19 Update
Tuesday 12 May 2020
We would remind all Club Members that at this time all Club Waters are Closed, which is in keeping with the Government Guide Lines. With this weekend being the Easter break and the Weather forecast being a nice few days, please do not try and get access to the waters, as the Head Bailiff has changed the Gate Locks in order that we do our upmost to ensure we abide by all current guidelines.
Our prime goal is to ensure that we protect not only all of you as best we can, but also do our bit to protect our NHS services.
The Clubs committee do hope that all of you and your families are keeping well and  let’s all hope that this Pandemic is over quite soon and we can all get back to our fishing.
AGM Cancellation
Saturday 28 March 2020
As everyone is no doubt aware this years AGM has been Cancelled. To enable all Club Members to have the opportunity to ask questions that would have been asked at the AGM, please email the Club Secretary your questions, which when all questions have been collated, we will put up a page on the web site where all questions and answers will be posted along with the name of the Member asking the question. Please do not post your question on Facebook, as only a small percentage of both Club Members and Committee members use this, so it would not be fair on all Members submitting questions to  have answers given by an individual. The Committee are now holding meetings by electronic means, for which we will use the May meeting to get all the questions answered. This means that you will need to submit your questions no later than 30th April 2020.
Licence Fees
Wednesday 25 March 2020
The Club will work on a special price part year to 31/3/21 licence for members who want to join after the closures are lifted and will offer members who have already joined and paid the full 1/4/20 to 31/3/21 licence charge, a special discount on their year ended 31/3/22 licence charge. Further details will be agreed when we know the dates when the closures can be lifted. Look on the club website.
please don't e mail for details and eligibility, we will contact members once finalised
(Coronavirus Pandemic)
Monday 23 March 2020

The Club will be following all Government Guidelines in regards to the ongoing Pandemic.
At the time of posting this Notice, the Club will keep all our waters open for members to use, although please be aware that you use the waters at your own risk.

1. The Senior Committee , Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Head Bailiff will continue Monthly Committee meetings on Electronic means and not meeting in person, to ensure we can keep the Club running as best as possible.

2. ALL Club events are cancelled until further notice.

3. Any Members fishing our waters, please respect Social Distancing and keep a minimum of 2m apart from any other Angler. Most of our pegs are well apart, but if possible fish every other peg to extend the distancing. Do not congregate in the Club lean to at Treoes.

4. If you do attend any Club water and approached by a Bailiff or Member who asks for your license, the distancing ruling will be in place and all we ask is you have your license in your pocket and can show your license from a 2m distance.

5. If you do decide to travel, use the closest water to your home.

6. We cannot provide antiseptic wipes for locks or gates so if you do have them, please use them on the locks and gates.

What is happening is nothing that any of us could have predicted or envisaged. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES AND KEEP SAFE.

Paul Addecott
Club Secretary

Suspected KHV Outbreak – Wills Pond Bridgend
Friday 20 March 2020
Would all Club members please ensure that they dip all landing nets and mats prior to fishing any Club water. This is especially important as there has been a suspected KHV Virus outbreak at Wills pond in Bridgend, where we believe they have had a considerable Fish Death rate over the last week. Please Dip your nets before and after fishing any Club water as a precaution. If you are seen not dipping your nets prior to setting up, Bailiffs are instructed to ask you to leave the water and will take your license number.
It is not just the responsibility of Bailiffs to enforce this, you all as Club members are asked to be vigilant in order we protect our fish stocks.
When you get home, the best way to dry your nets in the fresh air.
Angling Cymru Statement 19th March 2020
Friday 20 March 2020

Given the quickly changing environment and Government response to Covid-19, Angling Cymru strongly advisesagainst smaller indoor gatherings and larger outdoor gatherings.  This applies to all National, Regional and Club/Association meetings which are due to take placein coming weeks. If a meeting is deemed to be urgent then we advise this should take place via telephone or video conferencing.

Angling Cymru advises against group boat trips, as social distancing and frequent handwashingor sanitisation is almost impossible on a boat. For small outdoor gatherings we advise that Government guidance is followed –maintain social distancing, frequent hand washing or sanitisation and asking members to not attend if they are experiencing any symptoms.

