|Welcome to Bembridge Angling Club|
Members should be aware that the current competitions fixture list includes a number of dates that are designated as "Optional Dates". These are clarified by a note at the base of the list which indicates that these will only be held if there is thought to be sufficient interest & decisions will be made on an individual date basis.
12-6-18: Our competition secretary now advises that he has further consulted a number of skippers & has concluded there is insufficient interest in holding the optional competition scheduled for 17th June.
In response to requests from skippers, it has been agreed to hold a Plaice comp on Sunday 24th June Booking on times between 8.30 & 9am, start fishing 10am & finish 5.30pm, scales will nominally close at 7.30pm but it is agreed that if any competing vessel is unable to access their mooring in time then just those crews will have a dispensation to weigh in within a reasonable time after. This comp is, of course, still dependant on suitable forecasts.
Comp sec has advised that he made a mistake regarding the date of the scheduled June Plaice comp & had assumed the Sunday was the 30th whereas it is actually the 1st July. Unfortunately distributed fixture lists include this error.
The committee has now decided to review whether to even hold the scheduled Plaice comp on Sunday July 1st. (NOT Saturday.) This will depend on the outcome of the comp now planned for 24th.
Open Bream Comp went ahead on SUNDAY 20th May:
In better conditions than had been forecast.
Full details now under Open Results tab.
Everyone who weighed in got a prize. Any winner who did not collect their prize after the weigh in should contact the club to arrange collection.
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.
|At the September 2017 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.