FROM OUR RIVER KEEPER JOHN:-
Calling all Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association members.
Thank you to all the 20 members, 19 Saturday and 8 on Sunday, who turned up to our weekend working party.
Despite the very high temperatures and biting insects everyone got stuck in and the end result is a beat that anyone would be proud to call theirs.
Maes Elwy steps were cleared of brambles and debris: Bryn Polyn access was strimmed with the pools access being cleared and improved; the stile onto the Maes Elwy weir was rebuilt; the bank below the weir cleared of shrubs, brambles, overhanging branches etc; the area above the weir strimmed and made accessible; the trees and branches in the river on the left bank were lifted and removed which, whilst retaining fish cover, made fishing the pools above and below the weir possible.
Some new signs have been erected to show that it is our beat and no one could be mistaken.
It is thanks to you all that we do have the best fishing beats.
Other work on brush cutting and access has also taken place at Dol Afon, Gypsy lane and at Pont Y Ddol, Majors pool. A huge thank you to those individuals who have helped out on these locations during their own time.
Hopefully the river system will soon receive a much needed flush of water to clean the river bed and persuade the sea trout back into their holding pools.
If members would like to keep me informed of issues on the river bank I would appreciate it and we can put it on the list of things to do!
With all that has gone on we can confidently say we are winning. The access to fishing is improving all the time. But, as we all know, there is always more to do.
Further ad hoc evening work parties will be posted in the near future and we will as always be grateful to those of you who can find an hour or so in an evening to help out.
Best regards and tight lines to you all, John and Rich.