We have an ambitious plan of work for the following season. Please contact the secretary if you would like to join us as a volunteer on a work party.
On the 19th and 20th April 2013, the Pembrokeshire Rivers Trust organised a two day Invertebrate Monitoring course at the Salutation Inn in Pembrokeshire. The purpose of the course was to train volunteers who live near the river to regularly sample invertebrate types and numbers and thus build up a record of the rivers general health. Aquatic life is a good indicator of water quality and obviously vital for healthy fish stocks. The course was fully subscribed on both days and very well received by all who attended, including myself and a number of club members.
Thanks to Jo Cunningham for organising and to Lloyd, Dai, River Fly Partnership and Natural Resources Wales for their help.
We now have a number of sites in the Nevern catchment that will be monitored on a regular basis, and over time, we will build up a picture of general water quality, helping to identify problem areas and pollution hot spots.
More details at :- http://www.riverflies.org/rp-riverfly-monitoring-initiative
And :- http://www.pembsrt.org/
Five volunteer club members have undergone river habitat training. The course was provided by staff from the Pembrokeshire Rivers Trust and the E.A. and took place at Crosswell on the 4th May 2012. The course is designed to show volunteers how to survey a stretch of river to ensure its in peak condition for fish and the aquatic life essential for the river to thrive. The volunteers are now surveying the tributaries of the Nevern, identifying problems so they can be rectified.
If you are interested in getting involved in habitat training or work parties on the river, please speak to the Secretary.
Committee News – 2017
Phil Lewis has been appointed as Treasurer. David Prichard is now the Vice Chairman. Tom Glover has joined the Committee.
We have negotiated a deal with Sportfish reading. Members can obtain a 10% discount on all full price tackle ordered from their Reading store. Please contact the Secretary for your discount code.
Haywards Farm, Theale, Reading, RG7 4AS
Tel – 0118 930 3860
Fax – 0118 930 5860
Store Opening Times –
Monday – Saturday 9am – 5.30pm
Sunday – 10am – 4pm
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SALMON AT RISK
We have been informed by Natural Resources Wales that the Nevern has recently slipped into the “at risk” status for Salmon. NRW are likely to introduce new by-laws relating to the catch and release of Salmon in Welsh rivers for the 2017 season. Until then, the Committee suggests that you consider releasing ALL salmon caught on the river Nevern.