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2018/2019 Application Form
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Application 2018/2019 in PDF
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Sustainable Access Campaign Cymru
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Next Event: Senior Competition Resolven Engineering Cup Sunday, July 15, 8am – 4pm Treoes lake Contact Dave Pike 07526 745038 .  
Latest News
 
ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS : PYSCODLIN – LOCK CODE
Please only call the Head bailiff for the lock code for Pyscodlin Mawr Pond between 8.00am and 6.00pm. Calls will not be answered outside of these times. If you require the code, ring the day before and not early hours the same day.
 
River wye
Sunday 15 july 2018
 
Due to very low water conditions on the Monmouth stretch of the Wye fishing is to be suspended until further notice, the water shall be Bailiffed and any members who are found there fishing from the 16th will be asked to leave and their details will be taken, the club would appreciate the members cooperation
 
24 hr carp competition
Saturday 14 july 2018
 
Next weekends marmite cup competition on treoes has been postponed due to weather conditions.
 
Head Bailiff request
Sunday 08 july 2018

We have been asked by our Head Bailiff to request that any fish caught no matter of size or species ate immediately returned to the water and not left out of the water for photographs. This is obviously due to the low oxygen levels at present.

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
 
Up and Coming Events for July.
Monday 02 july 2018

Thursday 5th July - Disabled Group Comp - Treoes Pond. contact Amanda Joseph on 07837 130351.

Saturday 7th July - Junior Comp - Sues Pond. book in at 12, fish 1 - 4pm. Contact Andy Hoare on 07543 216986.

Saturday 21st/ Sunday 22nd July - 24 Hour Carp Comp (Marmite Cup) - Treoes Pond. Fish 9am sat to 9am Sunday. For details contact Darren Hatchet on 07815 869675 (After 6pm please).

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.

 
 
48 HOUR CHARITY EVENT
Friday 15 june 2018

Just a reminder see that 2 weeks from today will be the Clubs annual 48 hour Charity Event on Treoes. Please be aware that Treoes will be closed for the duration of this event. Closure is midday Friday 29th June to 4pm Sunday 2nd July. All Club Members are most welcome to come along and support the competitors over the weekend.
If anyone does have any raffle prizes to donate, please bring them along or leave them at Treoes Hut

 
Pyscodlin Mawr Work Party. Saturday 9th June.
Tuesday 06 june 2018
 
There is a work Party on Pyscodlin Mawr Pond this Saturday, 9th June. Any volunteers, who would be able to help, please call the head bailiff to confirm your availability. 9.30am start.
 
Pyscodlin Mawr Work Party. UPDATE!!
Wednesday 30 May 2018
 
The work party that will take place at Pyscodlin Mawr Pond will be Saturday 9th June. Any Club member who can give a couple of hours of their time please call the head bailiff or just turn up. 09.30 start. Members please be aware there will be a lot of noise disruption.
 
Work Party – Pyscodlin Mawr Pond
Monday 21 May 2018

Any Club members who would be available to attend a Work Party at Pyscodlin Mawr Pond, would you please contact the Head Bailiff for details. (His Number is on your License).

03 June 18 – Senior Competition – Llantrythid
Monday 21 May 2018

There will be a Senior Match on Llantrythid on Sunday 3rd June on Llantrythid lake. The Lake will be closed to Club members for this event.

09 June 18 – Junior Competition – Carols Pond, Barry
Monday 21 May 2018

There will be a Junior Competition on Carols Pond Barry on Saturday 09 June. Pegs 1 to 18 will be reserved for this event. Pegs 19 to 25 are available to Club Members.

St Y Nyll Top Pond
Monday 21 May 2018

St Y Nyll Top Pond will be open for Fishing as of the 1st June.

Disabled Group Competition – Treoes Pond Thursday 17th May
Tuesday 15 May 2018

For details, please contact Amanda Joseph on 07837 130351
There will be Pegs available for Club members who wish to fish the pond.

24 Hour Carp Competition – Pyscodlin Mawr Pond Sat 19/ Sun 20 May
Tuesday 15 May 2018

Pyscodlin Mawr Pond will be closed all day Saturday 19th and until 9am Sunday 20th May.
For further details, please contact Darren Hatchet on 07815 869675

Junior Competition – Gribbles Covert Pond Saturday 26th May
Tuesday 15 May 2018

Gribbles Covert Pond will be Closed from 11am Saturday 26th may to 5pm same day for a Junior Competition.
No Members not involved in the Junior Competition will be permitted on the Pond during this time.
For further details, please contact Andy Hoare on 07543 216986

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.
 
GAC AGM 2018
Sunday 13 May 2018

GAC AGM is this Thursday 17th May at the Sports Centre for Wales, Sophia Gardens Cardiff. Start at 7pm.
Members who attend will be able to exchange their keys ready for the Club Lock change on Saturday 19th May. If you do intend exchanging your key, please ensure you have your club license with you.

Llantrythyd lake
Thursday 10 May 2018

Would all anglers be aware that Llantrythyd lake will be closed tomorrow 11th of May till 10.30am. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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
 
Sues Pond Carp Competition
Tuesday 17 April 2018

Would all Members please note that Sues Pond is Closed from 07.00 Saturday 21st April to 09.00 Sunday 22nd April for the first of this year’s 24hr Carp Competitions.

Wheelchair Access Pegs – Llantrythid
Monday 16 April 2018

Would all member please be aware that as of Wednesday 18th April, there will be Noise disruption at Llantrythid Lake for approximately 5 days, as Brian will be installing the two Wheelchair access pegs. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. (The pegs will be located on the Car Park Bank near the island).

AGM 2018
Friday 13 April 2018

Just a reminder that the AGM is Thursday 17th May, at the Sports Centre for Wales, Cardiff.
If anyone does have any items for discussion, could you please email to the Club Secretary  secretary@glamorgananglersclub.co.uk  ASAP.
You can also exchange your Club Key for a New Key at the AGM.

World fish migration day
Friday 13 April 2018
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Disabled Group Competition – Treoes – Thursday 26th April.
Monday 9 April 2018

The first of this years Disabled Group Competitions will be at Treoes on Thursday 26th April. Any Club member who has a Concessionary Disabled License is welcome to enter the Competition.
For further details, please contact the Clubs Disabled Fishing Co-ordinator Amanda Joseph on 07837 130351 or email Disabledangling@glamorgananglersclub.co.uk

Treoes Toilets
Wednesday 4 April 2018
 
The toilets at Treoes will reopen on Saturday
 
Work Notice Llantithyd, Treoes and Bishops
Wednesday 4 April 2018

Members please be aware that at anytime you may turn up at Llantithyd, Treoes or Bishops between dawn and 9.30 am and find a sign on get saying pond closed, please observe this, don't enter or rattle the gates we are working to protect the ponds from vermin, we are sorry for any inconvenience but this has to be done.

Treoes Toilet Unit Closure
Monday 2 April 2018
 
The toilet unit at Treoes will be out of action for approximately 10 days from Tuesday 3rd April.
 
48 Hour Charity Fishing Event – Treoes Pond – 29 June to 2nd July
Tuesday 27 March 2018

There are still 3 available places for this years Charity Event at Treoes Pond. If any Club Member would like to take part, just text 07804 097857 or email secretary@glamorgananglersclub.co.uk  to book a place.

License Renewals 2019/19 Season.
Tuesday 27 March 2018
 
Members are reminded that they must be in possession of the 2018/19 season Club License on all Club Waters as of Sunday 1st April. Club bailiffs will be checking all Club Waters over the weekend.
 
Disabled Angling Day-21st July.
Friday 23 March 2018
 
Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond the Clubs Control, the proposed Disabled Angling day on July 21st has been postponed for the foreseeable future.
 
Junior Section Competition – Saturday 28th April 2018 – Gribbles Covert Pond
Tuesday 20 March 2018

The First of this years Junior Competitions will be held on Saturday 28th April at Gribbles Covert Pond. All Club Junior Members are most welcome and as always, every Junior who takes part in the Competition will receive a prize. Also Hot Dogs will be provided after the Competition.
For Further Details please call or Text Andy Hoare on 07543 216986.
Please note Gribbles Covert Pond will be closed for this event.

24 Hour Carp Competition – 21st / 22nd April 2018 – Sues Pond Barry
Tuesday 20 March 2018

The initial 24 Hour Carp Competition Series kicks off at Sues Pond on the 21st April.
To book places, please contact Darren Hatchett on  07815 869675 (after 6pm). These 24 Hour Competitions are open to all Club Members and provide the opportunity to fish overnight on Club Waters. Juniors are also welcome, as long as they are accompanied by a Senior Club Member.
All club rules apply. Please note that Sues Pond will be closed Saturday 21st to 09.00 on Sunday 22nd April
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Spring / Summer Newsletter
Tuesday 20 March 2018
 
Spring and summer newsletter available to download now.
 
Wheelchair Accessible Fishing Platforms
Wednesday 14 March 2018

The club would like to inform members that over the next month or so, new Wheelchair accessible Platforms are to be implemented at the following Still Waters:
Llantrythid – 2 Double Pegs
Gribbles Covert Pond – 3 Single Pegs
Groes-Faen (Bishops Pond) – 1 Single Peg

These pegs are designed to accommodate wheelchairs, but obviously are available for all members to use unless a Disabled Group Event or a Wheelchair Angler requires the access.

Cardiff Bay Barrage
Saturday 10 March 2018
 
Click here to view an artical about Cardiff bay Barrage PDF.
 
Gribbles
Saturday 10 March 2018
 
The far bank at Gribbles wiill open for fishing on the 1st of April.
 
Pike Fishing
Saturday 10 March 2018

Just a quick reminder that Pike fishing on our waters ends 31 march.

24 Hour Carp Competition – 21 04 18 – Sues Pond, Barry.
Friday 9 March 2018

This years 24 Hour Carp Competitions commence on Saturday 21st April at Sues Pond, Barry. The Competitions will be run and organised by Darren Hatchett, who can be contacted on 07815 869675 (after 6pm Please). The 24 Hour Carp competitions are open to all Club Members and provide an opportunity to have a go at overnight Fishing. Juniors are most welcome as long as they are accompanied by a Senior Member. Spaces are limited and are on a first come, first served basis. Entry is £5 per Angler. Prizes for Heaviest Bag and Best Fish.

Pyscodlin Mawr Security
Thursday 8 March 2018

Due to persistent fly tipping and equipment theft, the Club has no choice but to alter the way we access Pyscodlin Mawr Pond. With immediate effect, a combination lock will be put on the gate at Pyscodlin Mawr, which the Head Bailiff will have the code. If you want to access the pond and use the club Car Park, you will need to ring the Head Bailiff for the combination for the lock. Please do not ring before 8am or after 6pm.
Brian will ask you for your name and current license number which will be checked against an up to date membership list, plus the names of anyone else in your party that will be on the pond. Club Bailiffs will be provided with members names who have booked on the pond for their license checks. Obviously this also applies for NFG Members who wish to overnight on the pond.
We do apologise for the inconvenience, but we must protect not only our access, but more importantly our lease on the water.

We need you to sign
Monday 26 February 2018

Message from Merthyr Tydfil anglers
We know the current bylaws from NRW are not of concern to the coarse anglers.
However this is more than that it is a protest at the way NRW has ignored all anglers in the five years since it was formed.
Please help us to make this worthwhile as it is only by showing we are united that the powers that be will take notice of us.
One of the main things is NRW are still refusing to recognise the damage that Fish Eating Birds are doing to our stocks not just of Salmon and Trout but Coarse fish as well. WE all value our fishing we must pull together to protect it.
Following a meeting with their local AM, Betws Anglers were advised to raise a petition against the decision making process used by Natural Resources Wales during the proposed bylaw consultation. 

A petition has now been raised by Betws AC, and is now live. The petition can be found at https://www.assembly.wales/en/gethome/e-petitions/Pages/petitiondetail.aspx?PetitionID=1315 . We need as many anglers as possible to support this.

