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Important Announcement – COVID-19

Following the announcement on the 7th January from the Angling Trust regarding the reopening of angling during the current lockdown, Association officials can now announce that H&DAA venues will reopen from Saturday 9th January, the only exception being Willows Pond, which will reopen Sunday 10th January.

The Angling Trust statement makes it clear that “fishing is allowed as exercise so long as participants adhere to the rules on staying local, gathering limits, social distancing and limiting the time spent outdoors.” This permits angling during the “day” and specifically states “no overnight fishing whatsoever”. We have interpreted this as meaning ‘daylight fishing’ – therefore our venues will be open to angling by members from sunrise to sunset.

The Angling Trust guidance also states that, “To remain within the law you should follow the government’s rules, and only fish locally within the district where you live”. The definition of ‘local’ and ‘district’, is in our opinion open to interpretation and therefore members must use their own best judgement and be responsible for their own actions and abide by the spirit of the government’s guidance and regulations.

H&DAA – Trustees

The main objective of HDAA is simply to provide a wide range of good value-for-money angling experiences.

The Association is constituted in a way that ensures that it is run ‘by the members, for the members’.

The day-to-day business is conducted by Officers appointed each year at the Annual General Meeting. To assist them in their decision making, they meet monthly with Delegates who are also elected at the AGM to represent a cross-section of the general membership. These monthly Delegates’ meetings are open to all members who may contribute to the discussions but may not vote on any proposals.

Members wishing to stand for any Officer or Delegate position must submit their nomination, countersigned by two other members, to the Secretary by the September Delegates’ meeting.

The Annual General Meeting held each October is open to all members, who will be asked to show their membership card when voting.

As an unincorporated organisation, all the assets of HDAA have to be held in the name of Trustees.

If you are interested in finding out what the Hull & D.A.A. is about; or if you would like to consider becoming a Delegate or an Officer and using some of your spare time to help improve the Association; or if you have any other questions that you may want answering, then please feel free to contact one of the Delegates or attend a Delegates’ meeting. Delegates meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each calendar Month at the Willows Social Club, 695A Holderness Road, Hull. HU8 9AN.

Important Change – Windmill Pond Level Crossing Access

All H&DAA members intending to fish at Windmill Pond must make note of the new regulations for using the railway level crossing, which gives access to our property and fishery.

Network Rail has installed an Overlay Miniature Stop Light system, which improves safety for anyone using the crossing. It gives a visual and audible warning when a train is approaching.

This should be used as an addition to the user’s own care and vigilance when using the crossing and not as a substitute. It is crucial that users remain alert at all times when using the crossing.

When the GREEN light is showing the system indicates there is no train approaching and it is safe to cross. When the RED light is showing and an audible alarm is sounding, a train is approaching and you MUST NOT use the crossing.

If NO LIGHT is showing the system has developed a fault and the crossing must not be used, and the user should contact the telephone number displayed.

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