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

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  1. Stuie

    Need to purchase some teak

    I bought a teak pannel for my auxhiliary engine at Cobbs - a small work premise on the way to F pontoon...
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    Southerrn IFCA - update re inshore netting

    Can now publish Dear Sir/Madam, Please find attached a letter providing an update on the progress of the Southern IFCA review of net fishing management. Kind regards Simon Pengelly Southern Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority Unit 3 Holes Bay Park, Sterte Avenue West Poole Dorset BH15 2AA Tel/Fax: 01202 721373 Website: www.southern-ifca.gov.uk Please note that Southern IFCA may need to disclose this e-mail under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. The information in this e-mail and any attachments is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended for the attention and use of the named addressee(s) and must not be disclosed to any other person without our authority. If you are not the intended recipient, or a person responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient or are aware that this email has been sent to you in error, you are not authorised to and must not disclose, copy, distribute, or retain this message or any part of it. This email is not (nor forms any part of) a legally binding contract. E & OE. If you have received this e-mail in error please inform enquiries@southern-ifca.gov.uk The statements and opinions expressed in this message are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Authority or any of it Committees. Security Warning: It is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that this e-mail and any attachments are virus free. The Authority will not accept liability for any damage caused by a virus. Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority Unit 3, Holes Bay Park, Sterte Avenue West, Poole, Dorset. BH15 2AA Tel. 01202 721373 Email enquiries@southern-ifca.gov.uk www.southern-ifca.gov.uk 22nd January 2020 ________________________________________ Dear Stakeholder, Southern IFCA Review of Net Fishing Measures Following your previous engagement in Southern IFCA’s review of net fishing measures, I am writing to provide you with an update on progress since our last communication. Thank you for providing input in the consultation process. A high level and quality of additional data was received by the Authority following the public pre-consultation on net fishing management, held between October and December 20181. Members, through an Authority Working Group, have considered the additional evidence, and have subsequently been working on revising their recommended measures and the Authority, at its meeting on 13th June 2019, has resolved to; i. Introduce new net fishing restrictions across harbour and estuarine areas and in the vicinity of piers; and ii. Increase the minimum legal size for grey mullet species. The Authority is currently in the process of engaging at a representative level with potentially affected parties to outline what changes have been made and the evidence used to reach these determinations. Under Defra’s IFCA byelaw guidance2, all IFCA byelaws must be accompanied by an Impact Assessment. This assessment should set out the anticipated costs and benefits of the proposed measures, including the identified fisheries, nature conservation, sustainable development, environmental, social, and economic implications. The Authority has a duty, within protected sites, to manage fisheries in a manner that meet the conservation objectives of those sites. The Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is a designated feature of the River Avon Special Area of Conservation and the River Itchen SAC. The species is also included as a notified feature in the Sites of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI) that underpin these designations, and the Atlantic salmon and the brown/sea trout (Salmo trutta) are referenced within the citations of further SSSIs in the district. The effects of any planned activities, including the proposed change in management, are assessed through a Habitats Regulations Assessment or a SSSI assessment (within a SSSI) to establish whether the conservation objectives of designated sites can be met. Natural England, as the Government’s statutory nature conservation advisors, are being consulted on the conclusions of these assessments that have been undertaken by the Authority. We are also working closely with the Environment Agency in this process. 1 www.southern-ifca.gov.uk/consultations 2 http://www.association-ifca.org.uk/Upload/About/ifca-byelaw-guidance.pdf Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities will lead, champion and manage a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries, by successfully securing the right balance between social, environmental and economic benefits to ensure healthy seas, sustainable fisheries and a viable industry. Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority Unit 3, Holes Bay Park, Sterte Avenue West, Poole, Dorset. BH15 2AA Tel. 01202 721373 Email enquiries@southern-ifca.gov.uk www.southern-ifca.gov.uk It is currently anticipated that draft byelaws, together with the associated assessments, will be considered ________________________________________ Authority they will be at subject their by the meeting to Authority, a formal on 19initially consultation th March by 2020. the and Technical If stakeholders the Authority Advisory will resolves have Committee, to an make opportunity then the byelaws, the at this full stage to make representations. Any byelaw will only come into force following confirmation by the Secretary of State. Thank you once again for your interest in the work of the Authority and for your contribution to this review process Yours sincerely, Simon Pengelly Evidence Team Leader Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities will lead, champion and manage a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries, by successfully securing the right balance between social, environmental and economic benefits to ensure healthy seas, sustainable fisheries and a viable industry.
  3. Sorry - can't publish this as it's for recipients of e-mail only - Stuie Seeking permission...
  4. Fish with angling legends! Grab your chance to win a day's fishing with one of six fishing legends - covering coarse, game, sea and carp fishing. These are exclusive opportunities, including some that money can't buy - don't miss out! Tickets cost £5 and must be sold by Saturday 14 March 2020 at the latest but are likely to sell out sooner. The winner will be announced on Thursday 19 March 2020. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! ENTER PRIZE DRAW! Our fishing experience prize draws! Each prize draw is a separate draw - you choose which draw you want to enter. Enter as many as you like! Maximum 10 tickets per person per draw. Win a day's fishing for FIVE with Jeremy Wade - Author and Star of River Monsters! FIND OUT MORE & ENTER PRIZE DRAW! Win a day’s trout fishing for TWO on the River Test with Paul Whitehouse – Star of BBC’s Gone Fishing! FIND OUT MORE & ENTER PRIZE DRAW! Win a day’s coarse fishing for up to FOUR with Dai Gribble – Legendary angler and Drennan Cup Winner FIND OUT MORE & ENTER PRIZE DRAW! Win a day’s carp fishing for FOUR with Rob Hughes, Carp Team England Manager! FIND OUT MORE & ENTER PRIZE DRAW! Win a day’s trout fishing for SIX on the River Nadder with Charles and Alex Jardine FIND OUT MORE & ENTER PRIZE DRAW! We're fundraising for... A huge thank you to our Angling Trust Ambassadors for generously donating their time, as well as generous donations of great fishing locations from our members. Their support means more of the funds raised through this prize draw will be used in three key areas: Our work fighting pollution of our waters - alongside Fish Legal Our campaigns to protect freshwater and marine fish and fishing To get more people fishing - and fishing more often! ENTER PRIZE DRAW! Find out more about our work We protect marine and freshwater fish stocks and recreational angling in all its forms on behalf of our membership by lobbying and campaigning, by promoting angling participation to all, and for the public good. Find out more » 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. Unsubscribe | View in browser | Terms and conditions
  5. Stuie

