Newsletter Jan 2020

Dear Member

The annual general meeting of the association will take place at the Ainsty Hotel Boroughbridge Road York Monday 10th February 2020 at 7.30 PM

The agenda will be as follows: -

1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of last meeting

3. Matters arising

4. Officers' reports

5. Election of Officers

6. AOB

2020 membership fees as follows:-

Members: £80.00

Juniors:    £20

For new members a £50.00 joining fee is also payable.

Please pay membership fees at the A G M - fees MUST be paid by 01 March, members who have not paid by 01 March will be lapsed. Please have cheques made out in advance to YTAA. Where cash is to be paid it would be useful if you could tender exact moneys. Please note that membership fees cannot be taken until after the business of the AGM is concluded. Members not attending the meeting may pay by post, forward to: - Ian Hardy Hon Treas YTAA.

Please bring membership cards for 2020 authorisation.

An overview of the Association’s accounts will be presented at the AGM together with presentations on current YTAA activities. Garry Taylor will present prizes to the lucky captors of the GT Trophy fish.

Please remember to forward your catch return book for the Becks to Pete Conde, it will be returned to you at the AGM. An analysis of the 2019 catch returns will be presented at the AGM.

We will run a raffle at the AGM, if you are able to bring a prize it will be most welcome.


Always carry your EA licence and YTAA card

Any sign of pollution or distressed fish or seriously low water contact the EA on free phone 0800 8070 60

Show your YTAA card to any member asking to see it

Fishing with maggot before June 16 is illegal

Stearsby fishing is strictly fly only

Stearsby bag limit is two fish in any 14 day period

River Trout size limit is 10 inches. Please note you may take a brace of fish at 10 inches or above. Please do not kill fish you do not need, handle any fish you wish to return carefully with wet hands without removing from the water if possible.

Diary Dates - 2020

10 February AGM - Ainsty Hotel 19:30
15 February Stearsby working party bank clearance work
01 March Stearsby opening day
07/08 March Isle Beck/Willow Beck working parties, A19 10.00hrs
14/15 March Beck working parties as required (TBC)
25 March Becks open for trout fishing
05 April 14:00 hours Gristhwaite Farm. An introductory and informative walk along Cod Beck. Richard Pulleyn and Pete Conde to lead.
01 October Becks closed for trout (grayling fishing is permitted)
01 November Stearsby closed
Extra work/weed parties and restocking dates to be notified

The working parties are ideal opportunities to visit the waters and gain valuable fishing knowledge from other rods and at the same time improve our sport for the season. Please lend a hand if you can.

Fishing for salmon and sea trout is available to all YTAA anglers on the river South Esk in Angus. This is a private and secluded three-rod beat that produces fish throughout the season; please contact Ian Hardy for weekly rates and 2020 availability

Happy New Year to All and Tight lines 2020.

R W Sawdon   Hon Sec YTAA