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Welcome to the A T Wessex website. The A T Wessex Region Marine is the most prominent Region within the National Body in terms of Affiliation. Our Region currently comprises of in excess of 50 Angling Clubs with its own Officers and Committee dedicated to promoting Sea Angling within our Area. The Angling Trust is the Governing Body that represents all angling in England.


The Angling Trust Wessex Region Marine is the first Region nationally to have the honour of being a member of Clubmark. The Wessex has a number of Qualified Coaches to be able to achieve this status, including Neil Wilson with Albion SFC, (the Club which was also famed as the first Affiliated Club in the Wessex Region to also realise this same status).

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This area of the website is here to highlight the most recent and important information regarding our sport and in particular the A T Wessex region Marine. Information about conservation, Clubmark, Boat Jumble and other events and changes that are relevant to are A T Wessex members. Simply follow the links on the homepage for the full information on the subject.

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Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in A T Latest News, A T Wessex, Featured | 0 comments


Saturday 26th July and the 35 anglers aboard 4 boats departed from Langstone Harbour just before 0-800 hrs for the 2014 AT Wessex Boat Championship. Ideal conditions afloat with light winds and dry hot sunny weather, but how would the fishing be?

All the boats started on a rocky bank targeting Bream and Wrasse. Bream made an early showing but also many Smoothound to the small baits and light rigs. Of surprise and certainly good that there were no size limits, Martin Bobbett opened his day with one of the smallest conger eels that most on the boat had ever seen, max weight of half a pound, he did follow it later with a more respectable conger of about 10 pounds, good points and the only 2 congers seen on Predator.

A move offshore for Smoothound proved a struggle with only a couple being caught plus a few dogfish so most boats moved back in shore on broken ground where more Bream were had and some Wrasse with one or two of other species being caught.

List of species caught between each boat included Bream, Conger Eel, Dogfish, Mackerel, Pollock, Pouting, Scad, Undulate & Thornback Rays, Smoothound, and Wrasse.

After the fishing it was to Eastney Cruising Association club house where a beer could be had while waiting for the presentation and time for a chance to chat about the day and what could have been and should have been caught.

With all scores sorted all boats were very close but Laurie New, skipper of Predator, came out on top with an average score of 77.28 and was awarded a plaque for Top Boat for the Championship.

The optional pool for most species was won by Steve Batchelor with 8 which is now 2 years running.

Individually, out of the 4 boat winners it was Steve Batchelor who came top on count back with 150 points so winning the £200 first prize, Personal Members trophy, plus taking the Champion of Champions Trophy representing Lymington and Dist SAC. This makes it 2 years running Steve has achieved the double!

Steve fished aboard Ross Burnett’s boat Dawn Venture

Runner up with 105 points and collecting the £100 prize was Richard Day (Warren Boat AC). He also took the runner up trophy for Personal Member and Champion of Champion.

The other 2 boat winners were Ray Barron on 102 points and Ray Ashby on 81 points, both collecting £50.

From 5th down to 15th were called out in turn to select a prize from the prize table.

The fishing proved hard as has been the case from all ports this year compared to previous years but a good day I think was had by all even if the fish did not come to their rod in the required numbers.

Kim Bowden closed the proceedings by thanking all for taking part in the Championship and hope to see them again next year to see if we can stop Steve Batchelor from making it 3 in a row.

Fighting for the Future of your Fishing

1 Steve Batchelor Lymington and District AC Y 150 150 100.00%
2 Richard Day Warren Boat Angling Y 105 105 100.00%
3 Ray Barron Individual Boat Angling Club Y 102 102 100.00%
4 Ray Ashby Christchurch and District SAC Y 81 81 100.00%
5 Alan Johansen Albion SFC Y 102 100 98.04%
6 Perry Dack 81 78 96.30%
7 Cliff Newbold Portsmouth Dockyard Y 105 97 92.38%
8 Gill Thompson Individual Boat Angling Club Y 81 74 91.36%
9 Martin Bobbett 105 95 90.48%
10 Mark Steward Fareham Sea Angling Club Y 81 73 90.12%
11 Marcus Wuest 102 91 89.22%
12 Alan Painter 102 87 85.29%
13 Mike Lelliott 102 86 84.31%
14 Uwe Brown 102 85 83.33%
15 Colin Searles Hamble Angling Club Y 150 123 82.00%
16 Rodney Parker Fareham Sea Angling Club Y 81 61 75.31%
17 Alan Bird 105 79 75.24%
18 Barrie Senior 81 60 74.07%
19 Kim Bowden Eastney Crusing Association Y 105 75 71.43%
20 Dave Oliver 105 75 71.43%
21 Steve Daley Salisbury Anchor Y 81 56 69.14%
22 Dick Prosser Eastney Crusing Association Y 105 70 66.67%
23 Dave Smith 81 50 61.73%
24 Keith Trim Albion SFC Y 150 71 47.33%
25 Steph Baker 150 63 42.00%
26 Derek Smith Lymington and District Y 105 43 40.95%
27 Vernon Allen Poole Dolphins 102 35 34.31%
28 Rod Giles Warren Boat Angling Club Y 150 45 30.00%
29 Tony Sherwood 102 30 29.41%
30 Keith Scaggs 102 28 27.45%
31 Jan Dalziel 150 33 22.00%
32 Peter VanAllen 150 28 18.67%
33 Brian Browning Salisbury Anchor Y 150 26 17.33%
34 Ady Cox Portsmouth Dockyard Y 105 17 16.19%
35 J Masson Gosport and District Angling Club Y 150 8 5.33%
36 Pete Bailey DNF 0 0.00%

Langstone boat champs 2014Conger Martin Bobbett

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Wessex Boat Draw and Rules 2014

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in A T Latest News, A T Wessex, Featured | 0 comments

Wessex Boat Draw and Rules 2014

Copy-of-Boat-Draw-2014-1Boat Rules 2014

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Loni’s Angling Centre New Milton Hampshire

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in A T Latest News, Advertising Opportunities, Loni’s Angling Centre | 0 comments

Thanks to Loni’s Angling Centre New Milton Hampshire for advertising with the A T Wessex.

