Eastbourne Angling Association offers angling opportunities, competitions and events to its members.
After meeting of the General Committee last night 16/3/21
It has been agreed that,
The boathouse will reopen for fishing ON SATURDAY 3rd April 2021.
There will be set regulations as follows
The boathouse will only open Saturday ,Sunday,and Monday for this phase of COVID restrictions
The boathouse will only open,when the weather is deemed to be fishable,by OUR boatman.(And his decision is final)
ALL GOVERNMENT COVID RULES must still apply.
It is up to you to follow all rules,do not be offended,if the boatman asks you to do so,we must ensure our staff and members are in a safe environment.
PROCEDURES TO GO FISHING......
You must ring the CLUB BOATHOUSE PHONE 07418033353 (not colins personal phone) at least one or two days before you intend to go,and advise him of your intentions.At this point he will say if the forecast looks OK.
If after letting him know you are going afloat,YOU CHANGE your mind,please ring and let him know.
Because if proposed people do not turn up,we will lock the yard,and the boatman will go home.
The yard will only be open,for fishermen,or members wishing to take care of their boats,gatherings in the gutting yard,will not be allowed
The locker room will be open,but on a restricted basis,
Fishing is of paramount importance to us.
We would love to have the boathouse open,full time.
But as you realise,whilst there is no revenue coming in,this would soon drain our resources,and we do not wish to be just another statistic.
Never a day goes by,when I do not think of the angling club,but more so YOU the members,when Covid started no one knew what the consequences were going to be,or how long it would last.
Well here we are now,many months down the line
The beginning of the end,has started to shine through in the UK
Our boathouse hopefully will reopen on restricted days,from Easter Saturday
And yes the clubhouse too will be Open from the middle of MAY,(Date to be verified)Still under some COVID rules,but not so stringent as before.As long as Government do not change the goalposts.!!
I am sure you can accept,it would have been impossible for us to open on April 12th,as we are so,restricted for space,it would have been impossible to control.
From different types of correspondence I receive,I understand you to are missing normal day life,many who have had traumatic experiences,through isolation.
But never feel alone,there are so many who are in the same position,who are feeling just like you,give someone you know a call,you may not be best buddies,but they to ,could be waiting to hear a different voice,other than the ones on the radio or tv.
The roll out of the vaccine,has lifted spirits,and I am sure,a lot of our members will have had their first dose.
There is light at the end of the tunnel.
So finally,for now,roll on the days,when no more elbow and fist bumps,to acknowledge each other,and when we can all sit down around the tables enjoying each other’s company.
For anyone that has been poorly,we Wish you the speediest of recoveries
Also anyone that has lost relatives or friends,to the pandemic we send our heartfelt condolences.
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
There are several different memberships,if you would like to join us, when you have decided contact us for a membership form,and we will send you one,they will be available on line soon.If you require to go out fishing,by using one of our club boats,after tuition by our boatman,you would need to purchase a FULL membership,this covers you as a fisherman,and your wife or partner,and children under 15, as associate members and the cost of this is £65 per year.Going out in one of our boats,you have to have your own fuel,and safety eqipment (Life Jacket,etc) and it costs £15.00 per trip. Weather Permitting.Then if you just want to come into the clubhouse,with NO fishing rights,but enjoy ,club life,snooker ,darts,bingo ,raffles etc,for a couple ,it is a JOINT membership and this is £40 per year.And if you are an individual, this is a SINGLE membership and will cost you £25 per year.We have an exceptionally well stocked bar,at club prices.And we are open 7 Days a week
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.