|ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE BAA COMMITTEE
NEWTON PARK – UPPER LAKE
It has been brought to the attention of the committee by the administrators at Bath Spa College that fishing activities have been taking place at the UPPER lake.
BAA members do not have permission to fish this lake and any member fishing there will be deemed to be poaching and as such bringing the name of the Association into disrepute.
If apprehended, membership of the Association will cease immediately for the individual(s) pending a tribunal by the Association and the most likely outcome will be a life ban from the Association.
The administrators at the college will also be within their rights to pursue prosecution against any individual fishing the Upper Lake and security staff have been made aware of the situation and
will be vigilant in curtailing this illegality.
The committee discussed the need for dating day tickets and it was considered
only necessary to have the year on them.
This is much fairer to the member who has paid for a days fishing
but may lose it once a new month is entered.
Tickets will not be valid from one year to the next so 2019 tickets run out at the
end of 2019.
RESTRICTIONS RELATING TO USE OF CHAINSAWS AT HUNSTRETE
WILL MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE THAT THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED
TO USE CHAINSAWS AT HUNSTRETE UNLESS THEY HAVE WRITTEN
PERMISSION FROM THE GENERAL SECRETARY.
TO OBTAIN PERMISSION, PROOF MUST BE GIVEN THAT
RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS ARE IN ORDER AND INSURANCE
IS HELD BY THE OPERATOR.
ONLY FELLED WOOD ON THE GROUND MAY BE CUT.
CUTTING AND TIMES MUST BE AGREED PRIOR TO COMMENCING WORK.
THE SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF OTHERS IN THE VICINITY MUST BE CONSIDERED AS WELL AS NOT DISTURBING ANY ANGLING ACTIVITIES TAKING PLACE.
BRING A BUDDY IN THE MONTH OF MAY
Do you know someone who might like to try fishing at Hunstrete?
During May 2019, you may bring a single guest to fish.
When purchasing a day ticket, just buy an extra one for your guest.
Your guest should be in possession of a current rod licence which can be a temporary or annual licence.
Please ensure the guest either fishes with you on your peg or an adjacent one and if not in your peg the guest must be in possession of a correct landing net and mat and tackle for the fish that may be caught.
You must ensure that the guest adheres to all club rules and you will be held responsible for the behaviour of a guest.
The guest must remain with you during the visit.
This is a trial run that may result in similar activities being available to members in the future.
|NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION
ACCESS TO THE DAVE CROOKES FISHERY AT HUNSTRETE
The security of the fishery is enhanced by the electronic gate and access code as in combination they restrict access to the complex.
It is imperative therefore, that the code is not given out freely to non-members and on no account is broadcast on any kind of media by members.
In future, any member proven to disregard this notice may face disciplinary action which may result in expulsion from the Association.
IMPROVEMENTS TO PLATFORMS AT HUNSTRETE.
It is the policy of the Association to seek funding from all sources with a view
to using any acquired funds or materials for the benefit and improvement of fisheries.
Recently, funding was acquired from the Angling Trust for the purpose of
platform and swim improvements at Hunstrete.
The amount acquired was matched and exceeded in monetary terms by the Association and
As a result, Withy Pool has seen replacement of many of the old style wooden platforms by
more natural materials which will be easier and cheaper to maintain in the future which from an ecological point of view is a job well done.
The swims are safer and larger and look really good.
MINUTES FOR THE BATHAMPTON ANGLING ASSOCIATION ANNUAL
GENERAL MEETING, TUESDAY 6th NOVEMBER 2017 HELD AT THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION CLUB KEYNSHAM
Chairman Philip Morris opened the meeting at 19.35.
Received and accepted from M. Burcham, M. Murfett
- MINUTES OF THE 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The minutes of the 2017 AGM were reviewed.
Acceptance proposed by P. Hunt seconded by R. Mead and voted on with total agreement with no abstentions or votes against.
- MATTERS ARISING
There were no matters arising from the minutes of the 2017 AGM.
- STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS FOR YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 2018
Alan Gilbert (Treasurer) presented the statement of the accounts for 2018 and they were reviewed by those present. There were no questions forthcoming from the floor regarding the accounts.
- Turner proposed that the accounts as viewed be accepted and this was seconded by K. Rippin and agreed by those present.
- PROPOSALS FROM MEMBERS
No proposals received.
- PROPOSALS RECEIVED FROM COMMITTEE
6.1 A proposal was put forward by the committee to award E. Gillard and T. Willmott (club bailiffs) life membership of Bathampton A.A for their long and distinguished service to the club, A vote was taken and all agreed.
6.2 A proposal was put forward by the committee and the trustees that the annual membership fee for the veterans be increased by £5. Also the junior
membership fee be reduced by £5 with senior memberships remaining unchanged.
The proposals were seconded by M. Turner, a vote taken and all agreed.
- ELECTION/RE-ELECTION TO COMMITTEE (to stand for next 3 years)
The committee proposed that Ed Gillard join the committee as a co-opted member. This was seconded by R. Mead, a vote taken and all agreed.
The following committee members stood for re-election for the next 3 years.
A vote was taken and all agreed with no abstentions or votes against.
7.1 S. Knee (Head Bailiff) was asked to say a few words regarding Club Treasurer A. Gilbert who is retiring and thanked him and his wife for all their hard work over the past 35+ years of service to Bathampton A.A. All members present wished Alan a very happy and healthy retirement.
- GENERAL SECRETARYS REPORT : DAVE BURNHAM
8.1 See attached report.
- OPEN TO THE FLOOR
9.1 Question asked from some of the carp anglers present at the meeting if the winter closing hours could be extended from 6pm to 8.30pm. After discussion it was stated that a proposal to the committee regarding the request will be discussed when received.
Meeting Closed 8.25pm
AGENDA FOR THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
TUESDAY 6th NOVEMBER 2018
AT THE BRITISH LEGION, KEYNSHAM – COMMENCING AT 19:30
2. MINUTES OF THE 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
3. MATTERS ARISING
4. STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS FOR YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 2018
5. PROPOSALS RECEIVED ( from members)
6. PROPOSALS RECEIVED (from committee)
Proposal of life members
7. MEMBERSHIP FEES AND DAY TICKETS
8. ELECTION/RE-ELECTION TO COMMITTEE (To stand for the next 3 years)
Ed Gillard – Co-opted
Dave , Burnham
9. SECRETARY’S REPORT
10. OPEN TO THE FLOOR
Any questions from those present. The chairman will decide if a response may be
given or if a delayed response is required to allow discussion by the committee of the matter in question. In such cases the question will be logged and responded to at a later date.