Mumbles Motor Boat & Fishing Club 
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It is now possible to join for £15 for membership from 1st July to 31 December plus the £10 joining fee total payable £25, securing adult membership for the rest 2017. We also have family memberships at very attractive rates. There is also, for a short time, a special offer of £50 for adult membership from 1 July  2017 to 31 December 2018.
We are now taking payments of membership fees by Standing Order. So next time you pay any fees setup a standing order for automatic renewal of future membership.
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Members shore fishing evening
 

Shore fishing trip to Llangennith Beach

Fishing low water from around 4pm to 8.30pm

Minibus booked. Leaving Swansea at 2pm returning 9pm

Contact Keith Stephens on 07771837377

or kv.stephens63@yahoo.com

or book from the website

to join the trip and book a seat on the minibus

 
MMBFC
 
 

Noticeboard
 
 
 
 
Club Night Thursday 11 May 2017
 
Members Table Top Tackle Sale Raised £300
 
 
This event was very successful in raising £300 in support of our Commodore, Ray Bennett,and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The cheque will be presented to MND on Friday 19 May 2017.
 
Many thanks to all who took part and contributed to the total of money collected.

Nigel 
Vice Cormorant  
 
 
Presenting the cheque

Membership

 
From the 1st July it will be possible to join for 6 months paying the £10 joining fee and a membership fee of £15 for an adult. Low fees are also available for Family Memberships. Membership fees can now be paid by Standing Order so next time you pay membership fees setup a standing order to pay then and renew automatically on an annual basis.
 
Also from the 1 July for new members there is a special offer of  £50 for a single adult membership that includes the remaining months of 2017, the whole 2018 and the normal £10 joining fee. Thereafter, the annual membership fee would be the normal £30, at current rates.
 
Club benefits
 
●    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 (mmbfc.co.uk)
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:-
 
http://www.promotional-store.com/(S(wxzbm3dll511m1qwxyvc24hr))/referredproduct.aspx?id=135
 
 

 
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.

 
 
 
Bass - 2017 measures
 
Ministers agreement reached 14 December 2016
 
Recreational fishing rules for bass remain the same at one fish a day per angler for the latter half (July-December) of the year.
 
A proposed monthly bag limit for anglers was rejected meaning that anglers have once again been disproportionately affected when they have by far the lowest impact on stocks and deliver the greatest economic benefit from the fishery.
 

4. From 1 January to 30 June 2017 in recreational fisheries in ICES divisions IVb, IVc, VIIa and from VIId to VIIh, only catch-and-release fishing for sea bass, including from shore, shall be allowed. During this period, it shall be prohibited to retain on board, relocate, tranship or land sea bass caught in that area.

5. In recreational fisheries, including from shore, not more than one specimen of sea bass may be retained per fisherman per day during the following periods and in the following areas:

(a) from 1 July to 31 December 2017 in ICES divisions IVb, IVc, VIIa and from VIId to VIIh;

(b) from 1 January to 31 December 2017 in ICES divisions VIIj and VIIk.

6. From 1 January to 31 December 2017 in recreational fisheries in ICES divisions VIIIa and VIIIb, a maximum of five fish per fisherman may be retained each day.

 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
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.
 
 

 
 Membership
 
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:
 
 Categories
Annual Fees
Single Adult
£30
Family Adult Couple
£35
Family Junior (under 18)
£1
Single Junior
£5
Senior Single
£15
Senior Couple
£20
 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 admin@mmbfc.co.uk 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.
 

 



 
 
MAINWARINGS ANGLING CENTRE
 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.


 
 


 

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