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

17th Jul Boat Beer.
30th Jul Shore All night Rover any Area.
7th Aug Boat Beer.

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 16th June 2022

See Facebook for any photo’s. 

Boat Report from From Les Bradbeer 16/06/2022

First I would like to welcome two new members to the club and to the boat section, Ameera Perham ( junior) and her grandad Tony Robbins. They are both novices to boat fishing but with the support of the skipper Stuart and the other club members on Orca, they both did very well, especially Ameera who is only ten years old and scored a very respectable 235 points with 5 species.

It was nice to actually get back on the water again. The conditions were fair with a fresh south west going west which did decrease in the afternoon. The mackerel were scarce so not much fresh bait available, There were 14 species of fish caught on the day; Black Bream, Conger, Dogfish, Grey, Red and Tub Gurnard, Ling, Mackerel, Pollock, Pout, Poor cod, Ballan, Cuckoo and Corkwing Wrasse.

Top angler on the day was Phill Cocker with 425 points, 8 species, 2nd on the day was Les Bradbeer 415 points, 7 species. Unfortunately the anglers fishing on ORCA lost fishing time due to the anchor jammed in the bottom, this was reflected in the boat scores. Big thank you  to Lewis Hodder, skipper of Pegasus out of Lyme Regis that assisted in the recovery of the anchor etc. Lets hope the weather is kind for our next trip on Sunday July 17th.

Shore Report from From Dave Foden 15/03/2022

See Results page for latest Shore Report.

Latest Updates:

Boat Champ Results16/06/22
Shore Champ Results15/03/22
Fixtures for 202214/12/21

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.

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.