Beauly Angling Club Committee meeting minutes 11th April 2024

Committee members present; Iain Morrison, Yorky Brocklehurst, Neil Mackenzie, Charlie Simpson, Jim Braithwaite, Paul Summerlin and Toby Hardwick.

Apologies; Derek Maclean and Karl Brocklehurst.

Iain welcomed us all to the meeting and thanked Neil for the use of his garage for the meeting.

Toby is to send out an email to the junior members to remind them to rejoin the club this year and also to members asking for help for the weed clearing on the 27th of April (both emails have since been sent).

The juniors will be run as last year with two sessions on Sundays per month from 11am until 2pm.

Maximum of 10 juniors per session with a rota of club/committee members to help out each time.

Toby to send email out to remind parents that there must be an adult or guardian with each child at the fishing for insurance purposes. Iain is going to make up pegs numbered 1-10 children will draw a number at the start of the fishing to determine where they will start. They will rotate clockwise every half an hour to give them all a fair shot at the spots on the loch.

The recent Beauly Fishery Board conservation policy slightly differs to what we have on the permit. The difference isn’t drastic so the one on the permit will remain for the club.

Neil has spoken to Mark at Loch Achilty he is happy to have the club competition there again this year. Mark now has 7 boats on the loch so it opens it up to more members.

Iain mentioned that we haven’t received the exchange tickets from Dingwall angling club yet Toby has since been to the model shop and has left the permits with Paul Summerlin.

Anyone buying a ticket to fish on the club water will be told they are allowed to go through the gate that has been put up by the caravan park to allow access to our beats. Paul and Iain will inform anyone of this when they buy the tickets off them.

A date for the next meeting is to be decided along with a date for bank clearance along our beats. Iain is going to speak to Alan at the holiday park to see when we can go down (good luck Iain).