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COVID 19 – CLUB UPDATE 15 MAY 2020

Hi All
I am sure many of you have very itchy feet now waiting to get on the water and the committee greatly appreciate your patience as we attempt to follow all current Govt Health & Safety Guidelines.
Return to Boating
In line with our intention to get on the water on the 18 May, the statutory authority for Power Boating & Sailing, the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) are currently planning a Return to Boating from Monday 18th also, subject to Govt Guidelines; strict adherence to social distancing, hand sanitisation. and the expectation that the Coastguard lift it’s Stay at Home request. https://www.sailing.ie/Coronavirus for full details.
Safety Boats
The 2 safety boats will be on the Jetty for Monday 18 May.
Strict operation requirements must be observed to ensure everyone’s health & safety.
  • Please observe all Govt Travel Guidelines in force (currently 5Km)
  • Bring your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as Gloves and hand sanitiser
  • DO NOT LEAVE ANY PPE IN THE BOATS OR AT THE QUAY – DISPOSE OF THESE RESPONSIBLY AND SAFELY
  • Please observe the 2m Social Distancing rule at all times
  • Only one per per safety boat unless from the same family unit
  • Return Safety Boats promptly to the jetty
Planned Events
We will be looking at possible events & competitions for the season commencing from 29th June in line the Government’s Roadmap and advise you accordingly.
Bartra
We have 2 more benches purchased during the sales which will be located on Bartra in due course.
Please note that all of the above is subject to Govt easing of restrictions which we hope will continue progressively.

COVID 19 – CLUB UPDATE 11 MAY 2020

We have received the following notification/clarification from Inland Fisheries:

Inland Fisheries
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I like to give you some further info with regard to fishing the tidal waters of the Moy. While the Moy Fishery beats will remain closed, fishing at “The Point” is permitted now. However, anglers would have to contact my colleague Elisha in the Moy Fishery on 085 7415116 in order to apply and receive a “digital” permit for the Point Beat.

Tight Lines and Happy Weekend!

Many thanks for your email. While all Moy Fishery beats remain closed for the moment you can fish the Moy Estuary as long as you adhere to the current Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines in relation to angling, hygiene etc. as outlined yesterday.
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Safety Boats
It is our intention to launch both Safety Boats from 18th May unless there is a change of Govt Guidelines.

Strict operation requirements must be observed to ensure everyone’s health & safety.

  • Please observe all Govt Travel Guidelines in force (currently 5Km)
  • Bring your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as Gloves and hand sanitiser
  • DO NOT LEAVE ANY PPE IN THE BOATS OR AT THE QUAY – DISPOSE OF THESE RESPONSIBLY AND SAFELY
  • Please observe the 2m Social Distancing rule at all times
  • Only one per per safety boat unless from the same family unit
  • Return Safety Boats promptly to the jetty

STAY SAFE | STAY HOME | KEEP YOUR DISTANCE

COVID 19 – Inland Fisheries Ballina statement 06 May 2020

Dear Member

Fishing

I am pleased to advise that IFI have confirmed to me that fishing is permitted on the Estuary once all social distancing and hygiene guidelines are adhered to as outlined in the IFI notice of yesterday (link attached). The Moy Fishery beats will remain closed.

https://www.fisheriesireland.ie/Notices/guidelines-for-anglers-updated-covid-19.html

Safety Boats

The Committee welcome the relaxation of Restrictions from yesterday to permit movement to 5km and modifications to cocooning for the over 70’s. The Roadmap for the phased re-opening of the country is also welcomed and gives us something to work with.

The Committee reviewed all the information available as of today to assimilate a view as to the launch of the punts. For the reasons outlined below launching the Safety Boats will be deferred for the 18th May when the Phased Reopening of the Country commences. It is then that sporting activities open (golf / tennis), we have not been able to find any guidance regarding boating that would support an earlier launch, but if you have any info please pass it on.

The reasons are:

  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced an extension to the current restrictions until Monday, 18th May. He stated that from that date, some sporting activity would be allowed to commence in small groups as per the Roadmap (see page 12) attached.
  • Until the 18th May – the Government Policy is to “STAY AT HOME”: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/
  • Mayo County Council advised that they will review the use of Moorings after the Taoiseach’s statement on 1 May and the launch of the Roadmap. We await their advises.
  • RNLI and Irish Coast Guard renewed their call for people not to use the sea for exercise or recreation – they said:

“Please don’t place our crews in danger by having to break social distancing and launch a rescue craft. Stay Home Stay Safe”

  • The Club must comply with stated guidelines and do our bit to protect the Community and Front Line Workers.

 

I am sure that more details will transpire soon and we can issue a further update

Kind regards

JOHN RAFTERY

Chairman

COVID 19 – Inland Fisheries Ireland statement 05 May 2020

Guidelines for Anglers Updated – Covid-19

Inland Fisheries Ireland has updated its advice re angling to reflect the latest Government and NPHET advice.

As and from May 6th

  • anglers may fish in a location less than or equal to 5km from home

Open Fisheries

IFI owned/managed state fisheries are open with the exception of the Galway and Moy fisheries.

ESB fisheries are now also open.

The status of private and club run fisheries is a matter for the fishery manager/committee.

Information regarding the purchase of permits and  salmon licences is available online at www.fishinginireland.info  .

Inland Fisheries Irelands will continue to monitor the situation and make further updates as appropriate in line the Governments Roadmap for reopening society and business.

Updated guidelines where travel to fish is permitted

  1. Fishing is permitted within 5km of your home
  2. Maintain social distancing at all times, especially at car parks, access points and launch sites.
  3. Anglers* should not share transport e.g. car/van when travelling to fish.
  4. Limit contact with other anglers and providers.
  5. Permit/licence sales online where possible
  6. Max. 2 persons* in small boat for inland/inshore fishing
  7. Angling businesses may only open once classified as an essential service and should only operate if they can provide online/contactless services.
  8. Charter fishing or guided fishing may only operate where skippers/guides can guarantee compliance with social distancing measures.
  9. Recommend no competition fishing
  10. Facilities where anglers could gather to remain closed – lunch huts, etc.
  11. Where such facilities at 10 above are essential fishery should remain closed.
  12. Recommend anglers/guides/skippers to carry hand sanitiser and to use it after touching surfaces such as gates, stiles, pier railings, ladders, etc.

* Assumed to be individuals from different households.

 

Please adhere to social distancing & Keep Well

Do your part – Stay apart

Respect the Water

Welcome to the Moy Estuary Sea Trout Angling and Boat Club.

LIFE-JACKETS WILL NOT SAVE YOUR BOAT
BUT THEY WILL KEEP YOU AFLOAT!

Check your life-jackets now before going on the water.

 

Due to shifting sand banks you are advised to navigate with great caution from The Quay to Bartra Island.  Always check your tides before departing.  Seek local knowledge for latest information.

Code of Practice for the safe operation of recreational craft

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Moy Fisheries Draft Netting Wild Atlantic Salmon. This Practice continued until the early 1990s.

Located at The Quay Village on the Moy estuary at the entrance to Killala Bay and just 2Km from Ballina, Co Mayo.

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The club’s membership consists of boating and fishing enthusiasts who are committed to the promotion and preservation of this excellent amenity and development of related activities in harmony with the environment of the area and natural habitats.

Activities

  • Fishing and fishing competitions
  • Pleasure boating
  • Island trips and BBQs (Bartra Island)
  • Management of Moorings

Wild Atlantic Way

The Quay at Ballina has been designated one of the Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Points