To mark its 100-year anniversary, Llandrindod Wells Angling Association has decided on a name change in order to raise concerns about the river environment.

At its recent AGM at the Llanerch Inn, it was agreed that the Association will now be named Llandrindod Angling and Ithon Conservation Association. This is with one eye on the future, and to recognise the fundamental importance of the river environment upon which their pastime of angling depends.

The Association was formed on January 15 1923 and is still providing local people and visitors with the opportunity to fish on about five miles of the River Ithon.

The Association will continue to do what it can, and in collaboration with others, to protect and enhance the natural environment of the river at a time when it is under threat.

Also in celebration of its centenary, the Association is looking to create an archive of the river in all its aspects. They have their own small archive collection, including a minute book dating back to 1923 along with the original cash book. It is now appealing for contributions to this archive from anyone with experience of, or interest in, the River Ithon whether from an angling perspective or otherwise. This could be in the form of photographs, memorabilia, records, stories, testimonials, or descriptions of wildlife relating to the river’s past, present and future.

If you would like to contribute to this celebration of the river and raise its profile as a conservation area and valuable local natural asset please forward any information to [email protected]

If you do not have email access then you may telephone the Association’s Secretary, Bryan Price, on 01597 823539 for further information about this initiative and the Association.