Loni’s Angling Centre, New Milton, Hampshire near the New Forest. Loni’s Angling Centre is ideally placed as the nearest fishing tackle shop to Hordle lakes, Sway Lakes and Orchard Lakes also many beaches such as Hurst Spit, Barton on Sea, Hordle Cliff, Highcliffe and Milford on Sea. We stock a large range of tackle for sea angling, coarse fishing, Carp and game fishing, as well as a wide range of baits including Carp Pellets, Frozen Boilies, Fresh Maggots, Locally Dug Ragworm, Frozen Seabaits and Live Peeler Crabs. Whatever type of fishing you do, we can help. Open 7 days a week from 7am with easy on street parking!


Loni's Hampshire's No.1 Fishing Tackle Shop

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Advertising Opportunities

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in A T Latest News, Advertising Opportunities | 0 comments

Advertising Opportunities, following our committee meeting last night it was decided to offer advertising spaces with links to Facebook, web posts and tweets to businesses relevant to our sport.

This is a trial to encourage links to small businesses in the angling industry, with positive feedback and increased visitors to our website and the interest shown in our new Facebook page we can now offer excellent publicity and great SEO potential for backlinks to your current website.

For more information please follow the link below:-

Contact the A T Wessex Via the link below for information about the website or advertising opportunities:-

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Notice A T Wessex AGM 21st March

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in A T Latest News, Featured, Notice A T Wessex AGM 21st March | 0 comments

Notice A T Wessex AGM 21st March wil be held at Elm Tree Public House Hightown, plaese see details below:-

The 45th Annual General Meeting of the Angling Trust, Wessex Region Marine will be held on Friday 21st March 2014, at the “Elm Tree” Public House, Hightown, Ringwood, Hants. BH24 3DY    Tel : 01425 472516      Start time 19-30hrs.

The presence of a representative from your club is respectfully requested.

Once the formal meeting has been completed, there will be time for general discussion, but the meeting will end at 22.00 hrs.

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Councillors vote against plan to bulldoze anglers clubhouse

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in A T Latest News, Councillors vote against plan to bulldoze anglers clubhouse, Featured | 0 comments

Councillors vote against plan to bulldoze anglers clubhouse, COUNCILLORS have voted against plans to demolish the harbourside clubhouse used by Weymouth Angling Society.

They recommended the club be offered a new 10-year lease for its Weymouth inner harbour site.

Anglers celebrated the outcome of the vote after the meeting but said the future of the club was not secure until a final decision was made at Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s management committee next month.

Supporters of the club told the council’s harbour management board at yesterday’s meeting the demolition plans were ‘appalling’.

Around 30 supporters of the society attended the meeting, with around seven people speaking against the recommended proposal that the club is refused a new lease when the current deal expires in March 2014.

Under the proposal, the club house would be bulldozed and the land on the Commercial Road site would be used as a public car park with 18 spaces.

Councillors voted four to one in favour of keeping the club on the site.

Billy Short, chairman of the society, told the meeting the club house was used by multiple charities and organisations, including the Blind Society, the MS Society and the RSPB.

He said the club users spent around £20,000 a year on the car park.

Speaking after the meeting, Mr Short said the battle to secure the future of the club would continue.

He said: “The meeting couldn’t have gone much better.

“We had so much support from so many people.

“We now need to keep that going. We won’t rest until we have the new lease in black and white.

“The battle isn’t over yet.”

A legal notice served by lawyers acting for the club means the council has to make a decision on the lease by November 11.

Committee chairman Dominic Lonsdale branded the situation ‘a complete shambles’.

He said: “We find ourselves dancing to the tune of the lawyers because of the process created by the section 26 notice.

“It’s a complete knee jerk reaction forced on us by the angling club lawyers.”

Councillor Peter Chapman said the council wished to redevelop the site. He said: “The inner harbour has been flagged as a redevelopment site.

“Money does play an important part in our deliberations. It pays for the services the council has to provide.”

Councillors voted on committee member Cmdr Anthony Holt’s amendment.

He said: “This committee moves to reject the proposal before it to remove the lease of the angling club and instead moves that the angling club is invited to accept a further lease for a period of 10 years on terms similar to the existing terms of rent.”

A final decision will be made at the council’s next management committee meeting which is on November 5.

Club supporters address key meeting

ANDY Hutchings, chairman of the Weymouth Area Senior Forum, said its 750 members relied upon using the club house.

“I consider that if we would not be able to use the angling club the future of our forum would be in serious doubt.”

Weymouth and Portland Mayor Ray Banham said creating car park spaces on the site would be ‘a false economy’. He added: “To even bring this to committee is appalling.”

Article and image from the Dorset Echo

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