STARTING OVER – 2021

After the turmoil of 2020 and the uncertainty of early 2021, we as a club are starting to get back on track again.

There are new fixtures now on the fixtures page and these include a Members’ Christmas Competition and the traditional CHRISTMAS OPEN.

Contact details are all the same as last last year and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch here.

JOHN LINTERN HELPS SHAVE LIVES AT SEA!

Popular and long-term member John Lintern thought that as he is now spending a lot more time fishing out at sea, since acquiring a boat, he should probably help ensure the local RNLI have the best chance to rescue him when he gets into trouble! He therefore decided that he would raise money for this worthy cause by shaving his head for money.

 

The deed was carried out by fellow member Victoria Izzard (Queen of the Clippers) live on Facebook and successfully raised over £1000.00.

Have a look here:-

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1502962599738492/permalink/3981417678559626

Congratulations John!

COVID 19 – PLANS GOING FORWARD

Dear all…
We’ve had lengthy discussions regarding fishing and COVID-19, and this is what has been agreed.
  • Midweek, Weekend, Junior Leagues and Opens – no further competitions this year.  We will review this in December 2020 ready for 2021
  • Boat League – the boats will now be socials only, run on reduced capacity. There’s a waiting list for the boat, so each trip will be done on a draw basis to see who goes. Speak to Steve L if you are interested in the boats
  • Trophies – no trophies will be presented until 2022 Spring, so you can hold on to the ones you have and we will recall them in Oct 2021
  • Memberships – all existing and new memberships will be valid until December 2021
We hope this is agreeable with you all.  We have not made these decisions lightly and hopefully they will give all members a chance to win some trophies and get back out there in 2021.
As always, keep uploading your pictures and keep us updated on how your doing, and above all, keep safe and well.
Best regards
WSMSAA Committee

NEW DATE FOR CHRISTMAS OPEN

A new date has been set for the postponed 2019 Christmas Open. This much anticipated competition – one of the highlights of the WSMSAA year – will now take place on Sunday 22nd December. The start time is now 1pm and fishing will run until 4:30pm.

Any questions then call Vicky on 07471 080290

2019 Christmas Open Cancelled/Postponed

Due to severe weather that has been forecast for the weekend of Sunday 8th December, it has been decided that the 2019 Christmas Open will be cancelled/postponed for safety reasons.

We apologise for any inconvenience and would ask that you keep an eye out for a replacement date, as this is likely only to be a postponement.

Any questions call Vicky on 07471 080290

CHRISTMAS OPEN UPDATE!!!!!

IMPORTANT NOTE TO EVERYONE INTENDING TO FISH THE CHRISTMAS OPEN ON DECEMBER 8TH

Please note due to a clash of sea front events you will NOT be able to access the Beach Road between 11AM and 1PM as the Christmas Cracker race is on. There will be parking available at £1 on the beach BEFORE 11AM between the Tropicana and the Sea Life centre. The road is due to be reopened at 1PM

The Bay Cafe is the venue for the sign on so why not come along a bit earlier and treat yourself to Breakfast before fishing

Please share this post as we need to get the word out to everyone

WSM SAA apologises in advance for any inconvenience caused

 

Any queries, don’t hesitate to ask

 

Vicky Izzard

Christmas Open – 8th December

2019 Christmas Open to be held on 8th December on Weston Town Beach.

One rod, three hooks and all fish over 20cm count.

Scores will be based on length to weight conversion so catch, measure and the release.

£12 adults entry, £6 juniors.

Call Vicky Izzard on 07471 080290 for further information.

Junior Open 2019

THE JUNIOR OPEN 2019

26 children fished on what was a great day weather wise. There was a break in the rain and the sun shone through.

27 fish were caught in total.

A massive thanks once again to Mr John May for his continued support and sponsorship. And also thanks to all the other sponsors, we had a great prize table much to the envy of the adults!!

RESULTS:-

1st  Harrison Izzard     –     7 bass, 1 flounder, 158cm

2nd Lewis Brown     –     1 whiting, 3 flounder 113cm

3rd Jude Bale     –     2 flounder 60cm

4th Ellie Dallow     –     1 conger 48cm

=4th Mary Drury     –     1 conger 48cm

6th Jamie Holland     –     1 eel 47cm

7th Izzy Healey     –     2 bass 43cm

8th Callum Laver     –     1 flounder 39cm

9th Max Miguel     –     1 flounder 35cm

10th Harvey Britt     –     1 eel 34cm

11th Jack Reynolds     –     1 whiting 24cm

Best Flatfish          –   Callum Laver 39cm flounder

Best Round fish   –   Ellie Dallow and Mary Drury 48cm conger

For more pictures see: HERE

Harrison Izzard collected 1st prize. (Donated by John May)

2019 Westward Festival

Dear All

This years Westward festival will be held on Sunday 22nd September, and we as a club are hosting it.  It will be held in Burnham On Sea and will be an all day event by the time sign on, fishing and weigh in have been done.

We are looking for both anglers AND stewards to make the event run as smoothly as possible.  We will have 2 boats to accommodate al the teams leaving from Minehaed on the day.

If you wish to be considered for the fishing, or would like to volunteer to help steward, please reply to this email at your earliest convenience, stating whether you wish to fish, or steward, or help in another capacity as we really need to start getting names together.

Many thanks

Vicky Izzard

WSMSAA Secretary

IMPORTANT MESSAGE – Hinkley C and The Environment

PLEASE ACT BY FRIDAY 26th JULY – This is the closing date of the consultation.

Hinkley C developers NNB/EDF have always preached environmental awareness and stewardship as core values. They stated originally that if an acoustic fish deterrent (ADF) system was installed and utilised, it would keep nearly all fish away from the intakes. Everyone agreed this to be a great idea.

There has now been a decision taken by NNB Generation Company (HPC)/EDF to make an application for NOT implementing this system and thus to possibly renege on the original environmental promise made concerning fish welfare and to state that not implementing the ADF system will have NO effect on any fish kill resulting from the power plants operation.

In point of fact, papers from Peter Henderson, a recognised authority on the effects of Nuclear Power Stations on the surrounding environment, suggest that if the acoustic measures are not put in place and used, the annual fish kill could be in the MILLIONS! He has independently. monitored Hinkley B for Nuclear Power since it opened 40 years ago. Here are his figures:-

Estimated Impingemant Hinkley

In light of this, the Environment Agency has opened a period of public consultation and thus it is recommended that anyone who has an interest in fish stocks, fish welfare or the marine environment, use the following link to respond to the proposal via said EA consultation.

https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/psc/ta5-1ud-nnb-generation-company-hpc-limited-2/consultation/intro/

Below is a copy of John May’s response by way of example and as an insight into what is going on:-

E Consultation Hinkley C Response

PLEASE USE THE LINK ABOVE TO HAVE YOUR SAY BY FRIDAY 26th JULY – This is the closing date of the consultation.

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