Deri Lake, Parc Cwm Darran

7th October 2020

Cardiff County Court found in favour of the Rhymney and District Angling Society in a long-running claim against Caerphilly County Borough Council after the club’s fishery at Parc Cwm Darran was decimated when a lake was negligently drained down to carry out desilting works in 2013.

The Council failed to put protection in place to prevent fish being lost via an outlet pipe and left the water levels in the lake so low that most of the carp, bream and roach suffocated in the exposed silt. On the final day of a three-day trial by video, the Judge ordered the Council to pay the angling club over £30,000 in damages as well as substantial legal costs

Read a copy of the Judgment here

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