News - Second Quarter 2022


You will have heard of tagging fish, of course. At Llyn Brenig the “tagged fish” may have another rewarding meaning if you catch one!
During a recent re-stocking, some of the fish which were released had “floy-tags” inserted into their backs near the dorsal fin. What is so exciting about this? If you photograph your fish and collect the tag then either take the information to the Visitor Centre, or email the information, you may win £1000. Those submitting this information prior to the 3rd of November will be entered into a draw, the results of which will be announced on the 5th of November. There will also be some prizes for second and third places.
Visit the Llyn Brenig website ( ) for more information.


Following the restrictions to world travel, which were essential, the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust – now known as The Churchill Fellowship – has announced that from 2023 Fellows can visit countries overseas. CEO Julia Weston said, “we are delighted to announce that in September 2022 we will reopen for applications for Churchill Fellowships”.
Applicants, who must be UK citizens and over eighteen years of age, require no further academic qualifications. The categories for 2023 are shown below :-

Our eight universal themes are:

  • • Arts and culture.
  • • Community and citizenship.
  • • Economy and enterprise.
  • • Education and skills.
  • • Environment and resources.
  • • Governance and public provision.
  • • Health and wellbeing.
  • • Science and technology.

Full information about how to select a theme for your application will be published before we reopen for applications in 2022. You can sign up to receive application information by visiting the website:

The first ever GWCT Welsh Game Fair to be held at the historic Faenol Estate from 9-11 September 2022

The team behind The Game Fair and The Scottish Game Fair, hugely popular annual gatherings for people passionate about the countryside and country pursuits, is delighted to announce the launch of the first ever GWCT Welsh Game Fair. The event will take place from 9-11 September 2022 at the historic Faenol Estate near Bangor in northwest Wales and is being organised in partnership with leading conservation charity The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). The landscape of the Faenol Estate, which includes a beautiful, large lake in front of the main mansion for casting displays, is perfect for this celebration of all things rural. The event will raise money to support the GWCT’s charitable work and give a welcome boost to the region, with tourism and visitors contributing to the local economy.

The GWCT Welsh Game Fair will feature fishing, clay shooting, gundogs, game cookery, falconry, horses and hounds, as well as rural crafts, food and drink. Visitors can look forward to a wide range of attractions, displays, live debates, shopping at hundreds of trade stands and family entertainment, all with a countryside theme. The Clay Shooting Line and Gunmakers Row, both extremely popular elements of the Scottish and National Game Fairs, will feature alongside a wealth of Welsh produce.
The event is set to be a fantastic shop window for the Welsh countryside and will promote the unique culture and heritage of Wales. The Game Fair will also bring together representatives from a range of conservation, farming, field sports and fishing bodies for debates on Welsh rural issues. The aim is to foster greater communication and cooperation between sectors and promote the benefits of country pursuits and conservation to a wider audience.

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    If you are interested in joining a small group (max 6) to fish for wild brown trout based at the Scourie Hotel, please give me a ring to discuss.
    Noel 07774 610600

If you are interested in joining a small group (max 6) to fish for wild brown trout based at the Scourie Hotel, please give me a ring to discuss. Noel 07774 610600

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……..and finally!

The long established, Monday Club Syndicate plans to start the coming shooting season with a visit to the sporting clay layout at Eglwysbach, in the Conwy Valley.
There are pegs available for guns who might like to join us, provided they hold shotgun certificates and indemnity insurance.
The day for this to happen is Monday the 11th of July.

The cost per gun is £200, which does not include cartridges, but does get you virtually unlimited clays and great hospitality, the latter including a sit down meal at the end of the day.

If you are interested in a peg, please contact Monday Club member Mike Duncalf on 07887 755707 to make further enquiries or book a peg.