Hereford & District Angling Association

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11 May 2020

H&D.A.A. COVID-19 UPDATE


H&D.A.A. COVID-19 UPDATE



COVID-19 is responsible for over 30,000 deaths in the UK alone. We must remember it has not gone away, neither do we have a cure or vaccine, therefore great care must still be taken going forward to protect ourselves and others.

We understand the need to get out and about, we also understand the need to express our freedom, go fishing and enjoy the sport we all love.



After careful consideration, understanding and following the government guidelines, H&D.A.A. will re-open our River Fishing on Wednesday 13th May for members only. No day tickets will be issued until further notice, however membership is still open and can be applied for in the usual way.



With the coarse fishing closed season still in force until June 16th this will only apply to certain members.

Salmon Members….

Trout Members…. Fly fishing only.



Government guidelines regarding social distancing must be adhered to.

If approached by a bailiff, please hold your membership card clearly out in front of you for them to check.

If for any reason, the bailiff asks you to leave the water, you must do so immediately, failure to comply may result in the police being called and/or your membership suspended.

Do not allow anyone to touch or share your equipment.

Take particular care when using gates or stiles, but always remember some gates may need to be kept closed due to livestock. 



It is very important that all members are vigilant and considerate, we need to show the government that angling is a sport that can continue during these difficult times. This way at least we can prove, that June 16th will bring a lot more freedom and positivity to the country.

At this moment in time H&D.A.A. have no plans to organize or allow any competitions on our waters. This situation could change as the situation unfolds, therefore regular updates will be made as and when.



POOLS



Due to security and gates etc... Pencoyd Pool will remain closed until further notice.

Belmont Pool will be open with conditions,



Only five members on the water at any one time.

You must book in the day before fishing with Dave Symonds he can be contacted by phone. Tel;  07590035031.

Fishing will be from 8am until 8pm only….( No night fishing).  Government guidelines state that you must return to your residence on the same day.

One member per peg…. No Sharing….Social distancing must be adhered too.

All rubbish must be taken home with you.

No keepnets to be used.

Two rods may be used but MUST be no more that 6ft apart.



Anyone choosing to go fishing during these difficult times please adhere to all government guidelines (these are liable to change on a regular basis) be safe and considerate to others. We advise you all carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer with you, and use this if you touch anything that may have been touched by others before you, ie; gates, railings etc…

Over the last three years we have had everything thrown at us, severe drought, record floods and now Covid-19. But our spirits will not be broken, we move forward united, we will come through this like everything else. Angling will remain the country’s number one sport.

Also remember that all measures are under constant review, so keep looking out for changes.



Have fun but stay safe.



Chris James

Chairman

Hereford & District Angling Association.


24 March 2020

H&D.A.A OFFICIAL NOTICE

Update  26/3/20


In accordance with government guidelines restricting unnecessary travel, all our waters on the Wye and Lugg are CLOSED with immediate effect until further notice.

 Please note fishing is not a necessity, therefore we have no choice but to follow Government advice and suspend all fishing on our pools.

  This is for your own safety and for the safety of others.

 This means that both Pencoyd and Belmont pools are now CLOSED until further notice.

We regret having to enforce this decision but, unfortunately, we have had no choice in the matter.
Whilst able to do so our bailiffs will still be working.

ANY member choosing to ignore this notice and putting themselves and others at risk will face an instant life ban from the Association.

At this moment in time we urge all members to think very carefully before you consider going to the river. Follow the guidelines and avoid any unnecessary travel.

Please stay safe.

H.&D.A.A. Chairman & Committee.

23 March 2020

New Salmon Angling Byelaws

National Resources Wales have introduced new byelaws which came in to effect on January 1st 2020.

Salmon anglers should be aware that you are now only allowed to use single hooks on lures when spinning. There are also some restrictions on the use of flies.
A full list of the current byelaws can be found at https://naturalresources.wales/…/fisheries/angling-byelaws/…

17 March 2020

Mick Pritchard- Funeral arrangements.

The funeral of our respected bailiff Mick Pritchard will take place at Hereford Crematorium on Wednesday 8th April at 3pm.
Refreshments will be served afterwards at Hereford Rowing Club from 3.45pm.

16 February 2020

""River Wye 2 day Spring Festival and River Wye Feeder Championship"


Due to the recent and current high water levels on the River Wye the 2 day Spring Festival scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday 19th/20th February has been postponed until the following week 26th/27th February.
The River Wye Feeder Championship has also been re scheduled for Sunday 1st March. This means that the Club match for this date has been cancelled. Further information can be found on the River Wye Match Fishing page. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please share.

