2016 AGM Minutes

MINUTES FOR THE BATHAMPTON ANGLING ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2016 HELD AT THE FRY CLUB KEYNSHAM

Chairman Phil Morris opened the meeting at 19.35

1. APOLOGIES

Received and accepted from S. Knee (Head Bailiff), H. Withers, S. Pitfield, N. Moore.

2. MINUTES OF THE 2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The minutes of the 2015 AGM were reviewed.
Acceptance proposed by J. Buckle seconded by S. Lovell and voted on with total agreement with no abstentions or votes against.

3. MATTERS ARISING

There were no matters arising from the minutes of the 2015 AGM.

4. STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS FOR YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 2016

Alan Gilbert (Treasurer) presented the statement of the accounts for 2016 and they were reviewed by those present. No questions were forthcoming regarding the accounts. Proposal of the acceptance of the accounts was made by R. Bracey and seconded by K. Rippin and agreed by those present.

5. PROPOSALS FROM MEMBERS

No proposals received.

6. PROPOSALS RECEIVED FROM COMMITTEE

Annual Membership fee to increase by £5 across all categories.

Club rules will be amended to state that dip tanks will be installed at The Dave Crookes Fishery at Hunstrete and all members must dip nets on entry to any of these fisheries and dip nets when leaving.
Newton Park and Lydes Farm will also have dip tanks installed.

Club rules will be amended to state that no illegal drugs or alcohol are permitted on any Bathampton AA waters. Only prescription drugs will be allowed.

All new proposals from the committee were proposed by R. Bracey seconded by S. Lovell and were voted on by those present with total agreement.
There were no abstentions or votes against.

7. ELECTION/RE-ELECTION TO COMMITTEE (to stand for next 3 years)

The following committee members stood for re-election for the next 3 years.

Phillip Morris (chairman)
Shane Lovell (vice chairman)
Rodney Bracey (welfare officer)
Steve Pitfield

Nick Moore stood for election to the committee after being co-opted.

These nominations were proposed by C. Hunt seconded by J. Buckle. A vote was taken and all agreed with no abstentions or votes against.

8. GENERAL SECRETARYS REPORT : DAVE BURNHAM

The planning permission for the Education Centre has been satisfied due to the work that has already been carried out and funding will now be sought to allow installation of water and electricity supplies. It is intended to seek funding from whatever sources are available.

The road from the bridge to Withy Pool has now been resurfaced.

Stated that the problem with poachers that were nearly caught at the Hunstrete complex is ongoing and in the hands of the police.

KHV has now been confirmed in Main Lake at Hunstrete and CEFAS has officially listed the site as an infected location. This disease is on the increase in the UK and BAA is not alone in having to deal with the loss of some very valuable stock.

Bridge Pool and Withy Pool so far are not affected.

The whole complex will have restrictions imposed by CEFAS which include no movement of stock at all other than netting of surplus stock for disposal on site.

When the lakes at Hunstrete re-open, members will not be allowed to move from lake to lake to limit the risk of spreading the disease.

Dip tanks will be on-site and use on entry and exit will be compulsory.

Question was asked how the monitoring of the dipping of nets will be monitored. It was stated that dip tanks will be monitored by CCTV, members must enforce it as well as club officials and if any member sees someone not dipping equipment they should either contact a bailiff or a club official ASAP so the matter may be addressed.

Question asked regarding the mixing of the chemicals in the dip tanks I.E will the correct amount be used. It was stated that the correct mixing of chemical to water will take place.

Question was asked how long the nets have to be dipped for as sometimes you have to wait up to 15 minutes for some chemicals to take affect. It was stated that the chemicals to be used should work almost immediately.

Question asked how we will stop anglers moving from lake to lake. It was stated that tickets may have to be marked with either M/W/B and this will be discussed again at a future committee meeting to consider how to implement and control.

It was suggested that a different ticket be issued for the Main Lake but it was stated that this would not be practical as it would then be difficult to monitor ticket sales.

It was stated that a lot of anglers fishing the main lake for the big carp are using under size unhooking mats and it was suggested that a minimum size mat be introduced when fishing the main lake. This will be discussed at a later date. It was also suggested that BAA purchase unhooking mats and nets for anglers to use but it was decided that this would not be practical as the nets and mats would probably be stolen although the idea may be discussed again.

Question was asked if the 30 fish lost around 3 years ago were due to KHV. It was stated that it was not KHV and the fish had contracted carp pox.

Stated that Nick Mould (Duchy of Cornwall) has been contacted regarding installing a dip tank at Newton Park which has been agreed as long as live stock cannot access the dip. Lydes Farm will also have dip tanks installed.

Stated that since the Hunstrete complex has been closed the fish are being fed regularly. Also lots of maintenance work has been carried out on the banks of Withy Pool by committee members, club bailiffs and volunteers. Thanks given to all those who have helped.
Some trees have been removed at the end of Main Lake to improve air circulation and in turn natural oxygenation.

MEETING CLOSED AT 20.45

9. OPEN TO THE FLOOR

Thanks expressed to all the members who attended this AGM.

Member offered help regarding the orchids that grow around Withy Pool.

Question asked if maybe there could be a yearly ticket for the Hunstrete Complex rather than purchase single day tickets .This to be discussed at a later date.

It was asked why the subscriptions were raised by £5 and it was stated this was to cover rising costs of running the Hunstrete Complex.

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING TUESDAY 6TH DECEMBER