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Spring/summer 2021 Newsletter. PDF
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2020/2021 Application Form
Application forms are  available for the 2021/2022 Season.
Please print the form below and follow the instructions on the application.
 
Application 2021/2022 in PDF
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GAC Waters risk assessment

Important: all members must read.

GAC waters risk assess pdf
 
Sustainable Access Campaign Cymru
A coalition of organisations that support a common sense approach to public access to land and water in Wales to benefit both users and landowners
 
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Natural resources Wales is replacing the 0800 80 70 60 number for reporting pollution incidents and poaching etc. Please note new number below.

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Fish care
Invasive Shrimp Information Leaflet PDF
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Next Event: All events for the moment are cancelled  
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All Glamorgan Anglers Waters are Club Members Only.

No Day Tickets.

 
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.
 
membership
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
 
 
 
Bait
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.
 
FISH STOCKING
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.
 
LICENCE RENEWAL
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.

Paul

 
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
Thanks
 
(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.


Regards
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
 

IMPORTANT - ALL MEMBERS MUST READ THE RISK ASSESSMENT FOR THE WATER THEY INTEND TO FISH BEFORE FISHING.

GAC WATERS RISK ASSESSMENT PDF

 
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 https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/fisheries/consultation-on-the-review-of-the-close-season. 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)

 

Also

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 treasurer@glamorgananglersclub.co.uk or secretary@glamorgananglersclub.co.uk 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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letter certificate
 
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.
Click for link Petition information
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.

Attendees;
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.

wye cup
 
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)

 
GAC CHARITY NEW YEARS EVE COMPETITION 2017
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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PHOTO PERMITS.
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,
Whitchurch,
Cardiff.
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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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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Ewenny Angling Supplies Ltd/TA Reel Fishing
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Gary Evans Tackle Shop.
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Ewenny Angling and Garry Evans tackle shops carry both application forms and keys for Glamorgan Anglers Club.
Exchange licences for Merthyr and Newport Clubs are available from both shops.
 
Holton Road Angling
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Holton rd angling Barry Barrys premier fishing tackle shop.

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