This advice applies to all club/association activities, competitions, events, training sessions, group activities or gatherings set to be hosted by or attended by Angling Cymru or their partner National Governing Bodies(Welsh Federation of Coarse Anglers and Welsh Federation of Sea Anglers) affiliated clubs, associationsand members.

We will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and will issue further statements, if necessary,as the situation develops. Please remember that if we don’t all makeeffortsto keep ourselves safe as we can now, then the Government will introduce more draconian measures, as has been seen in other countries.

Angling Cymru Board of Directors

Barry ponds two rod trial.
Wednesday 18 March 2020
We are now coming to the end of the two rod trial at Barry ponds and we are pleased to say that so far it has been a success, so in light of that we are going to extend it through the summer months. The same rule only rods with bait runners will still apply. So keep up the good work everyone.
New salmon and sea trout byelaws RiversTaff, Ely and Rhymney
Friday 07 February 2020
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Bryn Hedges Pike Competition Saturday 25th January 2020
Thursday 30 January 2020
This year’s Bryn Hedges competition was held at our new and exciting venue, Port Talbot dock, on 25th January.  Our best ever turn-out of 13 hardy anglers, including two juniors and holder and previous 2-time winner, Dave Carnell rocked up to experience the unique thrill of throwing their bait into 25 feet of uncharted water.
First blood went to junior, Jaydn Brown, who wangled a 3lb jack on only his second cast with a lure.  Sadly, (especially for me for as I was fishing that section!) there was no more action in this area until a pike gratefully took a discarded dead bait at the end.
Meanwhile at the top of the stretch and also off the boardwalks, the pike had decided to feed.  Gareth Davies, our resident newshound thoroughly routed the competition to win with three pike for 23lb, including a lovely 14 pounder, while Chris Stott snatched the runner’s up spot from Jaydn with two Jacks for 5lb.
Overall, a brilliant day was had by all.  Thanks to everyone for attending and particularly to Dai (the worm) Morgan, our landlord for his hospitality and tips.  If you haven’t fished the dock, it’s a brilliant general coarse and pike venue – you never know what will take your bait next, eels, bass, big bream, roach, perch, tench and mullet – take your pick!
Keep your eyes on our website for details of the next Bryn Hedges and potential other “pilot” matches that we may be holding – nothings serious, just fun, good company and hopefully (as John Wilson would say) “Lovely fish”
The Champ – Lovely smile (and Gareth’s happy too)
Junior Pike Master – Jaydn Brown
It’s not all action
NYE Charity Comp
Friday 03 January 2020
A big thanks to everyone who turned up today for the NYE Charity Comp. The Club raised just over £400 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. I hope you all enjoyed it and have a great New Year. We'll done to the winners, although to be honest you were all winners today.
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NYE Charity Comp
2019 Review – Paul Addecott (Hon Sec)
Friday 13 December 2019

As 2019 comes to a close and most of us are thinking about that piece of Fishing Gear that Santa is going to leave us, I thought it would be an idea to let everyone know that over the past year, the Committee has worked hard to ensure that you will be able to visit any of 10 Still waters on offer to our Members over Christmas. You are no doubt aware that as of the 1st December, Members now have access to Port Talbot Dock, which for those who have not fished this venue, offers some Prolific Silver Fish and Pike Fishing. All you must remember to do before your visit, is to Call Mr Morgan on 07886 301754 the day before your intended visit. This is not to keep an eye on who goes down there, but is a Health and  Safety requirement, so Mr Morgan knows who is on the Venue.

