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AGM 2023

All members are invited to attend the 2023 AGM which will take place at Old Gala House on Wednesday 29 April at 7pm. This is the first AGM since 2020 and accounts for each year since then will be presented.

In addition, the secretary wishes to propose a change to the club constitution. The committee is struggling for numbers and constitution currently stipulates that a quorum for a committee meeting is 7 and for a general meeting (such as the AGM) is 13. It is proposed that the constitution is amended to show a quorum for committee is reduced to 3 and a quorum for general meetings is reduced to 9. This reflects the current commitment, interest and involvement with the committee and will ensure decisions can continue to be made in the interests of the association. The current quorum arrangements risk rendering the committee unable to make important decisions around policy and finance, and potentially, in worst case scenario the club being wound up.

The secretary is happy to discuss this proposal ahead of the meeting on 29 March if any members would find that helpful – please get in touch via the contact page at https://galaangling.com/contact-us/.

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Tweed Early Season Tactics

This isn’t intended to be a comprehensive angling guide, just a few pointers for novices and beginners which will hopefully help put a few trout in the net.

Fly identification is important but not something we will consider in detail just now. However, if you’re a river angler you should consider buying “A Pocket Guide To Matching The Hatch” by Peter Lapsley and Cyril Bennett. This is an excellent little book and is available online for around £6. It explains everything in simple language which should help even the most inexperienced angler to make an informed choice of fly rather than a hopeful guess.

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Pre-Fishing Season Checks

As the trout season approaches it’s always a good idea to give all your kit a quick check to make sure everything is in order before you hit the river. It only takes a few minutes and is well worth the effort.

First check your rod. Examine the blank for cracks, paying particular attention to the joins. Check the joints for grit and sand and if necessary give them a clean. Make sure they fit snugly together and don’t come loose while you’re fishing. Read more ›

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