|Welcome to Bembridge Angling Club|
Next committee meeting: Tuesday 8th August
(NOTE this is second Tuesday of August.)
The comp on 30th July will be a points comp with a sweep for best Bass if it is held. Current forecasts not looking promising.
The committee has decided that the intended comp for the special prize table will no longer go ahead & the prizes will now be held over till the 2017 Open Cod Comp. Sydenhams Newport have kindly confirmed sponsorship of the first prize of £250.
Bembridge Harbour Family Fun Weekend will be taking place from 28th - 30th July.
As well as visiting boats in the Harbour, there are a number of on-the-water events on Saturday 29th and the Bembridge RNLI Lifeboat will be alongside the Duver pontoon (operations allowing) from 1500-1700.
A Harbour Fireworks display is scheduled on Saturday evening at the end of the Dance on the Duver event. The display will be from Attrills Point, commencing between 2240 and 2245 and will be approximately 10 minutes in duration.
A full programme of events is available on the Harbour website - bembridgeharbour.co.uk.
Members email addresses.
Our membership secretary has advised that a number of email addresses he has on file for members have returned “undeliverable” error messages when he has mass circulated email communications to those members who have elected to receive electronic communications. Either the email details were supplied incorrect or the affected members have subsequently changed email address. Any member not having received any electronic communication from the club, such as the email “BAC- special competition next Saturday” sent on 11th May 2017, should advise us of their current email address. Also any member having a conversation with another member claiming not to have received such communication is asked to advise that member of the issue & advise them to get in touch with the club. Thank you.
We would welcome applications for one of our moorings. See notice Board
We would also welcome applications from non-boat owning anglers wishing to become members.
More details on Notice Board page.
Bembridge AC Club House, North Quay, Latimer Rd., St.Helens,
Isle of Wight, PO33 1YU
For instructions checkout our “FAQ” page which gives you a step by step guide to various things including how to put pictures in the "Gallery" (which is not obvious if you go straight to the gallery).
|Members personal Information:|
The club reserves the right to pass address and phone number details of all its mooring holders to the harbour company for the purposes of both their safety procedures & administration of harbour dues. The harbour company has given assurances that they will not pass this information on & will only use it as above.
|HEALTH & SAFETY NOTICE|
Boat angling is a hazardous activity. Individuals must accept that, by engaging in active water sports such as boat angling, their physical safety may be endangered. Sea angling currently accounts for the second highest mortality rate among sea users.
Anyone intending to participate in, or become involved with, boat angling organised by BAC – either as a skipper, crew or otherwise – does so at their own risk and such individuals must recognise the actual and potential risks associated with their involvement, including drowning, hypothermia and other physical injuries resulting from, for instance, falling overboard, penetrating or impact wounds from knives, hooks and weights as well as being bitten by fish.
Participants must acknowledge that it is up to them personally to assess whether any event or activity on the water is too difficult for them or their crew.
Individuals must acknowledge that the safety of their boat and her entire management including insurance is solely their responsibility, and they are satisfied that the boat and the crew are adequate to face the conditions that may arise in the course of a competition.
Entrants into the event must acknowledge that it is solely their responsibility to decide whether or not to start, or to continue, in any competition.
Individuals on signing on to the competition must agree :-
(i) to be bound by the conditions of the Competition Rules of the BAC
(ii) to accept the decisions of the BAC committee and officials nominated by it
(iii) to save harmless and keep indemnified:-
a. BAC & their sponsors and the Angling Trust and their respective officials, servants and agents
b. the other boat owners, drivers & crew engaged in the competition
against all actions, claims, costs, expenses and demands in respect of loss of, or damage to, the entrant’s property or the property of his/her drivers & crew whether or not such loss or damage may have been contributed to or occasioned by the negligence of the said persons or bodies, their officials, servants, representatives or agents.
In addition, all persons entering onto the club premises (compound and club house on North Quay) should be aware of the areas round the quay that have no safety railings and thus pose a safety hazard with respect to the possibility of falling over the edge. Extreme caution should be exercised in these areas and on no account are unsupervised children to be allowed to roam freely in the compound.
See IW Marine area for a section of the Angling Trust's web site that is specific to the Isle of Wight
Fish for tomorrow: catch & release.