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Beer & District Sea Angling Association - BDSAA

Latest Updates:
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Boat Champ Results 25/11/15
Shore Champ. Results 20/11/15
Junior Champ 02/11/15
Summer Series Results 19/10/15
Junior Records AreaC 01/09/15
Senior Records Shore C 05/08/15
All Time Shore Records 16/07/15
Gallery 2015 photo's 01/07/15

Welcome to the Beer & District Sea Angling Association (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.



News - updated 25th November

Wyvern Division 2016 Open Shore Comp.
At Slapton Sands, South Devon Sunday 10th January 2016. 1st prize value £200.00
Entrance Fee £9 for Seniors & Juniors, optional £1 pool. Sign on at Strete Gate car park, Slapton Sands from 11am. Fishing times 13:00 - 18:00.
1 rod up to 3 hooks, winner decided on 2 fish of different species (highest %).
Weigh in at the Church House Inn, 6.15pm to 7.15pm.
For further details Call Mike Spiller 01404 433 397 or David Rowe 01626 833 058.

From Matt Cornell 25/11/2015
The November Boat comp was fished on Ssunday on what was probably the coldest morning of the year. 11 Anglers set out from Beer beach in search of the first whiting of the year, this proved a little disappointing! But probably a bit early still. 12 species caught in total and we are still catching plaice in the bay (best plaice 2lbs 7.5ozs). Best specimen on the day was a pout of 2lbs 7.5 ozs (82%) caught by Matt Cornell.
Top Angler on the day was Stewart Leach with 319.20  2nd was Richard Westlake 272.07 and Dave Graham was 3rd with 237.50.

From Andy Osborne 20/11/2015
Saturday the 14th November saw the November leg of the senior shore championship.
it was original booked to be fished at Branscombe but with winds forecast to be hitting 40+mph and coming from the south west it was decided to turn the match to an any area rover. 8 seniors braved the weather conditions and fished loacations at Beer Lyme regis and Seaton.
59 fish were recorded on the score sheets with 7 different species (LSD, Huss, Pout,Whiting, Conger, Silver Eel and Bass).
The night ended in a tie with Darren Herbert and Scott Copper both scoring 22 points.
Second place went to Andy Franklin with 19 points Dave Graham was 3rd with 16. Darren also had the fish of the night with an LSD of 2lbs 5ozs 92.5% of the Specimen weight.
The championship standing going into the last leg are:
D. Herbert 281, A. Franklin 205, A. Osborne 181.

From Dan Ward, Junior Leader 19/08/2015
This months junior shore competition was fished on a lovely sunny Seaton beach and the conditions were spot on. Four juniors turned out to fish but unfortunately only two fish were caught. First was Max Nevell with a new Area C Junior Record plaice of 13oz 29.54%. 5pts. 2nd was Harvey Cooper 3pts. Tristan and Indi were joint 3rd with 1pt each. Many thanks to Seaton angling/kayack centre for providing us with a reel for the winner. Indi and myself fished on after the comp had ended and he managed to catch a red mullet as the light was failing setting the area c junior record at 3 1/2 oz 17.5%. In other news Archie sweetland was on top form during the beer regatta boat competition setting four new area c junior boat records:- Pollack 1lb 5 1/2 oz 8.39%, Ballan wrasse 1lb 5oz 26, 25%, Ling 1lb 8 1/2oz 7.65% and Cuckoo Wrasse 12 1/2oz 62.5%. These were just a few of the many fish he brought over the side of the boat along with the biggest edible crab I’ve ever seen! With Max's gilt head bream as well it’s been an excellent month for the junior side of our club and now can’t wait to see what September brings.
Overall scores for the junior series are:-
1st Indi Ward 46pts. 2nd Tristan Cooper 22pts. 3rd Max Nevell 18pts. 4th Harvey Cooper 8pts. 5th Tori Ward and Archie Sweetland 7pts each, 6th Oliver Rodger 1pt.

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About us

BDSAA is a small local club based at Beer Social 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. Check out our Cup Competitions. For Club record catches click here.

The club has been in existence since 1965 when it was simply known as the” Beer Fishing Club”, over the years it has kept to the same format of being informal, friendly and welcoming always of course maintaining it’s base in the beautiful picturesque village of Beer.

Our membership is drawn mainly from the Beer and Seaton area, however we do have members living as far a field as Taunton and Crewkerne in Somerset. Download a membership form in either Adobe Reader Adobe PDF (opens in another window) or Microsoft Word Word.


Our sponsors are all from the area and we are grateful for their support and are pleased to be associated with them – Most of our members may be found to be supporting these local businesses as a matter of course, please feel free to click on the sponsors logo and find out more about them, or visit their page on our site.