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Beer & District Sea Angling Association - BDSAA

Latest Updates:
Page Date
Fixtures 2019 19/11/18
Boat Champ Results 09/10/18
Records Boat C 09/10/18
Shore Champ. Results 19/09/18
Fixtures New Aug shore date 28/5/18
Rules 16a and B 18/4/18

Welcome to the Beer & District Sea Angling Association (BDSAA) web site. If you are a resident in the area and looking for a club to join, you will find meeting dates and an application form on our contacts page. If you are visiting the area and wish to fish either from the shore or boat and want help, assistance or just up to date catch news please contact us – we may also be able to assist in providing a local guide during your visit.


News - updated 18th April 2018

News from Dave Graham and Stewart Leach who both attended the Wyvern Div AT meeting last night ( 16th April) held in Lyme Sailing Club. A good meeting, lots discussed ranging from the Sand Eel shortage and it’s possible causes ie over fishing in the commercial world to support EU demand, changes in climate and colder water. To the live capture of Wrasse to support the commercial Salmon Farms in controlling lice and other parasitic problems – there are currently three licensed boats operating out of Plymouth but we were told of anecdotal evidence suggesting that there may be boats more local operating to support this scheme. The A.T are working closely with Devon & Severn IFCA on the local implications of this type of operation. Wyvern are keen to get more clubs and anglers fishing towards the monthly catch, photograph and weigh, then release, schemes all now eligible for various monthly prizes. Photos MUST show the fish not necessarily the angler! This for positive species identification to be made. Fish may be weighed on the boats provided that certified scales are used and the skipper agrees the weight.
Anglers are reminded that the targeting and landing of Bass is forbidden – any Bass caught should be returned asap with minimum handling and low stress caused – if caught they may be weighed, photographed and entered into the monthly comps. THEY MUST NOT BE BROUGHT ASHORE if landed on the boats.
The Wyvern Division is thriving but needs help if you wish to assist in becoming involved then please do contact Mike Spiller and let him know how you can assist. The Wyvern website may be found either by following this link or via the link on the BDSAA home page.
There is to be a new Exmouth Shore Activity code of practice issued covering not only angling but dog walking and bird watching.
Netting in all estuaries is to be banned.
The new Skerries code of practice is now up and running for anyone fishing that area.
It is to be suggested at the next meeting that BDSAA undertake to support the Wyvern Region monthly 200 draw.

From Andy Osborne 19/03/2018
Saturday saw the March leg of the shore championship fished at Beer beach. The weather took its toll along with commitments to the Grizzly run the next day but 6 turned out to face the cold and snow.
The finishing was slow with only one Bullhuss being caught in daylight hours taken by Andy Osborne.
After dark the fishing improved but only slightly with Tim Mitcham landing a Whiting and Dogfish in quick succession.
Not to miss out Dan Ward was also soon into the fish landing a Dog and undersized conger. Tim was next to land a fish with a nice Whiting of 1lbs 1 1/4 oz 71% specimen weight (best fish on the night).
Andy was quick on his heels with another Huss.
This match saw the first time the new count back system was brought into play with Tim and Andy both scoring 7 points. As Tim caught more species he will be awarded the full 25 championship points for first place and Andy 20 championship points for second place.

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About us

BDSAA is a small local club that meet at the Dolphin Hotel offering an informal focus for Sea Anglers in the area, we maintain a membership of about 40 people. We fish from both the shore and boat approximately once a month (next dates and venues on our “Fixtures page”). Primarily a species hunting club we concentrate our fishing to the greater Lyme Bay area in the main, but do venture out if a member has a particular wish to fish a specific venue. We regularly fish against other clubs, mainly those from East Devon i.e. Honiton and Lyme Regis, but would always welcome hosting a visiting club for a match. Check out our Cup Competitions. For Club record catches click here.

The club has been in existence since 1965 when it was simply known as the” Beer Fishing Club”, over the years it has kept to the same format of being informal, friendly and welcoming always of course maintaining it’s base in the beautiful picturesque village of Beer.

Our membership is drawn mainly from the Beer and Seaton area, however we do have members living as far a field as Taunton and Crewkerne in Somerset. Download a membership form in either Adobe Reader Adobe PDF (opens in another window) or Microsoft Word Word.

The Club has statements for Environment & Ecology, Future Assurance, Equal Opportunities and Young People & Safety.


Our sponsors are all from the area and we are grateful for their support and are pleased to be associated with them – Most of our members may be found to be supporting these local businesses as a matter of course, please feel free to click on the sponsors logo and find out more about them, or visit their page on our site.