The Club has recently stocked the Rivers Ely and Taff with in excess of 8000 Fish, mainly Barbel and Chub, but also we have been introducing Roach to the Rivers as well. This is a long term commitment by the Club to attempt to enhance the Fishing on our local rivers.
Our Head Bailiff has now built some fishing platforms on our stretch of the Wye at Monmouth as were promised, but please ensure you are careful, as they will be slippery as the Wye has been in flood of late and there will be a layer of silt or mud on the platforms.
Treoes pond has last week received a new stock of Bream, which will further enhance the silver fishing on this venue. We have a Charity Fishing event on Treoes on New Years Eve, which is open to all Club Members, which is a bit of fun and a chance for some of you to test out your new Christmas gear. Entry is £5 per Angler and We will be holding a raffle with some excellent Prizes. If you want to have a go, just call or Text 07804 097857 after 5pm to book a place. The Club has donated a Years License for the lucky Winner.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Clubs officials for their hard work over the past year and thank you as Members for supporting the Club. I am sure the good news will continue in 2020, with hopefully some excellent News for you in early 2020.
Finally I would on behalf of the Club, like to take this opportunity to wish every Member and their families a Very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

Fish stocking news
Saturday 7 December 2019

We have stocked 8000 barbel and chublets all around 4inches into the Taff along with a hundred of the bigger Barbel about a lb each, 750 bream around 12 ounces also put into Treoes.

The Club has also stocked the River Taff with a mixture of 5,000 small 4” chub and barbel. A similar number also went into the River Ely. In addition 100 one pound barbel and 200 half pound barbel went into the Taff. The Club would like to thank NRW for their contribution towards this restocking.

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PortTalbot Dock
Friday 29 November 2019
The Club is very pleased to announce that Members can now fish Port Talbot Dock long arm on your valid GAC License. There are specific
rules you will need to follow in order that we keep the Fishing lease and we are sure that Members will abide by the rules.
CLUB ACCESS WILL COMMENCE 1st DECEMBER 2019. There are a set of specific rules applicable only to Port Talbot Docks detailed below -
NOTE, THESE ONLY APPLY TO PORT TALBOT DOCKS, normal Club rules continue to apply to all our other waters.
Licenses, Permits and permission to Fish.
A. All Anglers must ring Mr Morgan the day before they intend to fish, between 10am and 7pm to obtain his permission to fish. Mr Dai
Morgan reserves the right to not allow any fishing on the days when he considers the weather conditions to be hazardous. His decision
is final. You cannot just turn up on the water and expect to fish. TEL :- 07886 301754
B. All Anglers must be in possession of a valid Environment Agency /NRW Rod License. GAC members must have their Club Permit
before starting to fish. These must be produced on request from Bailiffs. Any person who is unable to produce either, or both,
documents will be told to leave the water
Night Fishing Group rule amendment
Friday 20 September 2019
Night Fishing Group. On checking the Clubs meeting minutes, there is a mistake on the Night Fishing Group rules on the Club Web site. The total permitted hours is 48 per night fishing session and not 60,
The Club apologises for any inconvenience and we will change the rules published on the Web site.
Treoes Incident
Friday 30 august 2019
Would all Members and Bailiffs please be vigilant at Treoes pond. On Thursday 29th August Poachers were chased off Treoes in the Evening. They were using milk cartons as floats and had size 6 Barbed baited hooks on the pond in an attempt to take Carp.
If any member is passing Treoes in the evenings, please stop and just have a look around. If you see this activity call the Police as they are trespassing. Please also call any Club Official.
GAC Waters Risk Assessment
Saturday 13 July 2019



48 hour Charity event
Tuesday 09 July 2019
Thanks to everyone who supported the 48 hour Charity event at Treoes this weekend. We were very pleased to present Y Bont with a Cheque for £4600.
Very well done to all the members who fished and as usual, there were some excellent catches.
The winners were :
Senior Winner Neil Angove
Runner up Jen Collins
Junior Winner Jaydn Brown
Biggest Fish John Venn 19.8lb Grass Carp
Specimen Fish, Ian Lewis 2,8lb Perch
Special thanks go to Alan Trowbridge and John Edwards for their help on the pond, Richard Turner who fleeced everyone for raffle ticket money, everyone who donated raffle prizes and most of all the Club Members who make this a special event.
Barbless hooks new rule
Monday 01 April 2019
As from the 31st of March new rule of only barbless hooks must be used on our waters.
Pike at Treoes
Sunday 10 March 2019

Following the emergence of what appears to be a sustainable head of pike at Treoes, the committee has decided to permit pike fishing to commence at this venue from 01st October 2019.  As for other venues, fishing will run until 31st March.  Pike fishing will be allowed with up to 2 rods and will be with deadbaits only.  Artificial lure fishing will not be permitted, however you may use sink and draw tactics.  To pike fish, you must use a landing net of minimum 36 inches diameter, wire traces and suitable sized unhooking mats.  You must also be in possession of suitable unhooking equipment - forceps etc.

