FBAS News & Spring 2017 Newsletter

Founded in 1922

President:    Mr P Watson
Chairman:    Mr Andrew Colling

Hon Sec. Scott Blowman                                                                                                 Holmedene,
West Street,
April 2017

Dear Member

Welcome to the 2017 spring/summer newsletter.

The society held its Annual Winter Fishing Presentation in March at the Buccaneer and was once again well attended, with prizes on the evening presented by Richard Casling from one of our main festival supporters The Filey Snooker Centre. A league winner was Iain Sellers who couldn’t attend the night but iain’s parents came and enjoyed a good meal and a great night, B league winner was Callum Murton.  Congratulations to all the winners and all the anglers who competed in the Winter League .A big congratulations to Richard Haxby with a wonderful specimen Cod of 12.11.8 caught in his new back garden at Cayton Bay.This year has seen our juvenile entries swell from 4 entries last year to 53 this year which is fantastic for the future of our club and made weighing in on a Saturday teatime at the Foords an event not to be missed with the juveniles all baying for top spot.  The full results and league tables can be found on our popular FBAS website and our facebook page. Two new honorary life members were presented on the night with this special award and certificate on the night much to their surprise, Mark Colling and Pete Watson are the men in question and received the awards from our chairman Andy Colling on the night.

After last year’s popular addition of buy 7 matches for the price of 5 we are doing it again this year for the summer league ,below you will find the dates for the matches.

The summer league matches and the festival are now subject to our new Summer Boundaries which are West Pier Whitby(River Esk out of bounds) to South Pier Bridlington this takes in two areas which are subject to different rules we have our code of conduct with the RSPB please see note below and also the no take zone which goes from Bridlington edge of Danes Dyke to Sewerby Steps this is a national no take zone set up by Natural England and NESFC in 2010.

For those of you wanting to get fishing again, the popular Summer Matches will start on the 25th May.  Please remember that there is a limit of 10 mackerel in the Summer Matches. Please remember that there is no fishing from Bempton Bird Sanctuary cliff tops north side of Dyke End, this entire area is now out of bounds day and night from 1st March to 1st October.  The “Code of Conduct” agreed with the RSPB at Bempton is  available to view on the FBAS website, and we encourage all our Club members to make themselves familiar with this.  Please note that there is also a new EU Council regulation with regard to no Bass being able to be retained/bought to the scales until 1st July. After the 1st July 1 Bass can be retained/bought to the scales. New FBAS fish sizes are Dogfish 40cm and Smoothhounds are 70cm plus Whiting are the same as the new winter size of 32cm

Summer matches for 2017 will be on the following dates:
Wednesday 24th May
Sunday25th June (Foords Open Match 10am – 3pm, weigh in by 4pm -  Heaviest fish counts towards
your summer aggregate
Wednesday 14th June
Wednesday 5th July
Friday 14th July
Sunday 23th July (start 10am, weigh in by 3pm)
Friday 11th August

Please note that all evening matches start 6:30pm, weigh-in by 10:30 prompt
All weigh-ins are held at the Foords Hotel, Queen Street, Filey.  Entry fees for each match are Adults £3.00, Juveniles £1.  To enter book in with Frank and Lilian Colling, 41 Grange Avenue, Filey, telephone 01723 515430 after 5.30pm for Wednesday/Friday matches

Other dates for your Diary are:

Foords Open 2017 Sunday25th June. Fishing 10am-3pm,
weigh in by 4pm at Foords Hotel, Queen Street, Filey

2017 Annual Filey Fishing Festival  Saturday 2nd September – Sunday 10th September 2017

2017 AGM and Winter Fishing Meeting 29th September please note that if you have any ideas that you want raising at the AGM then please put them in writing at least 2 weeks before the AGM. The committee are always looking for keen members with ideas to come forward with these ideas.

2017/18  Winter Fishing League commences Monday 2nd October 2017

John Smiths 2017 Sunday 5th November.  Fishing 9am to 2pm, weigh in by 3pm at Filey Snooker Centre

Bullnose Match 8th October register at 5 fishing times 5.30-7.30
We also will be announcing another popular Bullnose match sponsored by Filey Bay Today who have Kindly donated £100

December Christmas Social Match (date to be agreed)

Just a reminder that memberships finish at the end of September regardless of when you joined, so make sure you renew before the Winter Series starts in October.

Work is now underway to organise the festival, so if you would like to donate a prize or sponsor a match, or even have an advert in the brochure, please contact the secretary or Andy Colling as soon as possible.  All our new members are asked to please support the Fishing Festival by way of a prize or sponsorship for any match.

If you would prefer to receive further letters and communications from the Society by email, please let our Secretary, Scott Blowman know – his email address is at the top of this letter.  This would be really helpful as we can cut down on printing and posting costs. Also take a look at our club website (www.fileybrigganglingsociety.co.uk) which is regularly updated with all match results and club news. So Scott can update our records and to be able to send group text messages and group emails could we ask that if possible can you email Scott your current details so we can update our records.

As always, a massive thank you to all the committee, members and patrons of FBAS who together make such a successful society.

Tight Lines!

The Committee Filey Brigg Angling Society
Telephone:  01723 512067

Email: scottydogb@btinternet.com

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