Catch and release is a vital part of salmon management to protect future stocks. Research has shown that anglers can avoid unwanted salmon deaths …. but it does require a responsible level of care to achieve this. Good technique means more salmon spawning and more fish to catch in the future.
To see your fish swim off strongly adds to the elation of landing a salmon but seeing it die after release is a terrible comedown.
If you handle a salmon poorly, it may die later when you can’t see it, from exhaustion, internal damage or infection. Technique is important.
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We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.