To assist with our assessment of the viability, all pike catches must be recorded on the club catch return page of our website.
We will review this decision at the end of the fishing period.

Pike in particular are susceptible to poor handling, so please ensure all pike are treated with considerable care when handling and returning them to the water.

NRW Survey to Anglers in regards to the possibility of reviewing the Rivers Close Season for Coarse Angling.
Thursday 17 January 2019

You will be aware we have examined the evidence around the river coarse fishing close season and, earlier this year, surveyed anglers’ opinions on retaining, changing or removing the close season. We agreed with England Fisheries Group to consult more widely with the angling community.

We are consulting on three options:

·         Retain the current coarse fish close season on rivers – 15 March to 15 June;
·         Retain a close season, but change the duration – 15 April to 30 June;
·         Remove the close season altogether.

The consultation will be online for 8 weeks from today (14 January) to 11 March 2019. It can be accessed at We also have arrangements to receive for email and postal responses.

New Years Eve Charity Event – Treoes Pond
Wednesday 02 January 2019
The Club would like to thank all the Members who supported the Charity Event on Treoes Pond. A total of £410.00 was raised for Myeloma Research, in memory of Albert Smith. Congratulations to Kevin Sullivan, who won the competition and the Albert Smith Memorial Cup, which was kindly donated by Jon Taylor. Kevin also receives a years Club License.
End of year message
Friday 14 December 2018

Well, another year is soon to come to a close and for many of us as it gets to the coldest months, the gear is put away until the warmer weather returns. As usual the Club has invested a large amount of funds this year in maintenance of our still waters, fish stocks and at last we have the materials ready to start upgrading fishing pegs on the Clubs Wye stretch at Monmouth.
Only this week our head Bailiff has released 500 Barbel, 500 Tench and 300 Ide into Carols Pond, Barry, as a stock top up. Let’s hope the Ide do well and offer yet another species you can target throughout the year.
For those of you who will brave the cold weather, Treoes will offer excellent silver fishing as the Juniors recently found out on their Xmas Competition. Llantrythid seems to be fishing very well in the cold weather and Gribbles as always will offer you great winter sport. Pike Anglers can target St Y Nyll Top Pond, Bishops Pond and Sues Pond Barry, which do hold decent size Pike in all of them. I am sure the Carp anglers will get some decent days in the milder days on most of our waters.
So it is good luck to every one of you that venture out this winter and don’t forget the Wye and Trothy can offer excellent winter river fishing, along with Grayling hunting on the Taff.
May I, on behalf of the Club and it’s Committee wish everyone a Great Xmas and New Year.

Paul Addecott (Hon Sec)



New Years Eve Charity Competition.
For all those booked on the New Year’s Eve event, please book in at Treoes Hut at 8am to draw pegs, fish 9am to 2pm. £6 entry and there will be a raffle. If you have any raffle prizes please bring them along. All Club rules apply. No surface fishing for this event please.

Treguff Farmhouse LLantrithyd Lake
Monday 05 November 2018
Would all members please NOT call on Treguff Farmhouse to ask where the Lake is, or to ask any other question re the fishing. This is a private house & has nothing to do with the Club. Please respect their privacy and DO NOT knock on their door. Full detail of where the entrance is, is on the website or anyone can text our Head Bailiff or email or with any queries. Thank you
Taff roach project.
Friday 19 October 2018
Releasing some of the roach we have bred for the Taff roach project.
Y Bont sensory playground and garden
Sunday 02 September 2018
Funded by Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies Ltd
and Prescott Jones Ltd
Built by volunteers from Freudenberg’s Port Talbot base
Every year the money raised from our 48hr event goes to Y Bont which is an independent local Bridgend based charity that provides comprehensive support and information to families of a child with a disability or complex medical condition. Over the years The Club has raised around £30k for the Charity.
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48hour Charity Event Total and Thank you letter
Monday 27 August 2018
To everyone who supported the Club Members taking part in this year's 48hour Charity Event, a big thank you. As you can see the total was very close to five and a half thousand pounds, which is by far the most raised on any Club event.
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Parking for Carols Pond – Dow Corning.
Wednesday 04 july 2018

