THE RIVER AERON’S ONLY ANGLING CLUB
Alan Butler Spring Lake Competition - Sponsored by Pont Steffan Dental Practice
The best turnout for many years saw 14 anglers compete for the Alan Butler trophy at Llyn Brenig on 18th June. The event was fished to international flyfishing rules in good conditions on Wales’s premier competition venue. Good cloud cover, warm conditions and light winds meant the fish were not far down in the water allowing favoured top of the water techniques to prevail. Carl Scourfield found the fish below the island as did last year’s winner, Mark Rickard. A nip and tuck battle ensued resulting in Carl taking 13 fish versus Mark’s 12 - Carl’s bag was 6 ounces heavier than Mark’s giving him the win this year along with a cheque donated by Pont Steffan Dental Practice for £50. Mark Rickard’s second place gave him a cheque for £30 and Bryan Hughes and John Williams tied for third place with John’s 6 fish weighing the same as Bryan’s 7. The heaviest fish was also a tie with Conrad Jones and Carl Scourfield sharing the £20 prize for a 4lb fish each.
Iorrie Lewis Lake competition - sponsored by Evans and Davies Solicitors
A keenly contested event fished at Llys Y Fran reservoir on 07th May was won by John (y Glo) Lewis of Llanon with 19 fish, second was Steven Williams with 12 fish and third was Nigel Davies with 10 fish. The heaviest fish was caught by Conrad Jones with a fish of 2lb 1oz.
This season’s lake fishing competitions are being sponsored with prizes on offer
at each event.
The Iorrie Lewis Lake competition held at Llys y Fran, 07th May 16 was kindly sponsored by Evans and Davies Solicitors of Aberaeron. £30 went to the winner, £20 the runner up and £10 for the heaviest fish.
The Alan Butler Spring Lake competition will be sponsored by Pont Steffan Dental Practice, Lampeter. £50 will go to the winner, £30 to the runner up and £20 for the heaviest fish.
The David Morgan Autumn Lake competition will be sponsored by Llanon House Newstagents, Aberaeron. The winner will receive £30, the runner up £10 and £10 for the heaviest fish.
The Alun Williams Memorial trophy will be sponsored by Fishtec and the winner will receive an Airflo fly line.
ATAC are very grateful to all its sponsors for their kind contribution which has added another dimension to what were already keenly contested annual competitions.
There will be a bank maintenance day on 12th March 2016 starting at 10am, meet at the Top Pool - all are welcome. If you can attend, please bring along a loppers, saw, hedge cutter or similar and a pair of gardening gloves. If you don’t have tools of any description please come anyway as there’s plenty to go around. The day will go on until about 3pm so bring a packed lunch too. This will be followed by a few beers and the Wales v England International in the comfort of the Feathers Hotel followed by a curry later on. Once again, all welcome.
Guest angler invitation week
The Club will again run a new initiative this season. From 13th to 19th June inclusive, any ATAC member can bring along one guest to fish the Club waters free of charge. The guest angler must be fishing with the Club member at all times and must adhere to all Club rules. EA rod licenses are required to fish and these are available on a daily rate if the guest does not hold a rod license. Note that a migratory trout and salmon license is needed to fish the Aeron - these are (at time of writing) £8 per day, £23 per 8 days or £72 per season (concession season £48, juniors 12-16 £5 per season and children under 12 can fish for free).
EA rod license details are available here:
Llanerchaeron joint permit discount scheme
Membership fees for 2016 have not changed over those of 2013, 2014 and 2015 and the Club will be offering a joint permit discount again this year in conjunction with the National Trust at Llanerchaeron. Full details on the Partner Fishing page and Permits page.
The 2015 AGM was held 29th January 2016 at the Feathers Royal 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:
Annual presentation dinner
The 2015 annual presentation dinner was held at The Feathers Royal Hotel, Aberaeron. The evening was well attended and a great night was had by all. Trophies for the Club competition winners 2015 were presented as follows:
Alun Williams lake overall lake competition - Mark Rickard
Annual presentation dinner
The 2016 annual presentation dinner was held at The Feathers Royal Hotel, Aberaeron. The evening was well attended and a great night was had by all. Trophies for the Club competition winners 2016 were presented as follows:
David Morgan Autumn Lake Competition - Sponsored by Llanon House
The final lake competition of the year was held on Llyn Brenig on 17th September. The event was kindly sponsored by Llanon House, Aberaeron and was won by Mark Rickard with 12 fish securing the trophy and first prize of £30. Second was Carl Scourfleld with 9 fish (£10) and third was Owain Dimmick with 9 fish but a lower weight for his bag. The heaviest fish was caught by both Owain Dimmick and Carl Scourfiled who both caught 4lb fish so splitting the £10 prize between them.