This is a Welsh Government petition and depending on the support it receives will be considered by the WG petitions committee; this could result in a public inquiry on the way the proposed NRW fisheries bylaws consultation has been conducted.

We need your support please forward this to as many anglers as possible – there are 4800 migratory fish licence holders in Wales and many more who fish Welsh rivers but live in England, we need them all to support us. 

2018 Carp Team Wales Trials.
Saturday 17 February 2018
 
The files below are Carp Team Wales trials application forms. This is open to any Club Member who wishes to trial for the 2018 Team. The Club is WFCA affiliated and anyone who would from the Club like to apply, we can supply you these details.
Club Member Josh Bowley successfully made it on to the Team Wales squad and helped win Gold at the Home Carp Championship 2017.
Application form
Conditions
 
Pyscodlin Mawr Work
Monday 12 February 2018
 
Would all members please be aware that there is work being done at Pyscodlin Mawr Pond this week. The works has been rescheduled primarily due to the weather conditions over the past few weeks and delivery schedules.
Treoes Pond will re-open Sunday 18th Feb.
The Club apologises for any inconvenience.
 
Treoes Pond – Maintenance Closure:
Monday 29 January 2018

Treoes Pond will close from Monday 5th February to Saturday 17th February for Maintenance. Brian will change the lock the evening of Sunday 4th Feb.
This is to permit Brian and his team to do essential maintenance prior to the Spring.
The Club apologises for any inconvenience.

New stock delivery for one of our still waters.
Tuesday 23 January 2018
 
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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 

New Year’s Eve Charity event
Tuesday 2 January 2018

Well, another New Year’s Eve Charity event completed. Firstly, and foremost, well done to Claire Giddy, who won the comp with 19lb 8oz and wins this year's free Club License. Also, a huge thank you to all the Club members who turned up, as we had 30 Anglers taking part. A big thanks to Brian Brian Kieth Dickman for the beef stew and cooking the bacon rolls. Also thanks to Robert Crews-Rees, who nominated this year's worthy cause for which we raised a very impressive £465.00.

New Years Eve Charity Event 2017
Wednesday 27 December 2017
 
Just a reminder that Treoes will be closed New Years Eve for the annual Charity Event.
 
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.

GAC. Bryn hedges pike cup results
Monday 11 December 2017

5 anglers fished the annual Bryn hedges pike cup competition no the Monmouth stretch on the 3rd of December 2017.
The winner was Dave Carnell with a single pike of 7lb.

Cormorants
Monday 11 December 2017

Is there any wonder why the salmon/sea trout/coarse fish stocks are so low.

 
 
New Year’s Eve Charity Competition.
Friday 8 December 2017

This year's comp will be held on Treoes pond on 31st Dec 17. Any member wishing to book a peg, please text 07804 097857. Please do not leave messages on here trying to book.
No problem for Juniors and seniors to share a peg.
Entry is £5.00 per Angler. Book in at 08.00 Draw pegs and Fish 09.00 to 14.00.
There will be a Raffle draw, so If anyone has any spare prizes, please either bring them along or give them to one of our Club Bailiffs.

Junior Sandra Competition - Treoes Pond.
Friday 1 December 2017

This year's Junior Christmas Comp will be held on Treoes Pond on Saturday 9th December. This competition is open to all Club Juniors.
Fish 11am to 1pn.
All juniors will get a gift from Santa.
For details ease call Andy Hoare on 07543 216986.

Bryn Hedges Pike Cup – 03 December 2017
Friday 10 November 2017

This year’s Bryn Hedges Pike Cup Competition will be held on the Clubs Monmouth Stretch of the River Wye on Sunday 3rd December. If any member would like to enter, please either email secretary@glamorgananglersclub.co.uk or call 07804 097857 (after 6pm).

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.

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River Wye news
Frirday 03 November 2017

The top swim above Dixton Church is starting to collapse so be careful boys (maybe can't take the weight of all the doubles coming out. Lol) when you come up to the wye. I am now in possession of a full list of current members so don't forget to bring your permits with you. no permit no fishing. (Thank-you. Anto Roberts Wye Bailiff.)

