Apparently anglers have now been asked to stop fishing for salmon on our local rivers due to high water temps.......with little water , no flow & little rain salmon would not be moving and feeding anyway , good press though. Is it not about time that the angling season was shortened as was the traditional fishing season to protect the remaining stock ? Perhaps for a ten year period ? Salmon are struggling to survive in our local rivers so why would anyone want to fish for t
Once again a dry spell and our rivers are running dry. Little flow low oxygen levels compounded by pollution . The result dead salmon . On our recent kayak trip from Ross on Wye we counted six good size salmon on the river bed, quite hard to spot , there would have been many more. On top of all the other things being largely ignored on our river this is another nail in salmon's coffin . Poaching of any salmon left will now go into full swing as survivors are stranded in pools
Perhaps the REAL QUESTION here is why it took our "River Guardians " Natural Resources Wales..... SEVEN YEARS...... to discover this poaching gang on the river Teifi ,West Wales .........Over 1200 salmon & sea trout taken in illegal nets during that period............to busy policing & restricting honest traditional fishermen perhaps........ You can guarantee that this will be happening on other rivers in Wales and it appears there is little chance of being caught . Unseen &
Due to the further 2022 NRW catch restrictions (Habitat regulations assessment conclude we are a threat to salmon stocks ) on the last lave net fishery in Wales ,fishing effort has once again dropped by 90 % in June. Our net house / visitor centre has not been opened once , there has been no interaction with visitors to the fishery , the group has not fished together or met , most peripheral things built around the fishery have ceased . No salmon have been caught , boat has n
Black rock lave net fishery's Facebook page has surged past the 24,000 followers mark . There is now world wide interest in our lives , most of it positive !!! LOL Most cannot believe what has happened to this traditional fishery and the pointless further restrictions placed on it by NRW under the pretence of saving salmon stocks....... NRWs actions are now under scrutiny from many ,hopefully some home truths will be uncovered and officers held to account.