NARC and the Pembrokeshire Federation of Angling Coaches have teamed up to produce 2 ground breaking new leaflets aimed at providing tackle tips for anglers which will help reduce tackle loss. These site specific leaflets are focused on Martins Haven and Stackpole but the tips are relevant for most of the Pembrokeshire coastline. To view the Martins Haven Leaflet click here and to view the Stackpole Leaflet click here.
Volunteers give local angling tips
Local dive group, Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners, has continued its environmental efforts, by teaming up with Pembrokeshire Federation of Angling Coaches to produce a leaflet on angling in Pembrokeshire. The two leaflets, produced for Martin’s Haven and Stackpole, provide keen fishermen with excellent tips to help them minimise tackle loss – reducing the amount of fishing litter on Pembrokeshire’s coastline.
Produced in both Welsh and Engish, the leaflets include useful underwater maps and offer tips such as ‘If spinning or feathering use a light 2-3 oz weight and remember mackerel generally swim in the upper regions of the water. Do not use grip weights when spinning or feathering.’
Dave Kennard, Chairman of Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners, said: “Fishing litter is a major problem, so this leaflet is a proactive step to educate both local and visiting anglers on how to reduce litter while fishing. During one of our dives at Stackpole Quay, we collected 730 fishing weights. That alone, demonstrates the state of the problem. Our group’s voluntary dives are more than just giving up time to clear litter, they are about educating people to think twice about our marine environment and their disposal of litter.”
The leaflets are available at Martin’s Haven and Stackpole, and will be handed out by National Trust and Skomer Marine Nature Reserve staff.
David Jones, secretary of the voluntary dive group, adds: “It was great to team up with the angling coaches and provide some really useful for both visiting and local anglers. As far as we’re aware, this type project has not been done anywhere else before. We’re delighted with the leaflets and thank all our sponsors for their support in making it happen.”
The leaflets were sponsored by Keep Wales Tidy, Milford Haven Port Authority, the Pembrokeshire Marine Special Area of Conservation, Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park Authority and Environment Wales.