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2018 FISHING COMPETITIONS and 2017 results are listed on the Competition Page

Changes to points allocation for fishing board as agreed at fishing meeting
1st place fish will now be 5 points, 2nd place 3 points and 3rd place 2 points.

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FISHING MEETING MINUTES 30/12/17

ATTENDEES:   J MARDLIN  R PLOMER  L SCOTT  J EVANS  G JEWELL  M BEATTY  T GREAVES

APOLOGIES: R HOCKEY  S JONES

ITEM 1   FISHING OFFICER FOR 2018 ON. 

JOHN MARDLIN SAID HE WAS WILLING TO CONTINUE AS FISHING OFFICER BUT WOULD STAND ASIDE IF ANYONE ELSE WISHED TO TAKE ON THE ROLE. 

ITEM 2   FISHING COMPETITIONS

(MINIMUM OF 6 MEMBERS TO RUN A COMPETITION)

JOHN MARDLIN ASKED IF ATTENDEES WANTED ANY FISHING COMPETITIONS AS LAST YEAR THREE HAD BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF SUPPORT AND HE WOULD ONLY RUN THE PRESENTATION CUP AND                       FUR & FEATHER COMPETITION FOR 2018 ALONG WITH FISHING BOARD UNLESS THERE WAS SUPPORT FOR OTHER COMPETITIONS.

AFTER DISCUSSION IT WAS AGREE TO RUN TWO FURTHER COMPETITIONS. 

A PLAICE COMPETITION ON 14th & 15th OF APRIL.  BASS COMPETITION ON THE 11th & 12th OF AUGUST.

BOTH OF THE ABOVE COMPETITIONS WILL RUN OVER BOTH SATURDAY & SUNDAY BUT ONLY ONE THE THESE DAYS WOULD BE ALLOWED TO BE FISHED BY ENTRANTS THE CHOICE OF WHICH WOULD BE DOWN TO THE INDIVIDUAL.

THE PRESENTATION COMPETITION WOULD BE RUN ON SATURDAY 16th OF JUNE, ALLOWING SUNDAY 17th AND SATURDAY 23rd AS FALL BACK DATES SHOULD THE WEATHER CAUSE POSTPONEMENT. 

THE PRESENTATION EVENING BEING ON THE 23rd OF JUNE.

A  BEACH COMPETITION WILL BE PUT UP ON THE FISHING BOARD FROM OCTOBER ONWARDS,  IF ENOUGH MEMBER SUPPORT IS PRESENT TO ALLOW THIS COMPETITION TO GO AHEAD.  WATCH BOARD FOR PROPOSED DATE.

FUR & FEATHER WILL ALSO BE OCTOBER ONWARDS AGAIN WATCH BOARD FOR PROPOSED DATE.

JOHN MARDLIN STATED TO ENABLE MEMBERS TO WEIGH FISH IN IF UNABLE TO WEIGH ON CLUB SCALES, THEY COULD USE DIGITAL SCALES ON THEIR BOATS OR SHORE PROVIDING THEY  SUPPORT THIS WITH A PICTURE SHOWING FISH  AND WEIGHT .

THE STANDARD FISH FORM SHOULD STILL BE FILLED IN AS NORMAL AND LEFT AT CLUB HOUSE.

DIGITAL SCALES TO BE USED AND SHOULD BE CHECKED AGAINST CLUB SCALE FOR ACCURACY..

THIS WAS PROPOSED FOR CONSERVATION REASONS AND TO ALLOW THE BASS COMPETITION TO TAKE PLACE ON A CATCH, WIEGH, PHOTO AND RELEASE BASIS. (ALL AGREED)

JOHN MARDLIN STATED THERE HAS BEEN QUITE A BIT OF CONJECTURE AS TO WHAT SPECIMEN SIZES SHOULD BE USED FOR CLUB SPECIMEN WEIGHTS. HE PROPOSED THAT WE USE THE 2018 HAMPSHIRE – FISH SPECIMEN SIZE CHART FROM NOW ON.

THIS CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET OR IF MEMBERS PREFERRED THEY COULD PERCHASE A 2018 TIDE TABLE FROM SOLENT TACKLE FOR 2 WITH ALL THIS INFORMANTION AND MORE. (ALL AGREED)

A.O.B

RAY PLOMER SUGGESTED THAT A POOL FOR INDIVIDUAL FISH BE SETUP, THIS WOULD BE FOR BASS, BREAM, COD AND PLAICE.

EACH POOL ENTRANCE FEE TO BE 5 AND CAN BE ENTERED INTO UP TO THE 31st OF MARCH NO LATER, THIS WOULD RUN UNTIL THE 31st DECEMBER.

PRIZE GIVING FOR WINNERS WOULD BE AT THE FOLLOWING PRESENTATION EVENT 2019.

 (ALL AGREED)

ALSO IT WAS ASKED WHY FISH IN THE MARINA  DO NOT COUNT,  J.M STATED THE REASON WAS IT IS AN ENCLOSED AREA WHICH CANNOT BE FISHED BY ALL MEMBERS.

AFTER DISCUSSION IT WAS AGREED TO ALLOW THIS AND TO REMOVE MULLET FROM THE FISHING BOARD REPLACING WITH RED MULLET. 

OTHER SPECIESOF MULLET CAN STILL BE ENTERED FOR SPECIMEN ON THE FISHING BOARD AND FISH OF THE MONTH IF CAUGHT IN OPEN WATERS BUT WOULD NOT COUNT IF CAUGTH IN MARINA  (ALL AGREED)

JOHN MARDLIN

LHFA FISHING OFFICER.

 

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