Would all Club members who intend to fish Carols Pond, please note that Dow Corning have requested that when you leave your vehicle in the Dow Corning Car Park by our access gate to the pond, please leave a contact number you can be reached on in your windscreen.
This request has been made by Dow Corning as part of their Emergency Procedures Process.
Could you also please ensure that you park in a parking bay and not on the access roads.

This is effective immediately
2018 48 Hour Charity Event – Treoes
Monday 02 july 2018

First and foremost, the Club would like to thank everyone who supported the 48 Hour Charity Weekend. Although the weather was incredibly hot and in some cases uncomfortable, all the Members who took part in the event kept smiling and we hope, enjoyed the 48 hours.
We are very pleased and extremely grateful to advise that this year, we raised the highest amount ever for our chosen Charity – Y Bont, which stands at the moment at £4750.00.

The Results for the Fishing:

Winner – Josh Bowley  351lb 10oz

Runner Up – Mick Fraser 281lb 8oz

Junior Winner – John Hoare 228lb 2oz

Specimen Fish – Jaydn Rowley 3lb 0oz Perch, 8oz Chub

The total weight that was reported was 2607lb, which included 4 x Carp over 20lbs and a 19lb Grass Carp.

Llantrythid Parking.
Monday 14 May 2018
Would all members who wish to night fish Llantrythid please be aware that due to the popularity of this water, along with parking restrictions, the maximum number of vehicles permitted on any given night is 3.
When NFG members book on to the water with the Head Bailiff, you will be advised if there is available parking. Obviously if two or three members wish to car share, this will be fine.
If you are intending to fish more than a single night, you must put your vehicle in the old car park.
This is to ensure that there is parking for non N F G members as much as possible.
Disabled pegs at Gribbles
Friday 23 April 2018
A big thanks to Head Bailiff Brian for his hard work sorting the wheelchair priority pegs st Gribbles Covert. There is still a bit of work to be done on a couple of the existing pegs on the road bank, but that should complete tomorrow.
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Llantrythid and Gribbles Covert wheelchair access pegs.
Monday 23 April 2018
The two wheelchair priority pegs at llantrythid will be completed and ready for use by the end of 23rd April. Would all members please now be aware that Brian will be starting work on the 3 Wheelchair access pegs at Gribbles covert pond as of Tuesday 24th April which will mean noise disruption, whilst the 3 platforms are upgraded and peg 5 will also be extended. The work should be completed by Tuesday 1st May.
Brian will then be upgrading a wheelchair access peg at Bishops Pond.
Campaign for the Protection of Welsh fisheries
Saturday 21 April 2018
Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales.  We need as a many people as possible to sign this petition, you don’t have to be a Welsh resident.  The issues of pollution from chicken farms is not unique to Wales, anything we can do to get more controls on the disposal of waste should be reflected across the whole of the UK, you can read more by clicking the links below.
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Click link for petition form
New stock delivery for one of our still waters.
Tuesday 23 January 2018
New Year’s Eve Charity event responce
Friday 5 January 2018

On behalf of my daughter Helen Fincham and myself would like to thank you for thinking of Helen and for Rob Crewes-rees, nominating her for your fundraising cause on new years eve.  

We can’t thank you enough for your support and donation of £456 towards Helens wheel drive wheels which will give her a little bit of independence on her own, as she is unable to manually push the wheelchair herself. 

We are ever so grateful to everyone involved.