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The Wye Cup
Frirday 27 October 2017

The Wye Cup Competition is confirmed for this Sunday 29th Oct on the Monmouth Stretch. Book in at 8am at Dixton Church access road. Fish 9am to 3pm

Club Member Josh Bowley
Frirday 27 October 2017

The Club would like wish good luck Club Member Josh Bowley, who is representing Wales as part of the Welsh Carp Team in this weekend’s Home International Competition against England and Scotland at Linear Fisheries.

Wye cup Competition
Saturday 21 October 2017

The river Wye is unfishable this weekend and deemed too dangerous to hold the Wye Cup  tomorrow. The Comp is rescheduled to Sunday 29th Oct. Same timings.

Gribbles pond closure
monday 16 October 2017

Please be aware that Gribbles Covert Pond is closed all day for Maintenance on Wednesday 18th Oct.

Wye cup Competition
Sunday 15 October 2017

Just a heads up the Wye cup Competition is on Sunday, October 22, 8am – 4pm. Any member who would like to participate would they please contact Paul Addicot on 07804 097857

2017/18 Pike Fishing Season.
Monday 25 September 2017

As of Sunday 1st October 2017, Pike fishing is permitted on certain Club Still Waters.
St Y Nyll Top Pond
Sues Pond – Barry
Bishops Pond – Groes Faen

Please note: Blast Frozen Dead Baits only. Live-baiting is not permitted.
If you are Pike Fishing Sues Pond, the 1 rod rule still applies.
If you are lure fishing, please be mindful of other Club members fishing around you.
All Pike must immediately be returned to the water and please ensure you carry the correct unhooking equipment with you. Unhooking mats must be used at all times.

The Pike Fishing Season ends 31st March 2018.

Bishops Pond Closure.
Friday 22 September 2017

Bishops Pond, Groes Faen is Closed this Sunday 24th Sept for the Clubs Pike Fishing day.

Pike fishing training session
Monday 11 September 2017

The Club have organised a Pike Fishing Session on Bishops Pond on Sunday 24th September for any Club Member who would like to have a go at Pike Fishing and learn the Basics.
Places are limited to 12 and on a first come, first served basis. Fishing will be 9.30 to 2 pm.
Please either text 07804 097857 or email secretary@glamorgananglersclub.co.uk

Pond closures and ongoing works
Wednesday 06 September 2017

Would all Club Members please note that llantrythid is closed Saturday 7th Sept to 09.00 Sunday 8th Sept for the 24hr Carp comp.

Also,

Gribbles Covert Pond – Ongoing works.
Would all members please be advised that for a short time the far bank of Gribbles is closed to Fishing. This is to permit the newly spread grass seed to take root following the recent upgrade works.

Gribbles Covert bank works
Sunday 03 September 2017

Would members be aware that the far bank pegs at Gribbles Covert will not be available to fish until further notice as the bankside work is about to be grass seeded and it will need a bit of time to establish itself, Sorry for any inconvenience.

Pike Fishing Session - Bishops Pond
Saturday 02 September 2017

The Club have organised a Pike Fishing Session at Bishops  Pond on Sunday‎ 24th September. This session is open to all Club Members who would like to be shown the basics of Pike Fishing. There are 12 places available on a first come, first served basis. The session will be 09.30 to 2pm.

To book a place please either text 07804 097857 or email secretary@glamorgananglersclub.co.uk
 
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)

Open access petition
Thursday 17 August 2017

All you may or may not have heard about the access consultation.
I am attaching the details that MTAA are sending around as the heading states we really need as anglers to step up on this one. Access to open water can literary mean your pond. Please go to the link below and even if you do not write then please register on this link.
http://www.countryside-alliance.org/openaccess/

To find out more about this click here for a pdf version of the letter informing us of what might happen if this goes ahead
 
Next Season Licence Membership Photos.
Sunday 13 August 2017

As there is a change to membership cards for next season, would all members who are renewing their licence for next year please send a passport photo to the membership secretary. If any member has not already sent their photo it could mean a delay in how quick the licence will arrive to them.

