|9-9-17: Urgent call to support BASS campaign for 2018 as deadline for submissions is 15th September|
|28-8-17: Received preliminary report that IW boat record for Gilt Head Bream has been broken with a fish of 5 lbs plus. Subject to confirmation & further details.||AFI|
|12-8-17: Live Wrasse Commercial Fishery: Angling Trust Campaign|
|12-8-17: Contact us page updated||See here|
|12-8-17: Island record list updated to end 2016||See here|
AGM of the Isle of Wight marine section of the Angling Trust was held on Monday 6th February, 2017
See minutes below.
18-2-17: Bass: Final EU restrictions during 2017
30-10-16: Bass: EU Recommendations during 2017
|6-7-16: Bass: ICES recommend zero take during 2017|
|12-6-16: Bass: New survey by anglers at Sot'n Uni|
|12-2-16: Bass: Parliamentary debate held|
|RNLI Donations page set up in memory of Tony Williams|
|Bass Petition (Please sign) & AT's expose of government's rubbish response on 26-1-16|
|Sad death of Tony Williams|
No Bass fishing in first half 2016 & 1 fish bag limit after
19-12-15: UK government & EU totally shaft anglers
Navitus Bay Windfarm Update
20-9-15: Application refused.
See "Turbines" section under our work for an update
Ventnor Tidal Turbine test area.
30-8-15: See "Turbines" section under our work for an update
East Cowes Public Slipway
1-8-15: Planned loss of access
Local bait digging issues
10-11-15 : Legal aspects
12-7-15: Re messages from Malcolm Knight
Bass legal limit raised
2-7-15: EU has raised the legal min size to 42cms for all
Save Our Sea Bass.org
21-6-1-2015 B.A.S.S new website aimed at Bass conservation.
1 Apologies received from Richard Russell, Antony Stanyon, Roger Chandler & Shaun Graham.
2 Minutes of the 2014 Meeting were read out, approved by attendees & signed by Andrew Wenden. Note: Due to previous illness of chairman, no AGM had been held since 2014.
3 Matters Arising: Chairman paid tribute to the late Tony Williams in respect of all his very extensive & often not reported hard work on behalf of anglers at local, national & international levels.
4a Chairman’s Report: Andrew thanked all the officers of the IW committee for their excellent work. Alan Deeming was thanked for his support in, not only taking notes at the meeting, but for his extensive participation in external bodies in support of island anglers. President, Richard Russell, was thanked for, in effect, being an international ambassador for the IW through his participation in the England boat team. Chairman advised that the competition secretary, Shaun Graham, was unable to continue with that role due to increased work commitments. Andrew also advised that he was unable to continue as secretary due to personal circumstances.
4b Treasurer George Bernowicz issued the audited Statement of Accounts for the period from the 2014 AGM and pointed out that we were £88.39 down but still in good financial health as shown. Mike Richardson had audited the paperwork to confirm. The only source of income had been the profit from one open competition held during that period.
Proposed by Alan Deeming & seconded by Geoff Way that the accounts be formally adopted. Approved by all present.
5 Records Officer George Bernowicz reported that one new record claim had been approved:
· >Gilt Head Bream (Shore) 3lbs 3 ½ ozs Shaun Doughty>
6 Competitions. Chairman requested that clubs supply dates of their own open competitions as had been the custom in the past.
He went on to emphasise that, historically, the sole significant source of income for the IW committee had been the profit from the open competition that it organises. With none held in 2016, it would be desirable for the new competition secretary to organise one in 2017.
7 Propositions: Chairman advised that whilst none had been received, he had not, in fact, given clubs the required notice period for submitting any. In consequence, if any affiliated IW club wished to submit a proposition, then that would have to be dealt with by way of an EGM. He invited propositions from the attendees but none were forthcoming.
8 Election of Officers
President: Chairman proposed Richard Russell for president & this was seconded by Cliff Williams. Carried unanimously.
Chairman, Andrew Wenden, then stood down & invited nominations for Chairman.
Chairman: Alan Deeming proposed John Rackett & this was seconded by George Bernowicz. Carried unanimously
Secretary: Alan Deeming proposed John Rackett & this was seconded by Steve Way. Carried unanimously.
Treasurer & Records Officer: Andrew Wenden proposed George Bernowicz & this was seconded by Alan Deeming. Carried unanimously
Competition Secretary: Andrew Wenden proposed Kevin Basham & this was seconded by George Bernowicz. Carried unanimously
Publicity Officer/AT Web links: Alan Deeming proposed Antony Stanyon & this was seconded by Andrew Wenden. Carried unanimously
Delegates to national committees & other bodies:
Andrew Wenden proposed Alan Deeming & this was seconded by George Bernowicz. Carried unanimously
Alan Deeming proposed Andrew Wenden as reserve & this was seconded by George Bernowicz. Carried unanimously.
9. Alan Deeming gave briefing on his various involvements on behalf of IW anglers plus various matters of interest including Bass restrictions, litter, mullet & possible threat to local wrasse stocks.
10. Local angler Spencer Wright was introduced by Alan Deeming explaining that Spencer had been very active on the IW in successfully promoting the Angling Trust’s Take5 litter reduction campaign. Spencer gave briefing on his recent significant successes & was congratulated on his efforts.
11 A.O.B. Newly elected Chairman & Secretary, John Rackett, advised that he would endeavour to bring the committee’s meeting dates back in line with previous schedules. His current abnormal personal commitments would, however, mean that it would be a little while before he could devote his desired level of attention to it.
AGM Meeting declared closed at 8.50 pm