2016 Members’ AGM Notes
Our AGM was kindly hosted by Tim Bowie at the Bodorgan Estate offices on the evening of Wednesday 16th March 2016. In advance of the minutes of the meeting being circulated to members, here are some brief notes for those members unable to attend:
1. Our accounts showed a healthy carried forward amount and stocking will take place again this year; dependent on season member numbers hopefully a larger number of fish can be stocked. It was agreed that rather than maintain an expensive public liability insurance policy with a general broker, we would affiliate with The Angling Trust. This will support the work they do and also provide specialist insurance cover as part of the annual fee at less than 50% of the renewal quote we had been offered previously.
2. Club rules and fees will remain unchanged except for a reduction in Members’ Guests day ticket fees, which it was agreed would be reduced to £10. The reduced price will apply if the guest’s day ticket is purchased by or with the holder of a club season ticket ID card.
3. A much better catch return was recorded for 2015, well up on the averages since the mid 2000s. Click here for the full catch return numbers.
4. In addition to joining the club as a new member, Richard White from Afonydd Cymru presented very interesting proposals for a fully funded island-wide project to run over the next few years with the aims of significantly improving our waterways for access and spawning of migratory fish. Club members in attendance offered volunteer assistance and any other members who might wish to learn more and possibly get involved are asked in the first instance to contact David Griffiths for more details.
5. The issue of vehicle access and storage of members boats around the landing area was raised. Summer vegetation growth, abandoned boats and increasing difficulty driving through the muddy track to the landing area has caused problems. It was resolved that a review of the area will be carried out shortly in order to make plans for working parties of Members to carry out work to clear the area and improve access. Any members with derelict boats are asked remove them as soon as is convenient, in order to make the clearance work more straightforward.