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About Stuie

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    Club Secretary and Press officer
  • Birthday 10/17/1943

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  1. Stuie

    Latest Angling Trust News

  2. Stuie

    Very slow day in the bay

    lazy 9am start with Geoff. Went out in favourable sea to an area south of Old Harry and dropped the NEW anchor. Baits set. After a while a sizeable whiting responded to baited feathers. With another couple dropped. Then a doggy on the bottom trace, The wind rose making it uncomfortable so it was up anchor and into the harbour where we tied off in the north channel and had a comfortable lunch in the sun and being sheltered from the cold wind it was quite pleasant. No bites to worms and a 30 minute drift of the main channel brought no response either so it was back to Cobbs for fuel and a cursory clean. Typical February session for us - thanks for the company Geoff.
  3. Planning a trip out tomorrow with Geoff - anyone else going out?
  4. Stuie

    Happt birthday Ian

    Enjoy your day... wetting a line?
  5. https://anglingtrust-news.net/3XSU-IODB-9A2NFPBK77/cr.aspx
  6. Stuie

    Happy birthday Martin

    Best wishes on your special day Martin. I see you had a professional in to clean Madness after you kindly allowed me to make a mess...
  7. Stuie

    Happy Birthday Brian

    Best wishes Brian - enjoy your day.
  8. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47044101
  9. Stuie

    Happy Birthday Ian

    Best wishes Ian - enjoy your day..
  10. Welcome to your January Sea Newsletter Fisheries Bill Update A powerful House of Commons committee has backed calls by the Angling Trust to write recreational sea angling into the new UK Fisheries Bill as a recognised stakeholder in the UK’s marine fisheries for the first time in history. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) Select Committee has just published its report following evidence presented in December by the Angling Trust. Read more here Sea Angling Industry Boost Business servicing sea angling in the UK received a major boost this week with the announcement of Maritime 2015, the UK Government’s first ever long-term strategy to support and grow the sector. We’ll be working with the trade and our partners to help deliver the exiting opportunities for the sea angling sector. Find more details here Sandeel Ban Binned Last month we reported on an amendment to the Fisheries Bill that could ban anglers and bait companies from fishing for sandeels. Working with Ammo Baits we’ve successfully helped to get the amendment rejected. The Fisheries Minister, George Eustice, confirmed, that the government recognises the importance of ensuring sandeel stocks are sustainably managed to the benefit of both business that rely on them and the health of the wider marine ecosystem. Crab Tiling Consultation Do you have, or use, crab tiles in the Devon & Severn IFCA district? If so the IFCA is currently carrying out a consultation on their use as part of their bylaw review process. Read more here Specimen Award Scheme – Relaunch! Get involved in the exciting new relaunch of our popular Sea Specimen Award Scheme, which now includes a juniors’ competition and catch & release competition. With great prizes and trophies on offer the scheme allows Angling Trust members and clubs to compete to be recognised as the top specimen anger in their region and in the whole of England! Entering is easy and absolutely free. Click here to find out more Tragedy In Northumberland The Angling Trust would like to express its sadness at the death of an angler in Northumberland. Damian Dixon was setting up on the rocks at Howick when he accidentally entered the sea. He was rescued by the RNLI but tragically he passed away later that day. Any donations will be gratefully received by the Amble Sea Angling Club. Our deepest condolences go to Damian’s family and friends. Click here for more information Sea Angler Receives Volunteer Excellence Award Angling Trust member, Leon Roskilly, has been awarded the Angling Trust’s Volunteer Excellence Award in recognition of his contribution to sea angling over many decades. Among his many contributions Leon has sat on the Angling Trust’s Marine Conservation & Access committee, the Kent & Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority as well as starting the Sea Anglers Conservation Network and representing both the NFSA and BASS. We would like to thank Leon for all his hard work. Lifejacket Discount Offer Don’t miss out on our great new membership offer! Angling Trust members now get 10 per cent off the Harvey’s range of lifejacketsthanks to our friends at www.lifejackets.co.uk. Harveys lifejackets range from only £54.99 to £74.99 and are proudly British-made, as well as being lightweight and easy to wear for angling. Go the members’ area of the Angling Trust website to access your discount code. 2019 Kicks Off With Wyvern Region Shore Open The South West’s first major event in 2019 attracted 158 anglers to the South Hams to fish the annual Angling Trust Wyvern Open Festival. The winner was Ben Bradstock (Honiton SAC) who recorded a specimen whiting of 1.98lb & a lesser spotted dogfish of 1.87lb. It was Ben’s second year in a row winning the Open. Tight At The Top In The Species Hunt As 2018 drew to a close, the leader board for the Species Hunt competition was tighter than the eye on a size 22, with Ollie Mears and Martin Avons sharing the top spot with 58 points each. The December Specimen Winner was Jason Warne with a superb small-eyed ray weighing 6lb 4oz caught from the Isle of Wight. Jason fished a pulley dropper rig with sandeel for bait. Keep up with the Species Hunt on Facebook Spring Into Fishing 2019 Spring Into Fishing is back for 2019 with our series of nationwide events to get more people coarse fishing – watch out for more news in March with dates when your children can come and learn to fish in freshwater – FREE! Your Fishing Tips! Fishing is one of those things where you can learn a new skill every time you go. Email us your own tips and we’ll share them next month. The Angling Trust is the united national representative body for all angling in England and Wales. It is united in a collaborative relationship with Fish Legal, a separate membership association that uses the law to protect fish stocks and the rights of its members throughout the UK. Joint membership packages with Fish Legal are available for individuals, clubs, fisheries, riparian owners and other categories. Please find out more. WWW.ANGLINGTRUST.NET Angling Trust Limited is a company limited by guarantee, company number 05320350 Angling Trust & Fish Legal, Eastwood House, Rainbow Street, Leominster, HR6 8DQ Telephone: 01568 620447 UNSUBSCRIBE
  11. Stuie

