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.
20th Jun Boat Beer.
4th Jul Boat Beer.
10th Jul Shore All night Rover any Area.
Boat Fishing at Beer
News - Updated 15th June 2021
See Facebook for any photo’s. Shore Report from From Dave Foden 15/06/2021
Congratulations to Ashley for catching the bonus species and winning the competition. It seemed ideal conditions a bit of a breeze at the start but as the sun went down the wind dropped, unfortunately no one had explained this to the fish who failed to show.
At Minehead there were about twenty anglers and not a fish between them, some we spoke to had been there all day and not had a bite. Never had so many rigs been tried, with so many bait combinations by so many anglers for so few fish.
The next competition is the All Nighter, any area – Fishing commences 17:00 hours 10th July and the weigh in is 09:00hours at the Spot on cafe, Seaton. Phil at the Spot on has offered to do us a deal on a breakfast bar and a hot drink.
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.
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 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.