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Wales - South East Area

Blaenau Gwent River Rangers

Coordinator  Caroline Matthews  06/01/12 Sites     6 Activity  2010 For more information contact ami@riverflies.org

Cain Valley River Group

Coordinator  Tony Bostock  06/01/12 Sites     River Cain (4) Activity  2011 severnriverstrust.com Operate through Severn Rivers Trust AMI Group.

Lugg and Arrow Fisheries Association

Coordinator  Tony Norman  06/01/12 Activity 2008 For more information contact ami@riverflies.org

Merthyr Tydfil Biodiversity Partnership

Coordinator  Carys Solman  06/01/12 Activity  2011 For more information contact ami@riverflies.org

Rhymney River FlyLife Monitoring Group and SE Wales Monitioring Group

Coordinator  Dai Roberts   06/01/12 Sites      River Rhymney catchment (22) Team     40 Activity   2005 Dai Roberts, working with the Rhymney Valley Federation of Angling Clubs, has since 2005 been involved in the development of the riverfly monitoring initiative in Wales in close collaboration with the EA. During this time he has organised 10 one day workshops. The Rhymney Team has highlighted problems on the Rhymney, Sirhowy and Nant Bargoed. This has resulted in 2 prosecutions with fines and cost of more than £38,000 being imposed following prosecutions by the EA. See press releases. There are further investigations being conducted by the EA at present on the Rhymney and the Nant Bargoed and when these are concluded a further news item will be posted. The monitors include anglers, representatives from Keep Wales Tidy, Caerphilly County Borough Council and the EA. There is a good team spirit within the groups and the Rhymney Team have their own team kit, have monthly newsletters, quarterly meetings and an annual barbeque. Anyone interested in joining an existing group or discussing the role of establishing a local monitoring group in SE Wales are invited to contact Dai via e-mail at dai.theduff@btinternet.com. Sponsors, who have helped finance of workshops and equipment, include Sustainable Fisheries Wales, Environment Agency Wales, Natural History Museum / Natural England Partnership, Rhymney Federation of Angling Clubs, Caerphilly County Borough Council, Welsh Water and Wessex Water. Monitoring the Rhymney - Dai Roberts Salmo Trutta 2006 p.48-49 –PDF-File, 813.4 KB

Rhymney River FlyLife Monitoring Group and SE Wales Monitioring Group (Clun and Ely)

Coordinator  Dr Alan Edwards  06/01/12 Sites     Ely Catchment (6) Team     1 Activity  2005 Branch of the Rhymney River FlyLife Monitoring Group and SE Wales Monitioring Group.

Rhymney River FlyLife Monitoring Group and SE Wales Monitioring Group (Sirhowy)

Coordinator  Maggie Iles  06/01/12 Sites     Sirhowy catchment (8) Activity    2005 Branch of the Rhymney River FlyLife Monitoring Group and SE Wales Monitioring Group.