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Re: Something new at retreat.

Entrance gate now locked - see latest news. Combination given on your membership card.

Posted on August 12, 2020 at 10:17 AM

Re: Something new at retreat.

Yes the owner has done this. I met him last Saturday, he arrived just as I was starting to pack up. Says he has trouble with people camping and leaving litter etc. As you say he is a very nice person, I mentioned BAA rules give us until one hour after sunset, he`s not very happy with this and said he would prefer a little earlier, about 9.00 at this time of year (sunset). I also mentioned I am normally last to leave but haven`t seen or had any trouble, I think it`s mainly along the river.
As you have seen there are thousands of small Carp on the surface, I netted some to check as my first thought was - top mouth gudgeon. They are Carp. I have also been having some a few inches long, also a first on pool one, 3 small Tench and a small Chub, all in 45 minutes. Finished with two Carp, one just under 11lb and the other my best to date at 14 1/4lb. (weighed) See photos of small ones.

Posted on August 07, 2020 at 11:20 AM

Re: Forden back open

From Presumably if you stay you drive there to fish.

Can I now go on holiday in Wales?
No, not yet but we hope you will be able to from 13 July. Preparations are underway to safely reopen the visitor economy, including self-contained accommodation and outdoor attractions. A decision will be taken about this at the next review of the regulations on 9 July. You will not be able to take a holiday in Wales until any change to the law is made. If a change to the law is made it is likely to take effect on 13 July.
Can I book holiday accommodation?
You are able to make a forward booking for a stay that takes place after 13 July. However, this will only be able to be fulfilled if the anticipated change to the law is made. The Welsh Government will continue to monitor the public health position and there is a risk any booking made may be cancelled. Please speak with your accommodation provider for information about their cancellation policy.
What kind of accommodation is being considered for re-opening?
Accommodation without shared facilities – this is accommodation, which is entirely self-contained with kitchens and bathrooms that no other guests use. This includes self-catering cottages and apartments and caravans with their own bathroom facilities.
Hotels and other serviced accommodation, for example, B&Bs and hostels, which have ensuite rooms and can provide room service meals, also come into this category.

Posted on June 26, 2020 at 12:43 AM

Re: Forden back open

I believe an announcement will be made July 6th with B & B s etc taking bookings for the 13th onwards. Should be OK from here. I`ve booked in (provisionally) from 15th on the Towy where I fish (already lost April, May, June). Watch the news !!

Posted on June 26, 2020 at 12:37 AM

Re: So, are there any fish left in Retreat Farm

Went again yesterday. Improvement on my last trip !! On the way to pool 1 I filmed pool 2, weedy to say the least, see video. Finished with 3, biggest 12lb, others 9lb & 10 1/2lb. Another had a couple in the afternoon on bread fished on a pole. Spoke to one fishing the river, he was 1 of 4 who fished the pool in the morning, all blanked.
Still haven`t seen an otter !!
On the question of flooding, I don`t think the river was ever high enough, on February 14 the water was roughly at the bottom of the embankment on pool 1. (see earlier video) The reading at Worcester was 4.5 metres. I would estimate the reading to be 6 metres to reach the pool, it didn`t go that high. Also March 6th the river had dropped back, track still flooded, around the embankment (half way up) was a line of leaves, twigs etc. I would suggest this was maximum height.

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Posted on June 24, 2020 at 4:53 PM
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