Beer & District Sea Angling Association - BDSAA
|Junior Records AreaC||01/09/15|
|Senior Records Shore C||05/08/15|
|All Time Shore Records||16/07/15|
|Shore Champ. Results||05/07/15|
|Gallery 2015 photo's||01/07/15|
|Summer Series Results||26/06/15|
|Boat Champ Results||15/06/15|
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 19th August 2015
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.
Saturday night saw the June round of the Senior shore championship this was also the Shore leg of the Lively lady against Honiton, well the sun was out and the turn out was good from both sides.
Beer won the match 431.3 V 394.68.
Plenty of variety in fish were caught including: Bullhuss, Dogfish, Smoothounds, Conger eel, 3 Bearded Rockling, Ballan Wrasse, Pout and Sole. The results were:
1st A. Osborne 50 points; 2nd D. Herbert 39 points; 3rd D. Graham 29 Points
Turned out to be a night for big fish with 3 area "C"club records being broken. Andy Osborne took the Smoothound record with a hound of 7lbs 2oz (93.75%) Darren Herbert took the Ballan Wrasse record with a wrasse of 3lbs 5½oz (66.89%).
Archie Sweetland took the Junior Shore record for smoothound with a hound (almost as big in length as Archie himself) of 5lbs 15oz (74.21%).
Darren Also landed a 3 Bearded Rocking of 1lbs 10½oz to claim a specimen with 110.41%.
Well done to all involved on such a great nights fishing and a big thanks to all the anglers of Honiton Sea Angling Club for such a close run match.
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 PDF (opens in another window) or 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.