Eastbourne Angling Association offers angling opportunities, competitions and events to its members.
We are very sorry to say the club WILL NOT be reopening on the 3rd December as planned,now that we have been placed in tier2.
The government has said it will have a review of each area,and will come back to the people,on 16th December or sooner,at this point we will again ,revise our situation.
The regulations set,virtually made it an impossibility,for us to trade,in a viable condition.
We hope you understand,why we have had to come to this decision,and thank you,for your continued support,
We are working on reopening ASAP.
After consultation with the Angling Trust and the Local Police,today 6th November 2020 ,to allow our boats to go to sea,we are going to practice the following
On Weather permissable days,on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY,until we come out of lockdown,there will be a Boatman on Duty.
They have stipulated NO PART OF THE CLUBHOUSE CAN BE OPEN,which even means the Yard and Locker Room.
They do not see any problem with any private boats,going to sea,AS LONG AS
1.NO MORE THAN 2 PERSONS IN A BOAT.
2.SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST BE STRICTLY ADHERED TO ( ie..bubble)
3.THIS APPLIES TO LAUNCH AND RECOVERY.
AND THE EAA MUST BE SEEN TO BE DOING THE RIGHT THING.
4.THE BOATMAN WILL NOT BE THERE TO HELP WITH LAUNCHING.
5.AND LIKEWISE ON RECOVERY,HIS POSITION WILL BE IN THE WINCH HOUSE.
WE UNDERSTAND THAT MANY OF YOU WILL HAVE YOUR FISHING EQUIPMENT,IN YOUR LOCKERS,SO IT DOES NOT LOOK TOO GOOD WEATHER TOMORROW,SATURDAY 7TH NOVEMBER ,SO WE HAVE COLIN ON DUTY FROM 9.00AM TILL 12.00 LUNCHTIME,TO GET THE EQUIPMENT YOU REQUIRE, FOR FUTURE EXCURSIONS TO SEA,DURING LOCKDOWN.
WHEN AND IF YOU GO TO SEA,AS FAR AS COVID 19 RULES APPLY,YOU ARE TOTALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS,AND IF ANY ACTION IS TAKEN AGAINST YOU,BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES,THE EAA WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE ,IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM.
AS PER OUR NORMAL RULES, THE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE BOATMAN ON DUTY.
WHEN GOING TO SEA,UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES,CAN ANY VEHICLE BE LEFT ON THE PROMENADE,OR EITHER RAMPS,WHICH ARE FOR EMERGENCIES.
IF THE WEATHER FORECAST CHANGES,AGAINST THE ORIGINAL FORECAST THE BOATMAN WILL NOT BE ON DUTY.
IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE BOATMAN PLEASE USE THE EAA PHONE,AND NOT HIS PERSONAL PHONE.
During these uncertain times once again,we are here to let you know there is no need to feel isolated,if you are having any problems getting through these times,let us know 07840 351941,and if we cannot help you directly,we will certainly find someone who can help.
There is light on the horizon,and we must ALL be strong and see our way through.
Just because we are not in the clubhouse,does not mean,we are not still,a family that can help each other,in times of stress.
It may not be the same but XMAS is coming,and we will all make the best of it for everyone.
Look after yourselves and keep safe
WE HAVE LAID OUT OUR FURNITURE IN THE CLUBHOUSE,TO CONFORM TO THE STRICT GUIDLINES OF THE GOVERNMENT PLUS WHAT IS BEST TO ALLOW MEMBERS TO FEEL SAFE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS THE FURNITURE TO BE MOVED TO MAKE A LARGER PARTY. 4 SEATER TABLES ARE THE MAXIMUM,
THE WAY WE HAVE SET THINGS,YOU ARE STILL ABLE TO TALK TO THE NEXT TABLE. WE HAVE HAD A COUPLE OF INSTANCES RECENTLY,WHERE STAFF OR COMMITTEE HAVE ASKED PEOPLE POLITELY,NOT TO MOVE CHAIRS ETC,ONLY TO BE VERBALLY ABUSED.....THIS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND THOSE OFFENDERS WILL BE ASKED TO ATTEND A HEARING,AGAINST THE CHARGES,AND IF FOUND GUILTY WILL BE SEVERELY REPREMANDED.WE ARE NOT SETTING THE RULES JUST FOR THE SAKE OF IT.WE DO NOT WANT TO BE SHUT DOWN.OUR CLUB IS FOR EVERYONES ENJOYMENT,AND TO BE SHUT DOWN JUST FOR THE SAKE OF A FEW WOULD BE DREADFUL,PLEASE CONFORM TO OUR REQUESTS.
