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Work Party – Get Involved!

Two work parties in the diary for now, will aim to get some more in over the rest of the year to keep on top of things.

24th June; 1800-2000 @ Nutford Farm

1st July; 0800-1200 @ Crown Meadows / Poplars

General ‘gardening’ work – not planning anything extensive at this stage, kind of work involved will be as follows

– Swim cutting (on land)
– Peg staking and attaching peg boards
– Spade cut steps/landings as required
– Strimming grass for pathways
– Branch cutting as needed (on land, below head height)

A small selection of equipment is available 2 line strimmers, shears, branch saw and a spade, please bring your own PPE (eyewear, hearing protection, mask, gloves, boots etc) please. We will make enquiries about additional equipment hire – and also if you want to bring your own, please let us know!

If you wish to get involved, please get in touch with Craig on 07525 966 187 to confirm arrangements.

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2022 Membership

Shh…don’t tell anyone, I’ve updated the membership for 2022 before the committee meeting tonight.

Available to buy in store at Conyers, and online here using your debit/credit card…we’re getting set for a fantastic 2022 season!

:: Craig

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AGM Brief Update

Dear Members

The committee held its AGM on Thursday 5th May, I’d like to share a quick update with a full newsletter to follow before the start of the coarse season.

As part of our AGMs we vote on incoming committee, and positions to be held during the coming year. After 16 years as Chairman of BDAC, Tony Beddingfield will be taking a committee seat role, allowing him to focus on assisting the club rather than directing things; freeing up time to enjoy time with family, his retirement and of course, more fishing!

Following in Tonys (and those before him) footsteps, I was voted in as Chairman of the club by the committee. I’m grateful for Tony continuing to support the club, he’s been on the committee in some form for 32 years, I’ll definitely be leaning on his experience and knowledge as I settle in to the role.

I would like to take this opportunity, as I did during the AGM, to thank Tony and acknowledge the honour and privilege in leading Blandford & District Angling Club. I look forward to continuing my work with the team (John, Pete, Dave, James, Terry, Bryan, and Tony of course), those who help the club behind the scenes, and local angling clubs.

In the meantime, I extend my availability to past, current and prospective members and partner organisations. If anyone wishes to discuss club matters, I’m contactable on 07525 966 187 in the first instance. I’ll be reaching out local clubs to introduce myself given I’ve sat behind the scenes for a few years now.

Tight lines

:: Craig Whelan

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Online Membership

We’re aware of an issue with processing payments with PayPal and Stripe – this is being progressed and we hope to have resolved in time for the new season.

In the meantime, day tickets and membership (for what is left of the season) can still be bought via Conyers in Blandford Forum.

As an alternative, if you wish to buy a membership you may also contact Craig Whelan (Membership Secretary) direct on 07525 966 187

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BDAC AGM

The BDAC AGM will be held on Thursday 5th May 2022.

Unfortunately, it will be held behind closed doors once again this year due to concerns regarding COVID-19.

We welcome correspondence from our membership prior to the AGM if there are any matters arising or queries to be posed to the committee. Please address all correspondence for the attention of Club Secretary Peter Brundish by emailing blandfordangling@hotmail.co.uk

Once the AGM has concluded we’ll provide further updates.

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2021 Senior Championships

Updates 2021-08-06 – apologies incorrect dates posted, now rectified

To avoid a clash with other local clubs and other arrangements for our committee, we’re holidng a slightly different calendar for this years Senior Championship matches

Our Matches will be held on the following Sundays through 2021 and in to 2022

29 August
26 September
7 November
5 December
2 January

PLEASE contact Craig on 07525 966 187 to confirm your place. We’d made the draw before our Evening Series matches on a few occassions and this works well, so will be updating guidance for future matches.

If you do not book in, you might be able to fish.

Please don’t forget to order your bait for the match, Conyers in Blandford Forum available for all tackle and bait needs.

Tight lines.