Poaching on the Taff

albaliman

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Fished the bottom of the Broadway section last Friday (this used to be a really good section) . first time I have fished it this year and the only "attempt" at a pull or rise came from fingerlings. After an hour or so a local who was walking his dog told me there was no chance of catching a fish in there as the area had been regularly netted (he believed by foreign students) and all the fish taken.
Any one know if this is true and doesn't anyone ever bailiff the area? If not why are we paying rod licences and club memberships?:confused:
 

oldandknotted

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I'm not a member of any clubs on the taff but there are always youths and people fishing from the bank by the rear of the army cadets / broadway area , and if you walk the taff trail you'll see loads if what look like dens on the bank , more poaching here than any of the cardiff sections I would bet
 

harveyangling

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Sadly the Taff runs through a highly contaminated part of Wales where a mysterious phenomenon has caused significant loss of IQ with many residents. I think it may be something they put in the drinking water in the local benefit office. Affects seem to be loss of ability to communicate but an urge to poach.
 

albaliman

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Sadly the Taff runs through a highly contaminated part of Wales where a mysterious phenomenon has caused significant loss of IQ with many residents. I think it may be something they put in the drinking water in the local benefit office. Affects seem to be loss of ability to communicate but an urge to poach.
Is that something to do with the fact that every theif and drug addict in the RCT County has to come to Ponty to see their probation officer :wine:
 

rrw35

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There was an Austrian painter in the 1930s, who packed in the painting and went into politics. I imagine he could sort these types out..:whistle::whistle:
 

derelicte

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There was an Austrian painter in the 1930s, who packed in the painting and went into politics. I imagine he could sort these types out..:whistle::whistle:
Bit harsh rww, may be worth wandering down there a bit more often and keeping an eye on miscreants, certainly I would do this before advocating annexing the Sudetenland.
 

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Don't know if you have visited Ear to the Ground page,
Access to water and land has become a priority with the minister J Griffiths. He is proceeding with a green paper to present to the Assembly early next year. The following exrtract explains the position to date.
Strongly suggest you contact your AM expressing your concern to unfettered access. If not domocile in Wales you can still write to J Griffiths AM/AC and the first minister Carwyn Jones AM/AC.
This is the time for action, if you value the fishing on the Welsh rivers. If no action be prepared to say hello to the flottilas of canoes coming your way soon.
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Meeting to discuss the future of access to Welsh waterways

The Countryside Alliance, supported by the Angling Trust, rallied landowners, riparian owners and anglers from across Wales at the Royal Welsh Showground on Sunday 15th September for a meeting to discuss the Welsh Government's review on increasing access to land and water.

On 22nd July the Minister for Culture and Sport John Griffiths announced a review of legislation which would increase access to the countryside and would include inland water. Welsh Government have since held two "workshops", one focussing on access to land, and the possibility of opening up footpaths for multiple usage and the other, on access to inland water allowing paddle sports and wild swimming. It is evident from these workshops that they are looking towards adopting the "Scottish model" here in Wales.

The panel at Sunday's meeting at the Royal Welsh Showground included (pictured l-r) Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Angling Trust, Rachel Evans, Director for Wales at the Countryside Alliance, Paul Stafford, Solicitor, litigation lawyer and member of the river Dee Partnership and Malcolm Adams also of the Dee partnership. Those present were given invaluable advice on the legal position and clarity on myths of rights of navigation on non-tidal rivers as well as an example of a functional local voluntary access agreement set up between canoeists, anglers and landowners.



Rachel Evans, Countryside Alliance Director for Wales said: "There has been much concern amongst our members since the announcement, particularly for everyone linked to the angling sector as we have been here before. 2010 saw a report from the National Assembly's then Sustainability Committee on access to inland water. It was a fair and balanced report and favoured local voluntary access agreements.

"Credit should be given where it is due, angling clubs and landowners from across Wales came to the table with offerings of negotiations to use certain rivers in Wales. However, despite the goodwill of such people, other water users declined to sign any agreement, in favour of pressing Government for access legislation.

"The meeting was extremely well supported by other rural organisations and charities who were equally as concerned about current proposals. A delegation will meet again in the next week to discuss and progress with the proposals put forward at Sunday's meeting."
 
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