BDAC

BILLERICAY & DISTRICT
ANGLING CLUB

Serving anglers in Essex for 60 years

River Roding, Mitchells Farm Entrance

Following thefts from the farm, the owners have had to install a security gate near to the top of the drive from the A113. Members must ‘phone the company named on the sign at the gate, who will remotely give access. This is applicable both going in and out, when the gate is closed. The company is AGI Holdings, 01708 688105, and members must say that they are members of this Club. Their ‘phone will be answered 24 hours, but remember that this is a 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. stretch.
The car park at Shonks Mill bridge is unaffected, just to remind members that they must link our padlock through the farmer’s padlock, not through the chain.

Windmill Lakes

Windmill lakes field and swan are closed for the day on Tuesday 23rd of July for grass cutting and swim clearing.

Barleylands New Car Park

Work will commence on Monday 8th July  for 4/5 days. Please park away from the work site and do not use the coned off area

24 Hour Carp Match 2019 at Straits Mill

The match has been cancelled due to lack of interest

Dogs at Barleylands

Following some issues with dogs causing problems on the fishery, in future "DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON A LEAD AT ALL TIMES"

Vacancies

The club has vacancies for a new General Secretary and a Fishery Officer at Hicks Farm. If you are interested please contact the Club Helpline.

River Stour Henny St

The River Stour Trust is running its annual Sudbury to the Sea event over the second weekend 14-15 September 2019. We expect up to 300 canoes, kayaks and other assorted small craft to be enjoying this beautiful river over the weekend. It does mean more river users than usual .Below is an outline of the route and approximate timings:

Saturday 14 September – Day 1

Heading downriver passing through Great Cornard, Henny, Pitmire, Lamarsh

Heading downriver passing through Bures Mill, Wormingford Mill

Sunday 15 September – Day 2

Heading downriver passing through Wissington Mill, Nayland Village, Boxted Mill, Langham Flumes

Heading downriver passing through Dedham, Flatford, Judas Gap

Please note: the picnic site car park at Cattawade will be closed for the weekend at dusk on Thursday 12 September, and there will be no parking permitted on the road leading up to the picnic site over the event period.

 

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience this may cause you and your members/group and thank you for your forbearance. Should you need to contact this year’s S2C organiser, Seb Cailes, then please emails2c@riverstourtrust.org or call the RST office.

Hicks Farm Parking

NO VEHICLES  ARE ALLOWED ON THE FIELD AT HICKS FARM, ALL VEHICLES MUST BE PARKED IN THE CAR PARKS PROVIDED. ANY MEMBER WHO IGNORES THIS VENUE RULE WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Windmill Lakes

 We are looking for Fishery officers to look after our Field and Swan lakes also our Old Island and Long Lakes. Please do not ring the number in the handbook or website as Colin Bell is no longer the fishery officer.

Anyone interested or requires more information please ring 07522 096393

Change to Fishery Rules for Barleylands and Laundry lake (21/5/19)

THROUGH MISUSE, WHEN NIGHT FISHING A MAXIMUM SESSION OF 72 HOURS (or less) AND NO RETURN TO THE FISHERY FOR 48 HOURS.

Willow Mere

We have received a complaint from the Willowmere and Chasewater Angling Club, who have a lake in the Writtle area, not too far from our water, Willow Mere. Members of BDAC are not following the directions in our handbook, but have googled Willow Mere and found the lake of Willowmere and Chasewater A.C. They have accordingly been ejected by the farmer. Please check the directions in the club handbook.

Barleyland's Car Park

There is a new car park at Barleylands, the old car park is now a road and the new one is behind a gate to the left of the old one.

Guest Tickets

Any member who requires a guest ticket  should contact the Club’s members' email address at bdacmembers@gmail.com  .  Just to remind you, they are available on six of our  waters, Southminster, Asheldham or Straits Mill, Braintree, Bicknacre, Hicks Farm, Thoby Wood and are priced at £10 per day, paid to the Club’s a/c 20-37-83, a/c no. 90158224, quoting the member’s name and 2018/19 card no., together with the full name of the guest. For Southminster, there is a two-day ticket (6 a.m. on day 1. to 10 p.m. on day 2.) costing £18.

It has been agreed to extend the two-day guest ticket to our other waters which allow night fishing, i.e. Jackletts Farm and Asheldham.
This will allow guests to fish with a member from 6 a.m. on day one until 10 p.m. on day two, for the price of £18. This facility is already in operation at Southminster.

