IN THESE TRYING TIMES THAT WE ARE IN, IT'S GREAT TO BE ABLE TO GO OUT AND FISH!
Although with the new legislation it may be, to only meet with a single person from another household or with family from your own household, the fact that we can still enjoy our pastime has got to be considered a positive!
It is with sad news that I have to inform you that our Treasurer Pauline Roberts has passed away after a short illness. I only met Pauline when she joined the committee 3 years ago. Pauline was a lovely person and those who new her better especially around the Sidmouth area are sure to agree.
Our thoughts are with all her family at this sad time.
Welcome to all, whether you’re a keen and dedicated angler, a wishful armchair fisherman, or you’d just like to keep in touch with the wonderful world of fishing.
We aim to offer our members a one-stop-shop for essential information, fishing news, tools and useful links to aid you in your angling pursuits.
If you’re not a member through your fishing club and you Fish within the Federations boundaries, you can join as a personal member. Membership fees are just £10pa, which includes our handbook and entry into competitions. Get in touch for more details and to join!
We are a non-profit organisation with over 30-years of history. We aim to promote and encourage sea angling and to provide a body that will serve affiliated clubs and personal members.
Our Club membership boundary runs between Bristol and Weymouth, extended to included the Channel Islands and the Isles of Scilly. Personal members are welcomed from outside of the club boundaries.
Our fishing boundary covers the southern banks of Severn Estuary, Aust Ferry, Severn Bridge all the way around to the South East at Hengistbury Head in Dorset.
Members of affiliated clubs and personal members are entitled to all of the privileges of the South West Federation of Sea Anglers, including the right to enter any competition for cups, medals and prizes offered by the federation. There are separate categories for personal and junior members.
The Federation can offers clubs a reasonably priced public liability insurance to cover anglers while fishing. club events. This is currently available for £80pa, due 1st January.
The Federation runs a fish of the month competition throughout the year. This is awarded for the best specimen registered, boat and shore. Also, for the best junior specimen registered overall.
Certificates are also awarded for every specimen fish recorded. These are presented at the AGM/Presentation night.
With the addition of accepting fish weighed afloat a reminder was given to the membership that all Fish that are submitted for Federation awards must be weighed on Certified Scales
Trading Standards in Exeter was suggested as one of the most cost effective ways of acheiving this.
Secretary: Mr. Andrew Atkinson
33 Western Avenue
33 Western Avenue
Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Somerset