Best wishes for the new year 

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.
Tuesday 12 December 2017

Firstly, and most importantly, the club would like to wish each and every Member a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful and Happy New Year.
No doubt many of us will be waiting patiently for the big man in red to deliver that item of Fishing Tackle that you have hinted about for the last six months.
Over the past 12 months the Club has managed to keep its membership stable, with this year over 800 members joining, which is not only great for the Club financially, but also it does mean on the whole, members are happy with the way the Committee are running the Club.
We have been actively looking at Land for Sale within our area that would be suitable and within our price range to purchase as a potential new water. As yet, the right piece of land has evaded us, but not for want of going out to look at many potential sites. If any Member knows of, or hears of a possible site or better still a Pond or Lake that is available, please do let us know and we will ensure that your lead is followed up. There is a contact list on the web site.
On New Years Eve, the Club is hosting its annual Charity Competition on Treoes Lake, which is open to all Club Members. There are, at the time of posting this message a couple of pegs available. To book a peg, text message 07804 097857. Book in at 8am, fish 9am to 2pm.
We are this year trying to raise funds to assist a young lady from the Bridgend area to purchase a motorised Wheelchair unit. Entry is £5 per Angler and we will also be running a raffle. If anyone has a Raffle Prize they wish to donate, please either bring them along on the day or give them to any Club Official.

If you do venture out over the Xmas period or during the Winter months, please take extra care as the bank sides will be slippery. It is always safer if you go fishing with a friend at this time of year.

Please remember you can now renew your Club License for 2018/19.

So, to everyone, have a great Festive Season and we hope to see you all on the bank sides in 2018.

Wye cup
Saturday 04 November 2017

Six people fished the 2017 Wye Cup at Monmouth on 29th October.  With reports of barbell showing throughout the summer, all anglers chose to fish for them.  Winner was Richard Turner withy seven barbel for a total weight of 45lb 15oz with Dave Chard runner up with two fish, including a ten pounder for 17lb 13oz.  In all, the potential of our Monmouth water was demonstrated with 11 fish caught and a number of others lost during the day.

Richard Turner
Anto Roberts
Dave Chard
Simon Minty
Owen Lerry
Paul Serpell

Thanks to all who attended, I hope you had a good day (I did!) and hope to see you at the Bryn Hedges Pike Cup in December and at next years' Wye Cup.

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NRW proposals for new controls on fishing for salmon and sea trout
Wednesday 30 August 2017

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:

Advertised a new Net Limitation Order
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)

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Woman, 21, who thought her neck ache was a result of sleeping in a funny position is left PARALYSED

  • Helen Fincham thought she had a heart attack when her arms went numb
  • When paramedics arrived they asked her to stand - but she then collapsed
  • She has been paralysed ever since but now has regained some movement 
  • Doctors diagnosed her with a neurological condition after months of tests

Helen Fincham, 21, from Bridgend, Wales, assumed her discomfort was down to her having slept in a funny position.
However, by midday she was unable to feel her legs. She thought she had suffered a heart attack when her arms went numb and she struggled to breathe.
When paramedics arrived to her home they asked her to stand - but she collapsed and has been unable to move ever since.
Doctors were left baffled but two months of tests discovered she had a rare neurological condition which caused her spinal cord to become inflamed.

Helen Fincham, 21, from Bridgend, Wales, assumed her discomfort was down to her having slept in a funny position. However, by midday she was unable to feel her legs.
This has left Helen permanently Paralysed from the chest down and wheelchair bound, with restricted movement in her arms and hands. The family are desperately trying to raise money to purchase equipment, including a wheel drive power assist for manual wheelchairs, which alone costs over £5000 in order to give Helen some independence.
GAC have agreed to help support Helen and her family by way of this year’s New Years Eve Charity Fishing Competition.
Many thanks to Club member Rob Crewes-Rees for nominating this very worthy cause.
As usual, this competition will be held on Treoes Pond on New Year’s Eve and is open to all Club Members. Entry will be £10 per senior Angler and £5 per Junior.
Further details for booking places and timings will be advertised at a later date on the Club Web Site and Facebook page.
River Wye Stretch
Monday 17 July 2017

