FISHERMAN and former Cardigan RFC second row Dan Rogers has called on Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to work with farmers to prevent future incidences of pollution following the latest slurry spill into the river Teifi.

NRW officials are currently investigating an incident in which 120,000 gallons of slurry spilled into the Afon Dyfan near Cilgerran, a tributary of the Teifi.

It is the latest in a series of incidents on the river and neighbouring waterways.

Teifi coracle fisherman and angler Dan said it was too early to assess the full extent of the damage the pollution will cause but he said fish will have undoubtedly been killed as a result.

Dan said:” This is a very important time of the year for the sewin (sea trout) and salmon as they travel from the sea and up our rivers to spawn.

“Fish stocks are decreasing at an alarming rate and this latest episode will have a detrimental impact, there is no doubt.

“It’s not just the fishermen, it’s everyone that uses the water; this is a problem that needs addressing.”

Dan added: “We don’t want to go finger-pointing, we don’t want to start a war with the agriculture industry. It’s more about giving the farmers the help they need to prevent these incidents.

“NRW has got to admit there is a problem to start with and they also have to sort the situation. That’s all we want - for them to be a little bit more pro-active in helping the farmers with storage and management of silage facilities.

“We need NRW to put in place actions to help the famers, to work with and prevent these incidents. It’s happening all too often.”