Ynys y fro Reservoir, Gwent
Fishing continues to be very good on both ponds following the recent top-up stocking. On the top pond a number of limits were taken, the most impressive of which fell to general treasurer Gwyn Davies. Having caught his first three fish from the Tump using a Diawl Bach, Gwyn reached his limit with a further five trout from Hedge Bank using a dry Shuttlecock Buzzer. Other limits went to Kevin Pinkney, Dave Howells and new member Colin Poole. A six-fish catch was made by Adrian Moyse and Keith Higgins. Previous committee member Nigel Ward and his son James landed six fish between them, while a four-fish catch was made by new member Peter Dent. Cardiff Association secretary Jeff Wilson caught three good rainbows, while a brace of fish were recorded by Ivor Thomas and Laurie Fry. Steve Curtis and Richard Bateman also succeeded on the top pond. On the bottom pond Ken Bowring continued his traditional good start to the season with three limits over the week. Eight-fish returns were also made by Roger Martin, Alan Rees and James Williams, with the latter taking his limit from the golf course side of Farmhouse Bay using Black and Olive Buzzers. Keith Higgins added a further seven fish to his season's total while Dave Howells caught a further six trout following his top pond limit. Association chairman Adrian Connor landed six fish from each of two visits using Goldhead Buzzers at Farmhouse Bay and Bush Bank. Colin Jones totalled 13 trout over the week. Day ticket holder Gary Wharton and Association president Martin Williams each caught four trout, with the latter including a 3lb 9oz specimen in his return. Chris Daniels and Mike Porteous each caught three fish, with a brace of trout landed by John Edwards, Richie Young, Phil Harper and Adrian Moyse. Two new members both landed fish from their early visits to Ynys y fro with Graham West recording a specimen of 2lb 13oz and Jaimie Marron taking his first fish of the season using a Goldhead Buzzer from the steps in Farmhouse Bay. Terry O'Connor and Dr John Morgan both had fish from the top and bottom ponds. The Boat Bank, Bush and Farmhouse Bay have produced fish with Goldhead Black Buzzers being very effective.
Boat anglers also enjoyed some good sport with Mike Price and Mark Roberts sharing a boat ticket to land eight and six fish respectively. Regular boat fishermen from Cowbridge, Craig Bowles and Dave Smith, caught five and three fish.
The weekend saw a continuation of good fishing despite the change in the weather. On the top pond, Keith Higgins took another limit and then added another four fish on a second visit. Day ticket holder Dave Kane also caught his eight fish, while Shaun Cotterell and Adrian Moyse each landed seven trout. A four-fish catch was recorded by Alan Rees and Steve Gray, while Steve Kean and Dean Connelly landed four trout. On the bottom pond Mike Price took a good limit, with Andy Hofrock landing seven rainbows. Martin Rees hooked three fish and fishing partner John Eynon caught a brace. Ken Bowring also caught two trout as did Ken Pascoe to add to an earlier two fish return from the top pond.
Ynys y fro Reservoir, Gwent