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.
29rd May Shore Charmouth to Seatown Rover.
30th May Boat Beer.
12th Jun Shore Porlock to Minehead Rover.
Boat Fishing at Beer
News - Updated 21st April 2021
See Facebook for any photo’s. Shore Report from From Dave Foden 21/04/2021
Firstly I would like to welcome Azi Khan, Steve Marsh and Phil Richards to the club.
A good turn out to our first shore competition of 2021 at Seaton in these extraordinary times. The weather was fine but a cold north westerly meant it was a bit chilly, this dropped off later but so did the temperature.
Congratulations to Tim Mitchem for winning the competition.
The results followed the split in anglers, those choosing to risk tackle loss at Seaton Hole were rewarded with the top three spots n the competition. Whilst those choosing to fish the main beach didn’t fair so well.
Dave Foden did manage to catch the bonus fish (Any flat fish) with a plaice of 1lb 8ozs (43cm).
Next competition 29th May, Charmouth to Seaton Rover, Jo is running this competition.
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.
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.