Members of CFF have been out surveying the tributaries of the Towy starting with the Dulais. Federation Treasurer Jamie Harries can be seen in the above images amongst feed bags embedded in the banks, a trampoline , log Jams, various types of discarded plastic waste and unfenced areas allowing stock access.
Caroline Orr, along with Afonydd Cymru, is leading an intitative to use previously gathered information form NRW on SAC rivers. Afonydd Crymru will collate this information along with the survey to ascertain the existing state of the watercourse.
Afonydd Cymru are then to comprehensively collate all of this information, (technical easements / invasives / trash blocakges / land use issues / fencing / riparian management / other issues) and disseminate to Rivers Trusts / NRW / Other parties to carry out the works highlighted.
Caroline explains “It is a way of getting a comprehensive suite of works together in order to benefit our watercourses and fisheries, and more importantly – to act upon these findings”.
Click on he link below to read the complaint letter
Complaint to EC press release Mar 2018v2
West Wales Rivers Trust are looking for volunteers to accompany project officers working on their sites.
It will not necessarily involve any physical input by the volunteers as the main role here is to accompany the project officer and would be ideal for those who enjoy a good walk in the country with the added benefit of an experienced guide!
If you would like to volunteer please email your name, phone number and email to:
This information will be shared with a member of the WWRT team and you will be contacted when help is required.
Annual General Meeting
7pm on Thursday 18th January 2018
Carmarthen Football Club
- Minutes of the last AGM.
- Chairman’s report.
- Treasurer’s report.
- Review of charges.
- Election of Officers.
The AGM will be followed by an ordinary meeting of the Carmarthenshire Fishermen’s Federation
- Minutes of the meeting held on the 15th August, 2017.
- Report on NRW Board discussions on exploitation controls held on the 18th January, 2018. – Creighton Harvey.
- Update report on work of Wales Land Management Group on Agricultural Pollution – Creighton Harvey
- Carmarthenshire Catchment Plan – Huwel Manley.
- Mitigation Funds – Huwel Manley
- West Wales Rivers Trust – Frank Jones.
- NRW Enforcement – Erin Smyth.
- Balsam Report – Jamie Harries.
- Calendar of meetings.
The AGM due to to be held on Tuesday 14th November has been rearranged for Thursday 18th January 2018 7pm at the Carmarthen Town Football Club
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Deirdre Brennan’s superb 2017 documentary on the race to understand why the wild Atlantic Salmon is epically disappearing and possibly destined to go extinct.
Lost at Sea
Click the link below to view the 2017 Himalayan Balsam Report
Final Report 17th October, 2017 DJ.dls.dj
The Merlin Explorer Scouts have joined forces with the Carmarthenshire Fishermen’s Federation’s (CFF) initiative to tackle a non-native invasive plant that is taking over the county.
Siriol Butterworth Merlin Explorer Scouts Team Leader said “We were contacted by the CFF and learnt of their plans to eradicate the plant through a programme of mapping, pulling, cutting and strimming from the rivers of Carmarthenshire from the top of the river catchments down.
“The Merlin Explorer Scouts were planning their forthcoming programme of activities and the objectives of the project were “a good fit “, involving navigation, mapping skills and an appreciation of environmental matters”.