The year 2018 will rate as one of the most topsy-turvy in the memory of most anglers.
We had the rain to start the season, too much, then the beast from the East came to play its role with more disruption. More rain followed to upset the fishing again on a wide scale with so much water! However during this period of excess water there were very few salmon to be seen and on the days when fishing was possible those anglers who cast a line were having no success. It is indicative that looking at the catches on the waters fished by Merthyr Anglers this was the least productive year since 2003 when only six were caught, in 2018 nine were caught. Thankfully the trout fishing was not as badly affected.
The full story appears on page 11 of our magazine.