ABERAERON TOWN ANGLING CLUB
THE RIVER AERON’S ONLY ANGLING CLUB
Iorrie Lewis memorial lake competition
The event was held on Llys y Fran on 13thJuly on what was possibly the hottest day of the year. In blazing hot sunshine and on a flat calm lake, John Lewis won the event with 4 fish, second was his boat partner for the day, Dai Rees, with 3 fish and third was Bryan Hughes with 2 fish. Others really struggled and several came in clean without a bite all day.
Alan Butler Spring Lake Competition
The competition was held on Llyn Brenig 22nd June on a very windy and generally cold day for the time of year. Considering the adverse conditions, many fish were caught and the top bag fell to the Secretary, Shane Jones, who caught 11 trout with John Williams runner up who caught 7 trout.
The next lake competition will be held on Llys y fran on 13th July, start at 10am. This event is open to all members and can be fished from boat or bank by any method.
ATAC now on Facebook
We’re now on Facebook too where you can share news, catch info, comment and upload photos with ease from your PC, phone, iPad etc. Take a look here:
Completed catch return free permit draw
This year’d draw was won by Nigel Browne - congratulations Nigel!
The percentage of completed catch returns received at the end of the season has improved
but it is still far from where it needs to be. Members are reminded that all returned
completed catch returns (including a nil catch) are entered into a free season permit
draw for the following season.
The leet repairs
The leet bordering the Town Pools water has been repaired and rebuilt to a very high standard securing the leet walls for many years to come. The pressure for the repair came from the Club with invaluable support from Councillor Elizabeth Evans.
Llanerchaeron / ATAC joint permit discount scheme
The Club is pleased to announce that ATAC and the National Trust at Llanerchaeron have negotiated a joint permit discount scheme, Essentially both permits can be purchased together qualifying for a discount on the joint permit price. To ease the administrative burden, both permits must be purchased together at the same time and must be purchased from the National Trust office at Llanerchaeron. Members joining both stretches will be able to fish the adjoining stretches which provides for approximately 3 miles of fishing on the lower Aeron.
Tregaron Angling Association permit exchange scheme
The Club is also pleased to announce that it has also negotiated a permit exchange scheme with the Tregaron Angling Association. Tregaron AA has been provided with two transferable ATAC permits in exchange for two transferable Tregaron AA permits. The Tregaron permits are held at the Hive, Aberaeron and can be collected on a first come first served bases. The permits must be returned to the Hive at the end of each day (Hive open until late). It is essential that the permits are returned on the same day to make them available early the following day for anyone wishing to fish. On returning the permits, completion of a catch return in the log held at the Hive is mandatory and a condition of the exchange scheme.
Tregaron AA control waters on the upper Teifi, Teifi Pools (Llyn Hir, Llyn Teifi and Llyn Egnant) and Llyn Berwyn. Full details on the Tegaron AA waters can be found on the Tregaron AA website or from the Hive. Maps of waters are collected with the permits.
John Lewis (John y Glo), a former long serving Committee member, formidable lake angler and river fisherman has suffered a stroke but is recovering well. We wish him well on his continued recovery and hope to see him on the lakes and river bank again very soon.
The Committee has again been out over the winter performing bank maintenance activities. The Town Pools are in good order and again the hedge bordering the pools has been cut to allow for back casting when fly fishing. Access upstream has been improved and overhanging branches removed where possible with the Club’s most recent purchase, an 18 foot Silky saw.
Bryan Hughes using the Silky to good effect
The 2012 AGM was held 25th January 2013 at the Black Lion Hotel, Aberaeron. It was poorly attended which is a shame but the business of the evening was dealt with effectively. The main points from the evening were: