Welcome to Bembridge Angling Club
Our aim is to provide affordable boat angling for the average to less well off angler
♦Our first recorded competition was in 1963. 
For our standard Health & Safety Notice plus reference to GDPR please see towards the bottom of this page. 

24-5-20: Final Boat Maintenance Period 2020

A small dedicated team, including Kevin Newnham, Phil Mason & Martin Dye, formulated a plan to enable the final boat lift period to be accomplished in accordance with the prevailing government restrictions on social distancing and prohibiting us from opening the club house.

That plan enabled a successful lift to be accomplished  on Saturday 23rd May despite the strong wind. A final return of boats is planned for Saturday 6th June at which the same restrictions will apply as were adopted for the lift.

Full details of the restrictions are now posted at the top of the Notice Board page.

The club is very grateful to the hard working team that also included Andrew Ellis, Rob Grimaldi & Liam Smith with Dave Gawn providing refreshments (Apologies if I have omitted any others involved). They carried out the task in a very professional manner enabling the process to run smoothly (despite a lost shackle). The skippers involved are thanked for their cooperation in complying with the restrictions. Well done to all for a successful day.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) AMENDED 14-5-20.
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. 
The guidance against recreational activity afloat issued by local Police in early April will, of course, no longer apply.
In late April, the Angling Trust submitted proposals to government to allow angling to resume and that has paid a large part in the change and is another example of what AT does for us anglers. See When will we get fishing again
14-5-20: Competitions & specimen fish scheme

Committee members have been consulted, by way of text messages, on a suggestion from Dave Gawn that BAC does not recommence accepting any specimen fish claims until at least the final boat lift is completed with boats back in. Only one comment against the suggestion was received with that person apparently being prepared to agree to a delay to 1st June. It is therefore considered that Dave’s original suggestion is approved. If you refer to the boat lift item below, you will see that may well result in the resumption of accepting claims from June 7th

Current government restrictions prevent us holding any normal (day) competitions so the competition fixture list will have to remain on hold pending any change. 

Harbour dues become payable on April 1st,

25-4-20: 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."

18-12-19: BASS In 2020 sea anglers will have their bag limit increased from 1 fish per day per person to 2 fish and the open season will be increased from 7 months to 9 months (1 March to 30 November).
25-10-19: For lots of info about the current Bass issues please click on this link:- Save Our Seabass

It is time to renew membership if not already done since it was due on 1st Nov.

All members were sent a membership renewal form with the October newsletter by way of surface mail (none sent electronically). If not received then please contact our membership secretary to ensure we have your correct address.

A February newsletter was distributed both electronically & by post on 16-2-20.

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.
We are the largest deep sea boat fishing club on the Isle of Wight
Bembridge AC Club House, North Quay, Latimer Rd., St.Helens,
Isle of Wight, PO33 1YU
Bembridge Angling Club has membership of adults, wives and juniors totalling around 150. The club has a self built club house on St Helens North Quay along with a fenced parking area. The club has a license from the harbour company for an area of ground on which there are swinging mooring for boats mainly from 16 to 20 foot with a few up to thirty five foot. Around the Quay there are spaces for five boats up to thirty one feet and a further three boats are moored between piles off the Quay. For more details please see the "About Us" section.
Whilst most information sections are freely available to view by visitors, there are some features of this web site that are only available to registered users. To register as a user on this site is free and you don’t have to be a member of Bembridge Angling Club. You could be a fellow angler, a business such as a tackle shop, boat yard etc or just someone interested in angling. All we ask is that you abide by the terms and conditions of the site in order to make use of the registered users facilities. We will not use your details in any way.So register today and start contributing to the Forum and Gallery. Registration is easy, just click "Register" at the bottom of the members login box.
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:


To see BAC's full updated data privacy/protection policy please use the "Privacy Policy" tab in the main menu.

It includes:-

The club reserves the right to:-

1/ Hold on record all members' contact details for the sole purpose of club administration & communication with members.
2/ Pass contact details of all its mooring holders to the harbour company for the purpose of administration of their port management safety procedures. The harbour company has given assurances that they will not pass this information on to third parties & will only use it as above.

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.


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 See IW Div of Angling Trust own web site plus  IW Marine area  for a section of the Angling Trust's web site that is specific to the Isle of Wight


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Bembridge Angling Club are proud to be
an affiliated member of the Angling Trust.
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