|Welcome to Bembridge Angling Club|
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.
Under the recently announced road map out of Covid-19 restrictions, it became permissible on 8th March to go afloat with either just members of the skippers immediate household or alternatively just one person not from his household on board.
The Angling Trust has gained government approval that from no earlier than 29th March, up to 6 persons may go onboard a vessel BUT anyone other than the skipper and members of his immediate household may only enter an enclosed cabin to access the toilet and must remain on deck at all other times. Charter angling trips are permitted under these conditions.
Night fishing and competitions of any form are permitted from the 29th.
For full details see Covid angling restrictions revised.
From no earlier than 17th May, the clubhouse can reopen for no more than 6 persons inside at any one time and restrictions on numbers onboard boats effectively cease.
4-4-21: Chairman has confirmed that it is planned to have the first boat lift this coming Saturday 10th April.
Current forecasts are favourable. Final return date corrected on noticeboard page to 5th June.
|SHARK SURVEY: See noticeboard|
Red Diesel: government has now dropped the proposal to ban the use of red diesel for propulsion of leisure vessels.
|1-3-21: Reminder: From 1st March we are only permitted to retain 2 Bass each per day.|
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.
Fish for tomorrow: catch & release.