2011 Events

Our schedule for the year is well under way, and includes completing of our Scouting programme, extending the Schools programme, a new initiative aimed at the over 50’s and involving ourselves with other groups, including local WI’s. If you or your group would like to try the “angling experience” please let us know.

Similarly, we are constantly seeking new coaches to help us reach as many people as possible so if you or any member of your family or anybody in your group is interested in becoming a coach, again please let us know.

  • In any event, it is entirely appropriate that PFAC records its sincere thanks to all who continue to help us during the year.

 

Sun 2nd Oct: Further Fly Fishing Lessons at Puddleduck Trout Fishery

Want to learn fly fishing? Puddleduck is well stocked and our tutors will be on hand to give you the best chance of landing a fish or two. Complete beginners are welcome. Don’t worry if you have missed any of the previous lessons, there’s still time to join us. Contact Roger to enquire.

 


 

Weds 31st Aug: Fly Fishing Lessons at Hayscastle Trout Fishery

Come along and try your hand at fly fishing. Hayscastle is well stocked with good-sized hard-fighting rainbows and our tutors will be on hand to give you the best chance of landing a fish or two. Complete beginners are welcome.

 


Pembrokeshire County Show

August 16th, 17th, 18th 2011

The Pembrokeshire County Show is the largest 3-day Agricultural County Show in Wales. They welcome almost 100,000 people to the County Showground every August to enjoy a fantastic array of displays, competitions, entertainments and shopping.

With three days of action packed fun and entertainment, there’s something for everyone – from the show rings where you can see impressive displays of livestock and equine competitions, to the food hall where you can sample Pembrokeshire’s finest produce.

PFAC will be there along with our regular ‘partners’: Pembrokeshire Anglers Association and Pembrokeshire Rivers Trust.

 


Recent activities:

  • The last scout lesson was held on Saturday 4th June at Wolfsdale Pit. This was with Fishguard Scouts.
  • We started two / three lessons of ‘tasters’ with St Florence School on Thursday 9th June at Heatherton.
  • We had Roch Scouts starting on 10th June at Wolfsdale Pit. This was the first of a six weeks of lessons.

Pembrokeshire Fish Week. Our activities for Fish Week:

  • Saturday 25th June – “Pembrokeshire Fish Week’s Opening Day” at Milford Haven Marina

A great day for food lovers and the whole family. Watch fish and shellfish cookery and filleting demonstrations, with talented master chef Brian Terry and Champion Fish Craftsman Duncan Lucas with his wife Sue. Join some of Pembrokeshire’s finest chefs in the ‘Feast On Fish’ bistro and bar where they will be cooking and serving fresh locally landed fish with Pembrokeshire new potatoes during the day sponsored by Puffin Produce, Celtic Wines and Templeton Beer, Wine & Spirit Co. Meet the crew and watch the RNLI ‘Tamar’ Pembrokeshire’s newest lifeboat from Angle arriving at midday and root for Milford Haven fire brigade’s ‘Fire Service Charity Challenge’. Cheer on the filleting and crab competitions. Enjoy plenty of fish and seafood choices to buy at our fish market stalls and find out about sustainable fish. Indulge in seafood street food, pates and terrines, fresh crab or lobster sandwiches, surf and turf and BBQ’s. Plus plenty of options for non fish lovers too. Enjoy wine, champagne and local ales as well as various produce and craft stalls. Children can enjoy a hands on experience in the children’s fish cookery marquee in conjunction with Pembrokeshire Family Challenge. Free activities for all ages including graffiti, art and craft drop in workshops, pavement painting, story telling, face painting, and circus skills with Matt the Magic Man. Take in the atmosphere with live music from The Vagrants Crew, Helen and George, vocalist and guitarist Sarah Benbow and Joe Harvatt and more. Performances from Homemade, West Wales Academy of Dance and The Red Kites. Fun and laughter with ‘nautical nonsense’ and street performances from Anvil Productions. Visit ‘The Port of Milford: The Fishing Industry’, an exhibition depicting the fishing heritage from its early beginnings to the present day. Enter the junior dockside fishing competition and watch Neptune’s Army sprucing up the docks with an underwater clean! Not forgetting a host of happenings along The Nelson Quay. From 10.00 – 17.00.