    Latest Angling Trust News

    https://anglingtrust-news.net/3XSU-IF9Z-9A2NFPBK77/cr.aspx Member News January 2019 Take part in our online auction - and help raise funds to protect fish and fishing The Angling Trust’s Online Auction to raise funds to help protect our freshwater environment is now live. All the lots have been generously donated by members, supporters and friends, and all proceeds will go directly to support Angling Trust and Fish Legal's part in a new joint initiative with World Wildlife Fund and The Rivers Trust to restore our freshwater ecosystems and fisheries to good health. With over 100 lots, there's sure to be something of interest for all anglers! View the auction lots and make a bid Angling Trust agrees new contracts with Environment Agency and Sport England to protect and grow fishing The Angling Trust has agreed a new 4-year contract with the Environment Agency to continue delivering a wide-ranging package of initiatives to improve and promote angling in England. The contract is for approximately £1.15 million a year but due to falling sales of fishing licences and grant in aid from the government in recent years, the size and scope of the contract has been slightly reduced. The EA contract will be complemented by a new £670,000 contract which the Angling Trust has also secured from Sport England over the next two years to promote participation and competition angling. Read the full story Sea angling gets huge boost from Commons committee For the first time in history, it looks like our efforts to get recreational sea angling written into legislation as a recognised stakeholder in the UK’s marine fishery could be about to pay off. A House of Commons committee has recommended that there should be "explicit reference to recreational fishing" in the new Fisheries Bill. Up to now sea angling has had no formal status and no access to funding. Read more Illegal fishing 'a real threat' to bluefin tuna recovery in UK Angling groups are challenging politicians across Europe to embrace the development of a live release recreational tuna fishery – or face an increase in illegal commercial fishing. Bluefin tuna have hit record prices in the Japanese fish market recently with $3 million paid for one specimen. Even at the more realistic prices of £2k to £3k a carcass, the Angling Trust has warned that these iconic fish will still be a big attraction for criminal activity. Full story Looking for somewhere to fish? Want to check river levels? Click here for Fishinginfo Have your say on coarse fishing's Close Season Anglers have until March 11 to officially have their say on the Coarse Fishing Close Season on rivers in England. The Environment Agency is consulting on three options: keeping the current close season, changing the dates of the close season, or removing it altogether. More details about the consultation can be found on our Lines on the Water blog. Hull and Leigh next stops for Clubs & Fisheries Roadshow The Angling Trust is running a series of roadshows across the country to provide tips and guidance to clubs and fisheries wishing to improve facilities and provide better, safer and more enjoyable angling for all. These afternoon events, delivered in partnership with the Environment Agency and funded from fishing licence income, are open to any angling organisation and are free to attend. Next month the roadshow will be visiting Hull and Leigh in Greater Manchester. Find out more Key roles for volunteer bailiffs Carole and Hayley News from Fish Legal Scottish Parliament set to take action on salmon farming Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee has published its report into salmon farming in Scotland concluding that the existing regulatory framework for aquaculture is “not fit for purpose”. The report specifically notes Fish Legal’s call for “a dedicated regulatory body that has statutory responsibilities for managing the impacts of aquaculture on wild fish” and has recommended that the “regulatory gap” should be filled. Full story Call for measures in Scotland to prevent damage from scallop dredgers Fish Legal and Angling Trust have put their names to a letter given to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon calling on the Scottish Government to take urgent action to stop illegal fishing by scallop dredgers in Marine Protected Areas around Scotland. Coastal community groups, environmental NGOs and angling groups supported the call. Read the letter to First Minister News from our Get Fishing team Special survey for young anglers Whether they love angling or not, have done it lots or have never taken part, we really want to know what young people think about fishing so that we can improve information, places and opportunities to go fishing as well as other angling facilities. To help out, please encourage your children to complete this survey . Spring Into Fishing 2019 Spring Into Fishing is back for 2019 with our series of nationwide events to get more people fishing. Watch out for more news in March with dates when your children can come and learn to fish – FREE! Send us your fishing tips Fishing is one of those things where you can learn a new skill every time you go. Email us your own tipsand we’ll share them with other anglers and beginners next month. Click here to find Get Fishing events near you! Exclusive holiday offers for Angling Trust members Big saving for carp anglers Here's a great saving for Angling Trust members, especially carp and specialist anglers. Buy Deeper fish-finding products from Fat Fish Tackl ... [Message clipped] View entire message
  12. Believe it's for the privilege of winning the trophy and there was intended to be a voucher as well. Neal will confirm I'm sure.
  13. I note in the summary of the 'good practice' guidelines mention is made that the dredging makes a contribution to the UK's balance of payments. I suspect this means that we sell the dredged material to other countries - as is oftern seen with coasters loading sand and gravel on Poole Quay. IMHO it's not good enough to dredge our sea-bed to sell the result abroad, bearing in mind the impact the dredging has on our fishing waters. It's only a couple of years ago that the waters west of the Isle if Wight were clouded up for a considertable distance with dumped spoil from Southampton area dredging - and the adverse effect this had on fishing at that time.
  14. Stuie

    Flounder comp

    Joining instructions posted in competitions section - thanks for the reminder. 63
  15. Having spoken with Neal the Bob Horne Memorial flounder competition is Sunday 20th January 2019. p[ease add boat and competitor details here. The weather is looking doable at the moment.