Fishing was excellent during December and the 50 return tickets recorded just one blank. Also, larger fish were moving. Ken Holroyd, from Tenbury Wells, landed an 8lb and a 6lb 8oz rainbow; K. Gallagher, from Upper Chapel, had a 6lb 8oz fish; and Ben Evans, of Rhayader (a Junior Welsh International this year) had a 5lb rainbow. All these were caught from the bank. The Cat's Whisker was the best fly but also the Damsel and Montana caught well.
Ynys y fro Reservoirs, Gwent
Committee men and other members have carried out various aspects of maintenance around the reservoir during the close season. This has included refurbishment of the fishing hut and the surrounding areas, grass trimming around the boat moorings and nearby bank areas plus some work on the top pond, particularly around the hedge bank at the outlet end of the reservoir. Dates for your diary include: Social evening on Friday February 19, 7pm onwards at Risca RFC (an opportunity to renew memberships and obtain season permits etc); Pre-season work party, Saturday February 27, 10am onwards at the fishing hut; Opening day Saturday March 5, 7am. Memberships will remain at £25 for existing members (£10 joining fee for new members) while season permits for members will remain unchanged at £235. All other prices (day tickets/ boat hire etc) will also remain unchanged.
Pre-season stocking plans are well in hand with larger fish being included throughout the season. Further brown trout will be introduced to the top pond. The Association website is being upgraded to include all relevant news. Any anglers interested in fishing at Ynys y fro in 2016 will find all the necessary information at www.nrffa.co.uk