** CAR PARKING FOR OPEN DAY** Mackerel Quay at the dockside, Robert Street car park, Havens Head, Meads Leisure Centre

 

  • Sunday 26th June – “Fishing – Why not have a go?” An introduction to fishing at Llys Y Fran Reservoir

If you have never fished before – this is the time to try! With coaching on hand from PFAC (Pembrokeshire Federation of Angling Coaches) this event is open to all aged 8 and above and suitable for those with disabilities. The day will include: setting up tackle, fly and bait fishing and fly tying demonstrations. A choice of two sessions: 11.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 16.00. Fee: £3 for adults and £1.50 for children (aged 12 and under). All equipment, EAW licence and permit will be provided. Please bring appropriate clothing for changeable weather. Spaces are limited, book early with the Visitors Centre at Llys y Fran to avoid disappointment on Tel: 01437 532694 or 01437 532273. Register on the day near the boat house. This event is supported by Environment Agency Wales, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and Pembrokeshire Rivers Trust. Why not make a day out at this Pembrokeshire Park and choose one or more of the other activities on offer. With the opportunity to taste some good healthy food at the country park restaurant, café and gift shop. This is a rare but golden opportunity to choose one or more activity, from beautiful walks in the woodland, with delightful nature trail for walkers and cyclists, (mountain bike for hire) and fishing.

 

  • Tuesday 28th June – “An Evening of Outdoors Fun” – An introduction to fishing at Llys Y Fran Reservoir

From 18.00 – 21.00. An introduction on how to start fishing at Llys Y Fran Reservoir and Country Park. If you have never fished before – this is the time to try! With coaching on hand from PFAC (Pembrokeshire Federation of Angling Coaches) this event is open to all aged 8 and above and suitable for those with disabilities. The day will include: setting up tackle, fly and bait fishing and fly tying demonstrations. A choice of two sessions: 11.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 16.00. Fee: £3 for adults and £1.50 for children (aged 12 and under). All equipment, EAW licence and permit will be provided. Please bring appropriate clothing for changeable weather. Spaces are limited, book early with the Visitors Centre at Llys y Fran to avoid disappointment on Tel: 01437 532694 or 01437 532273. Register on the day near the boat house. This event is supported by Environment Agency Wales, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and Pembrokeshire Rivers Trust. Why not make a day out at this Pembrokeshire Park and choose one or more of the other activities on offer. With the opportunity to taste some good healthy food at the country park restaurant, café and gift shop. This is a rare but golden opportunity to choose one or more activity, from beautiful walks in the woodland, with delightful nature trail for walkers and cyclists, (mountain bike for hire) and fishing.

 

  • Wednesday 29th June – “Angling for the Disabled at Treffgarne Gorge”

Explore your potential at river fishing with the help of the Pembrokeshire Anglers Association and the Environment Agency. Using our purpose built angling platform, now with cabin and disabled toilet facilities. All tackle supplied, license and permits free. Vehicle access direct to the river. Wheelchair access to platform and cabin. P.F.A.C. coaching available free of charge. Two sessions: 10.30 – 12.30, and 13.00 – 15.00. Booking Essential, contact John Pilcher on Tel: 01437 764917 or email: rjpilcher@hotmail.co.uk.

 

  • Friday 1st July – “Early Evening Rise” – A great chance to try your arm at Fly Fishing at Puddleduck Trout Fishery, Freystrop.

Whether you are a complete beginner to the sport of fly fishing or you would like to improve your fly fishing skills, professional coaches from PFAC (Pembrokeshire Federation of Angling Coaches) will be on hand to assist, between 18.00 – 21.00. All equipment and licence will be provided. Open to all, fun for the family, including those with disabilities, wheelchair users welcome if dry. Please bring appropriate clothing, hot and cold drinks available on site. Fee: £2 per person. If you wish to take home any fish caught on the evening, they will be charged at £1.50 per lb. Supported by the Environment Agency and PFAC. Booking essential as spaces are limited, please contact Ms Margaret Mathias on Tel: 01437 891845.

 

  • Saturday 2nd July – “Coarse Fishing at Wolfsdale Pitt”, near Camrose, Haverfordwest.

A free event open for all to enjoy the experience of fishing at Wolfsdale Pitt Coarse Fishery open day, courtesy of Pembrokeshire Piscatorial Association. Open from 10.00 to 16.00 with trained coaches from PFAC (Pembrokeshire Federation of Angling Coaches) on hand to help and advise. Suitable for all ages and those with disabilities. All equipment, bait and license supplied. Easily accessible from Haverfordwest. Booking essential, limited spaces. Contact Mr Peter Tadman, Secretary on 01437 741285. Please wear suitable clothing. Free BBQ but donations accepted.

 

  • Sunday 3rd July – “Learn to Fly Fish” at White House Mill Trout Fishery, Lampeter Velfrey.

From 10.00. Introductory lessons in the art of fly-fishing open to all 8 years and over with experienced coaches from PFAC (Pembrokeshire Federation of Angling Coaches) and WLAD (Welsh Ladies Angling Development). All equipment and licences are provided. A choice of two sessions, 11.00 – 13.00, or 14.00 – 16.00. Sessions include: casting demonstrations and tuition, followed by the opportunity to fish. Any fish caught take home for supper! Sponsored by Pembrokeshire Rivers Trust and Environment Agency Wales. Suitable for those with disabilities. Places are limited, booking is essential. Fee: £3.00 for adults and £1.50 for children. Contact on Tel: 01437 767424.

David Griffiths2011 Events