We HAVE DECIDED THAT CHILDREN WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE CLUBHOUSE ON MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS WITH PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS,AND THE CHILDREN MUST BE SEATED,.WE STILL CANNOT ALLOW THEM IN ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY'S BECAUSE OF THE NEED FOR SEATING.
Sue & Rachel are serving up
BUT YOU MUST PRE BOOK,this is for a trial period only.
Please ring Sue before Friday Night latest.
PEOPLE HAVE RENEWED THEIR MEMBERSHIPS,JUST TO COME IN REGULARLY TO ENJOY RACHEL AND SUE'S CUISINE
RACHEL&SUE will be open every,
Saturday 12.00 -2.30pm
Sue and Rachel have achieved an exceptionally good health and safety rating from the EBC
It doesn't matter how it is delivered ,
Its the taste that counts
WE HAVE NOW INSTALLED STRONGER SELF EXPLANATORY MACHINES,AND HAVE ALSO EXPANDED ON THE AMOUNT OF SANATISING STATIONS AROUND THE CLUB,THIS IS FOR YOUR WELL BEING.
BUT CAN YOU PLEASE ALSO HELP US,AND ONE THING THAT SHOULD NOT BE DISMISSED IS THAT "YOU MUST WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER HAVING BEEN TO THE TOILET"
THANK YOU FOR COMPLYING TO THESE REGULATIONS
SO THAT WE MAY ALL STAY SAFE
The Meat Raffle is now in full swing on Saturday Lunchtimes and is going extremely well.
We had 19 prizes of prime meat ALL fully sealed,a few bottle of spirits and the ashtray.Patrons went away happy.
There will be one or two changes, in where you obtain your tickets and distribution of prizes,but apart from that,off we go.
As much as we want you to enjoy yourselves,we still must keep to social distancing regulations.And once again,maximum seating will apply,but as long as the weather is fine,we cannot see any problems,because of our spacious decking.
WE DO NOT WANT TO GO AGAINST ANY GOVERNMENT GUIDLINES BUT WE CAN DO ONE OR TWO THINGS,THAT WILL PUT US BACK ON THE ROAD TO NORMALITY,AND ONE OF THOSE THINGS IS OUR "OPEN THE BOX DRAW" IT IS A SIMPLIFIED SYSTEM,WHERE AS MOST OF YOU KNOW,YOU PUT YOUR NAME ON THE SHEET AGAINST "THE NEXT FREE NUMBER OR NUMBERS" THEN YOU TAKE A SMALL BROWN ENVELOPEAND PLACE YOUR NAME AND THE NUMBERS YOU ARE PAYING FOR,£1.00 PER NUMBER ON THE ENVELOPE AND DROP IT INTO THE BLUE BOX.
IF SOMEONE IS ALREADY FILLING THE SHEET IN,PLEASE WAIT,UNTIL THEY HAVE FINISHED,THEN GO TO THE SHEET AND HAVE YOUR GO,THE IDEA IS THAT WE HAVE NO QUEUES,WE MUST BE SEEN TO BE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN,TO COMPLY.
Bob and the gang are back with Bingo,it starts earlier because of our restricted hours.
Look forward to seeing you all,once again
Be there for 7,to get a seat.
The snooker table is open Mon-Friday.
