School Angling Club
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting on 28th March
At the Post Office Club, Sudbury Hill, Greenford
Apologies for absence received from: D McGahey, D Waldron, B
Cackett, M & V Murcott.
Minutes of the 2017/18 AGM were presented by secretary, Dave
Bartlett, and were accepted as a true record by all present.
Chairman’s report was given by Chairman, John Wood. John
updated the meeting on car parking arrangements whilst construction
work is ongoing near the lake and the progress with removing
the fallen tree, John also reported on the restocking that took
place in February. John thanked Bob Gilligan for running the
matches, Dave Bartlett for administering the club and as always
Steve, Sam and Terry at the Fisherman’s Cabin for their
help and support. John welcomed new committee members, Ian Wood
and Adam Fowler and thanked outgoing committee member Sean Fowler.
On behalf of the club John also thanked outgoing treasurer,
Emily Benford for looking after the club finances.
Treasurer’s report and balance sheet to 31st December
2018 was presented by Dave Bartlett and was accepted as a true
record by all present.
The Competition Secretary’s report was given by Bob Gilligan.
Bob thanked everyone who had attended the matches and reported
that some good catches had been taken during the winter with
one catch of over 100lb. Bob also thanked Trevor McGahey and
Graham Clutton for their help in running the competitions.
At the meeting Bryn Bishop put his name forward for treasurer.
The committee thanks Bryn for doing so and therefore the new
committee was elected uncontested as follows: Chairman (and
bailiff) – John Wood,
Treasurer – Bryn Bishop, Secretary - David Bartlett, Vice
Chairman – Vacant, Competition Organiser – Bob Gilligan,
Deputy Competition Organiser - Trevor McGahey, Water Management
Team leader – Mark Grassi,
Committee Members – Adam Fowler, Martin Fowler, Danny
McGahey, John Pope, Darrell Waldron, Ian Wood, Web Editor –
i) Addition to Rule 16.1 (Fish Care) Proposed by Martin Fowler
and seconded by John Wood.
‘Under no circumstances should fish be placed on the ground.
Instead an unhooking mat should be used.’ Motion carried
unanimously. Please note that the Fisherman’s Cabin has
kindly agreed that HSAC members can purchase an unhooking mat
ii)Addition to Rule 16.12 (Fish Care) Proposed by John Wood
and seconded by Dave Bartlett
Tackle restrictions: Rods should have a maximum strength (test
curve) of 1.75lb, Pole Elastic should not be stronger than grade
16-18, Hooks should not be larger than size 8. Motion carried
on a 2/3rd majority
AOB & Questions from the floor:
i) Suggestion that the club purchase new weighing mats was agreed
by the committee
ii) Member Michael Richardson advised the meeting that his lake
in France was for sale if anyone was interested in buying it.
iii) Marin Fowler talked about the Family Fishing Match on 27th
July and invited members to bring along family members who might
like to try out fishing and to encourage new members.
Trophies were presented by Bob Gilligan & Trevor McGahey.
Well done to all the league and competition trophy winners and
specimen prize winners.
The raffle was drawn and raised £190. Thanks to the Fisherman’s
Cabin for arranging the prizes.
everyone for coming and supporting the evening