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Friday 19 May, 2017

2017 WUF Spring Newsletter & Fishing Passport Publications

Both the Spring Newsletter, "Our Rivers" and the 2017 Fishing Passport are now downloadable as PDFs from the Publications section of the website.

Please note that these are large files so may take a little while to download.

Monday 15 May, 2017

Catchment Officer Vacancy

Have you got what it takes to be a Catchment Adviser?

Are you a dynamic individual looking for a new challenge? A new project is about to launch in West Wales with two posts available for Catchment advisers to work with farmers and a broad range of project partners to identify and implement changes in land use practices that will have benefits to local water quality and the farm business. We are looking for good communicators with a background in agricultural advice and project delivery. Candidates need to be exceptional self-starters with a passion for conservation of the natural environment, particularly rivers and streams. Catchment Advisers will be able to identify pragmatic and cost-effective solutions to infrastructure and land management issues to protect local water quality without compromising business profitability or efficiency.

Successful candidates will initially be mentored in the Wye & Usk catchments by a team of experienced Catchment Advisers. After this training period the Advisers will carry out 18 months of work in target catchments such as the Teifi & Tywi, under the local management of West Wales Rivers Trust.

Please see the attached PDF for the full job specification.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 12th June 2017.

salmon redd

Monday 8 May, 2017

Gravelling the Elan System (GES) Year 1 Project Report

Project report from the first year of the work to restore gravel back into the river Elan.

Charles Farlow trophy

Friday 3 March, 2017

New Trophy for Largest Fly Caught Salmon in England & Wales

Farlows of Pall Mall, the parent company of Sportfish of Winforton have commissioned a trophy for the largest fly caught fish in England and Wales. The winner of the trophy will get a beautifully engraved bottle of sloe gin, presented by Foxdenton Estates. Conditions of entry are here and similar to the Malloch Trophy north of the border.

Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Spey Casting Courses on the Upper Wye

Saturday and Sunday 22nd & 23rd and 29th & 30th April 2017.
These two separate weekend courses are designed to provide the essential skills in Spey Casting for those who are beginners, improvers or experienced anglers who would like to sharpen their technique. As it is limited to four anglers per weekend with two AAPGAI instructors – Illtyd Griffiths and Jonathan Morris - the course will allow plenty of time for individual tuition during the two days.

We will be casting on two separate beats, one in Boughrood and one outside Builth to allow us to concentrate on casting off both banks (and therefore both shoulders). All aspects of Spey Casting can be covered, depending on individual needs. Suitable tackle is available if required.
Cost of the course is £270 per angler to include soup and sandwiches at lunchtime.

If you would like further details or to book on this course please either telephone Illtyd Griffiths: 01654 781365 or 07974 942853 (email: illtyd@sewincaster.co.uk) or Jonathan Morris: 07909 968348

Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Upper Llangybi Fishery

Salmon fishing on a prime beat of the river Usk for sale. 2 shares are available in the Upper Llangybi Fishery Company. A rota operates and each share provides a day for the shareholder and a guest every 8 days, 26 days in the season. The 2 shares are on consecutive days on the rota and could provide 2 days of fishing for 2 friends. Double bank with 70% of salmon caught on fly. 10 year average is 89 salmon with fish caught between March and October. Full catch details are available. Good quality wild trout present and good fly hatches. Guide price £45,000 per share.
If you are interested or want further information, please email us on admin@wyeuskfoundation.org and we will put you in touch with the owner.

Tuesday 10 January, 2017

ISCA Angling Club

ISCA have some vacancies for the 2017 season - details can be seen in the attached PDF.

Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Salmon rod catch and stock status on the River Usk 2016

Salmon rod catch and stock status on the River Usk 2016. Note for Usk Local Fisheries Group Meeting – 23 November 2016.

Friday 4 November, 2016

Launch of the Wye & Usk Fundraising Auction

We’re delighted to announce that the Foundation’s first Fundraising Auction was launched at the annual meeting on Friday night. We are now accepting bids for some fantastic lots, ranging from career coaching to stays in wonderful holiday cottages and, of course, plenty of fishing!

The money raised will go towards the Foundation’s Endowment Fund, set up earlier this year to provide long term core funding for the organisation. The Endowment Fund will enable WUF to spend less time and resources on fund raising and more on delivering projects that restore the ecology and fisheries of the Wye and Usk. For more information on the Endowment Fund, please click here.

The bidding closes on 23rd December, in time for delivery of your auction win as a Christmas present!

To view the lots and to make a bid, please click here to go to the Auction of Promises website. You can even use it to donate a lot yourself!

Thank you for taking part and happy bidding!

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

Our e-news of 30th June highlighted a worrying case of soil erosion in Powys affecting a Wye tributary, caused by the ploughing of a steep slope.

In the e-news we also asked subscribers to write to the First Minister over the incident and we are pleased to say that your responses have prompted the Cabinet Secretary for Environment & Rural Affairs to ask us to disseminate a letter of reply on her behalf. This letter can be viewed by clicking on the PDF.

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