Only singles will be allowed.Each Player must wear a mask when playing
THERE WILL BE REGULATIONS WHICH YOU MUST STRICTLY FOLLOW.THIS IS ONLY A TRIAL AND UNLESS RULES ARE FOLLOWED,WE WILL CLOSE THE TABLE ONCE AGAIN
THE SAME AS THE SNOOKER,THIS IS ONLY A TRIAL.IT WILL BE ON THE CENTRAL BOARD,BETWEEN THE KITCHEN AND LADIES TOILET.MONDAY FOR THE GENTS,WEDNESDAY FOR THE LADIES,AND TUESDAY AND THURSDAY FOR OPEN PLAY
Only SINGLES to be played,and masks must be worn,by all players when playing
The Committee have decided ........
GUESTS WILL NOW BE ALLOWED INTO THE CLUBHOUSE,with a member
Every Guest must be signed in by the member introducing them.
They must give their details of Name, postcode & telephone number,they will pay the appropriate fee of.£1 per person per visit.
If they are staying several days,and live a long distance from Eastbourne,they may purchase a temporary membership £2 per person per week.
THESE DOCKETS ARE STIPULATED BY THE GOVERNMENT.
If any member brings in guests,and DOES NOT sign them in,they to,will be asked to leave,and it could be detrimental to your membership
Our ordering procedure is as follows,once you are cleared at the door,please proceed correctly around the club,until you find the table to sit at.
Fill in the docket with your name,postcode,and telephone number.And write your drinks order ,putting your table number and ,this is a necessity if you wish to get your drinks promptly.
Then on the table you will find a smiling emoji card,hold this in the air,and one of our waitresses,will come and take your order,she will return with your drinks,we would appreciate if you would use a card for payment,this helps in speeding up our serving process,you will be given a receipt.If you pay cash,you may not get your change immediately,as the waitresses will collect other orders,before returning to the bar.
We thank you for your patience,as this system is new to us all.
We are trying our best to keep to the government guidlines,and the last thing anyone wants,is for us to have another LOCKDOWN.
So we are asking,for members to follow our procedures,we are not asking too much,
APART FROM AT YOUR TABLE,MASKS MUST BE WORN,THANK YOU.
1.ALWAYS GEL YOUR HANDS
2.PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER GOING TO THE TOILET
3.AS BEST AS POSSIBLE,KEEP TO SOCIAL DISTANCING
4.FOLLOW OUR NEW ORDERING SYSTEM,which we have found to be the safest.
5.PLEASE TRY AND PAY CONTACTLESS OR AT LEAST BY CARD
6.NO ONE is allowed to stand at the bar ,apart from exchange of fruit machine tickets.EVEN THEN please take social distancing into account.
7.If the Stewards politely ask for you to move away,it is for your own sake.
If you are just on holiday or actually live in Eastbourne where better than to spend your time relaxing ,and enjoying a drink. Whether it may be a coffee,or something a little stronger.
In the fine months the views from our elevated decking is superb,listen to the lapping of the waves,whilst watching the world go by.
And in the darker,drearier months sit on our glass fronted heated verandah,where you can see to Hastings in the East and Beachy head in the West.
And if you are on holiday,why not take advantage of temporary membership for just £2.00 per week per person.
Just one visit and you would have saved that on your drinks alone
Our inception took place in 1905 just half a mile from our present building, when like-minded men who needed food for their tables set up the local angling club.
They were local tradesmen, and did the work on their new wooden clubhouse all themselves.
They then bought, and in some instances built, their own boats to go to sea. As you can imagine, they were all row boats.
Then in the 1930s when the first SEAGULL engines appeared, this meant they could go further afield.
In 1969 the council needed the land on which the club was situated, so we moved to our present site which was opened in 1971.
In the heydays of the 1980s, we hosted the Eastbourne town boat fishing festival, which was recognised all over Europe. We had several competitors from Germany and Denmark. One of our members Ron Yates,won the SOUTHERN TV TROPHY,hosted by the late great Jack Hargreaves.
Even though we are specifically a Boat angling club, we cater for all genres of fishing, and our members enjoy trying their hands at all types of fishing.
We have just resurrected our beach angling section which is extremely well attended, mainly because the fish are returning to our shores, and our camaraderie extends throughout the club.