|Welcome to Bembridge Angling Club|
|THE OPEN COD COMP IS POSTPONED TO FIRST RESERVE DATE OF
SUNDAY 2ND DECEMBER.
See Notice Board.
Southern IFCA is now consulting on possible additional controls on inshore netting including exclusion zones round some piers.
They are holding a drop-in session in the club house on Wednesday 28th November between 3pm & 7pm.
Please see Netting consultation
It is vital that anglers respond to this opportunity which may not come again.
|NOW CONFIRMED: WE ARE ALLOWED TO RETAIN 1 BASS PER DAY FROM MONDAY 1st OCTOBER TILL MONDAY 31st DECEMBER 2018.
CURRENT PROPOSALS FOR ANGLERS FOR 2019 FROM EU ARE A 1 FISH BAG LIMIT BETWEEN 1st APRIL & 31st OCTOBER. ALL OTHER TIMES NO RETENTION AT ALL.
Skippers with boats currently occupying a club mooring should already be aware that harbour dues should have been paid directly to the harbour company by now, having become due on 1st April.
The Harbour company has advised that invoices were sent to the latest known contact details (probably by email) of skippers on 19th April.
Payment is, of course, an entirely private matter between individual skippers & the harbour company.
That said, BAC is entirely dependent on the good will of the harbour company in it allowing the club to use each year our allocated moorings out in the harbour for which we have no formal legal agreement.
It would be most unfortunate if the failure of some skippers to pay their harbour dues put the ongoing use of our moorings in jeopardy to the detriment of those skippers who have paid.
The harbour company has advised their intention to add an additional penalty cost to any dues that remain unpaid by the 20th July.
We have found that the harbour companies records are inaccurate in a few cases so skippers are advised to carefully retain some proof of payment each year.
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:-
|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.