Whitby Rifle Club 19.30hrs
To confirm sponsors, poster, tickets, and prizes
Good turnout please
Open - Sun 21st Nov 2021
16.00hrs Sandsend an hour to high water
Perrett tops Leader Board
Round 1 Singles Knockouts
High water 15.00hrs Sandsend
Thompson PB & WSAA Record bass
The Darlington Devil
High water 09.57hrs Sandsend
Turnbulator returns triumphant
15.00hrs high water Sandsend
Low water 21.08hrs, 2.21m
PB Jonny hooks Pollock record
'IF' you are not fishing, remember to text-in to Dave Perrett
Knockouts - £10 to Jason Ebison ASAP
You have to be in it, to win - Monthly Sweeps entry is strictly in advance - see Danny Middlemas ASAP (£4/month)
High water, 4,5m, 10.00hrs Sandsend
Left to right back row - Paul Short, Mike Saunders, Rob Taylor, Colin Stainthorpe, Danny Middlemas, Rich Deadman, Niki McCourt, Jason Ebison, Peter Horbury.
Front row - Jonny Watson, Dave Ward, Brian Harland, Dave Perrett, and James Moore.
Neasham record LSD
First match of the 2021 - 2022 Season
Wednesday 29th September
Members to meet at Whitby Bandstand, Pier Road for match registration 18.15hrs.
If you did not attend the AGM, then remember your named, sealed envelope containing club subscriptions and match entries (to be handed to Treasurer Dave Perrett after the weigh-in).
Fishing from 19.00 - 22.00hrs, and for those who cannot attend registration, your start time is 19.30hrs remember to register your intent to fish with a Committee member.
Weigh-in 22.00 - 22.30hrs in the Fleece car park.
Following the AGM Wed 1st Sept 2021
The minutes were published Thursday 2nd Sept 2021
Wednesday 1st September 2021
Whitby Rifle Club
Saturday 14th August
19.45hrs for 20.00hrs
£27/head [steak £5.95 extra]
Please confirm your menu choice ASAP with Dave Perrett
Despite the easing of the current lockdown Covid-19 Regulations.
There will not be a match on Wed 31st Mar 2021.
Tightn lines, and see you all at the start the 2021 - 2022 Season
Good morning everyone
The Government have now formally responded to the representations made by the Angling Trust. We have promoted the huge benefits of fishing on individual health and wellbeing and have been able to present a case to which the Government have listened. On this basis I am pleased to announce that fishing will be permitted during the third national lockdown in England.
The Head of Sports Participation at DCMS confirmed the following;
“fishing is allowed as exercise so long as participants adhere to the rules on staying local, gathering limits, social distancing and limiting the time spent outdoors”
This has also been confirmed by DEFRA;
“Cabinet Office have now officially confirmed that angling / fishing (incl. sea fishing off private boats, water sports) can be considered exercise and are hence permitted.”
We have worked extremely hard to reach this position and we as anglers have a duty to abide by the strict conditions under which fishing is once again permitted. With infection rates and death tolls rising we must stick to the Government’s rules and ensure that angling remains part of the solution and does not cause problems.
Please bear in mind these key points which will be reflected in the new Angling Trust guidelines which we will publish shortly:
- This is a strictly limited resumption of LOCAL fishing and very different to how we have been allowed to operate since May
- We are in a National Lockdown and this must be respected. The law requires a ‘reasonable excuse’ to leave your home or penalties will apply.
- The government has recognised that fishing can be seen as exercise, which is expressly permitted under the lockdown rules, although outdoor recreation is not.
- Organised sporting gatherings are prohibited so no match fishing.
- The exercise is limited to once a day so no overnight fishing whatsoever.
- To remain within the law you should follow the government’s guidance, and only fish locally within the district where you live. If you have no local fishing available then you will have to take your daily exercise in other ways.
We are once again able to enjoy the sport we love at a time when many others can not and we must ensure that every angler adheres to the rules.
I would ask all anglers who are not members to join the Angling Trust and give us your support. We have worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome and that is only possible thanks to the support of our new and existing members. I would ask all anglers who value their ability to go fishing to make the same commitment as your fellow anglers have and join the Angling Trust. We are stronger together!
Membership - Angling Trust https://anglingtrust.net/membership/
Stay safe and very best fishes
Statement from the Angling Trust on the national lockdown rules
Whilst the regulations have not yet been published we have been informed this evening by the Cabinet Office that the Government have taken the decision that fishing in England will not be permitted during this national lockdown period. Whilst this is disappointing news I would ask anglers, fisheries and clubs to respect these rules and the reason they have been put in place; to help save lives and support the NHS.
Individuals should not go fishing from midnight tonight (5th January) and clubs and fisheries should close their waters to anglers. We will be publishing more detailed guidance on specific areas like bailiffing and fishery maintenance once the Government regulations have been published. Please check the Angling Trust website over coming days.
Over the past few weeks we have been in communication with the Government at the highest possible level. We have presented a strong case on how fishing could continue safely during the third national lockdown. We have explained that fishing benefits physical health and mental wellbeing and that it is regularly the only form of activity individuals undertake. You can read our representations to Cabinet Ministers here.
My team and I have consistently presented the arguments ahead of the changing Government guidelines, which have allowed fishing to remain permitted continuously since the first national lockdown was lifted in May. We have been successful when other sports have not as all anglers will know.
However, with 60,000 new infections announced today, the Government have taken the decision that leaving home for recreation or leisure, including all forms of recreational fishing, should be prohibited in England during this third national lockdown period.
I thank you for your support and for being a credit to our sport. As members, you can rest assured that the Angling Trust will continue to represent our sport at the highest level and will present proposals for the resumption of angling when it is safe and sensible to do so. We will come through this period of national crisis. We will fish again, but until then, please, stay safe.
CEO, Angling Trust
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