News - March/April 2018

Most of us are aware of impending changes to the UK Data Protection legislation, from May 2018. We are currently investigating whether this might impact on Llŷn Guides and the way we communicate with you.
We treat any information which we might hold with great care and respect. No information is sold or passed elsewhere. As you are aware when emailing you we employ a “blind copy” policy.

Many of the decisions which affect us are made relying on statistics. Whilst not wishing to debate the accuracy of these, you may wish to know where to look at them yourself. Go to:
You will find some interesting trends!


Salmon and Trout Conservation Cymru warmly invite you to their 2018 Annual Seminar


Resolving the Impacts of Land Management on the Freshwater Environment

10am to 3 pm,Tuesday, 3rd of April, 2018
Lantra, Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells

A full programme will be circulated in due course

A light lunch will be provided

RSVP by Friday the 23rd of March to


The WTT eBay Auction takes place between the 9th – 18th March.
There are over 300 lots varying in reserves from £10 to £6000. The latter is a fantastic lot which, if you win it, will see you fishing in the Rio Grande in Chile with a companion for six days! This is inclusive of flights, accommodation, etc.
The sum raised to support the WTT has steadily increased over the last few years. Obviously, it will be interesting to see whether the six figure barrier will be broken in 2018? You can access the auction via the WTT website:

Now open for applications are the WTT Conservation Awards, for which you have until the 30th of July to consider submitting a nomination for one of three prestigious UK awards; which are :
(1) Large Scale Habitat Enhancement Scheme
(2) Medium Scale Enhancement Scheme and
(3) Contribution to Wild Trout Conservation.

For full details visit the Trust website:
Of course to engage further with the Trust, in its valuable work with trout, you can always join as a member, again visit the Trust website for details, when you will be kept up to date with news, events and all the trout happenings.

These are now in the hands of the Welsh Assembly Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs , Mrs Leslie Griffiths, for a determination.
One must wonder whether the recent case of Mott –v- Environment Agency in the UK Supreme Court has made it a complicated decision for the Minister. Whilst we await a copy of that decision in more detail, we understand the Supreme Court looked at the right of Government, through agencies such as Natural England and Natural Resources Wales to restrict the activities of those who hold rights in respect of harvesting wild animals. We have no doubt under-simplified this but the devil may well be in the detail – for the Minister!

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