|Welcome to Bembridge Angling Club|
4-7-20: The committee has raised no objection to the comp sec's proposal to commence ordinary club comps with the first being the scheduled plaice comp on Sunday 12th July, weather permitting.
Special arrangements will apply regarding social distancing at the sign in , weigh in and the announcement of winners. Access inside the clubhouse will not be possible due to the lack of Covid related facilities etc that are a prerequisite for premises being allowed to open. Playing pool in the clubhouse remains a prohibited (by government) activity.
|6-6-20: Ray Lewis: Please see notice Board|
4-7-20: Club Maintenance
The club is very grateful to the band of volunteers who have cleared and tidied up the club compound making it look better than it has done for a long time. Members are asked to keep it that way by taking all their rubbish home for disposal.
Dave Gawn is thanked for his efforts in not only doing a major clean inside the clubhouse but also erecting railings on the edge of the quay adjacent to Phil Mason’s boat to rectify a major safety hazard that existed due to the previous lack of such railings.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) AMENDED 7-6-20.
The government announced on 10-5-20, that we could go fishing again from Wednesday 13-5-20.
Fishing from beach and shore is ok, with members of your own household OR one person outside your household – stick to social distancing guidelines.
Fishing from a boat is also Ok with just members of your own household but social distancing when embarking and disembarking must be observed.
If you have a larger boat where the current social distancing requirements can be easily achieved on board for your entire crew then you are allowed to alternatively go with one person outside of your household but no household members.
The club is still not permitted to open so activity will have to be limited to just members transiting through the compound to access their boats.
BAC requires all members to FOLLOW LATEST GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS & ADVICE.
In late April, the Angling Trust submitted proposals to government to allow angling to resume and that has paid a large part in the changes and is another example of what AT does for us anglers. See When will we get fishing again
Harbour dues become payable on April 1st,
In response to a question regarding Harbour Dues, the harbour authority has responded as follows:-
"As at present we are with-holding requests for harbour dues in the present circumstances of Covid-19. This policy is under review on an on-going basis."
6-6-20: Further info received indicates demands may not be issued till August.
We would welcome applications for one of our several vacant moorings. See notice Board.
Cost of mooring to be advised on receipt of details of boat.
We would also welcome applications from non-boat owning anglers wishing to become members.
Cost of membership is as shown on the membership application form that can be downloaded from the link at the top right hand corner of this page.
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:|
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|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.
Fish for tomorrow: catch & release.