|Welcome to Bembridge Angling Club|
UPDATED 29-11-20: What we know so far regarding the current Covid-19 lockdown for us in Tier 1 restrictions from Wednesday 2nd December :
Shore angling is specifically permitted if social distancing etc regulations are adhered to.
The Angling Trust advise that the rule of 6 will apply to boat angling from Wednesday 2nd December with requirements for social distancing.
Under government legislation for the current lockdown, up to Tuesday 1st December we are required to close the clubhouse. Members must respect that requirement and not ignore the no entry notices.
From Wednesday 2nd December, we can open the clubhouse again with strict precautions regarding distancing and sanitizing but no more than 6 people may meet inside and face coverings must be worn.
Playing pool will be permitted with strict requirements for sanitizing equipment.
Government regulations prohibit us from holding our scheduled competitions during the lockdown period but that does not apply to our fish of the month award scheme for shore caught fish. The other two boat based sections of the fish of the month scheme are also OK to continue.
It is clear that restrictions will prevent us holding the 2020 AGM any time soon.
The situation will remain under review but it may possibly not be held at all until the end of October 2021 when the 2020-21 season AGM becomes due.
|Boat lift dates added on Noticeboard page.|
Please return all club annual trophies to the clubhouse.
|12-11-20: Reminder: From 1st December we are not permitted to retain any Bass up to 1st March 2021.|
15-11-20: Club Maintenance
15-11-20 The club is very grateful to Alison Dye for volunteering to do all the routine cleaning in the clubhouse and for having recently done a major clean. Once we are able to open the clubhouse again, members are asked to keep it clean and tidy and particularly to wash used cups and take all their rubbish home for disposal.
Kev Newnham is thanked for supplying & installing new railings and metalwork to address the rotting wood at the edge of the quay. Sid Stretch is thanked for assisting with the installation.
The issue along the south edge of the quay remains in need of attention and it is hoped that it will be addressed by volunteers who have offered to help.
After a period of lock-down, the government announced on 10-5-20, that we could go fishing again from Wednesday 13-5-20 as an acceptable form of exercise.
In late April, the Angling Trust had submitted proposals to government to allow angling to resume and that plaid a large part in the changes and is another example of what AT does for us anglers. See When will we get fishing again
Harbour dues normally become payable on April 1st,
In response to a question regarding Harbour Dues, the harbour authority responded in May 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."
Demands were then issued at start of July with significant potential penalties for failing to pay within a stated period.
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).
|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.
Fish for tomorrow: catch & release.