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Discussion in 'The Angling Trust Forum' started by REG PHILLIPS, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. REG PHILLIPS

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    Tuesday, 21st July, 2020

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    Angling Trust's 'Fishing In Wales' website now live!

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    The new Fishing in Wales website is here – featuring everything you need to know about Welsh angling.

    When, where and what to fish for – we have it covered!

    www.fishingwales.net

    What will you find on the site?

    A comprehensive Welsh angling resource for visitors and locals alike.

    Working in collaboration with angling clubs, Welsh anglers, writers and influencers, the website includes key information on where, how and when to fish in Wales, for all angling disciplines.

    Literally, every place to fish in Wales has been covered, with over 1,000 fishing locations for sea, game and coarse fishers. The website uses intuitive interactive maps, allowing you to find fishing and angling facilities in Wales quickly and easily!

    You will also find information on where to stay at Visit Wales graded accommodation near or at fishing locations, where to purchase fishing tackle from local shops and where to hire a fishing guide or a charter boat skipper.

    Additionally, the website will be regularly updated with quality written ‘blog’ articles from a wide variety of established and respected angling writers. The blog will also feature regular promotional videos that will showcase and inspire, created by Welsh angling film maker Rob Hughes.

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    A collective of 18 contributors will be writing for the site and taking part in the videos, many of whom have an established pedigree within the angling world, including Steffan Jones, George Barron, Adam Fisher, Hywel Morgan and Dave Lewis - to name just a few.

    Fishing In Wales videos and written blog articles will be posted and shared regularly – so make sure you don’t miss out by ‘liking’ the Fishing In Wales Facebook page, subscribing to the YouTube Channel, or visiting the website and signing up - so you can be notified of the latest content each month!

    But that’s not all… The site also features important information on fishing seasons and regulations, comprehensive beginners guides, information on Welsh fish species, how to get to Wales, places for disabled anglers to fish and the ability to book fishing online with the Wye and Usk Foundation’s Fishing Passport scheme!

    Fishing in Wales really is your one stop shop for Welsh angling – check it out here: www.fishingwales.net

    Croeso i Pysgota yng Nghymru / Welcome to Fishing In Wales!


    If you are a Welsh angling club, fishery, guide, coach, tackle shop or charter boat and would like to feature on the site, update your existing information, sign up to the Fishing Passport, or opt out of the database, please contact Fishing In Wales marketing manager Ceri Thomas: [email protected]

    Background information on the ‘Fishing In Wales’ project can be found here.

    Remember if Visiting Wales, please follow the Welsh Governments COVID-19 visitor charter.

    TPIF Funding:
    This project has received funding via the Tourism Product Innovation Fund (TPIF) supported through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Program 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government. The Fund aims to encourage new innovative product ideas working in partnership which will have a greater impact and attract more visitors.

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    For more information:

    Ceri Thomas, Marketing Manager, [email protected]

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    The Angling Trust are a representative body for all anglers in England and Wales. Our members support the campaigns we carry out to protect fish and fishing and our programmes to increase participation. We are recognised by Sport England as the national governing body in England and promote active lifestyles and maintaining a regular angling habit. We are united in a collaborative relationship with Fish Legal, a separate membership association that uses the law to protect fish stocks and the rights of its members throughout the UK. Joint membership packages with Fish Legal are available for individuals, clubs, fisheries and other categories. Please find out more.

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    WWW.ANGLINGTRUST.NET

    Angling Trust Limited is a company limited by guarantee, company number 05320350

    Angling Trust & Fish Legal, Eastwood House, Rainbow Street, Leominster, HR6 8DQ

    Telephone: 01568 620447
     
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    Just had a look at the website, most impressive, good job to pull so much information onto one site.

    Have some questions though?

    https://fishingwales.net/how-fishing-works/fishing-bylaws/

    In this section. It states there are no size limits (apart from bass) for recreational fishing in Wales.

    1. Does this mean you can also take species such as shad and eels?

    2. If you are not going to eat the undersized fish can you still take or use them for bait?

    3. As the whole thing seems to be a bit contraversial (have not been believed when posted the link elsewhere) can you provide a government link that backs this up? I do realise that the website has been government funded, but belts and braces etc.

    4. Just to add: I am not in favour of taking undersized fish just because you can. On the other hand having to put a dead or dying fish back just because the rules say you have to made little sense to me either.
     
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    Regards the website and wording that you will have to ask directly as I don't have the answers. [email protected] or your relevant governing body.

    Regarding shad and eels and fish sizes and undersized fish for bait. Shad and eel are covered under
    a separate bylaw relating to endangered species so no you cannot keep them.

    Yes you can keep smaller fish for bait as technically they are not undersized because MCRS only related to commercial fishing NOT angling.
     
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    [QUOTE="REG PHILLIPS, post: 53631347, member: 38521"

    Yes you can keep smaller fish for bait as technically they are not undersized because MCRS only related to commercial fishing NOT angling.[/QUOTE]

    How long has it been the case that MCRS didn't apply to anglers? I guess this applies to the whole of the UK and not just Wales?
     
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    How long has it been the case that MCRS didn't apply to anglers? I guess this applies to the whole of the UK and not just Wales?[/QUOTE]

    Is was an advice/quote given by the SxIFCA last year after requesting clarification direct from the MMO. Some Sussex anglers were pushing for MCRS to apply to anglers as well to deter what they considered to be undersized fish being taken out of the fishery by some members of the community.
     
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    Thanks, will do some googling to decode it!
     
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    :( Nobody in authority seems to mind foreigners taking undersize fish or even more than 2 small bass. I've been tempted to try it but not prepared to damage my reputation. :(
     

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