Archive for May, 2017

ACA AGM – 2017

To all ACA members:-

This is formal notice that the 2017 AGM of the ACA will be held on Thursday 25th May at 7.00pm  in the Fisherman’s Rest, Aveton Gifford.

Copies of the 2016 AGM Minutes and 2016 EOY Accounts will be available at the meeting.

All Committee members must retire and, if they so wish, stand for re-election at the AGM. Our current Committee is willing to stand again and consists of Ros Brousson (Secretary & Treasurer; Aveton Gifford), Mary Clark (Woodleigh), Ryan Hooper (Bantham), Mike Cooper (Loddiswell), Peter Marsh (Bigbury), Bill Starey (AG), Stuart Watts (Chairman; Bigbury), and Eric White (AG). Our Constitution specifies no maximum number of committee members and if you would like to stand you should complete the attached Nomination Form and return it to me prior to the AGM.  Any new nominations must be proposed and seconded by ACA members to be valid.  All committees benefit from an injection of fresh talent from time to time!

The Committee very much hopes you will be able to come to the AGM.  However, if this is not possible please let one of us have your views on any matters concerning the ACA and we will make sure they are raised at the meeting.

This year, the formal business of the AGM will be followed by a slide show about the estuary by Mike Wynne-Powell of Ringmore.    Mike, an ACA member, is Chairman of the Kingsbridge & District Camera Club and is renowned for the high artistic and insightful quality of his photographic work.

The evening will be topped off with a light buffet for which there will be no charge.

We look forward to seeing you on 25th May.

Upper estuary improvement by Bantham Estate

Following the purchase by the Bantham Estate of Little Marsh, on the bridge at Aveton Gifford, we are pleased to point out the significant clearance of boat ‘junk’ and potential pollutants of the upper estuary from around the foreshore.

The ACA continues to work with the Estate  towards achieving a common understanding of the future for the estuary; a future that will conserve and improve the unspoilt character of this beautiful idyll.

RIVERFLY PROJECT

At the Avon Estuary Forum on 16th May 2017, John Roberts (Chair of the Devon Avon Fishing Association) presented a fascinating talk about the Riverfly Monitoring Project on the river.  Four stations are monitored : near Avonwick (Kerry Downs), Gara Bridge,  New Mill Bridge and Knapp Mill.  The results of these studies and other similar studies throughout the UK can be found at www.http://www.riverflies.org/riverflies-1 .  Local data indicate that water quality at the monitoring sites is generally good.