YBont official thank you to the club.
Tuesday 15 August 2017

Ybont has sent us an official thank you for the fundraising that we do for them.
Click here to view (opens a new window)

Make your voice heard over ‘right to roam’ proposals in Wales
Tuesday 25 July 2017
 
 
Gribbles Covert Pond – Revetment works
Wednesday 19 July 2017

Works will start Friday 21st July at Gribbles Covert Pond to try and address the constant leak around the far bank Dam area. The work should take a week to 10 days, in which time the Far Bank will be closed to members.
Please see notices posted on the gate and Notice Board for up to date progress.

There will be quite a bit of Noise disruption
 
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)

New Years Eve charity event
Monday 17 July 2017

The Club is looking for a worthy cause to support for the annual New Year Eve charity comp at Treoes this year. If any member knows of either an individual or a worthy cause we can support, please let the club secretary know. In past years we have supported the Stroke Association Wales, helped finance an Electric Wheelchair to help a young lady get to University and many other causes.
I am sure one of you will have this year's cause for us.

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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ybont
 
 
 
Fly Fishing Demo - Volunteer Needed.
Wednesday 14 June 2017

St Fagans Castle have asked if any Club Member or Members would be interested in providing a Fly Fishing ‎demonstration and a short teach in on the afternoon of July 2nd. 
If anyone can help, the Club has Fly gear for the teach in. Please contact the Club Secretary if you are able to assist.

One rod rule at barry and bait amount for carp comps and 48 hour event.
Saturday 10 June 2017

Following last night's Committee meeting, where the 1 rod rule at Barry ponds was discussed in detail as to a trial 2 rod allowance for the winter.
The 1 rod rule will remain in place for both Summer and Winter with no alteration to the existing rule.
Also
At Carp competitions and the 48 hour event a maximum of 3 kg of bait which includes hook bait in any 24 hour period will now be enforced on all club still waters.
Also spodding is not allowed at thes events.

Junior 24 hour competition, Saturday 10th June Cancelled
Wednesday 08 June 2017
 
This Competition is now Cancelled. For details please contact Andy Hoare
 
24 Hour Junior Competition
Monday 29 May 2017

The next Junior Competition will be held on Saturday the 10th of June at Llantrythid. This will be a Junior 24 hour competition and is open to all Club Junior Members. The rules are simple: Each Junior must be accompanied by a Senior Club Member for the duration of the Competition. Book in at 08.00 and fish 09.00 to 09.00. Turn up, book in and fish. Normal Club rules apply. For booking a place please contact Andy Hoare.

Disabled Match Cancellation
Monday 22 May 2017

The disabled Match on the 15th of June is cancelled due to clash With other club commitments.

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.

wye cup
 
Junior match results Carols pond April 29 2017
Monday 15 May 2017
  Over 12s  
1st
Runner up

John Hoare   
Jevan king  

23lb 12oz
9lb 10oz

  Under 12s  

1st
Runner up

James Dible  
Alfie Ostelr

17lb 12oz
8lb 4oz

Llantrythid Noise complaint
Monday 08 May 2017

We have received a complaint this morning from the farmer who lives in the house next to our access gate at Llantrythid. He explained the there are a number of members who, when opening the gate have radios turned up loud , that disturb them especially very early in the mornings. Could everyone please ensure that your car radio is turned down or even better turned off when accessing the gates. The second complaint is regarding one or two members who drive at excessive speed down the track to the pond, please ensure you stick to 5mph when driving down to the pond.

GAC 2017 AGM
Friday 05 May 2017

This year’s AGM will take place on Thursday 18th May at the National Sports Centre for Wales, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. 7.15 Start.
All Club members are most welcome to attend and it would be good to see some new faces. This is your opportunity to ask questions or suggest ideas on the running of the club.

Mixed Pairs Competition – 27th May – Carols Pond
Thursday 04 May 2017

The Mixed Pairs Competition has been postponed to a later date.

