Way back in 1961, Don who was the secretary of Weston Super Mare SAA approached other sea angling clubs within the region with the intention of forming an association.
To encourage clubs to the meeting, it was to be held after a shore competition held on the town beach. Seven clubs fished the contest, four of which then met at the Albert Hotel in Weston Super Mare to arrange an inaugural meeting to set up the new association. This was Saturday 27th May.
The first meeting took place at the Royal Clarence Hotel on the 1st of July, with six clubs being present, and apologies from several others. The first thing on the agenda was the election of officers, Don put himself forward as the secretary, with the other two main officers coming from Weston SAA.
It was at this meeting that the name was finalised as the Bristol Channel Federation of Sea Anglers, BCFSA.
Now the Federation was formed and running, he organised many competitions, the most notable being the open on the Berrow, Brean and Burnham foreshores where over 900 anglers competed for a boat! This was the largest competition ever held in this area, and a proud moment for the BCFSA, all thanks to the efforts put in by Don.
It is with great sadness that we inform you that our President Don Metcalfe passed away on Sunday 21st May 2017. Don was the Federations founder member back in 1961.
Our thoughts go out to his wife Sandra and family.
Don’s funeral is to be held on Monday the 5th of June at Weston Super Mare Crematorium, Ebdon Road, Worle, Weston Super Mare, BS22 9NY at 12.45.
Afterwards at the Ebdon Arms, Lilac Way, Wick St Lawrence, BS22 9WE.
All Welcome, but please no flowers, any donations on the day will go to the RNLI.
5 excited juniors arrived on Weston Town Beach on Saturday afternoon to fish round 2 of the WSM SAA junior league.
Both Ellie Dallow and Charlie Brice’s effort on the beach were rewarded…..
CELEBRATING OUR LATEST AWARD WINNERS
Here’s this years winners….