WSTAAWelsh Salmon and Trout Angling Association
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Presentation of the WSTAA Angler of the Year Trophy to Paul Jenkins,left, manager of the Welsh rivers team with <BWSTAA president Moc Morgan, centre, and WSTAA chairman George Barron, right
Today WSTAA, all game angling clubs and every game angler in Wales are confronted with the same question.
Last year's Angler of the Year, Kieron Jenkins, from Abercynon, is still on a roll, winning the 2012 WSTAA National Championship in the Loch-style competition.
SATURDAY provided the best catches when the second WSTAA senior team trials were held at Llandegfedd Reservoir.
[bar] At the launch of Angling Cymru at the Senedd in Cardiff, back row: Paul Davies AM; Alun Fred Jones AM Euros Jones, chairman of WSTAA; Jonathan Taylor; Huw Lewis AM; Tony Rees chairman of Angling Cymru and Mike Dixon; Dean Jones angling participation officer and Bill Burvis Environment Agency Wales fisheries strategy manager.
Cwm Hedd Lakes 01633 896854 or 07813 143034 SATURDAY'S coaching day was a great success and raised over PS400 for the WSTAA Ladies International team as anglers of all abilities and with an age range from six to well over 70-years-old enjoyed lake-side coaching from some of the best fly fishermen in Wales and then moved into the lodge to benefit from Bob Mayers and Ken Bowring's wealth of experience in fly tying and tackle preparation.
YOUTH events organised by the Welsh Salmon & Trout Angling Association (WSTAA) are occasions to celebrate and are of great importance to the future of angling in Wales.
Meanwhile, after the four trial matches to select the WSTAA international fly fishing team for 2015, Llandegfedd Reservoir Fly Fishing Association member Paul Sharman finished top of the qualifiers with six points and is this year's winner of the Ned Hughes Cup.
Gareth is fortunate in that his good lady is Cheryl Bulman, secretary of CPTAA and also the general secretary of the Welsh Salmon and Trout Angling Association (WSTAA).
However, this week she finally found time to put into practice the casting lessons and fishing tips from her customers and, using a bloodworm nymph tied by the WSTAA ladies international team captain Sally Ann Iles, she hooked a good sized rainbow that was netted for her by regular visitor to the fishery Derek Mills and his grandson Jacob.
This year, the Welsh Salmon & Trout Angling Association (WSTAA) decided it was time to give recognition to its top anglers and from a shortlist of three Kieron Jenkins' name came out on top.
Speeches by Tony Rees, chairman of Angling Cymru, Rachel Evans, director of the Wales Countryside Alliance, and WSTAA president Moc Morgan all emphasised need for local negotiated access.