    Angling Trust Club News

    Mentions beach cleans CLUBLINES CLUB NEWSLETTER OF THE ANGLING TRUST & FISH LEGAL JANUARY 2020 Get involved in the country’s biggest clean up event! The Angling Trust has partnered with Keep Britain Tidy to take part in the country’s biggest mass participation environment campaign - the Great British Spring Clean from 20 March-13 April 2020. We want as many anglers, angling clubs and fisheries to get involved and help to collect and dispose of litter from our beaches, rivers, canals and lakes, either hosting your own event or going along to join another event in your area. For more information on how to run an event, including where to borrow equipment and how to organise collection, please contact AIFadmin@anglingtrust.net or to find an event near you go to the Keep Britain Tidy website (officially launches 25 January). The prizes money can't buy! Watch out for more details on the Angling Trust's Facebook and Website from Monday, 20 January! Hull & District AA: how youth helped one club bounce back Our latest Lines On The Water blog looks at the innovative work of Hull and District Anglers' Association who have gone from steady decline to a club with hundreds of young anglers. It's inspiring stuff and packed with good ideas any club or fishery could take on board! The Great Revival - read the blog We’ll help your club access £10 million of community funds! The Severn Trent Community Fund is giving away £10 million to support ‘Places, People and the Environment’. It’s a great opportunity for angling clubs in in the Severn Trent region to tap into additional funds. We can help you apply with FREE guidance and advice for member clubs. Our Partnership Development Managers have experience successfully applying for funding for angling clubs, and want to help you with this too. Get in touch with James.Roche@anglingtrust.net in the first instance. Severn Trent Community Fund ... find out more Thank you to all the clubs and fisheries who have donated an auction lot for this year's Angling Trust and Fish Legal online auction. We really appreciate your support which will enable us to raise funds to continue our work to protect and develop freshwater and marine fishing. We're still looking for more lots to suit all budgets and tastes - last year a number of clubs and fisheries provided fishing on their waters which proved incredibly popular! To donate an auction lot simply click the button below and complete our simple online form or email auction20@anglingtrust.net and a member of our team will be in touch! DONATE AN AUCTION LOT Get 10% off Aquamaintain fishery management services Aquamaintain Ltd are contractors specialising in providing environmentally considerate solutions for fisheries and other aquatic environments. Key specialisms include river restoration, lake and pond enhancement, habitat improvement and fishery management, and they offer a wide range of services from consultation, surveying and design, right through to full project management, construction and maintenance. Angling Trust clubs, fisheries and individual members can now claim a 10% discount on all Aquamaintain's products and services. Find out more Great turnout for our AGM and conference Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM and Building a Brighter Future Angling Conference. We were delighted with the turnout and the enthusiasm everyone showed at the workshops. A summary of the topics discussed in the workshops can be found here. Please feel free to share these notes with your club members. For many, it was the first chance to meet incoming Chief Executive Jamie Cook and our newest ambassador Lisa Wilson, daughter of the late John Wilson. Find out more about Lisa's work Download your free Volunteering Guide Free enforcement guides We have recently updated our series of fisheries enforcement guides containing essential information for all clubs and fisheries. Click the links to download: Elementary Guide to Freshwater Fisheries Enforcement Guide to Reporting Fisheries Crime Best Practice Guidelines for Angling Club Bailiffs Protection from predation Does your club have a problem with predation? Our Fisheries Management Advisors may be able to help you protect your waters. Just download this useful leaflet containing contact details. Submit your project ideas to improve fish stocks and fishing The Environment Agency is seeking project ideas from clubs, fisheries and other partners to improve local fish stocks and angling opportunities. The Fisheries Improvement Programme (FIP) is funded from the coarse, trout and eel fishing licence income and provides a direct benefit to anglers. The Agency