May 2017 Club events
Wednesday 03 May 2017

Sunday 7th May – Senior Competition – Llantrythid
Saturday 13th May – Junior and ladies Competition – Treoes
Saturday 20 May – 24 Hour Carp Competition – Llantrythid
Saturday 27th May – Mixed Pairs Competition – Carols Pond Barry
Saturday 27th May – Junior Competition – Gribbles Covert Pond

Disabled match at Treoes
Wednesday 03 May 2017

Hiya everyone here are the results of the disabled match on the 27th April at Treoes it was a fab day seeing everyone catch despite it being blooming cold, winner was Peter, runner up was frank and the biggest fish prize went to our very own Ricky. It was fab seeing everyone again for our first match of the year hope to see you all at the next on the 18th May, big thanks to all who came to help out.

Click here to view the images

Junior and Ladies Competition - Carols Pond
Monday 24 April 2017
 
Saturday 29th April – There will be a Junior and Ladies Competition on Carols Pond. Pegs 1 to 15 will be reserved for this event and Reserved signs will be put on the pegs in advance. Pegs 16 to 25 will be open to members
 
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.
jayden rowley
 
Pond closures and openings
Monday 27 March 2017

St Y Nyll Top Pond will close Friday 31st March 2017 and re open Thursday 1st June 2017

Treoes Pond will re-open on Saturday 1st April 2017

Gribbles Covert Pond will Close Saturday 1st April 2017 to Monday 1st May 2017

GAC bonus ball draw
Sunday 26 March 2017

The GAC bonus ball draw on 1 April will be cancelled as there is not enough support. If any members would like to enter the 8th of April draw please contact Darren Hatchett.

Pike Fishing
Sunday 26 March 2017

Would all Club Members please be aware that Pike Fishing on Club Still Waters closes on the 31st March and resumes 1st October. 

10% off for Glamorgan anglers
Saturday 18 March 2017

A local bait shop offering 10% off for Glamorgan angler members.
Click the image below to view website

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International Carp Team Trials
Friday 17 March 2017
 
Does anyone member fancy fishing for wales in the international carp squad. If so click the links below for information and application form.
Information pdf
Application pdf
 
Junior Rod Licenses 
Wednesday 15 March 2017

This year NRW no longer charge for Junior Rod Licenses for 12 To 16 year olds. You still need to apply on line at www.gov.uk and search fishing license.
Fill in the application and they will issue a reference number. This is the license for Juniors. No physical license will be issued.

Restore Our Rivers - River Ely Clean Project Launch & Litter Pick
Wednesday 15 March 2017

In 2016 Cardiff’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee set up the Restore Our Rivers inquiry to look into the problems facing local rivers and to identify how these could be resolved.  To deliver this work they drew in the support of Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water, Natural Resources Wales, Keep Wales Tidy, South East Wales Rivers Trust, Glamorgan Anglers, Cardiff Rivers Group and Groundwork Wales.

To celebrate the work of the Restore Our Rivers Group and to raise the profile of the planned events for the River Ely Clean the group is running an organised litter pick at Grangemoor Park in Cardiff on Tuesday 21st March 2017.  The event will start at 10am and finish at 12pm.  A link showing the location to Grangemoor Park is provided below:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Grangemoor+Park,+Cardiff/@51.4569235,-3.1949402,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x486e0358b8211287:0x2f1de5be865ee095!8m2!3d51.4565841!4d-3.1907169

If you interested in taking part please contact Richard Bowen on 02920 873606 or email him at rbowen@cardiff.go.uk.  Equipment for the litter pick will be made available on the day and the event will be supported by Keep Wales Tidy.  Those taking part should meet in the car park for Grangemoor Park between 9:45am and 10am – the car park is next to the roundabout on Dunleavy Drive. 

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.

roach pool
 
Springtime events
Monday 13 March 2017

With Spring on its way, next month we see our Club Competitions starting up.

Saturday 22nd April - 24 hour Carp Comp
Treoes Pond, Barry.
Details contact Kev Hunt on 07971 252142

Thursday 27th April - Disabled Group Comp
Treoes Pond
Details contact Amanda Joseph on 07837 130351

Saturday 29th April ‎- Junior and Ladies Comp
Carols Pond, Barry
Details contact Andy Hoare on 07543 216986

Pike Season.
Saturday 11 March 2017

Would all members please be aware that the Pike Season ends March31st.  
As there seems to be quite a few members who are interested in Pike Fishing, prior to the Pike Season reopening 1st of October, the Club will organise a Pike Fishing ‎ teach in, to allow members wishing to give Pike fishing a go the chance to see the correct way to fish for Pike safely.

