May 2011 Newsletter

Filey Brigg Angling Society

Founded in 1922

President:    Mr P Watson

Chairman:   Mr A R Colling                                 Please reply to:

87 Pasture Crescent


North Yorkshire

YO14 0BP

Telephone:  01723 518457


Dear Members


Welcome to the F.B.A.S. Spring Newsletter.  This Year’s winter fishing got off to a splendid start, with some anglers catching up to 12 fish on a good night’s fishing.  Unfortunately the cold weather in December seemed to slow things down a bit.

The ‘A’ and ‘B’ Leagues were a close run affair with only a few pounds separating the leaders for most of the season.  Robbie Harrison took the lead in the final weeks and held on to it to enjoy another huge trophy haul.  Pete Dunn enjoyed a good first year, lifting the ‘B’ League trophy on his first attempt, and Rhys Colling made a clean sweep in the Juvenile League.

Thanks must go again to all the people who make the winter fishing possible, particularly Frank and Lilian for their efficient booking in service and keeping all in order.  Also thank you to the weigher-inners for their services during the winter fishing matches.  Please find enclosed a list of all the final winter fishing results and league tables.

The Society is running an extra competition this year called “The Accumulator”.  It will be points based; anglers will collect points from a mixture of Open and Club matches, eight in total spread across the year.  The competition will cost £10.00 to enter and is for members only.  All monies will be split 60, 30, 10.  Ten points will be awarded to the highest placed angler taking part in the Accumulator from each of the eight matches listed, nine points for second and so on.  Only one set of points from each match will be allowed.  The matches will be:-

1.      Sunday 19th June  – Foords Open (10 heaviest fish)

2.      Sunday 17th July – summer match (10 heaviest aggregate)

3.      Sunday 4th September – Fishing Festival (10 heaviest aggregate)

4.      Sunday 11th September – North of England – (10 heaviest aggregate)

5.      Sunday 30th October – John Smith’s Open (10 heaviest fish)

6.      Christmas Outing 2011 (date TBA) – (10 heaviest aggregate)

7.      Bell Trophy 2012 (date TBA) – (10 heaviest aggregate)

8.      Final day of winter fishing league 2012 (date TBA) – (10 heaviest aggregate)

Andy Colling is organising this competition, so please contact him to pay your £10 for the 8 match Accumulator!

The popular Summer Matches begin on 27th May (don’t forget your F.B.A.S. polo shirts and smocks, available from Andy Colling, if you want to look the coolest dude in town)!!  There is again a mackerel limit of 10 per person, to be weighed in per match. The Committee has again chosen a variation of nights and tides and the dates are as follows:-

Friday 27th May      – start 6.30pm, weigh in by 10.30pm

Wednesday 1st June – as above

Wednesday 15th June – as above

Sunday 19th June    – also Foord’s Open – 11am to 4pm, weigh in no later than 5pm

Wednesday 6th July  – start 6.30pm, weigh in by 10.30pm

Sunday 17th July     – start 10am, weigh in by 4pm

Friday 29th July       – start 6.30pm, weigh in by 10.30pm

Normal winter fishing rules apply.  Book in with Frank and Lilian Colling, 41 Grange Avenue, Filey.  Telephone 01723 515430 after 5.30pm for Wednesday and Friday matches, and one hour prior to the Sunday matches.

Please note that there is no fishing from Bempton Bird Sanctuary cliff tops (north side of Staple Newk).  The entire cliff top is out of bounds DAY AND NIGHT from 1st April to 1st October.

This year’s Foord’s Open will be held on Sunday 19th June 2011, fishing from 11am to 4pm with weigh in no later than 5pm.  The John Smith’s Open match will be held on Sunday 30th October 2011, fishing from 10am to 3pm, with weigh in no later than 4pm.

Another date for your diary is Sunday 2nd October 2011 when the F.B.A.S. is holding a “Bull Nose Boundary” catch and release match, sponsored by Tom Newlove,  Fishing times to be confirmed.

All members are reminded to support the 2011 Fishing Festival which starts on Saturday 3rd September and ends on the 11th with a truly epic tide for this big one.  If you sponsor £50 or more then this will entitle you to a free advert in the Festival brochure (you must confirm by the end of May before the brochure goes to print).  Please contact Carolyn or Adrian and we will arrange!

Just a reminder – if any member fishing in a shore match, or even when just pleasure fishing happens to hook a big fish, they may be entered for the “Titch Trophy” with a £50 prize sponsored by the F.B.A.S. To qualify the fish must be weighed in at the Club Headquarters (the Foords) by the official weigher-in or by a committee member.  The competition runs from 1st January to 31st December.

The Society is updating its insurance requirements, Rules and Constitution at the moment so keep a look out for any changes in this year’s Fishing Festival Brochure.  Also don’t forget to view the F.B.A.S. website for all Club news and future results.

Tight Lines!