|Welcome to Bembridge Angling Club|
Annual boat maintenance:
Once again we have extraordinary bad luck with weather forecasts of Force 8 east gales for the already postponed boat lift this Saturday.
In consequence, the boat lift team has been forced to yet again postpone the boat lift to Saturday 24th March.
The team has also advised that the dates when the crane is available have dictated that the subsequent boat lift period can only be 3 weeks but does include 2 potential extra work days due to the Easter bank holiday days.
That lift will end on Saturday 14th April with the last lift being 4 weeks ending Saturday 12th May.
This means that the comp scheduled for 6th May will not be held.
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.
|January newsletter & competition list were sent to members on 18th & 19th January. They were sent either by post or by email according to the preference selected by individual members & were sent to the last recorded address that the club has on file. If not received, members expecting email versions should first check their spam/junk folders. Please contact the club if nothing received by 24th January.|
22-12-17: EU is due to receive amended Bass data from ICES around mid 2018 & there is an outside chance that RSA restrictions could revert to a 1 fish bag limit as a result.
14-12-17: Anglers not allowed to retain any Bass at all in 2018.
See (click on) : Bass Disaster
Sorry folks but the weather finally defeated us in the last of our several attempts to hold our open Cod comp on 30th December. With no further suitable dates available soon & a very diminished chance of good catches, it was decided to abandon any further attempts to hold it this winter season. Consideration will be given to the possibility of running an alternative replacement open competition (perhaps for Bream) during the first half of 2018 in addition to the cod open planned for November 2018.
No advance entries have been collected from tackle shops so if anyone has paid an advance entry fee then please obtain your refund from the tackle shop.
|At the September meeting, the committee was very displeased at the lack of support for competitions shown by some skippers recently & is considering options available to it to address this. Skippers are reminded that a condition of being allowed a club mooring is participation in club activities. A copy of our historic club rules from the club archives has been added to the "About Us" page confirming that this is a long standing requirement.|
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.
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.