Glamorgan Anglers Club LTD Bonus ball lottery
Wednesday 1 March 2017
 
New!!! Match the bonus ball from Saturday's national lottery and WIN A £30 TACKLE VOUCHER!
For more information how to enter and rules click here for pdf file or here for word doc.
 
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.

Click the image to view bigger
Taff roach project
 
Treoes closure
Sunday 26 February 2017

Would all members please be aware that Treoes will be closed from 1st March to 31st March, (both dates inclusive).

further consultation on Access and Outdoor Recreation
Wednesday 22 February 2017

Welsh Government announce further consultation on Access and Outdoor Recreation

Click here to read more
 
Caerau Angling Supplies
Wednesday 22 February 2017

Caerau Angling Supplies in Cardiff now offering a 10% discount to members

caerau
 
Fancy a fishing holiday in France
Monday 20 February 2017

Are you interested in a Fishing holiday in France? Then check out this venue in Haute Vienne/Charente border.  It comes with accommodation so no bivvy needed.
Click for more info here

Pond closure update
Friday 17 February 2017

Barry Ponds – Sues Pond
The Committee has discussed the predation issue at Sues Pond, Barry, which we feel that not closing the Pond in April as was originally planned, will allow members on the water to deter the Cormorants from feeding on the pond constantly.
Therefore SUES POND WILL  REMAIN OPEN.


Treoes Pond Closure
Treoes Pond will be closed to Members from 1st March 2017 to 31st March 2017 . The Pond will re-open 1st April 2017.

Groes Faen – Bishops Pond.
Friday 10 February 2017

Bishops Pond will be Closed Friday 10th Feb 17 for Maintenance Work.

Members Security on Club Waters
Monday 5 February 2017

On Sunday 05 Feb, one of our Club members/Bailiffs had his van broken into at Pyscodlin Mawr Pond and a great deal of fishing gear was stolen. The member was approached by what he described as Eastern Europeans, who initially asked what time he was fishing to. When the member loaded up his van and returned to the pond for his unhooking mat, the vehicle was broken into and the tackle stolen. We have since been told that another member was approached again by what is described as Eastern Europeans at Groes-Faen ( Bishops Pond) and asked a similar question whilst fishing.
If you are approached by these people, please contact the Head Bailiff immediately, as we believe these individuals are also poaching our waters at night.
The Head Bailiffs contact number is on your Club License. If anyone is offered fishing gear that you think could be stolen, again please let us know.

48 hour Charity Event 2017
Tuesday 31 January 2017
 
There are only 3 places left on this year's 48 hour event. If any member is interested and would like to take part either email: secretary@ glamorgananglersckub.co.uk or call 07804 097857. Juniors are welcome if accompanied by a senior club member.
 
Good local online tackle shop
Thursday 26 January 2017
A good local fishing tackle shop that has been endorsed to us by some of our members. WITH FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ITEMS.
Click the image below to view the website.
qfished
 
January Match results
Wednesday 25 January 2017
 
January match result now click here to view
 
River survey work
Tuesday 24 January 2017

A small group of people from Bridgend College will be conducting survey work on the Radyr stretch of the Taff this Thursday.  Disruption to angling will be minimal, but members are to be reminded that co-operation with such surveys can only be beneficial to the club and the river, therefore we ask members to be considerate of the work being undertaken.

Barry Ponds - Peg Upgrades Sues Pond.
Tuesday 17 January 2017

Would all members please note that works will start at Sues Pond on Monday 23rd January to upgrade pegs 1 to 5. The work is to ensure these pegs will be wheelchair accessible by enlarging the pegs and getting them level with the pathway. The pond will not close for this work, but would members please co operate with the crew doing the works. 
It is envisaged the work should not take more than 2 weeks.

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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