Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Whats happening at the ACA ?


  • Please log in to reply
219 replies to this topic

#1 Cranfield

Cranfield

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,935 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Romney Marsh
  • Interests:All coarse and sea fishing

Posted 20 October 2004 - 03:37 AM

Bob and Jayne James suspended ?

Does anybody know whats going on ?
I've just seen this announced on the Fishingmagic.com website.
"I gotta go where its warm, I gotta fly to saint somewhere "

#2 lyn

lyn

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,986 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Nr Alton Hants
  • Interests:fishing, antiques restoration, gardening

Posted 20 October 2004 - 03:44 AM

There is a big bit in the Angling Times today. It seems even Bob & Jayne don't know why :confused: :(

I just hope they sort it out soon.

lyn
One life, live it, love it, fish it!



#3 Jon Hedges

Jon Hedges

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 358 posts
  • Interests:fishing !

Posted 20 October 2004 - 03:13 PM

Perhaps it is because they have achieved next to nothing.

#4 Peter M

Peter M

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,986 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Harlow Essex England
  • Interests:Football, good music, fishing, fishing fishing

Posted 20 October 2004 - 05:09 PM

JonHedges:
Perhaps it is because they have achieved next to nothing.

Do you mean Bob and Jane have done next to nothing or the ACA have done next to nothing?

I thought the ACA has been succesful, only losing three cases ever in its history. Have I missed something? :confused:
take a look at my blog
http://chubcatcher.blogspot.co.uk/

#5 Jon Hedges

Jon Hedges

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 358 posts
  • Interests:fishing !

Posted 20 October 2004 - 05:39 PM

My point was not to do with the ACA and its work and more to do with the fact that I have seen nothing from Bob regarding any attempts to increase membership and promote the good work the ACA do.
Nothing personal - a fine angler indeed, but the ACA needs SOMEONE to increase membership and funds.

#6 Peter M

Peter M

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,986 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Harlow Essex England
  • Interests:Football, good music, fishing, fishing fishing

Posted 20 October 2004 - 07:01 PM

Right i am with you now jon. your right, there should be more promotion of the ACA but maybe the answer is that advertising is expensive and a not for profit organisation can only spend a fraction of what is needed. hence the need for Bob James who regullarly has articles published in the angling press and can get in somewhere that he works for the ACA and how to join etc. I hope this is a storm in teacup as we need the ACA more than ever. on another point i was disappointed when they didn't take action over Thames pollution recently as i thought this was just the type of case they would be interesetd in.
take a look at my blog
http://chubcatcher.blogspot.co.uk/

#7 Jon Hedges

Jon Hedges

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 358 posts
  • Interests:fishing !

Posted 20 October 2004 - 09:18 PM

The ACA only act if the local club (the owners/ tenants of the stretch)are members of the ACA. In effect they act for their members (who fund them through club membership fees) and won't act for anyone else. So that may explain why ?

#8 Leon Roskilly

Leon Roskilly

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,436 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Rainham, Kent
  • Interests:Fishing (Coarse, Sea & Game), Conservation & Cycling

Posted 20 October 2004 - 09:41 PM

The way that the ACA work is to force compensation for the damage done by pollution.

That can be a far higher penalty than a fine resulting from a criminal prosecution.

But you can only demand compensation when there is an ACA member club that has suffered damage because of the negligent action of the polluter.

It's still up to the EA (not the ACA) to bring a criminal prosecution, where that is the appropriate course of action.

Tight lines - leon

RNLI Shoreline Member

Member of the Angling Trust


#9 Peter Sharpe

Peter Sharpe

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,129 posts
  • Interests:Making string

Posted 21 October 2004 - 03:34 AM

I let my membership lapse when I was unemployed a few years ago. Unfortunately, I have been put off by the almost total lack of communication and publicity since Bob James took over. If I had been new to fishing in the last seven or eight years I would never have heard of the ACA.
English as tuppence, changing yet changeless as canal water, nestling in green nowhere, armoured and effete, bold flag-bearer, lotus-fed Miss Havishambling, opsimath and eremite, feudal, still reactionary, Rawlinson End.

#10 Dick Dastardly

Dick Dastardly

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,060 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ashford,Kent
  • Interests:Fishing,Photography,Internet

Posted 21 October 2004 - 04:52 AM

Matthew you should really find out and join straight away-

http://www.a-c-a.org/
And thats my "non indicative opinion"!