BAC
  
    Welcome to Bembridge Angling Club
 
 
Our aim is to provide affordable boat angling for the average to less well off angler
♦Our first recorded competition was in 1963. 
 
For our standard Health & Safety Notice plus reference to GDPR please see towards the bottom of this page.  
 
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.
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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.
 
    
We are the largest deep sea boat fishing club on the Isle of Wight
Bembridge AC Club House, North Quay, Latimer Rd., St.Helens,
Isle of Wight, PO33 1YU
Bembridge Angling Club has membership of adults, wives and juniors totalling around 150. The club has a self built club house on St Helens North Quay along with a fenced parking area. The club has a license from the harbour company for an area of ground on which there are swinging mooring for boats mainly from 16 to 20 foot with a few up to thirty five foot. Around the Quay there are spaces for five boats up to thirty one feet and a further three boats are moored between piles off the Quay. For more details please see the "About Us" section.
Whilst most information sections are freely available to view by visitors, there are some features of this web site that are only available to registered users. To register as a user on this site is free and you don’t have to be a member of Bembridge Angling Club. You could be a fellow angler, a business such as a tackle shop, boat yard etc or just someone interested in angling. All we ask is that you abide by the terms and conditions of the site in order to make use of the registered users facilities. We will not use your details in any way.So register today and start contributing to the Forum and Gallery. Registration is easy, just click "Register" at the bottom of the members login box.
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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  Members personal Information:

 

To see BAC's full updated data privacy/protection policy please use the "Privacy Policy" tab in the main menu.

It includes:-

The club reserves the right to:-

1/ Hold on record all members' contact details for the sole purpose of club administration & communication with members.
2/ Pass contact details of all its mooring holders to the harbour company for the purpose of administration of their port management safety procedures. The harbour company has given assurances that they will not pass this information on to third parties & will only use it as above.
 
 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.

 


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 See IW Div of Angling Trust own web site plus  IW Marine area  for a section of the Angling Trust's web site that is specific to the Isle of Wight

 

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Bembridge Angling Club are proud to be
an affiliated member of the Angling Trust.
Membership No 31618    
 
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