is likely to have up to £500,000 available from April and spending plans will be finalised soon after. Therefore, proposals must be received no later than 31 March to be considered for review. Project proposals can be submitted at any other time for consideration in future years. More information about the Fisheries Improvement Programme East Sussex and Kent clubs - can you run a Get Fishing event? Our Partnership Development Manager Dean Asplin is looking for clubs, fisheries, coaches or volunteers in East Sussex and Kent to run new 'Get Fishing' events in 2020. Dean will support you with: Environment Agency fishing licence waivers – FREE one day licences for event attendees A 'Get Fishing Event Guide' – everything you need to run fun, safe friendly events Grant fund applications – cut through all that paperwork and red tape! Promotion – more profile, more members, more day ticket sales Event support – get your new anglers ready to start fishing AND, for the first five new event organisers to join the Get Fishing campaign… 10 FREE copies each of the new Get Fishing book (…worth £99.99!) Call, text or email Dean NOW - 07854 239 731 dean.asplin@anglingtrust.net SPECIAL MEMBERS OFFER! CREATE A NEW WEBSITE FOR HALF THE PRICE - IDEAL FOR CLUBS AND FISHERIES! Find our more - and save £300 Dates for your diary: Regional Forums The Angling Trust organise over 30 Freshwater Fisheries Forums every year right. They are run in partnership with the Environment Agency and are funded from fishing licence income as part of the National Angling Strategic Services contract. The Forums are open to all and free to attend but you will need to register to reserve a place. The Environment Agency attends all meetings to share plans, listen to anglers concerns, answer questions and address problems. Here's what is coming up over the next few weeks: January 29: South West - Holiday Inn, Taunton February 5: South East - Roddington Forge, Southampton February 19: Midlands - Warwick (tbc) February 26: North East - George Hotel, Darlington March 3: East of England - Eden House Hotel, Grantham How to book your place Exclusive Member Offer! Sign up to Clubmate and get 20% off Angling Trust clubs and fisheries can claim 20% off when they sign up to Clubmate, a secure online membership management platform. It is designed to help clubs and fisheries reduce admin, simplify the renewal process, attract new members – and join the 21st century. Clubs already signed up to Clubmate have seen an average 17.3% increase in membership in their first year! Want to find out more? Just click here Let your members know about the work we do for fishing... Can you help us do more for fish and fishing? Our club, fishery and trade members represent over 400,000 anglers between them – if we could just encourage 1% of those anglers to join as individual members and support our work we could do so much more for the sport we all love! SPECIAL OFFER: New individual members joining this month will receive their money back to spend on tackle at Fishing Megastore! Find out more There are lots of easy ways to get involved! From posters and leaflets, through to emails and website promotion - we've got the tools for you to make it as easy as possible. You can access these on our dedicated portal we've created for you. Please can I ask that you discuss this with your committee to see if you can help. Any questions simply email me at samantha.wickham@anglingtrust.net Samantha Wickham Club Membership Advisor Resources to help you spread the word There are lots of ways to get involved and help us do more. We have provided a range of resources to help you get started – if you wish to speak to a member of our team about this initiative or need further support please email samantha.wickham@anglingtrust.net. READ MORE Make a donation and support our fight to protect fish and fishing You can now make online donations to our cause – please consider supporting our ongoing fight to make polluters pay and to campaign and lobby for protection of our fish and fishing. Make a donation HERE WWW,ANGLINGTRUST.NET 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. 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
  6. Stuie

    Sunday - trip out

    Planing on going out on Sunday - looking for whiting I expect - with son Glen. Anyone else venturing out?
  7. Stuie

    Birthday greetings

    Ditto - birthday greetings both.🍺🍺
  8. Stuie

    Flounder Comp 2nd Comp

    From the flying flounders thread - 16 Anglers, 6 fish weighed in winning fish 2lb 4oz to Nigel Back Poole Dolphins.
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    2020 Photo of the Month- January

