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JULY 2018
 
Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Ahoy there BCC Members. Going fishing? Then text me those pictures via FACEBOOK to the BRITISH CONGER CLUB or by email to

Tony Allen

webmaster@britishcongerclub.org.uk

Use FACEBOOK messenger to send pictures to the BCC. Please remember we will only post pictures of fish returned to the sea.

NOTE: BCC Members' Only Facebook page is now available for the use of current Full, Associate and Life members of the club, along with members of paid-up Affiliated Clubs.

Please contact Club Secretary Nigel McLoughlin by email or Facebook Personal Message for more details.

Nigel McLoughlin Email: secretary@britishcongerclub.org.uk




BCC AGM MEETING

Friday 22nd June 2018

The Championship was preceded by the Annual General Meeting and Presentation of Trophies won in 2017. There was a lively debate on a proposal by the committee that future Championships should be ‘Catch and Release’ this gaining some support. Several long term members said that whilst conservation would always be a major part of the club, this would be a step too far pointing out that the minimum weight of 40 lbs ensured that only a small number of fish would reach the scales. The total of four recorded in the 2017 Championship and three the previous year endorsed this view. Such was the division on the issue it was decided to hold it over pending a wider based opinion.

A proposal that the 20, 30, and 50 lb line class trophies should be re-allocated as there had been no entries for any of these classes in at least the last ten years had unanimous support. A proposal that juniors should be allowed to fish the Championship came in for much criticism on safety grounds and the decision on this and insurance issues, was held over pending further investigation.


The AGM concluded with the awarding of Honorary Life Membership to the retiring President Mike Millman for his dedicated service to the club over many years. It is only the fourth time the honour has been conferred in the clubs 56 year history.

The inscription says –Mike Millman is granted Honorary Life Membership for exceptional service to the British Conger. 23rd June 2018

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS :

The Chairman Paul Sweetman presented the Angling Magazine Cup for the Heaviest Fish by a Member to Chris Goddard for an eel of 73 lbs that also won the Electric Blue Trophy for the Heaviest Fish weighed at sea (WAS).

Kath Lavis received the Bill Shapland Trophy for the Best Fish by a Lady and the 48 lb eel also gained the Scampi Cup for the Heaviest Fish from a Reef and the Fuller Cup for Best in the Own Boat Category.

Miles Burden won the Saltwind Cup for Best by a Life Member and Rob Thomas clinched the Eileen Hunkin Memorial Cup for the Heaviest Qualifier a high rating specimen of exactly 90 lbs.

Matthew Lavis registered a 65 lb eel (WAS) that won several junior category trophies.

The Top Boat Award for the heaviest eel in 2017 went to Paul Whittal of Weymouth’s Offshore Rebel (Goddard 73 lbs).

Thompson Medal Winners were:
Silver Chris Goddard 73-0-0 WAS Wreck.
Miles Burden 70-0-0 WAS Wreck,
Bronze Peter Thatcher 55-14-0 Wreck. Michael Herron 57-0-0 WAS Wreck.

Silver: Junior Matthew Lavis 65-0-0 WAS Wreck.

REPORT by Mike Millman (BCC Club President)

CONGER DATA TABLE

Our Conger Data Table is gradually being uploaded thanks to the dedication of a few people. Id is difficult to comprehend given that most anglers now conform to CATCH & RELEASE that we have not had more information.

So if you want to know the weight of that Conger Eel based on length alone our table when completed will be able to give you that Estimated Weight.
 

However that idea seems a long way off given the lack of entries.

I have to thank Charter Skipper Kevin McKie of "SIZE MATTERS" for supporting our entries and BCC Secretary Nigel McLoughlin. .

Calendar of Events 2018 Date Location
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Friday 22nd June 2018 Plymouth
Junior Boat Championships
For STRAPS Members & Junior Members of Affiliated Clubs
TBA Plymouth
Interport Two-Man Boat Competition 1st June to 30th September 2017 Any Port
Members Boat Championships
Two Day Event
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June 2018 Plymouth
Affiliated Clubs Boat Championships
Two Day Event
Perhaps 2018 this Competition will start again. Plymouth
 
Shore Championships
Fish Anywhere
1st October to 
30th November 2018
Anywhere
Weymouth three day CONGER FESTIVAL  August 2018 Weymouth
 
38th Jersey Open Shore Conger Festival  September 2018 Jersey

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