Fellow anglers, the AGM was held in the Lovat Arms Garden room on Friday 29th November and those who attended were able to enjoy Tea or Coffee provided free by the Club. The members were read the minutes of 2018 AGM by the secretary Dave Sellers, these were passed by the members and then the Chair-person Wendy Harpe answered one or two questions about the accounts which then were also passed by the members. Wendy then read out her report, answered a few questions and the members passed her report. Paul Pacey our club representative on the River board and Hamish Young, representative on the NBFT both gave the members the latest update on the River Board and Ness and Beauly river Trust. Competitions.
The Inter Clubs comp at Loch Watten was won by Loch Achonachy A C. The Tom Mightens Cup for largest Sea Trout was won by Hamish Young with a 3lb fish. The Matherson Trophy for largest Salmon was won by Albert Sutherland with a 11lb fish. The clubs fly fishing Comp at Tarvie Lochs was won by Paul Pacey with a 4lb 5oz fish. It was decided by the meeting that we should get a shield for this competition and put the winners name on each year. The Returns for 2019 were:- Salmon 2 Grilse 6 Sea Trout 113 Finnoch 43 The Election of office bearers was as follows,
Chairperson Wendy Harpe
Vice Chairman Paul Pacey
Secretary Dave Sellers
Treasurer John “Yorky”Brocklehurst
Paul Summerlin Web Site.
Neil Mackenzie Competitions
There were no Revised rules and Constitution also none. It was decided that there would be no increase in price of your Permit for 2020 but it was also recognized that the increase in rent and the need to pay for Fishpal would result in an increase in 2021. At the time of the meeting we had not heard about the Downie fishing due to staff changes at Bidwells. We have now heard from Bidwells and have booked the Downie beat as per previous years. People wanting to fish the Downie need to get their Permits and get back to me. The Meeting closed and next year’s AGM will be on Friday 27th November 2020 at the Lovat Arms hotel. The Opening Celebration will be on Saturday 15th February commencing at 11am by the Downie fishing hut, usual warm sausage rolls, drinks hot and cold,soft drinks for children Janets famous Clueti cake and a Piper playing us down to the river side where Wendy Harpe will say afew words then splash the river with some Malt from the Ord Distillery. For those of you who fish for trout in lochs you might like to know that Neil Mackenzie has booked the Loch Watten for the Inter Club Comp on Saturday 23rd May, more info later. Attached to this Newsletter there is a copy of Beauly Angling Club Report on Junior Fishings 2019. I think you will find it very interesting indeed !!! Also attached is a Permit renewal form for the 2020 season, for you to fill in and send to Wendy Harpe with your Money !! You will notice the PRICE IS THE SAME AS last year..!!!!! Anyway a Merry Xmas and a happy new year to you all from All of us on the committee Tight lines…. for 2020. Regards Dave Sellers. www.beauly-angling-club.co.uk www.beauly-angling-club.co.uk