Newsletter's 2018

Welcome to the Spring 2018 edition of the BMAPS Newsletter.

The Chairman’s Comments – Mick White

My thanks go out to all the Members of the Committee plus Trish and the Community Payback boys/girls for all their hard work over the past year. The Committee and I are very concerned about the lack of interest by Members in attending meetings, matches and work parties. It is your club so take note of the dates in this Newsletter and get involved with the club, it would be appreciated.

Membership Secretary - Christine White

Enclosed with the Newsletter is your BMAPS Membership renewal/application form for completion. Please return your forms and remittance by 31st May. The new combination lock numbers for 2018/19 are printed on your Membership card as in previous years. Membership card and EA Licence must be carried with you at all times whilst on club waters.

Guest Day Tickets at Shadwell – Christine White/Bob Glover

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 £3 and £5 respectively). Once booked the Member is liable for payment of the Day Ticket cost. Contact the Membership Secretary or Secretary giving 24hrs notice so a Bailiff can be arranged to collect the fee and issue a ticket on the Lake. Guests must have a valid EA License.

Non-Angling Visitors at Shadwell – Christine White

Non-angling visitors are covered by our insurance on a £5 annual permit which is available to Members over 16 years of age. The permit issued to a Member is transferable between their visitors (one person per session). Apply for your permit on the Membership renewal forms.

Shadwell Car Park / Gate Keys – Christine White

The car park within the Barn Elms Sports Centre is free to use for BMAPS Members. They must clearly display the car permit in their vehicle, which will be issued to new Members with their Membership cards. Those using 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 alongside the swims on the sports field. Ensure you close and lock the Gate after use.

Thames Young Mariners (TYM) – Bob Glover

There are night and a limited number of day fishing opportunities at this venue. 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. Work on repairing the swims will take place during 2018/19. New lock gates are due later this year which may have an effect on angling for a few weeks. Disabled Members can fish from the Jetty by the TYM complex, but this has to be specifically booked.

Head Bailiffs Comments – Trevor Kelly

It has come to our attention that someone is using barbed/micro-barbed hooks. Anyone caught using these will be expelled from the club. Please make sure you have a unhooking mat and a 24” (minimum) landing net.

On-Line Forum – John Burlow

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

Shadwell Match Dates 2018 - Derek Russell

If you are interested in taking part you should register one hour before the start in the car park.

Sunday 13th May 2018 10am to 3pm (Silverfish Match)

Sunday 10th June 2018 2pm to 6pm (Open Match)

Sunday 8th July 2018 2pm to 6pm (Open Match)

Sat/Sun 11th-12th August 2018 24hrs noon to noon (Charity Match)

Sunday 25th November 2018 10am to 2pm (Christmas Match)

Charity Match – Derek Russell

The Match Secretary would like to thank Members for the money raised by the Charity Match in August 2017. A total of £450 was raised and donated to Dementia UK.

The Match in 2018 will be in aid of Help for Heroes. More information will be available from the Match Secretary/Membership Secretary.

Other Match Dates – Derek Russell

A carp 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.

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September 2018, 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 2018 – Darren McGuire

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

Saturday 26th May 2018 Saturday 25th August 2018

Saturday 23rd June 2018 Saturday 8th /9th September 2018 #

Saturday 28th July 2018 Saturday 22nd September 2018

Saturday 11th /12th August 2018 # Saturday 27th October 2018

# See Match Dates Saturday 17th November 2018

Shadwell Security Nights Fishing 2018/19 – Darren McGuire

There are weekday security nights when fishing also takes place. Participants undertake patrols with a Committee Member. A maximum of 10 Members, plus 2 Committee Members per night. Guests can 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 phone number to the Fishery Officer to be placed on the list for when a night is arranged.

Meeting Dates (Note new Venue) – Bob Glover

Meetings at 8pm in the Girl Guides Hall, 9 Washington Road, Barnes, London SW13 9BQ.

Thursday 14th June 2018 New Members & Renewals Night

Thursday 9th August 2018

Thursday 11th October 2018

Thursday 13th December 2018

Thursday 14th February 2019 AGM / Election of New Committee

Thursday 11th April 2019

Thursday 13th June 2019 New Member & Renewals Night

Closure of Waters 2018/19 – Bob Glover

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

Shadwell - 1st December to 28th/29th February TYM - Open all year round

Bob Glover

BMAPS Secretary

April 2018

Annex COMMITTEE CONTACT NUMBERS (Please use between 6 – 9pm unless an emergency)

Chairman Mick White 0208 7411755

Vice Chairman Steve Wimbledon 07594 422146

Secretary Bob Glover 07900 665731

Treasurer Christine White 0208 7411755

Fishery Officer Darren McGuire 07496 553186

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

IT/Website Admin * John Burlow 07896 931439

*Do not sit on the Committee