|Welcome to Bembridge Angling Club|
Bream comp scheduled for 29th May was cancelled due to the forecast of strong NE winds. This would be OK for fishing in Sandown Bay but was considered dangerous for small boats navigating round into the bay & back. Sorry for the late notice but club officers had been out taking advantage of the good conditions during Saturday.
Invoices for the new season's HARBOUR DUES were being sent out to BAC mooring holders during the week ending 25-3-16 & became due on 1-4-16. The harbour company has indicated that, as provided for in its rules, it will take a stronger approach to enforcement this year & it will apply a 25% additional late payment surcharge for any not paid within 30 days plus 2% interest per month.
The harbour company monitors how many BAC mooring holders have paid & we have been advised that most pay promptly so please do not adversly affect our standing with the harbour company by not paying promptly.
BAC will take a very dim view of any members who delay making payment.
For this years competitions see under Fixture List
For changes to Competition Rules see also Notice Board A hard copy list has now be sent out with a newsletter.
We would welcome applications for one of our moorings (usable 12 months) which are only available for recreational angling boats less than 10m long
(sorry but no yachts).
We would also welcome applications from non-boat owning anglers wishing to become members.
More details on Notice Board page.
Please contact us at address below or electronically via the Committee & Contact page or a committee member.
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.