Beer & District Sea Angling Association
Welcome to BDSAA web site. If you are a resident in the area and looking for a club to join, you will find meeting dates and an application form on our contacts page. If you are visiting the area and wish to fish either from the shore or boat and want help, assistance or just up to date catch news please contact us – we may also be able to assist in providing a local guide during your visit.
8thd Aug Boat Beer.
28th Aug Shore Ferry Bridge.
25th Sep Shore Cogden.
Boat Fishing at Beer
News - Updated 16th July 2021
See Facebook for any photo’s. Shore Report from From Dave Foden 16/07/2021
The annual All Nighter was fished between 5pm Saturday 10th July and 9am Sunday 11th July.
Anglers went as far west as Slapton Sands, east to Weymouth and many places in between.
Thirteen anglers fished, with sixty one fish counting, there were eleven species caught.
There were some cracking fish caught, including six Bass the largest being Scott Cooper’s of 4lb 2ozs.
Tim Mitchem’s cracking Small eyed ray of 11lb 8ozs this not only gave him the best fish but also the species record for outside of area C. Not to be out done Adam Cawley also claimed a species record outside of area C with an Undulate ray of 12lbs. Steve Marsh also got in on the action with a Small eyed ray of 9lb 5 ozs.
Adam also caught a Tope which was swiftly unhooked and immediately returned to the ocean in a very gentle manner ensuring minimum stress to the fish.
Weather conditions looked good and some anglers had a good night and some great fish, whilst others struggled.
The next competition is at Ferry Bridge on the 28th August, due to this being the bank holiday weekend with heavy traffic and the possibility of Ferry Bridge being very crowded the venue is subject to change.
BDSAA is a small local club that meet at Beer Albion Football Club offering an informal focus for Sea Anglers in the area, we maintain a membership of about 40 people. We fish from both the shore and boat approximately once a month (next dates and venues on our “Fixtures page”). Primarily a species hunting club we concentrate our fishing to the greater Lyme Bay area in the main, but do venture out if a member has a particular wish to fish a specific venue. We regularly fish against other clubs, mainly those from East Devon i.e. Honiton and Lyme Regis, but would always welcome hosting a visiting club for a match.
Life Jackets & Buoyancy Aids
The Angling Trust, along with other agencies is keen to encourage the wearing of Life Jackets or Buoyancy Aids when participating in any water-based pastimes such as sea Angling. The Angling Trust insurers now stipulate that in order to claim against the Trust’s insurance anglers MUST be wearing one if on a boat or have been wearing one if loss of life is involved.
The AT has several partner retail units offering savings to members of up to 15% on the purchase of life preservers. Suitable ones may be purchased for under £100. The following guidance may be useful to anyone interested in buying one. For angling a minimum of 150 Newton as below is recommended.
150 Newton Inflatable / Air Foam Jacket
This level is intended for general offshore and rough weather use where a high standard of performance is required. It will turn an unconscious person into a safe position and requires no subsequent action by the user to maintain this position. Standards applicable to this level; EN 396 or ISO 12402 – 3.