|Welcome to Bembridge Angling Club|
|September committee meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday 11th September, which is the second Tuesday in the month due to the short period from the date of the August committee which had been postponed.|
|The club competition due to be held on the scheduled date of Sunday 19th August has been cancelled due to adverse forecasts. The next scheduled comp is on 2nd September
The comp sec, having gained committee approval, intends to depart slightly from the normal format for that comp (2nd Sept) as follows.
The comp will be split in two separate sections & competitors may chose to enter just one or both.
The normal entry fee will not apply & will be replaced by just a £1 sweep entry fee per section
One section will be for the best specimen true flatfish (ie no skates/rays).
This section will not count for championship points or any trophy.
100% of this section’s entry fees will be paid out as prize.
Second section will be points per species as per the list on the issued comp list.
This section will count for championship points & will be for the Eddy Salisbury trophy.
100% of this section’s entry fees will be paid out as prize.
For both sections, there will be a geographical fishing area limit of within 3.5nm of Princessa Buoy.
Sign on between 6.30am & 7.00am, start fishing 8.30am, lines up at 4.00pm & scales close 5.30pm
The next scheduled comp after that is for Plaice on 16th September & that comp will revert to normal rules.
|The club has received the sad news that long time member Brian Roberts has died.
Brian’s funeral was held at the Crematorium on Thursday 2nd August at 13:30. No flowers but any donations to the Wessex Cancer Trust for the daisy bus through Taylor’s Funeral Directors, Green Street, Ryde.
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.