New fishing bylaws for North Wales

Anglers in Wales are up in arms as new fishing bylaws will be introduced in January 2020.
Wales is notable for the quality of its wild brown trout, grayling and salmon fishing and has some of the best sea trout rivers in Europe. Fishing supports tourism and so is extremely important to the economy of the region.

New fishing bylaws for North Wales

Unfortunately, fish stocks have fallen dramatically and the new bylaws are aimed at addressing this issue. But anglers are less than happy about the forthcoming curbs on fishing. They have challenged the findings of research by Natural Resources Wales, but their complaints have not been upheld. Anglers now face mandatory catch-and-release, bait bans, slot limits and seasonal restrictions.

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More fishing boats – less fish

Those who enjoy sea fishing will have experienced a disappointing success rate compared to just a few decades ago. It wouldn’t take Einstein to work out that poor catches are the result of over fishing. Fish stocks have been seriously depleted and it would appear that the situation is likely to get worse.

More fishing boats – less fish
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