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The rules on fishing in Wales, where you can go and who you can go fishing with, as of 29th September 2020.

Making it safe for you to fish here during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

To read either set of details, click on one of the link buttons below:-

Current Covid-19 situation

Latest Restrictions
From Angling Cymru Tuesday 20th October 2020.

From Angling Cymru Tuesday 22nd September 2020.

Rhondda Cynon Taff (RCT) & Caerphilly are under additional restrictive measures due to rises in Covid-19 cases. Angling Cymru advises anglers not to travel into or out of these counties to go fishing. If you're a resident in RCT or Caerphilly then fish within RCT or Caerphilly. If you are a sea angler then unfortunately we do not view this as a 'reasonable excuse' to leave the area at this time.

From AnglingCymru Friday 12th June 2020. Angling Cymru has sought clarification from Welsh Government regarding night fishing and the current restrictions in Wales. The information we have been given is as follows:-
a) Anglers can go fishing at night providing they adhere to the Government restrictions on travelling.
Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020 - section 8
b) Angling businesses, sites, fisheries or clubs also offering overnight accommodation & camping are not allowed to open the accommodation section under current legislation.
Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020 - section 5
c) Putting up a bivvy is classed as a tent & as such is covered under the legislation above. Angling Cymru believes that one night may be overlooked. However, when anglers are staying 2 or more nights, then we are concerned that the site owner could be seen to be offering illegal camping and campsite facilities and as such the site owner would be liable to prosecution.
This is a decision that each angling business site owner, landowner, fishery or club would have to make to allow bivvying or not having been made aware of this information?
Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020 - section 5

As of 18th May 2020.
It was confirmed that angling in Wales is now allowed under the current regulations.

  • Angling is a "permitted" form of exercise in Wales.
  • Exercise is a "reasonable excuse" for being away from home.
  • It is not illegal to drive locally & it is "reasonable" to drive to carry your exercise equipment e.g. fishing tackle, golf clubs etc.

The term locally has not been defined so we advise that you stay as close to home as you can, and fish from your nearest venue, not your favourite one!

Making it safe for YOU and US!

During the Coronavirus, what won't be available when you arrive here for fishing

  • There won't, in the first instance, be any maggots.
  • The tackle shop will be closed to anglers, but baits, tackle etc. can be provided.
  • There won't be any plastic chairs for you to use as they have been removed. Please come prepared with your own seating needs.
  • The rest-room for brewing tea etc. will be closed. Therefore, you will need a flask etc. for refreshments.
  • Anglers only of any age permitted, and no visitors allowed.
  • All landing nets have been removed. Please come prepared with your own landing net.
  • The Towel in the Toilet has been replaced with paper towels, and a bin for their disposal. DO NOT put Paper Towels down the toilet, please use the bin provided. ANTI-BACTERIAL wipes provided as well as an anti-bac spray. Please use them and keep safe.
  • Bacon Sandwiches, pies, pasties etc. will not be available.
  • PLEASE, have the correct fishing monies ready as change will be reluctantly given. Not that we want to keep the change, as we don't, but we don't want to come in contact with you. The cost of fishing hasn't changed, click here for more details.
  • Tell Bill to "shut up", stop talking and clear-off, as many of you know he has a small tendency to chat a bit! During this pandemic he won't be having long conversations with you, sorry.
  • Just so as you know. While you haven't been fishing we have re-stocked the Main and House pools with Roach, Skimmer Bream, Tench, Crucian Carp, "F1" Carp and standard Common and Mirror Carp up to 1lb. Meanwhile, they have been fed several times each week with floating Bread and Floating Dog Biscuits plus several gallons of Maggots, Sweetcorn and Rolled Oats. So, no prizes for guessing what baits to bring?

What we expect you to do.

Should you require our attention, please ring the bell by the door into the refreshment room under the lodge's verandah.

DO NOT come to the conservatory door or front door!

Please, wipe the sink, toilet seat and flush handle with the anti-bac wipes provided.

Please, dispose of them in the bin provided. Do not flush them down the toilet.

Some info on Covid19 - A great explanation, and a MUST READ
From John's Hopkins Hospital
This Covid-19 virus is not a living organism. It is a protein molecule (RNA or DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular (eyes), nasal (nose) or buccal mucosa (mouth), changes their genetic code (mutates) and converts into aggressor and multiplier cells.

  • Since the virus is not a living organism, but is a protein molecule, it cannot be killed. It has to decay on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
  • The COVID-19 virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat and that is the reason why soap or detergent is the best weapon. The foam CUTS THE FAT (that is why you have to scrub for 20 seconds or more, to create lots of foam). By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down.
  • HEAT melts fat; this is why it is necessary to use water above 77 degrees for hand washing, laundry and cleaning surfaces. In addition, hot water makes more foam, making it more effective.
  • Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ALL FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
  • Any solution with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaking it down from the inside.
  • Oxygenated water increases the effectiveness of soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein. However, because you have to use it in its pure form, it can damage your skin.
  • NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC WILL WORK because the virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.
  • The virus molecules remain very stable at colder temperatures, including air conditioning in houses and cars. They also need moisture and darkness to stay stable. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade the virus faster.
  • UV LIGHT on any object that may contain the virus breaks down the protein. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.
  • The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
  • Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
  • NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is only 40% alcohol, and you need a minimum of 65%.
  • LISTERINE is 65% alcohol.
  • The more confined the space, the higher the concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.
  • You have to wash your hands before and after touching any commonly used surfaces such as : mucosa (mouth area) , food, locks, knobs, switches, remotes, cell phones, watches, computers, desks etc. and don’t forget when you use the bathroom.
  • You have to MOISTURIZE YOUR HANDS due to frequent washing. Dry hands have cracks and the molecules can hide in the micro cracks The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
  • Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.
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