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Unapproved 2019 AGM minutes

Minutes of the AGM of Dornoch Angling Club

 Friday 22nd of March 2019


Chairmans Welcome and Introduction of Guests

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and continued by making known the safety arrangements for leaving the premises in case of an emergency and stressed that should the fire alarms be heard people should leave the premises in an orderly fashion.  He then introduced our guest for the evening Mrs Catriona Woods. There were 48 members in attendance.


There were 49 apologies

Adoption of the minutes of the AGM dated 22nd March 2018

Acceptance of the minutes was agreed and proposed by John Chapman and seconded by John MacDonald

Matters Arising from the minutes of the 2018 AGM

No matters arising

Chairmans Report

The chairman read his report and mentioned that Ronnie Anderson had passed away recently and being a fairly new member of the club had not really had chance to take advantage of its benefits condolences were passed to his family.

He also mentioned the changes of classification to the River Brora from three to one but felt that regardless of conversations with Neil Wright and Martin Livings he still remained in the dark as to final arrangements.

He also mentioned that many thanks should be given to the Dornoch Golf Club for their help in purchasing the new boat trailer.

Treasurers Report

Mr Dickenson, Treasurer confirmed his report was available on the club website and he had no further comment.   Acceptance was proposed by Jim Campbell and seconded by Don Mackay.


It was agreed that these should remain as last year being: Secretary £300, Boat Convenor £75, Road Convenor £30, Chairman and Treasurer Expenses £10 each.

This was proposed by Charlie Wood and seconded by Eric De Venny.       .

Election of Officers (Due to retire)

Bill Rose (President) willing to be re-elected proposed by committee and seconded by John MacDonald

James Mackay: proposed Eric De Venny and seconded Richard Dickenson

Andrew Mackay: proposed by Richard Dickenson and seconded by Eric De Venny     

Jim Campbell: proposed by John Sutherland and seconded by Eric De Venny

Don Mackay (new committee member) proposed by Michael Banks and seconded by Jim Campbell.

Loch Brora Rules For DDAA Members

Still awaiting clarification by River Board

Laro Pylon Project

A question has recently been asked as to the effect the proposed construction of a pylon line running the length of the Loch Laro road and some distance along the Cracail road will effect access during construction and to that end Richard Dickenson has been invited to join a steering group along with Kyle of Sutherland angling club and SSE.

Competition Convenor’s Recommendations for 2019

Three evening bank competitions at Loch Lannsaidh for Stan Tuer Trophy.

First Friday in May, June, and July Entry fee £10 to cover all three nights or £4 per evening maximum of four fish to be kept.

Catch and relocate from Loch Lagain hopefully at least two day weekend of May 18/19th weather dependant and subject to confirmation.  Measuring stick and everyone responsible for keeping their own tally.

Person with most points wins a bottle.

Competition Convenor proposes The Club Championship be held on Loch Brora on July 13th 2019.  Maximum number of anglers 15 of which 10 places already taken.  Points system to determine the winner.   Meal at the Eagle Hotel in the evening, total cost being £25 per person.  Proposed by Michael Banks and seconded by Richard Dickenson.


Andrew Mackay suggested that whilst the pylon line was being constructed perhaps SSE could be persuaded to create a better mooring for the Laro boat.

Eric De Venney confirmed that none of the four original tagged fish had been caught and in addition this season two further fish have been released having different coloured tags.  In case members have forgotten any lucky member who catches a tagged fish will be entitled to a slap up meal in the Eagle Hotel so if you do catch a tagged fish remember to remove the tag which should then be taken to Eagle Hotel for confirmation.

With no other business the meeting was closed. 7.51pm

Presentation of trophies (Mrs Catriona Woods)

Stan Tuer Trophy:  Don Mackay

Willie Skinner Trophy:  Michael Banks

Championship Cup:  John McKnight

Best Fish of the Day:  James Mackay

Ken Whitson Trophy:  Bill Rose

Sandy Banks Trophy:  Michael Banks

Winners of Bank Fishing Evenings:

May…Don Mackay. 

June…Michael Banks.  

July…Iain Miller.

Catriona Woods was then presented with a bouquet of flowers by Bill Rose.

Finally Mr Richard Dickenson for his continued hard work on behalf of the club  was presented with a Life Time Membership. 

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