Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Fishing ban on Welsh lake looks set to stay

A fishing ban at a lake in South Wales looks set to continue after councillors ignored a petition signed by more than 1,000 anglers.

Just 100 signed a petition opposing fishing at Tredegar House Lake at Newport, Gwent. The water contains pike along with other coarse species.

But a working party of councillors have recommended anglers are not allowed back on the water, after a swan rescue group claimed fishing and wildlife did not mix.

A final decision will be taken next month. More here.