Pike match - Straits Mill 2018

Numbers were a bit down this year possibly due to the weather. We were met with cold winds and heavy rain at the start but this didn't put the fish off as Jay had a jack first cast. The rain soon cleared to leave bright calm conditions. Not ideal but the pike were on the munch with more fish caught than last year. Everyone had a fish or two albeit mostly jacks and it looked like David Wilson would be taking the trophy thanks to the biggest fish of the session at 8lb 14oz. However last years winner Dave Twitchett managed a late fish of 8lb 8oz to add to his tally and retain his title! Herring mackerel smelt and roach all worked plus one on a lure. Once again a very enjoyable friendly match with a few quid raised for charity. Ken Brown.

Barleylands Car Park very important notice

The car park gate is to be kept locked at all times particularly at weekends. Please lock the car park gate when you enter and leave the fishery, to ensure only club members have access. 

Parking at BDAC venues

Members are reminded of Byelaw 11 "Except where indicated in the Club handbook, all cars must be parked in the official car park where one is provided and all gates to fisheries to be locked after entry and exit. Under no circumstances may cars be parked on roads adjacent to fisheries."

BDAC Privacy Statement

In order to comply with the recently introduced General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 which is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union, BDAC has published its Privacy Policy (see below).

Under the terms of GDPR, the club has been required to choose a lawful basis for holding personal data. In our case, we have chosen the basis of legitimate interests. This has a minimal privacy impact, such as contacting a member about their annual renewal.

BDAC Privacy Policy

Barleylands

Please read the venue rules on the gate

Introduction of car parking charges at Fishers Green

The non fishery managers at Lee Valley Regional Park have decided to introduce car parking charges at a number of sites across the park in order to generate additional revenue. This is partly due to local authority councillors sitting on the management board deciding to reduce the amount their authorities have to payto run the park. under the act of parliament that set up the park in the 1960s.

Charges will be made using an ANPR camera installation in the two authority car parks (Fishers Green and Hooks Marsh) but not the anglers car parks behind the anglers padlocked gate at Stubbins Hall Lane. 

Fishers Green

  1. Cameras: 1st Camera logs vehicle moment in of all, The 2ndCamera logs movement of Anglers vehicles: the 3rd Camera logs all movement of visitors to F/Green Sailing Club, therefore any vehicles not appearing on cameras 2 & 3 will be charged as they will be logged as using the main car park.
  2. Consideration is being given to a secondary/inner car park option inside the anglers gate, however this will probably need a planning application to both EFDC and Natural England, therefore will take a time to process.
  3. Unfortunately all vehicles going into the main Fishers Green Car Park (see 1) will be charged after one hour commencing 9thMarch 2018
  4. This applies anytime during any 24 hour period.

 

Hooks Marsh

  1. The park is currently in contact with the Corporation of London regarding the use of the Police Pit Car Park at the bottom right of Fishers Green Lane.
  2. There may be the option to explore the possibility of using a section of Chapmans Field on Left hand side going down Fishers Green Lane however this as in 2) above will require planning permission. Unfortunately  LVRP start from this point in time in regard to submission of the relevant planning applications which shall require both assistance and cooperation from others within the Authority.
  3. Finally if you wish to make submission of a complaint, this is where these should be directed: crm@vibrantpartnerships.co.ukTel: 03000 030610

Keepnet Ban

With the exception of official BDAC matches (see handbook) keepnets are banned on all fisheries until further notice, due to a KHV outbreak in Essex. Please ensure landing nets, stink bags, carp mats, weigh slings etc are dried in sunlight before bringing them to club waters.

IMPORTANT: CLOSURE OF GATES

Leaving gates open WILL lose Club waters, and anyone found leaving or entering fisheries without locking our gates WILL face serious disciplinary action from the Committee.

LADIES AND MIXED PAIRS MATCHES

With 9 matches in the season, these matches are held at good venues and are very enjoyable, details of which will be shown on the fixture list in your 2018/19 handbook. Sadly in recent times the number of members attending these matches has dwindled and the Committee would like to advertise these events to all Female members to attend either at the Ladies Matches or with your Partner at the Mixed Pairs Matches.

To book a place at these Matches, details of which are all shown on the 2017/2018 fixture list in your handbook, or for any queries please call Nick Mitchell on 07970 606558

Attendance to these matches would be greatly appreciated and would help save the events from cancellation

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Wednesday 17 July 2019 at Bicknacre

Saturday 20 July 2019 at Straits mill

Sunday 21 July 2019 at Straits mill

Sunday 21 July 2019 at Thoby Wood

Wednesday 24 July 2019 at

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