Wales

we are the voice for wild fish in welsh waters

S&TC Cymru work to secure the protection that our beautiful Welsh water environments deserve. Some of our key achievements include:

Collaborating with other NGO's through Wales Environment Link

Preventing forestry which is damaging to spawning streams

Protecting Welsh rivers via our Riverfly Census monitoring

Preventing sheep dip chemicals lethal to river life

Contributing to the restoration of endangered European eels

S&TC CYMRU CAMPAIGNS

Riverfly Census

A benchmark for river life

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Water insects are the foundation for life in our rivers and streams.

We are unlocking their potential as indicators of river health to help understand what’s really happening under the surface and better protect our fish and water life.

Our first Welsh samples have been taken in three well-known rivers; keep watch to see how their story unfolds!

Forestry

Keeping land issues out of water

21a Acid producing conifers planted beside a Welsh spawning stream, one of the issues covered in 'Valuing our Freshwaters' (2)

Activities on land cannot be considered in isolation of the water environment and forestry is no exception to this.

In Wales, non-native conifer forestry next to rivers is a common occurrence, causing numerous issues.

Explore how we have worked to give our watery places and wild fish relief from the effects of poorly operated forestry

Living Rivers

Reviving our watery places

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Rivers are more than just water - they are homes for wildlife.

Poor farming practices are a big problem for Welsh waters, but with your help we can create a sustainable water environment.

We are influencing post CAP agricultural grants and subsidies so they are paid as rewards for protecting the environment, particularly in Welsh river systems.

S&TC CYMRU NEWS

Canoists demand access to all rivers

14 Dec 2005
The Fisheries and Angling Conservation Trustis calling upon MPs to support the principle of Voluntary Access Agreements to address the recent demand by canoeists The Fisheries and Angling Conservation Trust (FACT) is calling upon MPs to support the principle of Voluntary Access Agreements to address the recent demand by canoeists […] Read More

Open Letter to the Green Party

18 Jun 2004
The Salmon & Trout Association is disappointed to learn that the Green Party representing England and Wales declares itself opposed to angling Chair of Executive Hugo Charltonv Green Party 1a Waterlow Road, London N19 5NJ Dear Mr Charlton, The Salmon & Trout Association is disappointed to learn that the Green […] Read More

Chairman Tony Bird Quoted in Financial Times

29 Nov 2003
Give your comments, suggestions and feedback on how the Environment Agency (EA) is working (or not!) to meet the needs of anglers and fishery managers. Give your comments, suggestions and feedback on how the Environment Agency (EA) is working (or not!) to meet the needs of anglers and fishery managers. […] Read More

National Angling Summit

07 May 2002
The 1st National Angling Summit was held on 20th May 2002. The 1st National Angling Summit was held on 20th May 2002. This government-led initiative heralds a new partnership between angling and Government. Chaired by Martin Salter MP, himself a keen angler, membership includes Salmon & Trout Association, National Federation […] Read More

Environment Agency Trout and Grayling Strategy

04 Feb 2002
The S&TA recently hosted a consultation meeting to establish a way forward on the thorny issues of classification and triploids,   The S&TA recently hosted a consultation meeting to establish a way forward on the thorny issues of classification and triploids, which had arisen from the Environment Agency’s proposals contained […] Read More

ONE VOICE FOR WELSH WATERS

S&TC Cymru is an active part of Wales Environment Link (WEL). This is the official link between environmental charities like us and the Welsh Government. As well as lobbying independently we also work together with WEL to make a difference to our water environments.

We were a lead author of WEL’s publication: Valuing our Freshwaters. This contains the requirements for a healthy water environment in Wales.

We rely on your support to protect wild fish and the places they live.

By donating or joining as a member you will be making a huge contribution to the fight to protect the UK's waters and ensure a sustainable future for wild fish.

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