THREE projects to help develop angling opportunities in South West Wales are underway, and there are more to follow say Environment Agency Wales.
The first of these projects involves plans to improve facilities in
Under its Sustainable Fisheries Programme, sponsored by the Welsh Assembly Government, the Agency aims to develop or restore 15 community fisheries in
The Sustainable Fisheries Programme is sponsored by an additional grant in aid of £800,000 from Welsh Assembly Government in recognition of the considerable economic benefit angling brings to the Welsh economy. Environment Agency
Recently the fishery received over 2000 juvenile tench from the Agency’s Calverton fish farm, near
The project in
To raise interest in the sport the Association recently hosted a “Take a Friend Fishing” event aimed at attracting youngsters and newcomers to angling and it is hoped that these double platforms will facilitate people fishing together, learning from each as well as allowing more formal types of coaching.
Kenfig Pool has recently been nominated as a candidate Special Area of Conservation for its clear water and rare water plant community under the European Habitats Directive.
The pool is the largest natural lake in South West Wales and is fished by Kenfig Hill and District Angling Association for its coarse fish.
Following the designation Countryside Council for
More information about these projects is available by writing to: The Sustainable Fisheries Project Manager, Environment Agency Wales, Glan Tawe, 154 St Helen’s Road,