In recent years there have been a number of unfortunate incidents between GAC fishing club members and people rowing, or training and supervising rowers, on the River Wye between the Rowing Club at Monmouth and Mally Brook Limit. GAC committee has been contacted to help to try and identify possible reasons for these incidents and seek a solution to avoid similar occurrences in future. These incidents reflect badly on both organisations and must cease.
It appears most problems occur because the rowers are facing away from their direction of travel, often working hard upstream to gain momentum, and moving more rapidly downstream with the current, and have little opportunity to see the fisherman’s line and even less opportunity to take avoiding action. When viewed from the river our members are extremely hard to see due partly to the trees and vegetation and partly to the fisherman’s position some distance away from the river edge.
The Rowing Club are aware that when a baited line has been carefully positioned at some distance from the bank at a known swim, the fisherman cannot simply withdraw his line without losing the benefit of his earlier hard work and is therefore, with good reason, reluctant to do it. Given these circumstances it is clear that both groups need to take on board the limiting factors affecting each group and at times of peak activity endeavour to minimise the possibility of confrontation.
Rowing peak times are 0700 to 0800 weekday mornings and 1400 to 1800 weekday afternoons. Weekend peak times are 0800 to 1200 and 1300 to1500 Saturdays. Sunday 0900 to 1100hrs. Issues of disturbance between anglers and the powered metal training boats have also been discussed with the Rowing Club to reducing confrontation.
Any angler who experiences what is believed to be deliberate fouling of fishing lines must make a record of location, time, and any other relevant factors (suggest a photograph)  and report the incident to the Head Bailiff as soon as possible or any Club official. No form of retaliatory action is acceptable.

P.Addecott (Hon Sec)

48 hour charity event
Monday 3 July 2017

The weekend 48 hour Charity Event is done for this year. We have raised so far £3600. £500 We donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care - Holme Towers and £3100 to Y Bont Childrens Centre. Thanks to everyone who supported us over the weekend and very well done to the Juniors, who for the most part, showed us oldies how to catch fish.

The winner was Jenny Collins with 526lb 1oz
Runner up Darren Hatchett with 392lb 10oz
Biggest fish Jeff Wenger with a 19lb Grass Carp

Junior winner was John Hoare with 142lb
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The winner of the wye cup
Saturday 20 May 2017
The winner of the Wye cup your club chairman Richard Turner with his Trophy presented at the AGM.
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Friday 21 April 2017

As from December 2017, for the 2018-2019 season and thereafter, GAC permits will carry a photo of the member and a number of the key issued to that member (if any).

In order to set up the database in preparation for this changeover would all members** [see below] please submit a photo. Please do this early. ASAP.

Post a GOOD passport size photo ie full face against a white background [saves ink] with your name, permit number and post code on the back. Eg M.Roberts, 17001, CF14 2AU. This allows me to set up a photo database linked to your ID permit(s) etc. If you don't send one in early You will have to send one with your renewal anyway as NO PERMITS will be issued without ID photos next year. If you leave it  till late especially, until March 2018 or after, this could result in significant delays to your application. Please sort this out early as it is a lot of extra work for me and I would like to get it out of the way early
and spread the workload.
Post your photo to the usual address GAC M.Roberts,
4, Heol Don,
CF14 2AU

Thank you for your cooperation. Mick Roberts   Membership Secretary.

[**Excludes those who have recently submitted a photo [in the last two years or so] for the NFG or BAILIFF cards].

Junior member fishing at sues pond
Tuesday 11 April 2017
Jayden Rowley with a 10lb 8oz mirror carp from sues pond Caught in ledgered sweetcorn.
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Roach breeding pool work update
Wednesday 15 March 2017
The photo below is the finished stock pond with otter proof fences and protective net covering. All that is now required is the solar pumps and auto-feeders feeders.
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The Taff Roach Project breeding ponds
Tuesday 7 March 2017
The Taff Roach Project breeding ponds are almost completed. Brian and Andy are finishing off the otter proof fencing and will then cover the ponds with a Cormorant proof net. It is hoped that we can have the first spawning brood stock later this year.
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Taff roach project
Glamorgan Anglers Club on the bbc
Thursday 25 August 2016
The bbc made a short clip about our records becoming public at the Glamorgan archives


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