Fishing & Foraging Wales Blog

February 20, 2019

After listening to valuable feedback from guests over 2018, and after some careful planning over the winter I am happy to announce the new "Back to the land" - "Back to the sea" and "Back to the woodland" foraging and food experiences.

February 20, 2019

I closed my old website down a little while ago now, and I had saved all my previous blog posts with the idea of adding them to my latest website for more content and a nostalgic look at times past. I will be adding these blog posts thorughout the next few weeks. Its nice for me to look back on how far I have actually come since I started Fishng and foraging Wales almost seven years ago now.

November 24, 2018

Its sundown on another wonderful main season at Fishing and foraging Wales.

This year has been really busy and has absolutely flown by and theres not been a great deal of time for me to get a blog post done over the recent months.

The truth is that Fishing and foraging Wales has really gone from strength to strength over the last few years, but this year has been exceptional.

Theres been successful pop ups in collaboration with friends, food festivals where I have been a speaker, giving cooking demos, a big highlight was collaborating with my good friends at Wrights food emporium for the 20th anniversary dinner at the Abergavenny food festival in September. 

Fishing and foraging Wales is getting to a stage now where all the hardwork has started to pay off, I feel I am getting to a position where only a few years ago I could of only dreamed of.

I must also take this oppurtunity to tha...

June 3, 2018

Well it was a slow start for me at the beginning of the season, but things are really coming good now on the bass fishing front.

Early May saw warmer days but very cold nights which has affected everything across the board. The bass metabolism really starts to kick in at around 12oc and the water was slow to come to this much needed temperature.

Cold nights and days have also stalled the plant growth, and in turn of course the foraging season. The elderflower has been a bit late here, which I normally use as a litmus for the better numbers of bass to come along. The swallows were also very late this year and nesting birds are also very late too. Things are warming up nicely now though with the high early summer temperatures hitting the highs.

Myself and my clients have been hooking into a good stamp of fish and this is very pleasing for me. It also keeps people wanting to return and my...

May 25, 2018

A short and sweet blog post to let people know that I will be popping up at Blas at Fronlas in the beautiful town of Newport, Pembrokeshire on the 21st of June 2018. 

Below is a description of what to expect on the evening.

"A food experience based on a sense of place"

Matt Powell of Fishing and Foraging Wales at Blas – Newport, Pembrokeshire.

A very special dining experience is coming to the beautiful town of Newport, Pembrokeshire and at Blas at Fronlas.

The finest of foraged ingredients paired with the very best of local ingredients.

To book and for more information visit my website

 or email for more information.

Contact and bookings can also be made by phone on 07515380169.

Theres only 25 places available and some are already taken so don't hesitate to get in touch soon to book in.

Dishes to be served are written be...

May 13, 2018

So here it is my very first promotion.

This offer has been a long time coming and something I have wanted to run for a while it’s just been a case of finding the time and the right moment.

 To celebrate the recent re-branding of the business and the release of the new website and logo I am offering a 10% discount on bass fishing bookings made before the end of June. 

The summer months are the best times to come and join me here on the wild Pembrokeshire coast. This is when the sand eels hatch in big numbers, bass come in close to feed on crabs and other crustaceans and will be chasing other bait fish.

All you have to do is sign up to my emailing list which can be found on my blog here .Sign up with your email on the right and press "Subscribe Now"

 The discount will apply to anyone signing up to the list and it can be used for two...

May 12, 2018

Well it has been an exceptionally busy start to the year for me.

I have had numerous successful restaurnt pop ups in various locations and also the foraging and food days have been busy too.

The early spring has been a pretty cold one and as every year I always look forward to the arrival of the best edible fungi available to us the Morel (Morchella esculenta - - Morchella deliciosa) 

 I was a little worried this year that I wouldn't find any morels because of the cold weather, but there have actually been a few about. I had repeat clients from L.A this year, and it was great to get them onto some wonderful springtime fungi hunting. 

Last year the morels were very hard to come by but this year when I have had time to look I have found quite a few.

If you do want to join me next year to get out to find these most incredible fungi then feel free to book in when you can.

The foraging and...

April 2, 2018

At the end of last week just before Easter a new video got released about my foraging and food days out here in Wales.

The video was made by the lovely people at The Recipe Hunters

Leila and Anthony joined me last year whilst on their travels around Wales, they were extremely down to earth and just really lovely people.

So here is the video, please do have a watch and if you are on the social media channels then please like and share it etc. We all worked hard to get this amazing work across.

I was to say the least overwhelmed by what the recipe hunters achieved whilst they were in Wales and what they achieved with me. I really love the video and it gets across my ethics and my beliefs over extremely well?

I hope you enjoy the video and you have all had a lovely Easter as well.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you are looking to join me again this year. Or of course if you are...

March 11, 2018

Early springtime foraging, fishing and foraging Wales with chef Matt Powell.

February 28, 2018

So with cabin fever well and truly set in and the anticipation of the new season to come I thought it was about time for me to get a fishing blog post up.

I have for while now wanted to share more information about some of the tactics and lures I use out here on the Welsh coast for my bass lure angling.

 On this new blog site when I can I will be giving away honest, and I hope engaging information for fellow lure anglers. I hope it will not just work here in Wales but across the United kingdom and hopefully further afield.

So here goes....

Starting at the beginning

Sorry about not smiling in the above photo, but it's always a shock and a very adrenaline fueled time when you hook, play and land big bass on lures.

For hard lure fishing

I prefer to give the sea in my area the time to warm up before I start using hard lures on a more regular basis. I love using the mainstay of the hard lures I...

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