    Wow, what a cracker....
  10. Stuie

    2020 Photo of the Month- January

    Likewise Charlie...
  11. Happy New Year! Welcome to your Sea Newsletter What did the Angling Trust do for Sea Angling in 2019? A lot! So much so that this year we’ve decided to produce a review of our work in 2019, and it’s 100 per cent sea angling focused. It’s packed with news, features and stories from throughout 2019. We’ve got something for everyone: from sharks to sandeels, and the Fisheries Bill to Family Fishing Days. We’ve picked out the best stories from our work over the last 12 months as well as including stories from you – our members. We hope you enjoy reading about our work over 2019. Why not forward it on to friends, family or colleagues and help us spread the word? Click to read the review at www.anglingtrust.net/SeaAngling2019
  12. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6 January 2020 C is for Conservation? Yet more bad news on Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority’s continuing failure to protect local sea bass stocks. Bass are subject to strict fishing restrictions to try to recover the stock from a recent crash, so sea anglers were horrified on Thursday when 75 - 100 dead juvenile bass were dumped in the river at Hayle just outside CIFCA’s offices. However, it seems this is just the tip of the iceberg: local commercial hand-liners say that fixed netters are regularly discarding undersized bass killed in their nets or filleting them at sea to avoid the Minimum Conservation Reference Size law and landing and selling them. A hand-liner told us: “These fish are our future. Hook and liners are depending upon these bass coming through to maturity”. CIFCA has a legal duty to seek to balance the needs of different stakeholders, but little seems to be happening to protect the interests of hand-liners or recreational fishermen. On Saturday, Cornwall Live quoted a CIFCA spokesperson saying “If the fish have been discarded and they were in fact under the legal limit then whoever is doing it is acting perfectly legal and is obliged to do so.” Sea anglers are shaking their heads with disbelief at CIFCA’s reaction: the only reason this senseless killing is taking place and remains legal is because CIFCA failed to act a year ago, when juvenile bass were illegally landed and sold by fixed netters at Newlyn fish market. First, CIFCA rejected a proposal for an emergency byelaw to protect juvenile bass, and then it rejected an alternative proposal from its own Byelaw Working Group to deal with this problem by bringing forward a 2023 review of inshore netting, claiming it had insufficient resources and that bass protection was not an urgent problem in CIFCA District, even though the EU Commission has called the decline in the bass stock an environmental disaster. When challenged by the BBC on CIFCA’s failure to bring in an emergency byelaw, the Chairman of CIFCA sought to shift the blame onto French pair trawlers, even though these are not allowed to fish in CIFCA waters and have been banned from the North European bass fishery since 2015. For sea anglers this is just one more failure by CIFCA to add to the list. It has recently come to light that a few years ago CIFCA stopped enforcing a byelaw which was designed to protect salmon by ensuring that nets are not set at the surface. CIFCA officers failed to tell their own Committee that they did not intend to enforce the law and quietly removed the byelaw from CIFCA’s website, presumably to avoid drawing attention to it. In April 2019, CIFCA published proposals for new restricted-netting zones to protect salmon and sea trout from gill nets in inshore waters. These were strongly supported by sea anglers, but after objections from commercial netters, including claims that they would go out of business (we have seen no evidence to support these claims), CIFCA’s Byelaw Working Group caved in and significantly watered down its proposals – so much for evidence-based decision making. Regarding CIFCA’s enforcement activities, several sea anglers have told us they have little or no confidence in CIFCA to act on their reports of suspected illegal fishing and indeed CIFCA does not even keep a record of all reports, which raises the question: how does CIFCA carry out risk-based enforcement without a full record? It seems that CIFCA is lacking either the will or the resources to provide proper protection for juvenile bass and salmon, both species with dangerously low stocks. So what exactly is an Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority for? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contact: Info@saveourseabass.org
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    Fish of the Month - 2019

    Thanks for all that Mike - I'm leaving the release as it stands. Sadly the people who accept the release don't need to bother with facebook, only the vociferous minority who go into print.
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    Fish of the Month - 2019

    Here's the full press release - RAY BEATS NATIONAL RECORD Club member boats a large small-eyed ray which, when weighed at sea, was heavier than the national record. Chris Witheford, the club's official fish recorder, caught the huge ray on 17th December on a trip out of Poole. The fish was weighed at sea before being released and tipped the scales at 17lb 10oz. Ther ray was photographed in the hands of Oli Drew, a good friend of Chris's It was identified by the team of Dr. Peter Henderson, author of 'Identification Guide to the Inshore Fish of the British Isles' Stuart Cooper Press Officer
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    Fish of the Month - 2019

    I've reminded Cliff of the paragraph in the release which refers to ID being confirmed by Dr Henderson's team..