Llandovery Angling Association
Rules of the Association.
1. No member shall take or kill salmon fry.
2. Any fish hooked other than in the mouth must be returned to the river immediately with the least possible damage.
3. Any member convicted on a charge of illegal fishing will be refused membership of the Association for a period of ten years.
4. No member shall (a) Make fires on the banks or leave gates open. (b) Take dogs to the riverside. (c) Interfere with game.
5. No person shall use in connection with fishing with rod and line for salmon and sea trout any prawn or worm before or after the dates stipulated by the Environment Agency.
6. No person shall use any kind of float on Association water.
7. The only baits allowed on Association water are; the natural and artificial fly, minnow, creeper, prawn, worm and shrimp. * Drop minnow (dipping) is prohibited on the tributaries Bran and Gwydderig.
8. No person other than the permit holder is permitted on the Association's water.
9. Members are obliged to carry their permit together with the official receipt and EA licence when fishing. Fish, bait and tackle must be exhibited on request to any public officer, water bailiff, or any authorised person, including other members of the Association.
10. No member shall "hog" any particular spot or pool on the Association water. For fly and spinner fishermen, the rule is, that one cast must be followed by a one yard movement downstream if another member is waiting to fish. * Any member reported to the committee for disregarding this rule, will be severely dealt with.
11. No member of the Association may retain more than 4 migratory fish in any 24hrs. In the interests of conservation no member should visit the Association's waters for 24hrs, from the time of taking a fourth fish. Any member caught taking more than the prescribed limit will be banned immediately from the Association. There will be no right of appeal. Members are obliged to co-operate fully if challenged by a club member or any bailiff.
12. No angler may take more than 6 brown trout from the Association waters in one day.
13. Anyone considered to be fishing excessively and or for commercial gain may be asked to appear before the committee and excluded from the Association if it is felt appropriate.
14. Excessive fishing on the lower water. On the lower water no member may fish on more than 14 days or 14 nights in any consecutive 28 day period.
15. For the period May 1st to 30th of June (inclusive,) only junior members of the Association may fish the river Bran between Crown bridge and Llwynjack bridge.
16. All rod returns to be sent to the Secretary by January 1st of the close season.
17. Any member failing to observe the above rules will automatically forfeit his/her permit.
The Chairman requests all members to show courtesy and consideration to all farmers on whose land they fish. Bailiffs have been instructed to ensure the above rules have been carried out.
Waters Available -:
Triutaries and Upper Water permit holders.
River Bran - Llanfair fields, Castle fields down to Llwynjack bridge (Pont Rhyd-y-Ceir.)
River Gwydderig - Dolaugwynion, Ynysyborde, Glangwydderig.
Upper Towy - Clynmawr, Rhydwydd, Divlyn, Llwynberllan, Tairheol, Bailyglas, Dolauhirion (Right bank looking downstream) and Col shallows down to the railway bridge. * Upper water permit holders please note that you may not fish below the Black railway bridge on the Towy nor below Pont Rhyd-y-Ceir on the Bran.
Full permit holders may fish the above waters and the following waters downstream of the railway bridge on the Towy :- Llwynjack, Glantowy and Cwmgwyn ; on the Bran downstream of Pont Rhyd-y-Ceir.
Please study your maps carefully.
J M Davies - Secretary.