Author: Mervyn Williams

Club meeting dates

The next club meeting on Monday 16 October at Heswall Squash club commencing at 7:30pm. The club AGM is on Monday 20 November, it is important that members make every effort to attend this meeting which will commence at 7:30pm at the Heswall Squash club. Can you put the following club meeting dates in your […]

Rhagatt Hall – Camp Site

The farm is again open for wild camping this is now restricted to long weekends i.e. Friday to Sunday commencing Friday 28 July until Sunday 20 August. You can find more information on the Pitchup website: The Llama Farm, Corwen – Updated 2023 prices | where you will note they say no swimming in […]

Pink Salmon in Our Rivers

The threat of pink salmon means that our already critically endangered Atlantic salmon are in very serious ecological crisis. The sudden increase in pink salmon stocks in northern Norway seen in 2021 and increased reporting of this non-native species in UK rivers in recent years is of particular concern.  The presence of large numbers of […]

Bryn Y Pys Beat 2

Last Sunday WGFC had two rods on Bryn y Pys 2. One of our members arrived to find a non member fishing, who left upon his arrival. A complaint was made to the estate – we received an apology and assurance that this will not happen again. The person involved had permission to fish Beat […]

Warm Water Angling Protocols

With the continuing heatwave our rivers are rapidly warming and temperatures over 18C can be harmful to salmonids. The article below issued by the Spey Fisheries Board outlines the precautions anglers should take to avoid exhausting salmon and sea trout in high water temperatures, please take the time to read this and act accordingly.

Uwch Conwy Project (Upper Conwy Project )

Chris White and I visited this project on Wednesday 3rd May 2023. As the representatives of the Gwynedd and Dee/Clwyd Fisheries Groups on the Welsh Fisheries Forum, we had been invited to view the project. Uwch Conwy covers an area at the top end of the Conwy catchment. It is a large area roughly the […]

Pink Salmon (?) from the Dee

Darren Thelwell was fishing Bryn y Pys beat 2 yesterday (Monday 1 May) and caught what he believes is a pink salmon of about 3lb. NRW reported that Pink salmon have been caught in the Chester trap in 2019 and 2021 and as Pink salmon runs are on odd years it seems that there may […]

Chirk Update

As a follow up to the previous post on the electric fence on our Chirk beat we have been informed that the battery has been disconnected and removed. It is currently (pardon the pun) not operating. The landowners (FCC) were alerted to Health and Safety issues regarding the fence particularly to elderly members. We may […]

Boats at Glan y Wern

The following photo have been sent to me. This is how a member found the red boat today (15th Feb. 2023). The photos speak for themselves. It took him some time to clean the boat so that it was useable, there is a mop and bucket in the hut for members to use in cleaning […]

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