Newsletter's 2017

Welcome to the Spring 2017 edition of the BMAPS Newsletter.

The Chairman's Comments - Mick White

My thanks go out to all the Members of the Committee and Trish and the Community Payback boys for all their hard work over the past year, plus the few Members who have regularly come along to help. It is good to see that both Shadwell and TYM are fishing well and we will endeavour to make sure this continues. I was very disappointed to see so few Members at the AGM but hope attendance at meetings will improve this season.

Membership Secretary - Christine White

Enclosed with the Newsletter is your BMAPS Membership renewal/application form for completion. Membership runs from 8th June 2017 to 6th June 2018. When completing the form ensure you enclose your fee, the correct passport size photos (4), address, date of birth and car registration number. Disabled Members should include their Blue Badge details. Failure to complete the form correctly can cause a delay in issuing your Membership. Please return your forms and remittance by 17th May. The 2017/18 Membership cards will be available for collection at the meeting on Wednesday 7th June. If you are unable to attend this meeting and require the Membership card sent to your home address you must enclose a 6.25" x 9" stamped self-addressed envelope when returning your completed forms to the Membership Secretary. The new combination lock numbers in use from the 8th June will be printed on your Membership card as in previous years.

Guest Day Tickets at Shadwell - Christine White

Members Guest day tickets are available with a maximum of two guests per Member. Day ticket prices are £6 for Juniors, OAP and Disabled and all others £10 per day (evenings after 4pm are £5 and £3 respectively). As soon as a booking is made the Member is liable for payment of the Day Ticket cost. Please contact the Secretary (weekday tickets) or Membership Secretary (weekend tickets) giving 24hrs notice so a Bailiff can be arranged to collect the fee and issue a ticket to you/your Guest on the Lake. Guests must have a valid EA License.

Guest Night Tickets at Shadwell - John Curd

Member's Guest night fishing tickets will now be available on allocated dates (see later in Newsletter). These will be £10 per night, in addition to any day ticket that may be issued. Also Members will now be required to pay a refundable £10 booking fee to night fish the allocated dates. This has become necessary as some Members have booked places for these dates and not turned up to fish thus stopping others from taking part.

Non-Angling Visitors at Shadwell - Christine White

Non-angling guests/visitors are covered by our insurance but they must have a £5 annual visitor's permit which is available to Members over 16 years of age. The permit will be issued to a Member and is transferable between their visitors (only one person per session). Please apply for your permit when completing your Membership renewal forms.

Shadwell Car Park / Gate Keys - Christine White

The car park at Shadwell within the Barn Elms Sports Centre is free to use for BMAPS Members. Members must clearly display the car permit in their vehicle, which will be issued to new Members with their Membership cards. Failure to display the permit could result in a charge or your vehicle being clamped. Those wishing to use the car park early morning or late evenings will need a key for the Sports Centre Gate which are available at £4. OAP/Disabled Members are allowed to park their cars alongside the swims on the sports field. Please ensure you close and lock the Gate after use. Members can use the Sports Centre toilets and café.

Shadwell Swims - Bob Glover

Swims 18 and 19 are now re-opened as work on the unsafe tree has finally been completed. More of the Platform swims around the lake have now been removed and replaced by faced bankside edging, as preferred by the EA. The old Platforms were rotting and becoming unsafe.

Shadwell Memorial Bridge/Garden - Bob Glover

A new area with an entry via an archway (thanks to Charlie and RBG Kew) has been set up by the bridge which will be developed into a Memorial Garden. The plaques have been taken from the bridge to be cleaned before being installed on the new archway.

Thames Young Mariners (TYM) - Bob Glover

There are night and a limited number of day fishing opportunities at this venue which has three purpose built two angler swims, a single angler swim plus a beach. There are very strict access rules plus a cap on the number of anglers allowed on this water. Members wishing to fish this venue should contact the Secretary for the dates, tides, booking information and vehicle permits. It is hoped that work on the building of two more swims at this venue will take place during 2017/18. The pressure lock gates to the Thames are due for replacement in 2017 which may have an effect on angling for a few weeks.

Head Bailiffs Comments - Trevor Kelly

Members must ensure that they have their BMAPS Membership Card and EA Licence with them at all times when on club waters and comply with any Bailiff instructions when required.

The Kingfishers Club - Mick White & Steve Wimbledon

Any young Members, or even older ones, wanting to learn more about angling and water craft are invited to come along to the reformed Kingfishers Club. Further details can be obtained by contacting either the Chairman or Vice Chairman on the numbers in Annex I.

Vacancies for Bailiffs at Shadwell and TYM - Trevor Kelly

The Head Bailiff is looking for more Members to act as Bailiffs at these two venues. If you are interested then give him a phone call and he will explain what the position entails.

