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.

Next Fixtures

1st Nov Boat Beer.
21st Nov Shore Sidmouth Jacobs Ladder.
5th Dec Shore Seaton.

Boat Fishing at Beer

To join in with the boat fishing please contact the Club Secretary – see “Contact“. Cost £40 per head

Useful Links

Regional Sea Angling Committee

News - Updated 19th August 2020

See Facebook for any photo’s. Shore Report from From Dave Foden 19/8/2020
The all nighter (15th – 16th Augiust) is always an interesting competition with different anglers having different approaches, this year was no exception.
With conditions looking favourable five anglers started their quest at Portland whilst others choose to stay local at Beer and Seaton.
The five anglers who choose to start at Portland soon caught their quota of wrasse then three were fortunate to have access to a boat and rowed across the Fleet to fish the Chesil whilst the other two proceeded to Weymouth via the Fish and Chip shop. After no luck at Weymouth West Bay was tried with a small amount of success and large tackle loses.
Whilst all this was going on Phil was sat happily on Beer beach having a very good night.
Phil won the competition with 41 points, John Stevens was second with 33 points and Jo Westlake was just one point behind on 32 points. Phil also had best specimen, a dogfish of 2 pounds 4 ounces.
Congratulations to Phil who has now moved into a twenty six point lead in the Shore Championship.
Well done to every one who fished and a special thank you to all at the Spot on cafe who fed and watered us on Sunday morning.
The next competition is at Seaton 19th September 18:00hrs to 23:00hrs.

Latest Updates:

PageDate
Shore Champ Results26/07/20
Fixtures for 202015/12/19
Boat Champ Results03/12/19
Summer Series Adult Results08/02/19

BDSAA is a small local club that meet at the Dolphin Hotel 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.

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.
The Club has statements for Environment & Ecology, Future Assurance, Equal Opportunities and Young People & Safety.

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 Label

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.

50 Newton Label50 Newton FOAM Buoyancy Aid
This level is intended for use by those who are competent swimmers and who are near to bank, shore, or who have help and a means of rescue close at hand. These garments have minimal bulk, but they are of limited use in disturbed water, and cannot be expected to keep the user safe for a long period of time. They do not have sufficient buoyancy to protect people who are unable to help themselves. They require active participation by the user. Standards applicable to this level; EN 393 or ISO 12402 – 5.
100 Newton Label100 Newton Inflatable / Air Foam Lifejacket
This level is intended for those who may have to wait for rescue, but are likely to do so in sheltered water.
The device should not be used in rough conditions.
Standards applicable to this level; EN 395 or ISO 12402 – 4.
275 Newton Label275 Newton Inflatable Lifejacket
This level is intended primarily for offshore use and by people who are carrying significant weights and thus require additional buoyancy. It is also of value to those who are wearing clothing which traps air and which may adversely affect the self-righting capacity of the lifejacket. It is designed to ensure that the user is floating in the correct position with their mouth and nose clear of the surface.
Standards applicable to this level; EN 399 or ISO 12402 – 2.