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THE Merthyr Tydfil AA Kemys water on the River Usk is providing exceptional salmon sport. Derek Carney paid two visits and caught fish of 7lb, 8.5lb, 9lb, 20lb, 23lb and 25lb. Most were returned to the water and all fell for a lobwormon the hook as did a surprise 6lb chub.
SALMON are moving up the River Wye and River Usk following the heavy rain. Fish have been caught from the Chapel House, Gromain, Llanstephan, and Llyn Embeats of the Wye, with the latter providing Ken Tyman with his first ever salmon which was in double figures and returned to the river.
RAIN has kept salmon moving up the rivers and one angler who benefited was Merthyr Tydfil AA member Derek Carey who caught fish of 7lb and 11lb when he fished worms on his club's Kemys beat on the River Usk. (c) 2008 South Wales Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.
TROUT fishing on the River Trothy has been badly hit by the serious pollution of a tributary at Llantilio Crossenny, near Abergavenny.
FARMERS in Mid Wales fear a key livestock market could be sacrificed to make way for a new community hospital. Powys Local Health Board has identified the town-centre mart in Builth Wells as its preferred location for a new Health and Social Care facility.
MERTHYR Tydfil AA members are enjoying great salmon sport on the club's stretches of the River Usk. Richard Hillman landed two 7lb fish, one of 9lb and a 15lb beauty when he fished a lobworm on the Kemys water.
By Steffan Rhys AN EXPLOSION which left four teenage girls critically ill in hospital for several weekswas caused by the "excessive use of a large number of aerosol deodorants", an official inquiry will announce today.
SALMON have taken advantage of summer flood conditions to move well upstream in both the River Usk and River Wye. Grant Holmes caught his first salmon, a 15lb fish that rose to a fly, when he fished the Glanwye beat and two other anglers caught fish here.
BUILDING work at fish-friendly houses next to the River Usk is getting under way now that wildlife-safe foundations have been laid. Pilings, concrete supports driven into the ground, which had to be in place before the rest of the work could begin, are now all in place.
CONWY County Council came in for praise after hitting a Wales recycling target. Conwy, alongside Powys, and Ceredigion, has reached a 40% target for recycling and composting. Quarterly figures show one third of domestic household waste is being recycled and composted by councils.
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