MINUTES OF THE BATHAMPTON ANGLING ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE MEETING
AT THE FRY CLUB KEYNSHAM TUESDAY OCTOBER 4TH 2016
MEETING COMMENCED AT 19.40
P.Morris (Chairman), D. Burnham (General Secretary), M. Turner (Admin), A. Gilbert (Treasurer), S. Knee (Head Bailiff), J. Buckle (Fisheries Officer), R.Bracey (Junior Officer), K. Rippin (Legal Advisor), S. Lovell (Vice Chairman), M. Seymour (Web Admin), T. Stone, S. Pitfield, M. Sheppard, R. Patrick, C. Hunt.
Received and accepted from H. Withers, L. Swift
MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER MEETING
Minutes of the September meeting were reviewed. Proposed by M. Sheppard seconded by C. Hunt to be a true record and agreed.
MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETING
D.Burnham stated that obtaining a new venue for meetings is proving difficult as most venues are already booked. Ongoing.
Astro Turf for platforms has been sourced and to be fitted.
Education Centre subcommittee has now been formed to further progression of the project which will include fund raising and as a next stage, utilities installation
Excerpts from October meeting.
BAA has been issued with notices from Nick Mould (Duchy of Cornwall) which were shown to all committee members that can be placed on boats that are moored illegally at Newbridge and Saltford. Signs can be put up stating that boats do not have mooring rights.
Newton Park was closed on the 1st October for a work party and also the chalk was delivered. Two members that turned up to fish the complex which was closed decided to assist and helped get the chalk to the lake side which was much appreciated.
M.Turner was asked again if the shops are being told about the closures which he stated that they are. A. Gilbert stated that the shops sometimes sell tickets 2-3 weeks in advance before the closures are sent.
Querying with Newton Park College if access from the carpark down to the bridge might be improved as it was believed cows are no longer using it.
New double swim being installed on the Chocolate Box at Lydes – ongoing.
Some weed removed at the same time but much more work is to be done.
£100 was donated to CLIC, raised from the 24hour carp match
Club Rules to be simplified.
EA/CEFAS have visited to take samples of carp from Main Lake to examine.
Likely those restrictions will be imposed relating to KHV when confirmed.
Thanks given to all who have been going to the complex to assist with problems during the closure and to those carrying out extra work.
Use of Dairy Hypochlorite to be considered as a dip for anglers nets, mats etc.
Stated the account books will be taken to the accountant on Thursday 6th October.
Work party at Hunstrete on Saturday 8th October. No boats used on any lakes due to the problems we have on the Main Lake.
Astro turf has now been obtained and time permitting swims will be covered on Saturday.
Trees at the lake edge of Withy to be removed.
Stated that when the chalk was delivered at Newton Park on Friday 30th October on an artic lorry which caused a lot of problems due to the size of the vehicle. Suggested that next time a smaller vehicle would be better.
Maintenance at Newton Park well attended and thanks to all attendees and the two members who helped out. Two trees will need removing by DOC.
New IDS for club officials to be issued at the end of this month.
One member banned for six months due to repeated warning relating to barbed hooks.
Since the virus has broken out on the Main Lake we have lost around 30 fish.
Numbers likely to increase until the virus ends.
Thanks given by J. Buckle for all who have helped removing fish.
Thanks given for all who helped to bag up the barley straw ready to go into the lakes on the maintenance day.
The last junior coaching session on Withy Pool was a great success.
There is a course coming up for a level 2 coaching session which M. Seymour will be attending.
Meeting to be arranged with coaches to discuss plans for next year.
M.Murfet (ex admin officer) contacted the club to suggest that it would be nice to get the history of Hunstrete put on the website and he would pay the cost of this.
R.Bracey stated that he and D. Burnham attended an Angling Trust forum and that there is money available for projects. You have to put plans in place to get funding. It is done on a 50-50 basis I.E our 50% can be contributed in labour rather that cash. It was suggested that a water supply be put on Withy Pool but it was stated that this would not be possible as it is too far to run a water pipe. It was also suggested that a chemical toilet on Withy Pool would be a good idea in the future if funding can be obtained.
MEETING CLOSED 21.50
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