On-Line Forum - John Burlow

This has regular updates of news and developments, including daytime fishing dates at TYM. The Members area new password from the 8th June will be announced at the Renewals/New Members meeting on Wednesday 7th June. Any problems with the site or questions then contact IT/Website Admin.

AGM Rule Changes and Amendments (Included in the new Rule Book) - Bob Glover

Proposals for new, changes or amendments to the BMAPS Rule Book were discussed and voted on at the AGM and the following were agreed:

i. No guest cards to be issued to under 16's. (Except Junior Members for parents/carers)

ii. Under 16's must be accompanied by a Member over 18 when day or night fishing.

iii. No cycles to be ridden or brought into swims around the Shadwell lake.

iv. Increases in the New Members fees for next year.

v. Shadwell day tickets increased to £10, concessions £6 and evenings (after 4pm) £6.

vi. A refundable £10 booking fee to night fish Shadwell on allocated dates. Guest tickets are £10.

vii. No surface fishing at Shadwell.

Shadwell Match Dates 2017 - Derek Russell

The draw for the Matches will take place one hour before the start in the Shadwell car park.

          Sunday 14th May 2017 10am to 3pm (Silverfish Match)

Sunday 11th June 2017 2pm to 6pm (Open Match)

Sunday 9th July 2017 2pm to 6pm (4 Way Match)

Sat/Sun 12th-13th August 2017 24hrs noon to noon (Charity Match)

Sunday 26th November 2017 10am to 2pm (Christmas Match)

The 2016 Charity Match in aid of Shooting Stars Children's Hospice raised £430. Thanks go out to all the sponsors and individual donations.

The 2017 Charity Match will be in aid of the Dementia Society. More information and sponsorship forms will be available from the Membership Secretary at the meeting on the 7th June.

Other Match Dates - Derek Russell

An away match is again being organised and if you are interested in taking part then contact the Match Secretary Derek Russell for details and to book a place.

Sunday 23th July 2017 Finches Farm, near Maidenhead. Entry fee is £10 (to be paid by 1st July and is non-refundable) numbers are limited to 15 anglers.

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September 2017, Shadwell. There is a 2 rods 24 hour carp match with a maximum of 10 places available. There will be a trophy and cash prize to be won. An entry fee of £20 (non-refundable) is required by the 1st September.

Shadwell Night Fishing Dates 2017 - John Curd & Darren McGuire

There is a maximum of 6 Members, plus 2 Committee Members per night. A refundable £10 booking fee is required per Member. Guests can now also night fish at a cost of £10 per night (not refundable and in addition to any day ticket that may be required). Names should be given to the Fishery Officer at least 3 days in advance of fishing date.

          Saturday 27th May 2017 Saturday 26th August 2017

Saturday 24th June 2017 Saturday 9th September 2017

Saturday 29th July 2017 Saturday 23th September 2017

Saturday 12th August 2017 Saturday 28th October 2017

Shadwell Security Nights Fishing 2017/18 - John Curd & Darren McGuire

There are weekday security nights when fishing also takes place. Participants undertake one or two patrols during the night (with a Fishery Officer/Committee Member). A maximum of 6 Members, plus 2 Fishery Officers/Committee Members per night. A refundable £10 booking fee is required per Member. Guests can now also night fish at a cost of £10 per night (not refundable and in addition to any day ticket that may be required). Those interested should give their name and contact phone number to the Fishery Officers to be placed on the call-off list. When a night is arranged you will be contacted in advance of the fishing date.

Meeting Dates 2017/18 - Bob Glover

Meetings start at 8pm in the Rugby Club, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London SW13.

          Thursday 13th April 2017

Wednesday 7th June 2017 New Members Induction & Renewals

Thursday 10th August 2017

Thursday 12th October 2017

Thursday 8th December 2017

Wednesday 7th February 2018 AGM

Thursday 12th April 2018

Closure of Waters 2017/18 - Bob Glover

A reminder to all Members of the Fishery closure dates, which are as follows:

Shadwell 1st December to 28th/29th February

TYM Open all year round

Bob Glover

BMAPS Secretary

April 2017

Annex I BMAPS COMMITTEE AND CONTACT NUMBERS

(Please only use between 6 - 9pm in the evenings unless an emergency)

Chairman Mick White 0208 7411755

Vice Chairman Steve Wimbledon 07594 422146

Secretary Bob Glover 07900 665731

Treasurer Craig Wimbledon 07908 433232

Fishery Officers Darren McGuire 07496 553186

                John Curd 07910 663432

Head Bailiff Trevor Kelly 07716 324010

Match Secretary Derek Russell 07516 473606

Disabled / OAP Rep Bob Mitchell 07956 697838

Membership Sec * Christine White 0208 7411755

Health & Safety Rep * John Curd 07910 663432

IT/Website Admin * John Burlow 07896 931439

*Do not sit on the Committee Meetings