08 January 2020

Pike Anglers

***PIKE ANGLERS***
Do you fish the Association waters for pike? If so we would like to hear from you. We have been contacted by a student from Durham University who is doing a Masters degree and is investigating the use of lamprey as a pike bait. In order to carry out his research he needs pike anglers who are prepared to answer a series of short telephone questionnaires during February and March. If you are prepared to help please email john_hdaa@talktalk.net


22 December 2019

H&DAA Event Calendar 2020

Details of all events taking place on H&DAA  waters can be found here

02 December 2019

Membership information 2020

Membership of HDAA runs from 1st January until 31st December and is open to everyone.
There is no reduction for joining later in the year.
Membership is by postal application only.
 PLEASE ENSURE YOU ATTACH SUFFICIENT POSTAGE TO THE ENVELOPE YOU ARE POSTING AND TO YOUR RETURN ENVELOPE. Envelopes with insufficient postage will not be accepted and will be returned to sender by Royal Mail after 18 days. The Association will not pay excess postal charges and applications will not be processed.
To download an Application form please Click here
Application forms can also be obtained from the tackle shops or direct from the secretary (a stamped addressed envelope MUST be included) at
PO Box 35,
Station Approach,
Hereford. HR1 1AA.
Requests for Application forms which do not include a Stamped Addressed Envelope will not be processed.
There are two classes of membership:
1. Full Members - open to anyone over the age of 18 living in the County of Herefordshire.
2. Associate Members - open to anyone over the age of 18 living outside of Herefordshire.
Each class of membership is further divided into six grades:
Full Salmon Trout and Coarse: £90.
Full OAP Salmon Trout and Coarse: £50.
Full Reg. Disabled Salmon Trout and Coarse: £70.
Full Trout and Coarse: £55.
Full OAP Trout and Coarse: £35.
Full Reg.Disabled Trout and Coarse: £35.
Associate Salmon Trout and Coarse: £90.
Associate OAP Salmon Trout and Coarse: £50.
Associate Reg. Disabled Salmon Trout and Coarse: £70.
Associate Trout and Coarse: £55.
Associate OAP Trout and Coarse: £35.
Associate Reg. Disabled Trout and Coarse: £35.
To qualify for OAP rates you must have been a member of the Association for at least one year prior to to the date of application for OAP grade.
Registered Disabled persons must include proof of eligibility with their application.
Members who complete a Working Party and pay the full price for their class of membership are entitled to a discount of £20 off their subscription in the following year.
OAPs are not entitled to claim a £20 discount on their membership.
Junior Membership is available at £15 by application to the tackle shops in Hereford.
Completed forms should be sent to the Secretary at P. O. Box 35, Station Approach, Hereford HR1 1AA. together with a cheque  or Postal Order for the appropriate fee, 2 loose passport sized photos and a stamped addressed envelope, (size C6 - 114mmx162mm).Please ensure you attach sufficient postage. ALL of the above items must be included or your application will not be processed. Please allow 15 days for processing.

11 November 2019

Wye Championship 2019 results

The overall weights and positions can be found here. and the results by section can be found here

08 November 2019

"Wye Championship 2019" Final Update.- MATCH ON


This year's event has certainly given be some headaches with river levels constantly fluctuating. I have decided to run the match despite around half an inch of rain expected around Builth on Saturday morning leading to the river rising on Sunday.
Sections have been altered to try and give the majority a chance of a decent days fishing, but as usual we are in the lap of the gods. If necessary a shorter match will be fished, with draw starting at 7.30 and fishing from 10.15-3.15pm.
Please share this information with others competitors who may not see this post.
I look forward to seeing you all Sunday morning.

29 October 2019

***Wye Championship*** - Now November 10th 2019.

This years River Wye Championship has now been rescheduled for November 10th. I have made contact with many entrants but still need others to contact me by phone, text, messenger or email advising me whether they are able to fish on this date. I am aware that this date may clash with the Riverfest final and is not ideal, but if for any reason you are unable to fish the Wye on this date then you will have the choice of a refund of the match fee(£30) or of having a guaranteed place in the 2020 event. It is likely that the match will have a reduced number of entrants this year which will have a knock on effect on the prizes awarded. Arrangements for the match are the same as originally advised but sections may change. 
The river will be closed to all anglers on Saturday 9th November.
Please share with fellow entrants who may not see this post.

25 October 2019

Wye Championship 2019 - POSTPONED

***Wye Championship***- UPDATE-MATCH POSTPONED
Please read and share with fellow entrants who may not be on Facebook or have internet access.
With the River Wye expected to peak in Hereford on Sunday morning at over 5metres, it is with regret that the match will have to be postponed. It will now hopefully take place on Sunday 10th November. Anglers who were due to fish on Sunday should hold on to their tickets as they will be valid for the re arranged date. All details for the match currently remain the same, I just need to confirm with the Rugby Club that they can host us again. Anyone who is unable to attend on the new date has a choice of either having a refund of the match fee, or carrying over their ticket to the 2020 match where they will have a guaranteed place in that match. Anyone on the current reserve list will be offered a place on the new date if a space becomes available. Those that have had to cancel prior to the original match will be added to the end of the reserve list. Please contact me, preferably by email, if you are unable to fish on the revised date and how you would like to proceed. You can email me at john_hdaa@talktalk.net
Sorry for any inconvenience and financial burden this has caused but the weather is outside my control and I am afraid that conditions on this river can and do change dramatically over a relatively short period of time. Hopefully I will see the majority of you on November 10th.

