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Beer & District Sea Angling Association - BDSAA

Latest Updates:
Page Date
Shore Champ. Results 05/05/16
Fish of the Month February 03/03/16
Statements New for 2016 02/02/16
BDSAA Rules New for 2016 31/12/16
Junior Champ 29/12/15
Fixtures 2016 16/12/15
Boat Champ Results 25/11/15

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 29th March 2016

From Andy Osborne 29/03/2016
Rather unlike us we somehow managed to pick the best day of the weekend to fish!!!! and 11 senior anglers turned out.
The sea was flat the sun was out and Mr Leach was back in a Tee shirt so all was looking good for the match.... unfortunately that is where the excitement ended for most.
The water was dirty and the fishing slow with only a few Dogfish showing in daylight and Tim Mitcham finding the only Mackerel in the sea.
It didn't pick up much after dark which was evident in the score sheets with Dogfish, Pout, Rockling Conger and The Mackerel making up the bag.
Top rod went to  Dave Graham with 16 points, Second was claimed by Mike Pattern with 13 points
and third was shared between Dan Ward & Paul Driver on 11 points. Dave Graham also won best specimen on the night with a 1lbs 14oz Dogfish. 

From Matt Cornell 25/11/2015
The November Boat comp was fished on Sunday 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 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.

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


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.