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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.
BAC requires all members to FOLLOW LATEST GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS & ADVICE.
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.
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).
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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.