Pontardawe and Swansea Angling Society

© 2009-21

Our Fishing

We have most of the fishing on the River Tawe, Swansea Valley, between Ynysmeudwy and Morriston.  The fishing is for brown trout, sea-trout and salmon. Most of the water is suitable for fly fishing, although some stretches are more easily fished with a spinner or worm.

We also have fishing on the Rivers Gwili and Cilieni.

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Get Involved…

We’d like to get more youngsters involved in running the club. There are plenty of things you can get involved in, most of which would look pretty good on your CV.

Contact one of the officers or committee members shown here (list)… and here (contact details)…

Tidal Lagoon Proposed for Swansea Bay

Details of this very worrying proposal and our involvement can be seen here…

We are against the scheme because we believe it’s likely to harm our salmon and sea trout fisheries. We are opposing it in conjunction with other local clubs, the Angling Trust and Fish Legal.

25 January 2021

Salmon and Sea Trout Exploitation Controls

Following years of warnings about declines in salmon and sea trout and the need for voluntary restraint in the exploitation of these fish, NRW found it necessary in 2017 to propose mandatory Catch and Release for salmon and various Byelaw amendments.

In the light of many objections, Welsh Government called a public inquiry, details of which can be found here…

New Byelaws are expected to be confirmed in time for the 2020 season and club fishing rules have been amended to reflect the changes. Details of the new club rules, which will apply if the NRW Byelaw changes are implemented as expected, are given here…


Facebook

We’ve created a number of Facebook groups for different aspects of our activities:

PASAS for news and announcements, which we never found time to add to this website.

PASAS Fly Tying where Ray Lockyer has posted lots of great videos. This came about because we were unable to hold fly tying classes as usual.

PASAS Tackle for members to sell tackle. This hasn’t really taken off yet. As we’ll be unable to hold the usual tackle auction in February 21, let’s see if this group can take its place this year.