Eastbourne Angling Association offers angling opportunities, competitions and events to its members.
After the latest restrictions imposed by the government putting Sussex.
INTO TIER 4.and now LOCKDOWN
Today Thursday 7th January The Government did a reversal of their decision of NO FISHING.
But once again they have been very ambiguous in their wording.and THE ANGLING TRUST HAVE ISSUED THEIR INTERPRETATION OF THE RULES.
They have said ONLY LOCAL FISHERMEN can go out.
(this means for us,only people from Eastbourne)
MAXIMUM 2 to a boat.
You must exercise FULL COVID Distancing
(On the spot fines of £200 can be given,if any rules are transgressed)
You must be able to launch your own vessel
And apart from the boatman using the winch.on the retreive,NO assistance will be given to put your boat back on your berth.
WHEN PRACTISING THESE RULES BEFORE, BOATOWNERS FOUND IT WAS TOTALLY IMPRACTICAL
We have held an emergency meeting,and have decided,that too much of an onus would be put upon our boatman,deciding who lived where?
Plus not being able to assist AT ALL
.We as employers have a right to look after our staff,and in these times NOT,to put our Boatman in an unhealthy situation.
Would not be fair on him,or us.
So until circumstances change,our decision is NO BOATS will be allowed to go to sea.
If you need to do any running repairs on your boat,there is nothing stopping you coming to the beach,as long as you live within the boundary of Eastbourne.
We hope you realise,this decision,has not been taken lightly
WE REALISE HOW MUCH MANY MEMBERS ARE MISSING THE SOCIAL LIFE OF THE ANGLING CLUB,JUST AS WE ARE OURSELVES.HOWEVER ,AT AN EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ,WE DECIDED THAT THE CLUB NOT REOPEN UNTIL SUCH TIMES AS EITHER;EASTBOURNE IS GRADED INTO TIER 1 or the GOVERNMENT CHANGES ITS RULES UPON WHERE A SUBSTANTIAL MEAL MUST BE SERVED WITH DRINKS IN A LIMITED TIME PERIOD.THE DECISION WAS TAKEN WITH REGRET,BUT WITH AN OVERWHELMING FOCUS OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR MEMBERS AND STAFF.THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS THAT SOME ESTABLISHMENTS ARE FLOUTING THE REGULATIONS.BUT,FOR THE PRESERVATION OF OUR GOOD NAME AND THE VERY CONTINUATION OF THE EAA,WE WILL NEVER GO DOWN THAT ROUTE.THE GOOD TIMES WILL RETURN AND WITH THE ROLL OUT OF THE VACCINES,WE HOPE THEY WILL ARRIVE SOONER RATHER THAN LATER.SO,WE WISH YOU ALL A SAFE AND BETTER 2021 AS POSSIBLE.YOURS THE GENERAL COMMITTEE EAA....
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.
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
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.