Fishermen and The Docks
Since completion of the walkway along the south side of the Western Dock, residents have complained about the presence of fishermen, highlighted by instances of anti-social behaviour by some fisherman fishing on the Dock. Complaints have included bright lights, offensive language, drinking, and litter.
Since the beginning of the year, new prohibition signs, and lifesaving equipment has been installed on the railings adjacent to the pavement on Ffordd y Mileniwm.
What has BWCRA done?
Following complaints by members, BWCRA looked to clarify the position on any rights to fish in the Dock before advising members of the correct action if they experience issues with anti-social behaviour.
BWCRA requested clarification from Remus about any rights to fish in the Dock, which Remus took up with ABP as the owner of the Dock. ABP confirmed that fishing is not allowed in the Dock and it never has been allowed by them.
What has ABP done?
Since the beginning of 2022, ABP has installed new prohibition signs, and lifesaving equipment on the railings adjacent to the quay side to clarify their position on fishing in the dock.
What should members do if they are affected by anti-social behaviour?
If members are affected by anti-social behaviour, this should be reported to South Wales Police. This can be done by reporting the issue online at
https://www.south-wales.police.uk/ro/report/ or by calling 101.