Welcome to the Welsh Salmon And Trout Angling Association website:
The WSTAA has a long and distinguished history in Game fishing conservation. It fights issues such as threats from water quality reduction through acid rain, leaching from old lead mines and agricultural pollution. Never has Pollution been such a problem especially in the rural areas as it is at present. Our salmon, sewin and trout stocks are under threat from all directions. There is a need for decisive and articulate protection.
Conservation is inextricably bound up with the working of WSTAA. Other issues concerning fishing and competitions also need the attention of the governing body. Many moons ago the first Political act of WSTAA was a paper produced by Howard Hopkin, the first secretary of WSTAA advocating the nationalisation of all fishing rights. This was not adopted but James Griffiths, the then Welsh secretary, introduced Grant Aids to help angling clubs to purchase fishing rights.
If you are interested in representing your country Wales in whichever category you are in ie Youth under 18, Ladies, Senior, or Disabled we run Competitions / Trials to suit everyone whether you like Lake / river or both. So if you would like to know more, search this site to see what is involved. Get in touch with your Club secretary he will have the relevant forms and the info you would need to enter
Go on bit the bullet next year you may be a Welsh Internatiional representing your country
Calendar of events:
Calendar of events for 2014 is now available.
Don't forget your licence:
Don't forget your rod licence will expire on the 31st March. Any angler aged 12 years or over, fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or eels in England (except the River Tweed), Wales or the Border Esk and its tributaries in Scotland must have an Environment Agency rod licence. Buy your licence online.