THE RIVER AERON’S ONLY ANGLING CLUB
Alan Butler Spring Lake competition
This was held on Llyn Brenig on the 25th June in windy conditions. It was hard to find shelter but those who did had fish on the surface, some to dry fly in the calmer backwaters. However, the day was won by John-y-glo who braved it out fishing a big wave on a DI3 along the trees.
On Saturday 22nd May wooden steps were installed in Station Pool and Dolgwartheg Pool to make the access to the water’s edge safer. The steps were funded by the Wild Fishing Wales grant aid and were constructed by Tom Richards and Ron Ahearne of the Wye and Usk Foundation - our thanks to them both for a wonderful job.
On Wednesday 11th May there was another slurry spill into the Mydyr causing a fish kill. The matter is being investigated by the EA and I will report again once more detail is available. The early information I have is that at least 100 fish of all sizes were killed.
Iorrie Lewis lake competition
On Saturday 07th May the Club held the Iorrie Lewis memorial lake competition on Llys-y-fran. The event was well supported with 12 anglers fishing in good conditions for once and the event was won by an in-form John-y-glo. Second was the Secretary, Shane Jones, followed closely by the Treasurer, Bryan Hughes. The next lake competition will be held on Llyn Brenig on 25th June, all members welcome.
Lough Corrib trip
This year’s annual trip to Lough Corrib was made by Conrad Jones, John Davies, Bryan Hughes and Geoff Churton. Unlike recent years which have seen cold temperatures and strong winds, this was the year of high temperatures and flat calms. The fishing was hard in these conditions with the result that catches for the week were low. John caught three for the week, Bryan two and Conrad and Geoff took one a piece. Corrib is certainly not for the stockie basher or the faint of heart!
Wild Fishing Wales grant aid project
The Club failed to spend any of the grant aid money awarded under the Wild Fishing Wales initiative in 2010. However, activity increased in the first quarter of 2011 and a significant survey was undertaken covering several stretches of the main Aeron, most of the Mydyr and sections of the Nant Ffein, Nant Camel, Nant Meurig and Nant Gwenffrwd - all key Aeron tributaries. Project work identified includes: