Mumbles Motor Boat & Fishing Club 
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New members are welcome to join at any time. There is a joining fee of £10 (one payment only) and menbership fee (currently £30) are payable for a full year (January-December) or half a year (July-December).
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Two courses can be arrnged for 2018
1 VHF Radio course including license and training materials
2 Basic Navigation course - essential boat handling and manoeuvring (£80)
The courses will be held locally and taught by a fully qualified RYA instructor.
Total cost for both £180
Certificates will be presented on successful completion.
The training dates are likely to on Thursday evenings and a Saturday
Essential qualifications for Club boat skippers.
Book through the Commodore.

Nigel Ellerton 

Competition is now taking plce on Saturday 23 June 2018
Club Night Activity
Being arranged


Most members have now renewed their membership.
New member are welcome to join now aor at anytime throughout the year. The annual membership fee is £30 and there is a one off joining fee of £10.
Benefits of ClubMembership
●    Public liability insurance cover
The Mead combined liability insurance cover includes personal liability cover for all Club members, including juniors under 16 but they must be  accompanied/supervised by a responsible adult.  Geographical limits in respect of related sea angling activities World Wide, including USA/Canada, but subject to UK Jurisdiction only. (Full details on the website).

●    Website (
Members’ website for  help and advice, up-to-date news, events, catch reports, boats and minibus fishing trips, information and bookings, and much more…

●    Social media (FacebooK)

Participate in members’ conservation on our forum and Facebook pages, including the latest activities, comments, views, and debates. ‘Like’ other members of the Club.

●    Boat & shore fishing transport
Subsidised use of Club boats (Oystercat & Mumbles Belle) and minibus for fishing activities.

●    Tackle shop discounts
Most of the local tackle shops offer discount on a selection of purchases on the production of your photo membership card.

●    Newsletter
Quarterly newsletters bringing you news of Club events, fishing skills and knowledge, etc.

●    Members Club nights
Members meet weekly on a Thursday night for social activities, fishing trip planning and booking, sharing of practical knowledge and fishing experiences.

Order you Baseball Cap NOW!!!
Carl Isaac is collecting names of members who would like to purchase a MMBFC logo Baseball cap. The caps will be available at the bulk order price of £4.75.
Just give you name to Carl by phone or on our facebook page to place an order.
Order through Carl Isaac on (07964065411)
Use the following link to see the range of colours available:-

Recreational fishing for bass 2018
For recreational fishers, any bass caught during 2018 must be returned immediately. This applies if you are fishing from a boat or from the shore. The MMO will continue to work with the Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities in enabling and ensuring compliance with this control measure.
It would seem that bass mortality rates are not 15% but's worth reading the report (see link 'Estimating post-release mortality' below) to see its findings and the interesting diagram showing the effects of lures and bait.

30 JAN 2018 — Impact of Angling Reduced In New Report!
Earlier this month ICES published a new study on the post release mortality of bass.
The study, based on 'experimental' angling estimated the mean mortality as 5 per cent. The decision to ban members of the public from keeping any bass in 2018 were based on a mean post release mortality of 15 per cent. This new report is expected to dramatically reduce the impact of recreational angling on bass and the European Anglers Alliance hopes will lead to the public being allowed to keep bass for personal consumption during the second half of 2018.
Members of the European Anglers Alliance met representatives from ICES last week and will be pushing hard over the coming months to ensure that the science is improved in advance of the scientific benchmarking taking place in Copenhagen next month.
The campaign is not over! Maintain your right to go fishing and keep a bass for your dinner.

Conservation Survey 19 June 2017

Rob Colley and 3 more members had a really good day, monitoring marine life.  They recorded  239 Common dolphin; 2 unidentified dolphin (probably Risso’s dolphin); 6 Harbour porpoise; 2 Grey seals; 820++ Manx shearwater; 4 Storm petrel; 20+ Gannets; !00+ Guillemots; 6 Razorbill; 1 Puffin; 3 Common scoter; 2 Sandwich terns; 3 Red admiral butterflies; lots of bacon butties.

Skipper was John Elvins and crew Richie Pearce and Vic Lilygreen.





New EU recreational fishing restrictions for Sea Bass in 2017 (including fishing from boat and shore)
  • From 1st January to 30th June catch and release only
  • From 1st July to 31st December one bass per angler per day
  • Minimum keep size of 42cm still applies.
In ICES areas VIIj and VIIk from 1st January to 31st December one bass per angler per day
The image below outlines the area concerned…
The 42cm MLS is probably still insufficient. A female bass of 41 cm at start of the spring spawning period will not be a viable spawner, as their sexual maturity is around 46cm. By the time the following annual spawning period arrives, she will be approx. 46 – 48 cm and she will spawn for the first time. IF, with a 42 cm MLS she is caught during that 12 month period and retained (perfectly legal) she will have been killed BEFORE ever spawning. To ensure all females have at least one spawning, a MLS of 48 cm (2 lbs – 10 oz) is required.

To avoid paying the £10 again renew your membership for 2017 before 31 December 2016.
New Members joining now can pay the appropriate fees and get membership to 31 December 2017.
Membership Fees:
Annual Fees
Single Adult
Family Adult Couple
Family Junior (under 18)
Single Junior
Senior Single
Senior Couple
 Please see Membership page for full details
We use existing photos, unless you send in a new one, on the new membership cards. New members will have to provide a passport type photo. Send the appropriate fee and photo (if new) to Mike Hurst, 24 Eastmoor Park Crescent, Sketty, Swansea, SA3 5PB, include your name and address. Applications can also be taken on a Thursday Club Night.
Rejoin, so as not to miss out on these benefits:
  • Insurance cover for fishing activities
  • Tackle shop discounts
  • Fishing trips on the Club boats
  • Shore fishing events
  • Newsletter
  • Social events
  • Club Nights

Happy boat fishing
Keith Stephens (4th from right) won the pool prize with a 980 gram flounder at the Air Ambulance Open Competition held at Amroth on 10 January

Annual fishing awards

There are 5 annual fishing awards:
(1) Best specimen fish caught outside Wales.
(2) Best specimen fish caught by a junior.
(3) Best specimen fish caught by a female.(Mary Bailey Cup)
(4) Best specimen fish caught by a male.
(5) Champion species hunter (challenge trophy).
Only fish caught in saltwater and during the award year are eligible.

We must see a photo of the fish and copy of a verified catch card.

You can only submit one catch per species for an award, you can supersede this with a future catch if you set a new personal best

Digital pictures and details to the catch recorder

Awards are as stated.  In the event of a tie the Commodore will choose the winner. 
Annual Awards Catch Registration Procedure:
Keep a record of the:
  • Weight and length of your fish;
  • Location where caught, and if applicable the name of the boat.
  • Take a photo of the fish.
  • Obtain verification by a fellow member or a member of the public. Obtain their contact details and signature.
  • Decide which award category you would like to be considered for.
  • Complete a Registration Form. Send the completed for to the Club or hand in on Thursday Club night. Forms are available from the clubhouse on a Thursday night and on the boats.
All the fish details reported will be collated and the awards to the winners will be presented at an Awards Event in February/March.
If required download an entry form:
Tackle Shop Discounts
Tackle Shop Discounts
Tackle Sop Discpounts
Brian Davies owner of Country Stores, Gowerton, is offering a 10% discount on all fishing tackle on production of MMBFC membership card.
He is also offering 10% of bait until June.
Sandeels will have a 10% discount all the time.
Brian's telephone number is 875050 or 07970404522.


 44 Vivian Road, Sketty, SA2 0UH
Tel: 01792 202245
Special to MMBFC Members.
Mainwarings are renewing their discount scheme again for 2017 and are inviting members to join free of charge, waiving the  normal £5 joining fee. See Tackle Shop page for details.
The  criteria is as following:
  • 10% off all fishing tackle, clothing and accessories (5% off already discounted items)
  • Excludes fresh and frozen baits, sale prices, spares and repairs, fishing permits
  • Ends 31 December 2016
To join, just call into the store with your MMBFC membership card and you will be issued with a Mainwarings discount card (which can be used immediately),free of charge.



Bastastic Fishing Supplies, Mumbles Pier, Mumbles, Swansea.SA3 4EN
Telephone: 01792 360999
10% discount is normally available