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Secretary’s Blog- 2022

Happy New Year. Tight lines everyone.

By-Laws – REMINDER

An angler’s brief guide to the introduction of new salmon and sea trout byelaws
River Nevern
Salmon
All salmon must be released with minimum injury and delay
Salmon season – 1st April to 17th October
Fly 1st April – 17th October
Spin 1st April – 17th October
Worm No worm fishing
Shrimp and Prawn 1st September – 7th October
Sea trout
All sea trout caught prior to the 1st May to be released with minimum injury and delay
All sea trout greater than 60cm to be released with minimum injury and delay
Worm fishing is only allowed for sea trout with a single worm using a single barbless hook with a gape less than 8mm.
Please note that dates are inclusive
Sea trout season – 1st April to 17th October
Fly 1st April – 17th October
Spin 1st April – 17th October
Worm 1st May – 7th October
Hooks
All hooks must be barbless or de-barbed
On artificial flies with a hook gape greater than 7mm, hooks are restricted to singles or doubles
On artificial flies with a hook gape 7mm or less, hooks are restricted to a maximum of two hooks with a total of four points between them
No treble or double hooks are permitted on lures used for spinning
Spinners and spoons can have only one single hook with a gape of 13mm or less.
Plugs can have a maximum of three single hooks, each with a gape of 13mm or less.
Shrimp and prawn fishing for salmon is allowed from the 1st September until 7th October with the use of a single treble hook with a gape of less than 7mm.
Further details of byelaws affecting the rivers in Wales, non-migratory trout, coarse fish can be found on the NRW fisheries pages. https://naturalresources.wales/days-out/things-to-do/fishing/?lang=en

Useful information for anglers:Angling Cymru – Angling Cymru

Coronavirus – guidance on access to green spaces

Angling Trust Covid-19 resource hub for advice on fishing in EnglandInstitute of Fisheries Management – Advice for Fisheries closed during the coronavirus pandemic

Have you submitted your catch return? These returns are vital for us to know what’s happening on the river. It’s a condition of membership and NO ticket will be issued this year unless you have done yours!

So, Covid still seems an issue locally. As a result there will be NO AGM this year. I have received no nominations and the existing Committee remain unchanged.

Subscriptions remain unchanged again this year.