Evening Series 2020
We are pleased to say the Club will be hosting Evening Series matches from 16th June 2020.
Details and bookings as follows, including considerations for hosting events under COVID-19 measures
Evening Series @ Nutford Farm, Blandford Forum
Book by Monday 18:00 before each match by contacting Craig Whelan (07525 966 187), via Facebook or via Club website (www.blandfordangling.co.uk)
Please ensure you book your bait early with Conyers (01258 452307) if purchasing from them, they are open and welcome your custom.
Draw to take place bank side in the first field.
Club members only, no match fee. Please bring valid Blandford & District Angling Club membership card and valid EA rod licence.
Draw @ 18:00 (prompt)
Fish @ 18:30 – 21:30
In response to the measures in place for managing the spread of COVID-19 we are applying a strict code of rules to our matches, as follows. Any queries at all, please contact Craig directly.
Craig Whelan (07525 966 187, firstname.lastname@example.org ) will officiate the match
The following rules have been drafted taking guidance from the Angling Trust published Best Practices for Coarse Competition Fishing under COVID-19
All rules are to be obeyed, without question, for the safety of each other, our communities and the continuation of our sport
Pegs will be checked for distance prior to the match proceeding, where two pegs are less than 15m apart, the next peg will be allocated to the draw
Anglers will meet bank side at Nutford Farm, observing a 2m distance
Those arriving by car are requested to give enough space to navigate around cars with equipment and ensure social distancing can be maintained
Draw will take place by Craig, peg numbers will be pulled from the bag and advised to the anglerAnglers are to make their way to the allocated peg immediately, maintaining social distance
At all times (draw, match, weigh in and post match), anglers are to maintain social distance, no visiting of other anglers or pegs during the match or weigh in
Craig will nominate, at the draw, an angler (ideally another committee member) to record weights at the time of weigh in
Anglers are to stay in their peg for weigh in, the angler will be asked to transfer the fish in to the weighing container at which point Craig will weigh the catch on a tripod setup
Craig will return the fish to the water and the angler will continue to pack away and leave the peg, maintain social distance
Results will be calculated and published to Facebook, Club website and where appropriate, text message
Unfortunately, we will not be permitting Junior members to fish the Evening Series at this time, we will update the guidance in due course