24 October 2019

Wye Championship 2019

***Wye Championship*** UPDATE-WEATHER WATCH
The Met Office have issued a Severe Weather Warning "WEATHER WARNING ⚠️ | The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for heavy rain across #Herefordshire & #Wales on Friday & Saturday.
River levels are expected to rise significantly by Saturday evening with levels on the River Wye & Lugg likely to rise to their highest levels this year.
Up to 40-50mm of rain is likely to fall quite widely with up to 120mm possible over the hills of Wales."
PLEASE KEEP REFERRING BACK TO THIS PAGE AS IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO POSTPONE THIS MATCH UNTIL A LATER DATE.
A final decision will be made by 10am on Saturday morning. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

17 October 2019

Match Booking 20/10/19.

Members are reminded that the Alan Reynolds Memorial Match takes place this Sunday 20th October. The Belmont section of the river is booked for this match from the pumphouse downstream on both banks.

07 October 2019

General Meeting- error

The Events Calendar shows a General Meeting on 14th October 2019. This is an error. Please disregard this date.

27 September 2019

Wye Campionship 2019 - Stewards Wanted

If any Association member is interested in helping steward this year's match on Sunday 27th October 2019, please contact John Pembridge on 01432 359701.
No previous experience necessary. You will be paired with someone who knows what to do. If you can't manage the whole day then you can attend for part of the day.
Any adult full member taking part will be entitled to a £20 discount on their 2020 membership renewal.

25 August 2019

Match Calendar 2019

The 2019 Match Calendar can be viewed here

11 July 2019

57th Wye Championship 2019

Applications are invited  from anglers wishing to take part in the 2019 event which takes place on Sunday 27th October 2019.

An application form can be downloaded here . If sending several applications please complete a separate application form for each person and use their details on the form. It is not necessary to write  individual cheques if applying for more than one person.

The cost for 2019 will again be £32 which includes a fee for the return of tickets and rules. Please do not send a Stamped Addressed Envelope with your application.

 Once again I am sure that there will be a strong demand for tickets and I urge you to get your application posted as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

There will be a maximum of 140 pegs available

The first 120 spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Should river levels allow  the remaining 20 spaces will be subject to a random draw.

All applications should be received by 31st August 2019. Any applications received after this date will not be considered unless there are insufficient applicants.

Last year 120 places had been filled within the first week so do not delay in applying.

 You will be emailed once your application has been received confirming if you have a place or if you are on the reserve list.

27 February 2019

Car parking at ASDA

Could all anglers who normally park in the Asda car park please be aware that vehicle registration recognition cameras have been installed and from this Saturday 2nd March, any vehicle parking in the car park for longer than 3 hours will automatically be sent a penalty notice. The Association therefore advises anglers not to use this car park. It is hoped that some arrangement can be reached with Asda to allow anglers to park there whilst fishing. You have been warned!

10 December 2018

Membership Information 2019



Membership of HDAA runs from 1st January until 31st December and is open to everyone.
There is no reduction for joining later in the year.
Membership is by postal application only.
 PLEASE ENSURE YOU ATTACH SUFFICIENT POSTAGE TO THE ENVELOPE YOU ARE POSTING AND TO YOUR RETURN ENVELOPE. Envelopes with insufficient postage will not be accepted and will be returned to sender by Royal Mail after 18 days. The Association will not pay excess postal charges and applications will not be processed.
To download an Application form please Click here
Application forms can also be obtained from the tackle shops or direct from the secretary (a stamped addressed envelope MUST be included) at
PO Box 35,
Station Approach,
Hereford. HR1 1AA.
Requests for Application forms which do not include a Stamped Addressed Envelope will not be processed.
There are two classes of membership:
1. Full Members - open to anyone over the age of 18 living in the County of Herefordshire.
2. Associate Members - open to anyone over the age of 18 living outside of Herefordshire.
Each class of membership is further divided into six grades:
Full Salmon Trout and Coarse: £90.
Full OAP Salmon Trout and Coarse: £46.
Full Reg. Disabled Salmon Trout and Coarse: £70.
Full Trout and Coarse: £55.
Full OAP Trout and Coarse: £35.
Full Reg.Disabled Trout and Coarse: £35.
Associate Salmon Trout and Coarse: £90.
Associate OAP Salmon Trout and Coarse: £46.
Associate Reg. Disabled Salmon Trout and Coarse: £70.
Associate Trout and Coarse: £55.
Associate OAP Trout and Coarse: £35.
Associate Reg. Disabled Trout and Coarse: £35.
To qualify for OAP rates you must have been a member of the Association for at least one year prior to to the date of application for OAP grade.
Registered Disabled persons must include proof of eligibility with their application.
Members who complete a Working Party and pay the full price for their class of membership are entitled to a discount of £20 off their subscription in the following year.
OAPs are not entitled to claim a £20 discount on their membership.
Junior Membership is available at £15 by application to the tackle shops in Hereford.
Completed forms should be sent to the Secretary at P. O. Box 35, Station Approach, Hereford HR1 1AA. together with a cheque for the appropriate fee, 2 loose passport sized photos and a stamped addressed envelope, (size C6 - 114mmx162mm).Please ensure you attach sufficient postage. ALL of the above items must be included or your application will not be processed. Please allow 15 days for processing.