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Thread: Come on chaps

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    Ron 'The Hat' Clay Guest


    There is no doubt that the ACA is in a more healthy condition following its major re-structure.

    As a life member of this organisation, I suggest that as many of us as possible join up now.

    Let's go for it.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Azide the Stour



    Did you hear all those combination locks snapping shut on all those wallets?

    Price of a few packets of hooks a year, a gallon of maggots, couple of packs of boilies.

    LETS HEAR SOME PLEDGES, and see some active joining, makes the ACAs Christmas. (Sorry to shout but to penetrate deaf ears).

    If you fish and aren't bankrupt do it now!

  3. #3
    John McLaren Guest


    A member for some years, its good to see that things are being turned around, no matter what the problems in the past were.

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    Deecy Guest


    I have been a member as long as I can recall.There have been ups and downs but things appear to be heading the right way again.The ACA

  5. #5
    Ron 'The Hat' Clay Guest


    An ordinary member is 17.00 a year. You can get all the other membership and club fees by checking out Deecy's link.

    I would like to see all people on FM become members. That would more than double the ACA membership. That would enable them to double the number of pollution and anti-angler cases on their books.

    And yes they do not only fight in the courts against pollution, but against abstraction and the antis too, where it's possible.

    I remember many years ago when Dick Walker in his AT column wrote that if every angler in Britain gave one pound a year to the ACA, we would never have to worry about the future of our sport again.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    In God's County: Wiltshire
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    In fact, I allowed my membership to expire and just simply forgot to renew it.

    Having just read this thread, I downloaded the form, filled it in and faxed it off.

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

    Patrick F. McManus

  7. #7
    Ron 'The Hat' Clay Guest


    Life Member Peter?

    One of the things I think I would like to do when I retire is to become a local organiser for the ACA. This would mean attending meetings of locals angling clubs to plead the ACA's case.

    We have a couple of rivers in my area that have experienced pollution recently. The Don and The Rother. With more financial clout, the ACA could have won compensation for the clubs who control the fishing here.

    Why, I might even get the authorities in Britain to consider legislation for Catch Basin Inserts to be installed on all storm water drains in this country, just as they are used in parts of the USA.

    That would stop the oil and other hydrocarbons getting into our rivers.

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    Andy "the Dog" Nellist (ACA Memeber) Guest


    A copy of the Law Society's Gazette chatity and appeals directory arrived for me in the post yesterday and it fell open at the page which has the entry for the ACA.

    ...was founded in 1948 to fight pollution and protect the interests of anglers.... has 50-60 cases ongoing.... entire income derived from membership subscriptions, donations and legacies which contribute to a fighting fund.

    All anglers should join.

  9. #9
    Andy "the Dog" Nellist (ACA Member) Guest


    and learn how to spell...

  10. #10
    Wolfman Woody Guest


    I would suggest that every angler gets in contact with their main club NOW and checks that the club is a member. If you lose fishing through polution or the fact that soemone has removed it, ie: filled in the lake or restricted acccess you once had, get the ACA onto it.

    If your club isn't a member, it and you deserve everything they're going to get. It stupid not to be.

    Once they become, or if they are, a member, you can join as an individual at a reduced rate. How about that?

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