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Youngsters put their lives at risk by illegal fishing at River Taff weir

Taff Fishing venue

The dangers of illegal fishing in the River Taff at Blackweir have been highlighted after three youngsters were spotted standing on the weir with their fishing rods. Natural Resources Wales Fishing has said that fishing at Blackweir contravenes byelaws that does not permit fishing immediately upstream or downstream of the majority of weirs on the River Taff. Anyone caught contravening …

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Fishing in Cardiff

Fishing in Cardiff- Cardiff foreshore

Fishing in Cardiff is regarded as some of the best anywhere in Wales and offers a fantastic wide range of angling opportunities including fly fishing, coarse fishing, game fishing and sea fishing. If you are looking for a few hours of peace and tranquility on a river bank or lake side, then fishing in Cardiff is definitely your chance to …

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Cardiff Carp Fishing and Tackle

We are beginning to think that Cardiff Carp fishing is one of the best kept secrets in in UK! It is true that 40lb fish are rare in Cardiff area but regular 30lb fish can be caught at multiple locations and then we have the fast growing jewel in the crown. Carp fishing in Cardiff Bay. Glamorgan Anglers Club are …

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Fishing Boat Charter from Cardiff Bay

Fishing boat charters - Escape charters

One of the most pleasing things about visiting or living in Cardiff as a fisherman is that there is a large variety of manners to enjoy the sport a fishing boat charter being one of them. Being a major Port on the Bristol Channel means that there is plenty of choice to take a fishing boat charter with three marinas …

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Cardiff Bay fishing

Cardiff Bay Fishing - Cardiff barrage sunrise

As Cardiff Bay has matured as a watercourse the fish population has diversified and the habitats developed currently Cardiff Bay fishing is thriving. Cardiff Bay fishing of the coarse variety  is now very healthy with chub, perch, roach, carp, rudd and bream now present. Unsurprisingly with this range of fish our old freshwater predator the pike is also present to …

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‘No future for a Severn barrage’

Severn barrage

PLANS for a £35 billion Severn barrage look effectively dead in the water. A group of MPs on an influential House of Commons select committee has concluded the case for a tidal barrage across the Severn estuary to generate electricity is as yet “unproven”. It cannot recommend the Hafren Power scheme, describing it as “no knight in shining armour for …

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Fishing at Chew Valley Chris Hartley lands a monster as lake offers up good catches

Chris Hartley lands monster Rainbow Trout

YORKSHIRE fly fisher, Chris Hartley hooked into this superbly conditioned rainbow trout while boat fishing at Chew Valley Lake’s Heron’s Green Bay. The monster fell for a size 14 Diawl Bach, which was part of a washing line set up fished on a Rio Midge Tip line. Hartley also included a 6-1-0 rainbow trout in his eight-fish limit catch. ​ …

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Tony Rixon braves windy conditions to take the Acorn Fishery honours

Acorn fishery Carp

BRISTOL’S Tony Rixon beat Wells-based Tom Thick by the weight of an average-sized Acorn Fishery carp in round five of the fishery’s Pole Only series at Kingston Seymour. Gusting winds made fishing uncomfortable. Big weights were not expected and Rixon was the only competitor to hit the 100lb mark after drawing to fish the hotly-favoured Bridge peg 40 on the …

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What a whopper! James lands a rainbow trout monster at Chew

Rainbow trout monster at Chew

THE latest in a long line of monster trout to come from Bristol Water’s Chew Valley Lake is this 8-1-0 rainbow caught by Cornish flyfisher James Kennedy while boat fishing with local guide and former England team member Martin Cottis. The fish, which fell for a size 14 Diawl Bach nymph, stripped more than 60 metres of line from its …

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Memories from the Barry & District News of 50 and 25 years ago

Memories from the Barry District News of 50 and 25 years ago 6:00am Thursday 23rd May 2013 in Looking Back   Memories from the Barry District News of 50 and 25 years ago EXTRACTS from the Barry District News of May 23, 1963: * A pupil at the Barry Boys’ Grammar School, Graham Williams, has been awarded an open scholarship at …

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